Caltech Archives and Special Collections

Contact Information

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Address
1200 E. California Blvd. MC B215-74 Pasadena, CA 91125
Hours
8:30-12:00, 1:00-4:00
Contact
626-395-2704
archives@caltech.edu
Website

34.1376576, -118.125269

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
Yes
Onsite technology available
No
Catalog System
ArchivesSpace
Repository
Yes
Access procedures

Access is available to anyone conducting research for which it is necessary; please contact the Caltech Archives to make an appointment.

Management

Archive / Collection information

The California Institute of Technology Archives and Special Collections, founded in 1968, has a mission of facilitating understanding of Caltech’s role in the history of science and technology. Our collections include the papers of Caltech researchers; photographs, film, audio, video, websites, and publications documenting Caltech’s history; scientific instruments characteristic of research at Caltech; and rare books anchored by the Rocco Collection of early modern physics and astronomy. We have been collecting oral histories of Caltech faculty and other affiliates since 1979, and have published approximately 200 transcripts on the web. Caltech has also made publicly available on the web the papers of astrophysicist George Ellery Hale, founder of Mount Wilson Observatory; aeronautical engineer and pioneer of human-powered flight Paul MacCready; and Nobel Prize-winning particle physicist and molecular biologist Donald Glaser.

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