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National Mechanics 22. S 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Science on Tap: Unexpected Specimens: What’s in the Academy Archives?

Monday Mar 11 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Photo of a yeti? Letters from Hemingway? What’s in the Academy Archives, anyway? Find out at Science on Tap with Academy Archivist Clare Flemming!

Science on Tap is a monthly science café in Philadelphia for anyone who is interested in getting together with other people to discuss a range of engaging science topics.

It's held at National Mechanics, a relaxed, convivial bar in Old City, and features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation.

The Academy Archives, a collection of one-of-a-kind documents, art, artifacts, film, photos, field notes, illustrations, and memorabilia, tells the story of the Academy from its founding in March 1812 through its two centuries of existence. The collection is comprised of not only official Academy documents, but also an abundance of scientific and personal unpublished materials from research scientists and others associated with the Academy. Find out what we keep in the Archives, why we keep it, and how our oldest treasures contribute to current research. No appointment is required for this sneak peek into the Academy’s Archives!

Flemming, joined the Academy in 2009 as the Brooke Dolan Archivist and now directs the Library as well. Her early career included collection care, bibliographic research, fossil preparation, and field expeditions. She may be the only archivist we know who has described a species, an extinct fossil rodent from Jamaica (Xaymaca fulvopulvis), and has a species named after her—a blind cave scorpion from the West Indies (Heteronebo clarea).

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