The papers represent a somewhat miscellaneous cross section of material touching on
various aspects of life at Caltech. Of particular interest are talks about or interviews
with prominent Caltech faculty. There is also interesting material on student life, as
well as several sets of slides showing student pranks. Other sets of slides generated by
faculty retirement dinners provide some interesting pictorial records. Researchers should
also refer to the Edward Hutchings Jr. oral history.
Edward Hutchings Jr. was born in 1912 in Brooklyn and raised in upstate New York. After
graduating from Dartmouth College in 1933, he worked as an editor and writer for a number
of magazines, including Literary Digest,Business Week,Look,Liberty,Collier's and Science
Illustrated. In 1948 he was offered the job of editor of Caltech's alumni
magazine, Engineering & Science (E&S). Later he acquired the title of
Director of Publications.
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