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About Research Collections
The Archives and Special Collections holdings include a wide range of materials—from manuscripts and photographs to audiovisual materials, books, fine art, and artifacts.
Search the archives catalog of collection guides, inventories, and finding aids that describe the faculty papers, institutional records, photographs, artifacts, and audiovisual material available for research.
Browse digitized collections online. Collections include the
Image Archive, an assortment of over 10,000 photographs, negatives, and drawings from various Caltech Archives collections. Also available are the nearly complete manuscript collections of Donald A. Glaser, George Ellery Hale, and Paul MacCready.
Access the transcripts of over 200 interviews of members of the Caltech community. A portion of physical copies of oral histories can only be viewed in the Archives reading room and are non-circulating.
Browse titles published by and for the campus community, including course catalogs, student newspapers, and
Big T yearbooks. The printed editions of the publications can be viewed in the Archives Reading Room.
Use LibSearch to discover the collection of non-circulating rare books and contemporary books related to the history of science and technology at Caltech. Select Search Options to filter by date published or select location: Archives and Special Collections.
Access websites created by Caltech, its faculty, and students through the Internet Archive’s Archive-It. The Archives began regularly capturing Caltech’s web presence in 2017.