Becoming Caltech, 1910–1930: Presentations from the Archives

A century ago, a small institution called Throop Polytechnic Institute dramatically reinvented itself, transforming from a manual arts academy to an engineering school, then expanding into a research institute. In 1920, it became the California Institute of Technology. In summer 2020, Caltech archivists gave a series of livestreamed presentations on the science, engineering, architecture, and community life of early Caltech. You can find below links to video of these presentations, and a bibliography of further reading.

 

Session 1, Commencement Edition. Thursday, June 11, 5:00–6:15
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Session 2, Thursday, June 25, 5:00–6:00
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Session 3, Thursday, July 9, 5:00–6:00
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Session 4, Thursday, July 23, 5:00–6:00
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Session 5, Thursday, August 6, 5:00–6:00
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Session 6, Thursday, August 20, 5:00–6:00
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Further Reading