The American Philosophical Society: A Guide to the Continent’s Oldest Source of Indigenous Archival Materials


In this session, Brian Carpenter, Curator of Native American Materials, American Philosophical Society; Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, Program Director for the Native American Scholars Initiative, American Philosophical Society, discuss the history of the American Philosophical Society (APS) in Philadelphia. This session outlines how to 1) access language materials, including digitized audio, historical documents, and photographs; 2) utilize APS programs promoting collaboration and co-stewardship with communities; and 3) pursue fellowship and internship opportunities through APS's Native American Scholars Initiative. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Prior Lake, Minnesota, on October 8-11, 2018.