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Richard P. Feynman Papers

Identifier: FeynmanRP2

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

Arthur H. Fleming Papers

Identifier: FlemingAH
Scope and Contents

The Fleming papers include papers related to the history of Caltech, such as fiscal material, architecture and buildings, and correspondence with Albert Einstein, Theodore von Kármán, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Arthur Noyes, Henry Robinson and L. A. Sommer.

Dates: 1921-1934

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: GellMannM
Scope and Contents

The scientific and personal correspondence, organizational and government files, technical and teaching notes, writings and talks, civic and social action files, biographical and family papers, and a small collection of audiovisual material of Murray Gell-Mann form the Murray Gell-Mann Papers.

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...
Dates: 1923-1987
Bubble Chamber photos, undated
Bubble Chamber photos, undated

Donald A. Glaser Papers

Identifier: GlaserDA
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

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

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...
Dates: 1959-1987, bulk 1969-1987

Great 1961 Rose Bowl Hoax Records

Identifier: 10279-MS

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
Caltech Associates
Caltech Associates

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

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

Norman H. Horowitz Papers

Identifier: 10116-MS

The working papers, correspondence, manuscripts, and lectures of Norman Harold Horowitz form the collection known as the Papers of Norman Horowitz in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology. Horowitz was professor of biology at Caltech, and a pioneer in the fields of exobiology and biochemical genetics.

Dates: 1940-1992

George William Housner Papers

Identifier: 10202-MS

The working papers, correspondence, publications, and biographical material of George W. Housner form the collection known as the G. W. Housner Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Professor Housner spent his entire academic career at Caltech and he is one of the pioneers in earthquake engineering, and is internationally known for his outstanding contributions to theory and practice in the field of structural dynamics.

Dates: 1926-1999

Edward Wesley Hughes Papers

Identifier: 10089-MS
Scope and Contents

The Edward Wesley Hughes papers consist of correspondence, notebooks, lecture notes, and material related to crystallography. The container list is in alphabetical, chronological, and/or topical order.

Dates: 1924-1979

Human Betterment Foundation Records

Identifier: HBF
Scope and Contents

In 1928 Ezra S. Gosney and Paul Popenoe founded the Human Betterment Foundation to research and advocate for eugenic sterilization. This collection contains records of the research conducted by the Human Betterment Foundation and a small portion of Gosney's papers.

Dates: 1880-1945

Edward Hutchings, Jr. Papers

Identifier: 10104-MS

Edward Hutchings, Jr. worked as editor of Caltech's Engineering & Science magazine for thirty years and also taught journalism classes at Caltech. His collection consists of materials related to his work at Caltech, and includes interviews with prominent Caltech faculty and photos and slides related to student life.

Dates: 1937-1987

Industrial Relations Center Records

Identifier: IRC
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a small number of documents relating to the founding of the Center. The principal content is publications, and foremost among these are the Center’s annual reports through 1981. (After that date, the annual reports were discontinued.) Other publications include a series of circulars, bulletins, and miscellaneous writings on various subjects relevant to the Center’s mission.

Dates: 1940s-1980s

Josef J. Johnson Eclipse Expedition Album

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: JohnsonJJ
Scope and Contents

Leather notebook with title, Compliments of Leon V. Becker, Chicago. Includes photos and newspaper clippings affixed to the pages.

Dates: 1916 October 30 - 1933 December 23

Jürg Waser Audiotapes

Identifier: WaserJ

Kiyo Tomiyasu certificates and awards

Identifier: Tomiyasu
Dates: Majority of material found within 1980-2000

Arthur L. Klein Papers

Identifier: 10015-MS
Scope and Content

The Arthur L. Klein Papers (1928-1974) represent a small collection divided between correspondence, teaching files, technical material relating to wind tunnels and airplane design, and personal data. Researchers should also consult the following related collections: the Papers of Theodore von Kármán; the oral histories of Arthur L. Klein and other participants in GALCIT; the Caltech Historical Files under Aeronautics and Arthur L. Klein; and the Archives' Image Archive.

Dates: 1928-1974

Robert T. Knapp Papers

Identifier: 10176-MS
Abstract The working papers, correspondence, publications, photos, artifacts, and biographical materials of Robert Talbot Knapp form the collection known as the Papers of Robert T. Knapp in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology. Knapp attended the Throop College of Technology in Pasadena, the forerunner of Caltech, and became professor there from 1951 until his death in 1957. Knapp was widely known as a leader in the fields of hydrodynamics, fluid mechanics, and mechanical...
Dates: 1860-1989

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