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Abstract 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.
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.
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.
Abstract 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: Majority of material found within 1980-2000
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.
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 engineering.
Abstract Joseph B. Koepfli (1904-2004) was a research associate in chemistry at Caltech from 1932 to 1971. His field of study was organic chemistry, principally alkaloids and other physiologically active substances such as adrenalin and insulin. He was trained in pharmacology and during World War II worked on developing antimalarial drugs. Koepfli's papers document a portion of his chemical research as well as his role as a science adviser to the U.S. State Department.
Abstract Aron Kuppermann (1926-2011) was a leader in the field of computational chemistry and was best known for his theoretical studies of the dynamics of chemical reactions. During his many years at Caltech (1963-2011), Kuppermann also worked as a consultant for the World Bank on projects of Science and Technology in Brazil, China, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Uganda from 1983 to 2005. His papers reflect his avid interest in both scientific research and teaching.
Scope and Content The Robert Vose Langmuir papers document only a small portion of Langmuir's work. Notably absent is material on the Caltech synchrotron. Files include technical reports from the General Electric period, with an acccount of the discovery of synchrotron radiation by Pollock; patent documents beginning in 1945; course notes and problem sets from Caltech; and a selection of research and writing projects from the 1940s through 1990.
Abstract This collection documents the career of Robert B. Leighton, who served as a member of the physics faculty at the California Institute of Technology from 1949 until 1986. The materials relating to the California Institute of Technology include research proposals for funding on design projects for NASA, radio and optical telescope dish designs (Owens Valley Radio Observatory and Keck Telescope), and radio astronomy, and other observational data. The papers also contain lecture notes to courses...
Scope and Contents The Edward B. Lewis papers collection document his professional work as a geneticist. Some materials of interest include Lewis’s lab notebooks regarding his work in Drosophila research, genetics, and radiation studies. The collection also has correspondence with professional colleagues and many archival boxes of material related to his winning of the Nobel Prize, including congratulatory notes and ceremony festivities documents. There are also many photographic prints of scanning electron...
Dates: 1917-2004; Majority of material found within 1946-1996
Scope and Content The Papers of Heinz A. Lowenstam were given to the Caltech Archives by the Division of Geology. The Steven Weiner correspondence was supplemented by Lillian Weitzner. The papers represent only a small portion of Lowenstam's scientific legacy. Of special interest are the field notebooks from Lowenstam's doctoral research in Palestine. Written in German, they systematically record his mapping of the Eastern Nazareth Mountains and other geologic formations of the region. A...
Abstract Arriving on December 30th 2003, the collection documents most aspects of MacCready's career and many features of his individual character. Constituted within the papers is a diverse array of documents, media, objects, manuscripts and printed material; awards; videos and film; photographs and slides, diaries and notebooks; memorabilia, biographical material and ephemera. While the collection spans over seventy years (ca. 1930-2002), the bulk of material dates from the mid 1960s to the mid '90s....
Dates: ca. 1931-2002
Abstract Frank Earl Marble (1918-2014) earned his PhD from Caltech in 1948, and remained as GALCIT faculty and active in his research at Caltech for over fifty years. The Frank E. Marble papers illustrate Marble's contributions to the field of aeronautics and mechanical engineering, and consist of correspondence, research notes, notebooks, and writings.
Dates: 1928-2007, bulk 1946-1995
Abstract The Rudolph A Marcus papers consist of working papers, correspondence, publications, and biographical material. Marcus is best known for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems, for which he won the 1992 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Abstract The correspondence, manuscripts, reports, photos, and published papers of Romeo Raoul Martel (1890-1965) form the collection known as the R. R. Martel Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Martel was professor of civil engineering at Caltech from 1918 until his retirement in 1960. Prof. Martel was a pioneer in the earthquake-resistant design of structures and in earthquake engineering research. He also served as a consulting engineer for the cities of...
Abstract Carver A. Mead, Caltech Alumnus (B.S. 1956, M.S. 1957, PhD 1960) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus, taught at Caltech for over forty years. Mead retired from teaching in 1999, but remains active in his research and in the Caltech community. Mead’s papers consist of correspondence, biographical material, teaching notes, notebooks, book drafts, audiovisual material, artifacts, and research material, including his work with very large scale...
