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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

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

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Note : Slides are very dark, and audio is occasionally distorted. Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : Stephen Hawking introduces John Preskill, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, who gives a lecture on "Quantum Information and Quantum Computation" Source : 1 Tape of 1: S-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...
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : David Goodstein, Ph.D. and Judith R. Goodstein, Ph.D. "Earnest Watson and the Amazing Liquid Air Show" Source : 1 Tape of 1: S-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...
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Description: William Deverell offers an early vision of the city of Los Angeles through history, cultural criticism and social commentary. He shows how understanding the Los Angeles of the 19th century requires grappling with the complex relationship between whites, especially those in power, and Mexican people, a Mexican past, and a Mexican landscape. Call number: AUDIO 04 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Note : Show returns to main topic at 00:02:57 on Part 2. Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Additional Title : Mars Global Surveyor Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of...
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : Fiona Harrison, Ph.D. "The Mystery of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts" Source : 1 Tape of 1: S-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 education and...
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : Eric Davidson, Ph.D. "Genes, Eggs, and Embryos" Source : 1 Tape of 1: S-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 education and research....
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Note : Audio recorded at low level and varies throughout. Video dropouts. Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : Shrinivas Kulkarni, Ph.D. "Gamma Ray Bursts: Dying Cries from the Deep Universe" Source : 1 Tape of 1: S-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...
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Note : Content begins abruptly. Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition" took to the airwaves on January...
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Note : Gap in content between 00:29:42-00:29:46 on Part 1, missing content. Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech...
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Note : Content begins abruptly. Show returns to main topic at 00:02:05 on Part 2 Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Additional Title : El Nino Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast...
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Note : Main program begins 00:01:17. Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Additional Title : California Politics Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech...
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Note : Gap in program from 00:19:12-00:21:22 on Part 1 and from 00:09:03-00:10:31 on Part 2. Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of...
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Note : Content begins abruptly. Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Additional Title : Taxing Women Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition"...
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