Scope and Contents
The collection is divided according to the recording type: audio and video then ordered chronologically. Each recording includes an interview with either Caltech faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni, JPL scientists or administrators. It also includes features such as Caltech Almanac -a detailed look at some of the many interesting people, places and discoveries in Caltech’s history-, Caltech Calendar -a listing of upcoming public events on campus- and Caltech in the News.
Among the guests, many world-renowned scientists were interviewed: Nobel Prize winners William Fowler, David Baltimore, Rudolph Marcus and David Politzer; Crafoord Prize winner Don Anderson; and former eminent administrators Caltech President Thomas Everhart, former JPL Directors Lew Allen and Edward Stone and Caltech Trustees Shirley Hufsteadler -former U.S. Secretary of Education and former judge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit- and Peter Fay – judge of the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit are also Each of the interviewee share with the public and according to their area of specialty their cutting-edge scientific research, their view on education and the history of Caltech.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access. Some files are confidential and will remain closed for an indefinite period. Researchers may request information about closed files from the Caltech Archives.
38 videocassettes (U-matic)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English