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Becoming Caltech, 1910–1930: Presentations from the Archives, Session 1 - Commencement Edition

Thursday, June 11, 2020
5:00pm to 6:15pm
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In the 1910s and 1920s, 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. A century ago, it became the California Institute of Technology. Join us on Zoom for a series of presentations by Caltech archivists on the science, engineering, architecture, and community life of early Caltech.

This commencement session, the first of our series, will include four brief presentations:
• "The Greater Throop": Planning and Building a New Campus
• The 1918 Flu Pandemic Comes to Throop
• The Rise of Seismology, from Harry Wood to the Richter/Gutenberg Scale
• Commencement and Caltech Alma Mater "Hail CIT"

To participate, please register here

For more information, please contact Caltech Archives by email at [email protected] or visit Becoming Caltech, 1910–1930: Presentations from the Archives series.