|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.
In the News
50th anniversary of quark models:
Murray Gell-Mann oral history available online. 12-6-2013
Wasserburg papers collection guide online
Professor Gerald J. Wasserburg began donating his papers to the Caltech Archives in 1996. A searchable collection guide to the now 172 archival boxes has been published online at the Online Archive of California (OAC).
Learn more. 5-14-2013
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Talk of the Archives
NEW PHOTO SEARCH COMING SOON
The Caltech Archives is preparing to launch a new online photo search. The new system uses a Solr search engine with an Islandora interface. The legacy PhotoNet image database will become the Caltech Image Archive. The Image Archive is the first of several digital collections planned for presentation by the Archives.
You are invited to try out the new system, Caltech Image Archive. The old search will run in parallel for approximately one month. Until updated, legacy data in the old system will respond best to a basic search. Comments and questions may be addressed to the
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