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Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Collection

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Identifier: 10286-MS
Abstract AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and JPL on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title “AirTalk: The Caltech Edition”.The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition" took to the airwaves on January 20, 1988. The program was aired from 6 to 7 PM on KPCC, the National Public Radio affiliate of Pasadena City...
Dates: 1988 - 2002

Gordon Alles Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 10095-MS
Scope and Contents These papers relate mostly to a long-standing patent dispute between Gordon Alles, George Piness, and Smith, Kline and French Laboratories over the manufacturing rights to medical agents, including benzedrine salts and phenyl-isopropylamine salts. There is also a small amount of Caltech-related material on the Gordon A. Alles Laboratory of Molecular Biology, biographical and bibliographical material, miscellaneous correspondence, material related to wartime research, and a complete set of Alles...
Dates: 1927 - 1974

Proceedings of the Anaximandrian Society

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Proceedings of the Anaximandrian Society, volumes 1–8
Identifier: 10140-MS
Abstract The Anaximandrian Society at Caltech was formed early in 1935 by a group of undergraduates from biology interested in studying the history of physiology. The society continued at least until August, 1945, when the last of its proceedings were distributed.
Dates: February 1935 – August 1945

Carl D. Anderson Papers

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Identifier: 10053-MS
Abstract A selection of the course and teaching notes, correspondence, technical files, and photographs of Carl D. Anderson (1905-1991) form the collection known as the Carl D. Anderson Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology. Working under Robert A. Millikan at Caltech, Anderson conducted experiments on the penetrating radiation known as cosmic rays with a magnet cloud chamber, and in 1936 he won the Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of the positive electron, or...
Dates: 1923-1987

Don Lynn Anderson Papers

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Identifier: 10136-MS
Scope and Contents The Don L. Anderson papers consist of a small collection of correspondence, memos, and miscellaneous administrative paperwork from the Caltech Seismology Laboratory, from the time Anderson served as Director.
Dates: 1968-1994

Fred C. Anson Papers

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Identifier: 10257-MS

Tom M. Apostol Papers

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Identifier: ApostolTM
Scope and Contents Collection consists of 22 bankers boxes, packed from his office. 3 smaller boxes packed from Apostol's home. Includes papers and slides, digital files and recording of Project Mathematics episodes. Unprocessed.Inventory of boxes from Apostol's office at Caltech: Box 1: DVD, books for Project Mathematics!, miscellaneous photos (Erdos, Mathematicians) cards and correspondence. Box 2: NIST(National Institute of Standards and Technology). Box 3: NIST. Box 4: Project Mathematics papers and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1980s-2000

Art Committee Records

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Identifier: ArtCommRecords

Artifact Historical Files

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Identifier: ArtifactFiles
Abstract Archival miscellany composed of materials from Caltech Divisions and from the Mt. Wilson Observatory Director's files. Consists mostly of manufacturers' catalogs of scientific instruments. Includes inventories of Bridge Laboratory equipment from 1920s.
Dates: 1902-1971

Avery House Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 10291-MS
Scope and Contents This collection represents the collective activities of the student residents of Caltech’s Avery House from 1995 to 2008. It is particularly strong on the organized social activities of the house and on the house’s efforts to document its own history. Those efforts resulted in the development of this collection by student Ryan Hamerly, whose personal notes are included in it. Digital media include approximately 6000 emails to a house discussion list, as well as scanned building plans for Avery...
Dates: 1995 - 2009

Robert F. Bacher Papers

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Identifier: 10105-MS
Abstract The working papers, correspondence, publications, photos and biographical materials of Robert F. Bacher (1905-2004) form the collection known as the Papers of Robert F. Bacher in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology. Bacher was a nuclear physicist who during World War II worked on radar at the MIT Radiation Laboratory and then from 1943 at Los Alamos on the atomic bomb. He was one of the first members of the US Atomic Energy Commission (1946-49). He served on the faculty and...
Dates: 1924-1994

Edward C. Barrett Collection on Early Caltech History

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Identifier: 10036-MS
Abstract Edward Cecil "Ned" Barrett was for many years the only business officer of the California Institute of Technology and of its forerunner institution, Throop University/Polytechnic Institute. The collection contains historical and administrative documents relating to the early years of Caltech and Throop, as well as correspondence of Caltech's founders and early leaders, including A. A. Noyes, James A. B. Scherer, Arthur Fleming, George Ellery Hale, and Robert A. Millikan.
Dates: 1891-1950

Harry Bateman Papers

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Identifier: 10018-MS
Abstract Harry Bateman was a mathematical physicist and professor of physics, mathematics and aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech, originally Throop College), 1917-1946. The collection includes his manuscripts on binomial coefficients, notes on integrals and related material (much of which was later published by Arthur Erdélyi); and a small amount of personal correspondence. Also included are teaching materials and reprints.
Dates: 1906-1947

George Wells Beadle Papers

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Identifier: 10044-MS
Abstract George Wells Beadle served as Chairman of the Biology Division at the California Institute of Technology (1946-1961); President of the University of Chicago (1961-1968); recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Nobel Prize in Physiology for his studies in genetics (1958); member of councils and boards both in government and the private sector; awarded honorary degrees from many universities, including Yale (1947), Oxford (1959), Brown (1964) and The University of Michigan (1969)....
Dates: 1908-1984

Arnold Orville Beckman Papers

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Identifier: 10103-MS
Abstract The Arnold Beckman materials are primarily printed matter relating to Beckman's philanthropy, including newspaper clippings, photos, albums and scrapbooks. There are also two archival boxes of biographical newspaper clippings from the 1950s through 1989. Although there is only a small amount of correspondence (less than one archival box), many of the correspondents are noteworthy figures, including several politicians. The three storage cartons contain photo albums and scrapbooks. The...
Dates: 1919-1989

