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Max Delbrück Papers

Identifier: 10045-MS
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1918-1997

Ronald W. P. Drever Papers

Identifier: 10293-MS
Scope and Contents The Ronald W.P. Drever papers document his career and research at Caltech with his research in laser interferomters, including his collaborative work in what was known as Gravity Wave Physics and the founding of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). The collection includes correspondence, memos, research notebooks, and a collection of Caltech and the Physics, Math, and Astronomy (PMA) Division announcements.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1979-1994

William J. Dreyer Papers

Identifier: 10247-MS
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1955-2006

Jesse W. M. DuMond Papers

Identifier: 10010-MS
Abstract 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with some reprints, photos of experimental apparatus, and biographical material, the latter including his unpublished autobiography.
Dates: 1912-1976

Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series

Identifier: 10287-MS
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1971

Edison Hoge Film Collection

Identifier: HogeE
Dates: Majority of material found within 1900-1930

Emory L. Ellis Papers

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.
Dates: 1925-1993

Paul Sophus Epstein Papers

Identifier: 10067-MS
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1898-1966

Samuel Epstein Papers

Identifier: 10159-MS
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1942-2002

Frank B. Estabrook Papers

Identifier: 10238-MS
Abstract Frank B. Estabrook is a Caltech alumus (M.S. 1947, PhD 1950). Estabrook was as physicist at JPL from 1960 to 2006, and Distinguished Visiting Scientist from 2006-2016. He is currently retired. Estabrook's papers consist of project outlines, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, and reports related to the Galileo spacecraft and gravitational wave research.
Dates: 1966-2004

Richard P. Feynman Papers

Identifier: FeynmanRP2
Abstract This collection documents the career of Nobel Prize winner Richard Phillips Feynman (1918-1988). It contains correspondence, biographical materials, course and lecture notes, speeches, manuscripts, publications, and technical notes relating to his work in quantum electrodynamics. Feynman served as Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology from 1951 until his death.
Dates: 1933-1988

Richard P. Feynman Papers

Identifier: FeynmanRP
Abstract This collection documents the career of Nobel Prize winner Richard Phillips Feynman (1918-1988). It contains correspondence, biographical materials, course and lecture notes, speeches, manuscripts, publications, and technical notes relating to his work in quantum electrodynamics. Feynman served as Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology from 1951 until his death.
Dates: 1933-1988

Joseph Foladare Papers

Identifier: 10152-MS
Scope and Content The Joseph Foladare papers consist of mostly technical reports and memoranda surrounding Foladare's work with the Caltech Rocket Project during World War II.
Dates: 1943-1946

William A. Fowler Papers

Identifier: 10070-MS
Abstract These papers document the career of William A. Fowler, who served on the physics faculty at California Institute of Technology from 1939 until 1982. Focusing heavily on nuclear physics and astrophysics, the Fowler papers form a rich and important collection for the history of physics, and illustrate the politics and sociology of science in the twentieth century. They also contain substantial material on Caltech's World War II rocket developments, plus documents on Project Vista, a Cold-War...
Dates: 1917-1994

GALCIT Records

Identifier: Galcit
Dates: Majority of material found in Unknown

Murray Gell-Mann Papers

Identifier: 10219-MS
Dates: 1931-2001; Majority of material found within 1955-1993

Horace N. Gilbert Papers

Identifier: 10011-MS
Abstract The correspondence, manuscripts, published papers, course lecture notes and special wartime (World War II) and postwar working documents of Horace N. Gilbert (1901-1990) form the collection known as the Horace N. Gilbert Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Gilbert was professor of business economics at Caltech from 1924 until his retirement in 1969. During World War II he worked for the US Air Force in materiel production. In the postwar period he aided...
Dates: 1923-1987

Donald A. Glaser Papers

Identifier: 10285-MS
Abstract Donald Arthur Glaser (1926–2013) earned his PhD in Physics and Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1950 and won the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the bubble chamber. He then changed his research focus to molecular biology and went on to co-found Cetus Corporation, the first biotechnology company. In the 1980s he again switched his focus to neurobiology and the visual system. The Donald A. Glaser papers consist of research notes and notebooks,...
Dates: 1918-2016; Majority of material found within 1949-2003

