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Walter S. Adams Papers

Identifier: AdamsWS
Abstract This collection chiefly consists of the administrative, scientific, and personal correspondence of astronomer and Mount Wilson Observatory Director Walter S. Adams (1876–1956), spanning the years 1921 to 1956, and including his work during World War II. There is also material from Adams’ retirement years and his astronomical work. The World War II materials reflect the secret work of Adams and the Observatory staff for the United States government to help create prisms and optics for various...
Dates: 1921 - 1956

Air Talk: The Caltech Edition

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...
Dates: 1927 - 1974

Amos Gager Throop Papers

Identifier: ThroopAG
Content Description AMOS GAGER THROOP, 1811-1894. Founder of Throop University (later CIT), 1891. The papers include personal and general correspondence, diaries, photographs, and newspaper clippings. NOTE: Four additional boxes of Throop papers are deposited at the Chicago Historical Society. The CIT archives has a microfiche reproduction of both collections. 1994 supplement (not microfiched): Diary of A.G. Throop for 1885; copy of will of A.G. Throop; inventory and appraisal of Throop's...
Dates: Date Created

Proceedings of the Anaximandrian Society

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

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

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

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

John A. Anderson Papers

Identifier: AndersonJA

Fred C. Anson Papers

Identifier: 10257-MS

Tom M. Apostol Papers

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...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1980s-2000

Art Committee Records

Identifier: ArtCommRecords

Art Inventories

Identifier: ArtInventories
Scope and Contents

A collection of inventories, both written lists and photographic, of campus art and furnishings.

Dates: 1977

Artifact Historical Files

Identifier: ArtifactFiles

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

Division of Astrophysics Records

Identifier: 10005-MS
Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, committee minutes, public inquiries regarding astronomical phenomena, etc. relating primarily to the Palomar 200-inch telescope project.

Dates: 1928-1954

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...
Dates: 1995 - 2009

Robert F. Bacher Papers

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...
Dates: 1924-1994

Edward C. Barrett Collection on Early Caltech History

Identifier: 10036-MS

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

Identifier: 10018-MS

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

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...
Dates: 1908-1984

Arnold Orville Beckman Papers

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

Beckman Room Records

Identifier: BeckmanRoom
Scope and Contents

This small collection contains most of the administrative paperwork related to the design and content used to create the exhibit.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1989-1993

Eric Temple Bell Papers

Identifier: 10006-MS

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

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...
Dates: 1942-2007; bulk 1950-2000

Big T Yearbooks

Identifier: BigT

Biology Division Records

Identifier: BIO-001

James Bonner Papers

Identifier: 10155-MS

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

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

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

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