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American Writers: a journey through history is a permanent archive for educators, researchers and every one interested in the writers featured in the  C‑SPAN series.


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Location: Library Hall Reading Room, 105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Hours: Call in advance, by appointment only
Telephone: (215) 440-3400
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The American Philosophical Society, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1743 by Ben Franklin and the botanist John Bartram. Until about 1840 the APS, though a private organization, fulfilled many functions of a national academy of science, national library and museum, and even patent office. Today, it is an organization dedicated to scientific scholarship, the history of science, and excellence in contemporary science.

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