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Carver A. Mead Papers

Identifier: 10284-MS
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

Aristotle Michal Papers

Identifier: 10020-MS
Content Description

The papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs, and personal papers.

Dates: 1917-1953

Clark B. Millikan Papers

Identifier: MillikanCB
Content Description

The papers include personal and professional correspondence, technical reports, scientific manuscripts, lecture notes, unpublished talks, government files & biographical data, and personal and family memorabilia.

Dates: 1922-1965

Robert A. Millikan Papers

Identifier: MillikanRA
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...
Dates: 1821 - 1953

Edward Williams Morley Family Papers

Identifier: 10023-MS
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his parents and siblings, also including an important collection of Civil War letters, in addition to miscellaneous historical documents, form the collection titled the Edward Williams Morley Family Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology.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...
Dates: 1828-1922

Henry Victor Neher Papers

Identifier: 10049-MS

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."

Dates: 1916-1994

Wheeler J. North Papers

Identifier: NorthWJ
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.

Dates: 1953-1999

Arthur A. Noyes Papers

Identifier: NoyesAA
Scope and Contents

Noyes' papers include correspondence from 1919-1936, technical and laboratory notes, unpublished talks, and reprints.

Dates: 1883-1936

Robert W. Oliver Papers

Identifier: 10109-MS

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.

Dates: 1946-1998

Palomar Observatory Motion Pictures Collection

Identifier: 10001-Media

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

Rodman W. Paul Papers

Identifier: 10200-MS

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.

Dates: 1929-1986

Fredric (Fred) Raichlen Papers

Identifier: 10290-MS
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...
Dates: 1932-2014

Arthur Raymond Papers

Identifier: RaymondAE
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of lecture notes for airplane design courses at Caltech and a copy of his autobiography.

Dates: 1928-1934

Raymond G. Richards Caltech Course Lecture Notes

Identifier: 10239-MS

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.

Dates: 1938-1940

Charles F. Richter Papers

Identifier: RichterCF
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.

Dates: 1839-1984

Howard P. Robertson Papers

Identifier: 10024-MS
Abstract Howard 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,...
Dates: 1922-1980

Bruce H. Rule Papers

Identifier: RuleBH

Bruce Hornbrook Sage Papers

Identifier: SageBH
Content Description Bruce Hornbrook Sage: 1909-1983. Chemical engineer; Professor of Chemical Engineering, CIT 1934-1974. Expert on petroleum technology with major contributions in development of rocket propellants & the study of the physical properties of hydrocardbons. the collection includes clippings & programs related to organizations, conferences & awards; some correspondence (re. rocket propellants and fuses); and a 10-page typescript account of the anti-Peron uprising in Buenos Aires,...
Dates: 1934-1971

James A. B. Scherer Papers

Identifier: SchererJAB

William R. Smythe Papers

Identifier: SmytheWR
Scope and Contents

The papers contain correspondence, teaching materials, research notes, calculations and working papers on the "right circular cylinder.”

Dates: 1928-1974

Gordon J. Stanley Papers

Identifier: 10266-MS
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...
Dates: 1942-1994

Chester Stock Papers

Identifier: 10043-MS
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...
Dates: 1900-1951

John Todd and Olga Taussky-Todd Papers

Identifier: 10128-MS
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

Tolman-Bacher House Recipe Collection

Identifier: TolmanBacher
Dates: 1925-1991, bulk 1925-1964

Victor C. Tsai Papers

Identifier: TsaiVC
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

Enrico Volterra Papers

Identifier: 10235-MS
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

Theodore von Kármán Papers

Identifier: 10143-MS

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

Gerald J. Wasserburg Papers

Identifier: 10163-MS
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...
Dates: 1927-2011