American Philosophical Society Library

Joseph-James Ahern Blog Post

By Valerie-Anne Lutz, Head of Manuscripts Processing

An eminent scholarly organization of international reputation, the American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. This country's first learned society, the APS has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 250 years.  The Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, published since 1771, is the oldest scholarly publication in the United