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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
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...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of lecture notes for airplane design courses at Caltech and a copy of his autobiography.
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.
Scope and Contents The Charles Richter papers include personal and professional correspondence, unpublished talks, class and lecture notes, technical notes and data, Caltech Seismology laboratory material, and reprints. The supplement from 2000 includes diplomas, a diary (1960), Richter's science fiction collection, and miscellaneous documents donated by Clarence Allen, that were integrated into the collection.
Abstract H. P. Robertson was professor of mathematical physics at Caltech in 1927-1929 and again from 1947 until his death in 1961. He made notable contributions to the fields of relativity and cosmology and held important positions in the U.S. government related to national defense and science advising. His papers include correspondence, some with the most prominent physicists and mathematicians of his day; papers relating to professional organizations, companies, and government; teaching, writing, and...
Dates: 1906 - 1944
Abstract Gordon J. Stanley (1921-2001), radio astronomer and receiver expert, came to Caltech From Australia's CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) in 1955. He succeeded John Bolton as, first, acting director (1961) and then director (1965-1975) of the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO). His papers include working files, correspondence and other documents from the period of his association with OVRO, as well as papers concerning the work done by Stanley and Bolton in...
Abstract Chester Stock (1892-1950) was professor of paleontology, 1926-1950, and chairman of the Division of Geology, 1947-1950, at the California Institute of Technology. He was a specialist in vertebrate, specifically mammalian, fossils of the Western United States, especially of California and Nevada, and he was involved in the excavation of the Rancho La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles. Stock's papers consist of personal and professional correspondence from his tenure at the University of California,...
Abstract The scientific and personal correspondence, teaching notes, writings and talks, biographical papers, and a small collection of audiovisual material form the collection known as the Papers of John Todd and Olga Taussky-Todd in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Both mathematicians, John Todd and Olga Taussky-Todd arrived at Caltech in 1957, respectively as a professor and a research associate. Olga Taussky-Todd was the first woman to receive a formal Caltech...
Dates: 1920-2007, bulk 1950-1995
Dates: 1925-1991, bulk 1925-1964
Scope and Contents This collection documents geophysicist Victor C. Tsai’s training and research. It includes notebooks from his undergraduate education at Caltech and early research experience as a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). The bulk of the collection consists of drafts of scientific journal articles, related notes, and comments upon the work of colleagues as both a coauthor and a referree.
Dates: 1999 - 2019
Abstract The scientific and personal correspondence of Enrico Volterra (1905-1973) from the collection known as the Papers of Enrico Volterra in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology. He was the son of the distinguished Italian mathematician Vito Volterra. He emigrated from Italy circa 1937, first to England, and finally to the US. He was trained as an engineer and taught at several universities, ultimately settling at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was professor of...
Dates: 1910-1973, bulk 1930-1973
Abstract This record group documents the career of Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-born aerodynamicist, science advisor, and first director of the Daniel Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. It consists primarily of correspondence, speeches, lectures and lecture notes, scientific manuscripts, calculations, reports, photos and technical slides, autobiographical sketches, and school notebooks.
Dates: 1871-1963; Majority of material found within 1920-1963
Identifier: mssAdams papers
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
Abstract The scientific and personal correspondence, organizational and government files, NASA files including Apollo missions and lunar sample analysis, notebooks, biographical materials and audiovisual materials of Gerald J. Wasserburg (b. 1927) form the collection known as the Gerald J. Wasserburg Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Appointed to the faculty at Caltech in 1955, Wasserburg won the Crafoord Prize in 1986 with Claude J. Allègre for their pioneering...
Scope and Contents The papers include course and public lectures, unpublished talks (“addresses”), lab notes and notebooks, correspondence (bulk with book dealers), and material relating to Caltech matters.
Abstract The Papers of Harold Wayland (1909-2000), Caltech Professor of Engineering Science, 1949-1979, are a small collection of personal, scientific, and institutionally related documents. They cover aspects of Wayland's scientific work on microcirculation, his invention of the intravital microscope, and Caltech's support in the late 1960s-early 1970s for a biomedical engineering program and discussion of a medical school in Pasadena.
Scope and Contents The papers include professional correspondence relating to his work in neurophysiology (principally between 1950-1970) and organizational work, material on professional associations and publishing, photographs, reprints, and research notes. Three files (Box 8) donated by Peter J. Mills.The bulk of the collection is professional correspondence, including items in Dutch and German, relating mainly to his work in neurophysiology, principally between 1950 to 1970. other correspondence...
Scope of the Collection The papers of Harry O. Wood were transferred to the Caltech Archives from the Seismology Laboratory. The initial donation, now occupying twenty-two document boxes, was made in 1976; it was supplemented with two more boxes about ten years later. The supplemental material has been processed separately from the original portion. The collection consists mainly of correspondence (over 19 boxes) of a personal and general nature. The personal correspondence covers mainly the years from 1912...
Abstract Papers of Victor Wouk (1919-2005). Electrical engineer. After graduating from Caltech (PhD 1942), Wouk devoted himself largely to the development of hybrid and electric motor vehicles. The range of his activities is wide, and he has consulted for several institutions and the government on a variety of issues. His papers consist of 70 boxes and include correspondence, publications (print and manuscript versions), lectures and seminars, and expert witness testimonies.
Scope and Contents This collection consists of material collected by Helen Wright in the course of writing her 1966 biography of George Ellery Hale, Explorer of the Universe. It includes copies of documents which can also be found in the George Ellery Hale Papers, but also documents from other sources and Wright’s transcripts of some handwritten letters, particularly those from Hale to his wife and daughter.
Abstract The working papers, correspondence, publications, and biographical material of physicist Fredrik Zachariasen form the collection known as the Fredrik Zachariasen Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Zachariasen specialized in theoretical physics, focusing on the interactions of elementary particles at high energies. He was an active member of the JASON defense advisory group, which was organized in 1960 to work on problems of national security.
Scope and Contents The Zechmeister papers include correspondence, lecture notes, technical manuscripts & related correspondence, honors & awards, and reprints.
- Manuscript Collection 73
- Physics 12
- Physicists 11
- Nobel Prize winners 8
- Administration 7
- Astronomy 7
- Astrophysics 7
- Biology 7
- California Institute of Technology -- Alumni and alumnae 7
- Chemistry 7
- Mathematics 6
- Aeronautics 5
- College students 5
- Geology 5
- Physics--Study and teaching 5
- Biologists 4
- Electrical engineering 4
- Hydrodynamics 4
- Mathematicians 4
- Molecular biology 4 ∧ less
- English 114
- fra 2
- German 2
- Dutch; Flemish 1
- Italian 1
- California Institute of Technology 49
- Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988 5
- Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953 (Experimental Physicist, Nobel Laureate, Caltech President) 4
- Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938 3
- 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
- Levi-Civita, Tullio, 1873-1941 (Mathematician) 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
- Adams, Walter S. (Walter Sydney), 1876-1956 1 ∧ less