Gnome Club Records

Identifier: 10186-MS
Abstract The Records of the Gnome Club (1897-2007), organized in six archival boxes, contains diverse material related to Caltech's oldest social club. Material includes historical information, constitution and by-laws, member lists, newsletters, photos and artifacts.
Dates: 1897-2007

Alexander Goetz Papers

Identifier: 10012-MS

Marvin L. Goldberger Papers

Identifier: 10090-MS
Abstract Marvin L. Goldberger (1922-2014) became Caltech’s fifth president in 1978. Goldberger was a particle physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later became deeply involved in arms control and defense analysis. His papers document mainly his nine years as Caltech’s president (1978-1987) but include some files from his predecessor at Caltech, Harold Brown (Caltech’s president, 1969-1976). The papers include personal and general correspondence, documents relating to the administration of...
Dates: 1959-1987, bulk 1969-1987

Great 1961 Rose Bowl Hoax Records

Identifier: 10279-MS
Abstract A small collection of historical photographs and artifacts from the 1961 Rose Bowl hoax pulled off by a group of Caltech undergraduate students, who changed three of the University of Washington card stunts. The documents reveal the full story of how the prank was carried out before a national television audience, during the scheduled half-time at Pasadena's annual Rose Bowl football game.
Dates: 1959-2014, bulk 1960-1961

Jesse L. Greenstein Papers

Identifier: 10047-MS
Abstract These papers document the career of Jesse L. Greenstein, a Harvard educated astronomer who came to the California Institute of Technology in 1948 to run the astronomy program. While at Caltech he did research on stellar composition and high resolution spectra using the Palomar telescope. The papers consist of correspondence, technical material, professional organizational material, class and lecture notes, and subject files. They emphasize Greenstein's research on the discovery of peculiar...
Dates: 1923-1992

Beno Gutenberg Papers

Identifier: 10038-MS
Content Description The Beno Gutenberg papers include personal, Caltech related, and professional correspondence; government and technical files, data pads and notebooks, reprints, and biographical and personal material.
Dates: 1908-1962

George Ellery Hale Papers

Identifier: HaleGE
Abstract Digitized: this collection is available on the web. George Ellery Hale (1868–1938) was an influential astrophysicist and science administrator. This collection of Hale’s scientific, professional, and personal papers documents his roles in inventing the spectrohelioscope; promoting international cooperation among scientists; and founding major observatories, as well as the California Institute of Technology, Huntington Library, Astrophysical...
Dates: 1863 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1882 - 1938

George B. Harr Caltech Course Lecture Notes Collection

Identifier: 10178-MS
Scope and Contents Collection includes lecture notes, lab notes, problems, manuals, texts, and misc. material kept by George Harr. Harr was awarded a B.S. from Caltech in 1941.
Dates: 1937-1941

Elmer and Joseph Heller Collection on Richard P. Feynman

Identifier: 10261-MS
Abstract The small collection of 36 items contains 20 letters and postcards of Richard Feynman to his childhood friend Elmer W.Heller, in addition to letters from others to Elmer Heller, including two letters from Arline Greenbaum, Feynman's first wife. Also included are some miscellaneous documents and photos related to Richard Feynman. The collection was assembled and donated by Elmer Heller's brother, Joseph Heller.
Dates: 1935-1990

Hans G. Hornung papers

Identifier: Hornung
Content Description Box 1: Correspondence, Galcit Faculty papers and documents Box 2: Galcit documents, JPL wind tunnels, lectures and talks Box 3: Companies, memos, Galcit Faculty and staff papers Box 4: Miscellaneous papers Box 5: Companies, NAE, Caltech Presidents, von Karman Chair, research reports Box 6: Caltech admin, aero research, press releases, Galcit papers Box 7: Galcit research, AFSOR, wind tunnel Box 8: Galcit admin papers
Dates: Majority of material found within 1987 - 2004