Academy of Natural Sciences
The Academy Archives contains both the institutional records of the oldest natural history musuem in the Americas, as well as papers and manuscripts of scientists associated with the Academy. Formats represented include manuscripts, art, artifacts, film, photos, field notes, illustrations, and memorabilia.
The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Schedule & hours
Monday–Friday Noon – 4:30 pm Closed Dec. 18 - Jan. 1
Directions to the archive
Appointments are required. Researchers must complete the Application for Research Form at the circulation desk and present a current photo ID.
Permitted and prohibited items
- Prohibited: Food and drink, pens. Bags and other personal items must be left at the circulation desk.
Document ordering and delivery
(how do you request documents? how many can you order at a time? how are documents delivered?)
Photocopying, photography, microfilming
Clare Flemming, M.S., C.A, Archivist