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Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Collection

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Identifier: 10286-MS
Overview 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...

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...

Proceedings of the Anaximandrian Society

 Collection — Container: Proceedings of the Anaximandrian Society, volumes 1–8
Identifier: 10140-MS
Overview 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.

Carl D. Anderson Papers

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Identifier: 10053-MS
Overview 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...

Don Lynn Anderson Papers

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Identifier: 10136-MS
Scope and Contents The Don L Anderon 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.

Artifact Historical Files

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Identifier: 10270-MS
Overview 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.

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...

Robert F. Bacher Papers

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Identifier: 10105-MS
Overview 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...

Edward C. Barrett Collection on Early Caltech History

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Identifier: 10036-MS
Overview 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.

Harry Bateman Papers

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Identifier: 10018-MS
Overview 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.

George Wells Beadle Papers

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Identifier: 10044-MS
Overview 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)....

Arnold Orville Beckman Papers

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Identifier: 10103-MS
Overview The Arnold Beckman materials are primarily printed matter relating to Beckman's philanthropy, including newspaper clippings, photos, albums and scrapbooks. There are also two manuscript 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 boxes at the end of the collection contain photo albums...

Eric Temple Bell Papers

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Identifier: 10006-MS
Overview 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.

Seymour Benzer Papers

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Identifier: 10242-MS
Overview 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,...

James Bonner Papers

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Identifier: 10155-MS
Overview 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.

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.

Ira Sprague Bowen Papers

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Identifier: 10007-MS
Overview 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,...

John P. Buwalda and Imra Wann Buwalda Papers

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Identifier: 10056-MS
Overview 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...

California Graduate School of Design and the 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.

Caltech Synchrotron Laboratory Records

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Identifier: 10078-MS
Overview 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.

Leverett G. Davis, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: 10121-MS
Scope and Contents The papers of Leverett G. Davis, Jr. consist of correspondence relating to his scientific work, letters of recommendation, and his professional activities associated with his work as a NASA consultant.

Max Delbrück Papers

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Identifier: 10045-MS
Overview This collection encompasses most of Delbrück's lifetime and chronicles his role in the development of molecular biology. The bulk of the materials date from the time of his immigration to the U.S. in 1946. They include personal and professional correspondence, lectures, manuscripts, and biographical material. These materials relate to topics such as his immigration as a German scientist during the early years of World War II; biophysics; his work with the Phage Information Service; his teaching...

William J. Dreyer Papers

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Identifier: 10247-MS
Overview The consulting files, patent files and correspondence, and a selection of working papers, general correspondence, and biographical papers of the biochemist William J. Dreyer, known as the William J. Dreyer Papers in the California Institute of Technology Archives. A specialist in molecular immunology, Dreyer was professor of biology at Caltech from 1963 until his death in 2004. At Caltech he was involved in the creation of a series of automated instruments for high-sensitivity protein...

Jesse W. M. DuMond Papers

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Identifier: 10010-MS
Overview Jesse William Monroe DuMond, experimental physicist and professor of physics at Caltech, 1938-1963, was known for his work on physical constants and spectroscopic instrumentation. His papers contain principally his scientific correspondence, with some reprints, photos of experimental apparatus, and biographical material, the latter including his unpublished autobiography.

Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series

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Identifier: 10287-MS
Overview The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series brings to the public the most innovative scientific research taking place at Caltech. Spotlighting a small selection of the pioneering research the Caltech faculty is conducting, these lectures are geared toward a general audience, part of the Institute's commitment to benefiting the local community through education and outreach. The lectures are given by world renowned Caltech Faculty and in the past have featured also several Nobel Prize winners, such as...

Emory L. Ellis Papers

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Identifier: 10126-MS
Scope of the Collection The Emory L. Ellis papers comprise of two boxes of correspondence, manuscripts and technical notes on both bacteriophage and the Caltech vitamin plan, plus biographical material. They cover the time period of 1925 through 1993.

Paul Sophus Epstein Papers

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Identifier: 10067-MS
Overview Epstein was a physicist at California Institute of Technology from 1921-1953; he taught advanced courses in mathematical and theoretical physics. Collection includes general and family correspondence; personal and biographical material; notebooks; manuscripts; class notes by a Caltech student; books, mostly technical and in Russian; reprints of Epstein's writings.

Samuel Epstein Papers

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Identifier: 10159-MS
Overview The working papers, correspondence, scientific data, teaching and biographical material of Samuel Epstein form the collection known as the Samuel Epstein Papers at the California Institute of Technology Archives. Epstein had a distinguished career in isotope geochemistry, resulting in the development of the carbonate paleotemperature scale, as well as the publication of some pioneering papers with regards to the measurements of paleotemperatures and of the isotopic composition of water in the...