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The Caltech Archives
was formally established in 1968 to serve as the collective memory of the California Institute of Technology. Our mission is to preserve and make accessible the institutional records, personal papers, documents, artifacts and pictorial materials that tell the school's history.

The Archives' unique research collections in the history of science and technology range from the time of Copernicus to today. They are available to the campus community for instructional and research purposes, as well as to qualified non-campus users by appointment.

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In the News
Marble papers collection guide online.
The papers of Professor Frank E. Marble (1918-2014), one of the fathers of modern jet engines have been processed, and the searchable collection guide is now available online at the Online Archive of California (OAC). Learn more. Posted 9-30-2016

New Oral Histories online!
Caltech faculty members, administrators, alumni, and staff have told us their stories, and now you can read them online. Enjoy the recollections shared by Charles Peck (Professor of Physics, emeritus, and former PMA Division Chair), Hans Hornung (Professor of Aeronautics, emeritus), Dana Roth (alumnus and former Chemistry Librarian) and Herman Miller (alumnus). Posted 8-26-2016

Fred Anson papers collection guide online.
The papers of Professor Anson -the Elizabeth W. Gilloon Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus- have been processed, and the searchable collection guide is now available online at the Online Archive of California (OAC). Posted 4-19-2016



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Talk of the Archives

A Brief History of Time with Hawking at Caltech

Stephen Hawking, 1975

On January 8th, Stephen Hawking will be celebrating his 75th birthday

A frequent visitor to Caltech over the years, spending a month almost every year, Hawking's first association with Caltech came in 1974 when he was offered the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar Visiting Professorship for 1974-75 academic year.-LK
Read the full story here.

Posted 9-30-2016

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