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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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Note : Silent in places. Description : Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas had been spending 4 days (1/31-2/3 1956) as guest in Caltech's Leaders of America program. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is...
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Note: Video Noise Visible. Audio and video levels vary, White levels are high and clipped. Portions of programming did not contain captions. Description: The coverage of the construction, preparation and parading of the Caltech Centennial Float during the 1991 Rose Parade in Pasadena. Call number: VHS 3 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Program made for the Caltech Nobel centennial year (2001) celebration. Covers all Caltech laureates to that time. Narrated by Sandra Tsing Loh. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of...
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