Scope and Content of Collection
The collection includes more than 145,000 pages of letters, scientific manuscripts, reports, unpublished speeches, lecture notes, family papers, medals, and photographs.
- Creation: 1871-1963
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1920-1963
- From the Collection: Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963 (Physicist, Aerodynamicist, Applied Mathematician) (Person)
The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access. The original portion of the Theodore von Kármán papers are also available to researchers in microfiche format. The printed finding aid to the original von Kármán collection (175 boxes) and its microfiche edition is titled The Theodore von Kármán Collection at the California Institute of Technology (ed. J.R. Goodstein and C. Kopp, 1981). It may be obtained through the Caltech Archives or through various libraries who obtained copies of the microfiche and guide. The 1994 supplement has not been filmed.
1 film reels (16 mm, acetate, silent)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
From the Collection: Hungarian