Eric Temple Bell Papers

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Identifier: 10006-MS
Abstract Eric Temple Bell was professor mathematics at Caltech from 1926 to 1953. He was a specialist in the theory of numbers. He also distinguished himself as a writer of science fiction under the name of John Taine, and also as the author of non-fiction and poetry. His papers include literary and scientific manuscripts; correspondence, largely with publishers; and some reprints of his own scientific publications.
Dates: 1919-1955

Seymour Benzer Papers

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Identifier: 10242-MS
Abstract Seymour Benzer (1921-2007) first came to Caltech in 1949. He held the James G. Boswell Professorship of Neuroscience from 1975 to 1993. A selection of his correspondence, research notes, technical files, reprints, manuscripts and writings form the collection known as the Seymour Benzer Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology. Benzer was awarded the Crafoord Prize in 1993 for his pioneering genetical and neuropsychological studies on behavioral mutants in the fruit fly,...
Dates: 1942-2007; bulk 1950-2000

James Bonner Papers

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Identifier: 10155-MS
Abstract The papers of James Frederick Bonner (1910 – 1996), Caltech alumnus (PhD, 1934) and professor of biology, 1938-1981. His papers include a large correspondence section with colleagues and organizations worldwide, as well as writings and talks, papers about his consultancy activities, scientific and technical files and biographical material.
Dates: 1940-1996

Henry Borsook Papers

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Identifier: 10101-MS
Scope and Content The Henry Borsook papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, and notes from his time as professor of biochemistry.
Dates: 1958-1983

Ira Sprague Bowen Papers

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Identifier: 10007-MS
Abstract Ira Sprague Bowen (1898-1973) Astrophysicist; Director, Mt. Wilson Observatory, 1946-1964; Professor of Physics, Caltech 1926-45. Much of his physics research was concerned with studies of spectral lines and spectroscopy; in the 1930s his interests turned more to astronomy and astrophysics and he devised many new instruments and techniques for observational astronomy. Papers include correspondence (ca. 1933-47), notebooks (many from his years at University of Chicago, 1916-21), articles,...
Dates: 1916-1961

Norman H. Brooks Papers

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Identifier: 10289-MS
Abstract Norman H. Brooks, Caltech James Irvine Professor of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Emeritus; Member of National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, taught at Caltech for over forty years. Brooks retired from teaching in 1995. The Norman H. Brooks papers illustrate Brooks' contributions to the field of fluid turbulence and diffusion and environmental fluid mechanics, particularly ocean pollution control and consist of reports, research, historical documents from...
Dates: 1930-2002

John P. Buwalda and Imra Wann Buwalda Papers

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Identifier: 10056-MS
Abstract The personal and organizational correspondence, working papers, notebooks, and manuscripts of John P. Buwalda (1886-1954) form the the bulk of the collection known as the John P. and Imra Wann Buwalda Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The writings of Imra Wann Buwalda, wife of John P. Buwalda, on the history of Caltech, the subject of earthquakes, and miscellaneous family and professional papers connected to her work as a policewoman form a subgroup of...
Dates: 1907-1981

California Graduate School of Design and California Institute of Technology Industrial Design Section Records

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Identifier: 10008-MS
Scope and Contents The California Graduate School of Design (1937-41) and the California Institute of Technology Industrial Design Section (1941-49) papers contain student files, correspondence, and documents regarding the formation and operation of the two schools.
Dates: 1928-1964

Caltech Glee Club Recordings

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Identifier: GleeClub
Abstract A collection of audio materials concerning the concerts and tours of the Caltech Glee Club, 1950s-2000.
Dates: from 1956

Caltech Library (Institute Libraries) Collection

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Identifier: LIBRARY-001
Content Description The collection contains correspondence, annual reports, budgets, lists & inventories, print and pictorial materials for various years between 1914 and the present time relating to the history and development of the Caltech libraries. Supplements are ongoing.

Collection Notes: Records, 1914-1994. This collection covers a wide variety of library activities and includes budgets, correspondence, lists and annual reports.
Dates: circa 1914-2010

Caltech Synchrotron Laboratory Records

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Identifier: 10078-MS
Abstract These papers document Caltech's building of a one-billion volt (1 BeV) electron accelerator, the synchrotron. Funded by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, the project marked the beginning of high energy physics at Caltech. The records consist of photos, technical notes, reports, conference proceedings, and proposals to the Atomic Energy Commission.
Dates: 1949-1970

Clark B. Millikan Papers

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Identifier: MillikanCB
Content Description Clark Blanchard Millikan (1903-1966) Aeronautical engineer; Professor of Aeronautics, CIT 1929-1966; Director, Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratories, CIT 1949-66. Pioneer in aeronautics, he was active in GALCIT, director of Southern California Cooperative Wind Tunnel, and on the board of JPL. Pioneer in development of multi-engine high altitude airplanes, jet propulsion, guided missles. The papers include personal and professional correspondence, technical reports, scientific manuscripts,...
Dates: 1922-1965

W. C. Crandall Collection

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Identifier: CrandallWC
Scope and Contents/Arrangement This collection consists of correspondence written to and from W. C. Crandall regarding his government sponsored work along the Pacific coast, specifically the Southern California kelp beds and kelp harvesting for potash. Also includes the maps from Potash from Kelp Beds by Frank K. Cameron. The correspondence are arranged in chronological order.
Dates: 1911-1930