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Library details: American Philosophical Society Library is a Independent Research library.
This library is affiliated with American Philosophical Society (view map) . The collection of the library contains 250,000 volumes.
Other Info: The American Philosophical Society Library is a major national center for research in the history of the sciences, medicine, and technology. With its roots extending back to the founding of the Society in 1743, it houses over 350,000 volumes and bound periodicals, thirteen million manuscripts, 250,000 images, and thousands of hours of audio tape. Among the many extraordinary books in the collections of printed materials are first editions of Sir Isaac Newton''s Principia, Charles Darwin''s Origin of Species, a presentation copy of Thomas Jefferson''s Notes on the State of Virginia, the elephant folio of Audubon''s Birds of North America (for which the A.P.S. was an original subscriber), as well as a majority of Benjamin Franklin imprints and a significant portion of Franklin''s personal library. Member of the Independent Research Libraries Association
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Administration: The director of the library is Patrick Spero .
Organizational structure: The library is part of a privately-funded organization. It operates on a Non-profit financial model.
Record History: This listing was created on May 5, 1999 and was last modified on Jan 20, 2021.
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