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Image Archive

The Image Archive is a collection of over ten thousand images representing Caltech's history and the people who have made and continue to make it. It includes historic and contemporary photographs of people and places, reproductions of historic scientific artifacts and art, and illustrations drawn from Caltech's rare book collection in the history of science and technology. image


Paul MacCready Papers

Paul B. MacCready (19252007), a Caltech graduate, was an inventor and an entrepreneur who pioneered alternative energy solutions. The collection documents most aspects of MacCready's personality and career through a diverse array of documents, media, objects, manuscripts and printed material. Especially prevalent within the collection are papers and ephemera during the time MacCready was working on his human-powered airplanes, the Gossamer Condor and Gossamer Albatross. image


Oral Histories

The Caltech Archives Oral History Project began in 1978 for the purpose of recording the personal memoirs of the distinguished scientists, teachers, and administrators of the Institute. To date, approximately 200 interviews have been completed and most are open to readers in transcript form. Beginning in 2002, selected interviews have been made available to the public in digital form through this repository. image


Donald A. Glaser Papers

Donald. A. Glaser (1926 2013), completed his PhD in physics at Caltech in 1950 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1960 for his invention of the bubble chamber. Later his scientific work transitioned to neuroscience with leading contributions to research in visual neuroscience. The Glaser collection at Caltech is extremely rich and significant and consists of papers, diaries, notebooks, many photos and slides and some audio-visual items. image

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