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Clark B. Millikan Papers

Identifier: MillikanCB

Content Description

The papers include personal and professional correspondence, technical reports, scientific manuscripts, lecture notes, unpublished talks, government files & biographical data, and personal and family memorabilia.


  • 1922-1965


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Contact the archives for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright may not have been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Caltech Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and, unless explicitly stated otherwise, is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Biographical / Historical

Clark Blanchard Millikan (1903-1966) Aeronautical engineer; Professor of Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology 1929-1966; Director, Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratories California Institute of Technology (GALCIT), 1949-66. He was a pioneer in aeronautics, he was active in GALCIT, director of Southern California Cooperative Wind Tunnel, and on the board of JPL. He was also a pioneer in development of multi-engine high altitude airplanes, jet propulsion, guided missles.


23 linear feet (40 standard archival boxes, 3 oversize boxes)

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Processing Information

This collection was processed in 1976 by Carolyn Harding, and revised in 2002 by Kevin Knox.

Clark B. Millikan Papers
Kevin C. Knox
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Updated by Penelope Neder-Muro 2021

Repository Details

Part of the California Institute of Technology Archives and Special Collections Repository

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