Caltech Images Collection

Our online Image Archive of over 10,000 photographs documents Caltech’s history and consists of historic and contemporary images of Institute life. It includes images of faculty, staff, trustees, notable visitors, and other affiliated people, along with campus buildings, laboratories, events, and student activities. Also included in our collection are photographs of scientific apparatus and artifacts and fine art, as well as illustrations and prints reproduced from Caltech’s rare book collection in the history of science.

Digital reproductions of images may be requested for both professional and personal use by permission. Please email us at with requests.