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California Institute of Technology Archives

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.

The Caltech Archives' holdings include a wide range of materials, from manuscripts to photographs, to audio-visual materials, books, fine art, and artifacts.

Collection materials include:
* Manuscripts
* Photographs & Images
* Oral Histories
* Digital Media Collection
* Online Exhibits
* Books & Texts
* Audio Visual
* Artifacts
* Fine Art

Contact Information:

Caltech Archives
Mail Code 015A-74
Caltech
Pasadena, California 91125
Telephone: (626) 395-2704
Fax: (626) 395-4073

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Description : Feature film about the building and use of the 200" telescope. Includes footage of Hubble, Humason, Rule, Porter, Max Mason, John Anderson, Marcus Brown, DuBridge, Bowen and technicians working on mirror. With sky picture and animation sequences demonstrating how optical (reflecting) telescope works. Source : 1 Tape of 1: Betacam (film-to-video transfer) Collection : Palomar Observatory motion pictures collection Rights : Public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by...
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Description : Focuses on operation of the Palomar 200-inch Hale Telescope. Part 1: Establishing shots. Exterior views of landscape surrounding the dome of the 200-inch Hale Telescope on Palomar Mountain. Medium shot and close-up of dome rotating and dome slot opening. Part 2: Long shot, medium shot and close-up taken from floor of dome. Astronomer consults with night assistant at 200-inch control console. Astronomer starts to ascend stairs to elevator. Night assistant operates controls that...
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