|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.
Images above are from the Caltech Archives' PhotoNet, an online, searchable database of thousands of images.
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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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NEW PHOTO SEARCH LAUNCHED
Archives' patrons may now use our new online photo collection, the Caltech Image Archive. The new digital collection uses the Islandora open source framework for the management of digital assets. Images may be browsed or searched. The Image Archive is the first of several digital collections planned for presentation by the Archives.
The Archives' legacy digital image search, PhotoNet, has been decommissioned. Its original data forms the backbone of the new digital collection, which will be augmented with new graphic material on a regular basis. The collection includes over 10,000 historic and contemporary photographs of people and places, reproductions of historic scientific artifacts and art, and illustrations drawn from Caltech's exceptional rare book collection in the history of science.
The Image Archive can be accessed directly from our Search page. Please address comments and questions to the
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