The Foladare Collection at the Caltech Archives consists of three boxes of materials, all
of which date from the Caltech Rocket Project during World War II (1942-46). Included in
the first two boxes are technical reports on rocket science and weaponry, and Foladare's
memoranda to the report writers regarding the style and structure of their reports. The
third box contains the eight monographs on rocket-related subjects that the workers on
the rocket project composed in 1946, in fulfillment of Caltech's OSRD contract.
Joseph Foladare was born in Los Angeles on July 9, 1909. He earned his B.S. in Physics
from Caltech in 1930, his M.A. in English from Claremont College in 1931, and his Ph.D.
in English at Yale in 1936. In 1935, he took a teaching position in the English
Department at Iowa State College in Ames. In 1940, he joined Santa Barbara State College
(later University of California, Santa Barbara) as an English Professor.
Copyright has not been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All
requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing
to the Head of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the
California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not
intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be
obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.