Dates: 1956-2017; Majority of material found within 1968-1994
Scope and Contents The core of the Robert A. Millikan Papers consists of the official papers generated by Millikan during the 25 years that he was the executive officer at the Institute. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence, lecture notes, and other materials dealing with scientific and academic matters.For scholars pursuing topics related to Millikan’s professional activities, the first five series will hold the greatest interest as they contain the bulk of correspondence and other papers...
Dates: 1821 - 1953
Abstract Letters primarily to the nineteenth-century American chemist Edward Williams Morley, and letters to and from other members of his family including his parents and siblings, also including an important collection of Civil War letters, in addition to miscellaneous historical documents, form the collection titled the Edward Williams Morley Family Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology. Edward Morley is best known for his collaboration with Albert A. Michelson on the...
Abstract The papers of H. Victor Neher (1904-1999), Caltech professor of physics, 1931-1970. Neher was one of Caltech's early PhDs in physics. He belonged to Robert A. Millikan's cosmic-ray research group at Caltech for 20 years and served on the Caltech faculty for over 40. His papers include correspondence, especially with and by Millikan; cosmic-ray data, slides and photographs of apparatus, and expedition journals; reprints; and an autobiography titled "Memories."
Scope and Contents The North papers consist of correspondence, research notes and notebooks, photographs, two films, and various publications, including the Kelp Habitat Improvement Project (KHIP) final reports. The collection documents North's work at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, his work as Professor of Environmental Science at Caltech, and his lab's research at the Kerckhoff Marine Laboratory in Corona del Mar.
Abstract The working papers, correspondence, publications, and biographical material of Robert Warner Oliver form the collection known as the Papers of Robert W. Oliver in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology. Oliver was professor of economics at Caltech from 1959-1988.
Abstract A collection of films showing the construction and operation of the 200-inch Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory, Palomar Mountain, California. This instrument was the world's largest effective telescope for 45 years (1948-1993). The collection includes footage of the transportation, grinding and polishing of the 200-inch mirror on the campus of the California Institute of Technology. A small portion of this material has been transferred to video tape and digitized from tape to DVD.
Dates: 1935-1996, bulk 1935-1948
Dates: 1914 - 1951
Abstract Paul was a historian of the American West. His special interest was in mining. The small collection of Rodman Paul papers was given to the Archives by the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2001. It contains a sampling of his correspondence, publication projects and research notes, plus some biographical material, in particular, documents relating to his Harvard years.
Abstract Fredric Raichlen, Professor Emeritus of Civil and Mechanical Engineering in Caltech's Division of Engineering and Applied Science taught at Caltech for forty years. Raichlen formally retired from teaching in 2002 but remained active with Caltech colleagues, students and consultants until he passed away in 2014. The Fredric (Fred) Raichlen papers illustrate Raichlen's contributions to the field of coastal engineering research and practice, particularly in the areas of tsunamis, harbor...
Abstract The course notes, syllabi, and reports of Caltech student Raymond G. Richards. Richards received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Caltech in 1940.
- Manuscript Collection 63
- Physicists 11
- Physics 11
- Nobel Prize winners 8
- Astronomy 7
- Astrophysics 7
- Administration 6
- Biology 6
- California Institute of Technology -- Alumni and alumnae 5
- Chemistry 5
- College students 5
- Mathematics 5
- Physics--Study and teaching 5
- Biologists 4
- Electrical engineering 4
- Geology 4
- Mathematicians 4
- Molecular biology 4
- Particles (Nuclear physics) 4
- Aeronautics 3 ∧ less
- English 102
- fra 2
- German 1
- Italian 1
- Russian 1
- Spanish; Castilian 1 ∧ less
- California Institute of Technology 48
- Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988 5
- Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953 (Experimental Physicist, Nobel Laureate, Caltech President) 5
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory 3
- Bacher, Robert F. (Nuclear Physicist) 2
- Benzer, Seymour (Biologist, Neuroscientist) 2
- Berliner, Arnold, 1862-1942 2
- Bohr, Niels (Niels Henrik David), 1885-1962 2
- Born, Max, 1882-1970 2
- Delbrück, Max (Biologist, Nobel Laureate) 2
- Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 2
- Ellis, Emory L. (Biochemist) 2
- Gell-Mann, Murray, 1929- 2
- Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938 2
- Levi-Civita, Tullio, 1873-1941 (Mathematician) 2
- Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931 2
- Mount Wilson Observatory 2
- Taylor, Geoffrey Ingram, 1886-1975 2
- Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963 (Physicist, Aerodynamicist, Applied Mathematician) 2
- Watson, James D., 1928- 2 ∧ less