The American Philosophical Society, <br />the first learned society in North America,<br />was founded in 1743 by Benjamin...
Many early APS members were notable leaders during the birth of the new nation—including George Washington, John Adams, Th...
Until about 1830, the APS  fulfilled many of the functions of a national academy of science, national library, museum, and...
I<br />Meriwether Lewis sought advice from the Society on such subjects as botany, medicine, and cartography before he and...
I<br />APS membership rolls in the19th century include such figures as John J. Audubon, Robert Fulton, Charles Darwin, <br...
More than 5,000 members have been elected to the Society, representing a continuum of scientific and scholarly knowledge t...
APS Members gather twice a year to present papers and discuss observations and research with colleagues in Benjamin Frankl...
The Society’s Library stands by Congressional authority within Independence National Historical Park.  The Library’s prima...
Library Hall houses an ever-increasing manuscripts collection (currently some 11 million items), plus hundreds of maps, pr...
The Society’s historic headquarters, Philosophical Hall, has stood adjacent to Independence Hall since 1789.  It is also h...
Exhibitions in the Museum present temporary, thematic displays featuring the Society’s renowned collections, including man...
Engraving by Langlois. <br />From the collections of   <br />The Academy of Natural Sciences, <br />Ewell Sale Stewart Lib...
The APS is one of the nation’s premier providers of research grants and fellowshipsin support of scholars in all disciplin...
Scholarly publications have been produced by the Society since 1771.  The APS publishes <br /><ul><li> A quarterly journal
 A highly respected series of scholarly monographs and books
 Print-on-demand series through its Lightning Rod Press</li></li></ul><li>The American Philosophical Society is an active ...
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  1. 1. The American Philosophical Society, <br />the first learned society in North America,<br />was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.”<br />Franklin portrait by <br />Charles WillsonPeale, 1772.<br />
  2. 2. Many early APS members were notable leaders during the birth of the new nation—including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. <br />Thomas Jefferson was President of the United States and simultaneously of the American Philosophical Society.<br />Jefferson portrait by Thomas Sully, 1821. <br />
  3. 3. Until about 1830, the APS fulfilled many of the functions of a national academy of science, national library, museum, and even patent office. <br />Hawkins’ Patent Polygraph, originally owned and used by Thomas Jefferson. Presented to the APS by Jefferson’s student Nicholas P. Trist in 1850. <br />
  4. 4. I<br />Meriwether Lewis sought advice from the Society on such subjects as botany, medicine, and cartography before he and William Clark set out on their historic expedition in 1804. <br />Lewis and Clark’s journals.<br />Deposited at APS by Thomas Jefferson. <br />
  5. 5. I<br />APS membership rolls in the19th century include such figures as John J. Audubon, Robert Fulton, Charles Darwin, <br />Thomas Edison, and Louis Pasteur. <br />The names of Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, <br />Robert Frost, George C. Marshall, <br />Margaret Mead, and Linus Pauling hint at the scientific, humanistic, and public accomplishments of 20th-century members. <br />The Society has the world’s largest <br />collection of Charles Darwin’s papers outside of Cambridge, England.<br />
  6. 6. More than 5,000 members have been elected to the Society, representing a continuum of scientific and scholarly knowledge that defines our nation’s intellectual history. <br />Today APS membership numbers around 1,000, including <br />100 Nobel laureates and 170 international members.<br />
  7. 7. APS Members gather twice a year to present papers and discuss observations and research with colleagues in Benjamin Franklin Hall. These “Meetings” are available to the public as webcasts on the Society’s website www.amphilsoc.org.<br />
  8. 8. The Society’s Library stands by Congressional authority within Independence National Historical Park. The Library’s primary collecting areas include early American history and culture, the history of science, and Native American linguistics and anthropology. <br />
  9. 9. Library Hall houses an ever-increasing manuscripts collection (currently some 11 million items), plus hundreds of maps, prints, photographs, recordings of extinct and endangered Native American languages, and thousands of rare books.<br />
  10. 10. The Society’s historic headquarters, Philosophical Hall, has stood adjacent to Independence Hall since 1789. It is also home to the APS Museum, opened to the public in 2001.<br />
  11. 11. Exhibitions in the Museum present temporary, thematic displays featuring the Society’s renowned collections, including manuscripts, rare books, prints, fine art, scientific instruments, and patent models as well as items on loan from kindred institutions.<br />
  12. 12. Engraving by Langlois. <br />From the collections of <br />The Academy of Natural Sciences, <br />Ewell Sale Stewart Library.<br />Of Elephants and Roses: <br />Encounters with French Natural History, 1790 – 1830<br />March 25 – December 31, 2011 <br />Visitor hours and information available at www.apsmuseum.org <br />
  13. 13. The APS is one of the nation’s premier providers of research grants and fellowshipsin support of scholars in all disciplines—largely graduate students and post-doctoral scholarswho are establishing their careers. <br />Lewis and Clark Field Scholar studying disease transmission potential in the vampire moths of Nepal.<br />
  14. 14. Scholarly publications have been produced by the Society since 1771. The APS publishes <br /><ul><li> A quarterly journal
  15. 15. A highly respected series of scholarly monographs and books
  16. 16. Print-on-demand series through its Lightning Rod Press</li></li></ul><li>The American Philosophical Society is an active citizen in Philadelphia’s arts and cultural community. Opportunities for visitor engagement include:<br /><ul><li>Exhibitions
  17. 17. Library lectures
  18. 18. Webcasts
  19. 19. Public programs </li></ul>Program listings are available in the<br />tri-annual Friends of the APS electronic newsletter or on the Society’s website www.amphilsoc.org.<br />John Vaughan (the Society’s first Librarian) by Thomas Sully, 1823.<br />
  20. 20. The American Philosophical Society is a <br />non-profit institution with programs dedicated to:<br /><ul><li> Scholarly and scientific pursuits
  21. 21. Educational offerings and resources for a wider public
  22. 22. The encouragement of emerging scholars
  23. 23. The enrichment of Philadelphia’s historic district and its regional, national, and international visitors</li></ul>Franklin allegorical print,1900.<br />
  24. 24. Subscriptions to the Friends of the APS support the Society’s annual fund. <br />Friends may join by making unrestricted gifts and/or designating contributions to the Society’s Library, Museum, or research grants. <br />Benefit levels are listed in brochures available at the entrance to the Museum exhibition gallery.<br />
  25. 25. TheAmerican Philosophical Society gratefully acknowledges grants received from the following contributors to the exhibitions and programs of the Museum since its founding in 2001. <br />Arcadia Foundation<br />Connelly Foundation <br />Crystal Trust<br />Gladys KriebleDelmas Foundation <br />Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation <br />Florence Gould Foundation<br /> Institute of Museum and Library Services <br />Richard Lounsbery Foundation <br />National Institutes of Health <br />Evelyn Stefansson Nef Foundation<br />Patchwork Charitable Foundation <br />William Penn Foundation <br />Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission <br />Pennsylvania Humanities Council <br />TD Charitable Foundation <br />The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage <br />The Pew Charitable Trusts<br />Trust for Mutual Understanding <br />

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