|The Caltech Archives
were 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.
In the News
Stanley papers collection guide online
Gordon J. Stanley (1921-2001) was a key contributor to radio astronomy, both in Australia and the United States. A researchble collection guide has been published online at the Online Archives of California (OAC). Learn more. 6-10-2014
Collections in preparation: Aron Kuppermann
Professor 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. His collection of papers covering different aspects of his work was recently donated to the Caltech Archives. 1-15-2014
50th anniversary of quark models:
Murray Gell-Mann oral history available online. 12-6-2013
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Talk of the Archives
WELCOME TO KRISTIN ANTELMAN, CALTECH’S NEW UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
With a strong background in digital library management, Kristin Antelman brings to Caltech an understanding of the profound changes that have affected library services in the last decade. For the Caltech Archives, an informed application of new technologies to support digital collections will be fundamental to maintaining the historical record of the institute.
We look forward to working with Kristin as we develop our 21st-century archival management know-how. Further information: Interview with Kristin Antelman.
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