NCAR Archives

The NCAR Archives provides access to digitized historical documents and photographs from the permanent collections that document the broad spectrum of activities undertaken by NCAR/UCAR in the areas of research, technology, education, and community building. These digital collections represent only a selection of our archival holdings, contact us for more information.


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Vincent Lally Papers
Vincent Lally Papers
The Vincent E. Lally digital collection highlights over thirty years of Lally's research using high-altitude balloons in the atmospheric sciences. The collection includes photographs depicting balloon launches and equipment, correspondence, notes, and oral history.
Walter Orr Roberts Collection
Walter Orr Roberts Collection
This collection consists of writings and photographs created by NCAR's first Director, Walter Orr Roberts. Writings include Dr. Roberts' informal series called "Provocations," short essays posing provocative comments related to scientific issues that mostly focus on weather, climate, the sun, or near space. Photographs include images from his 1960s trips to Sweden, Denmark, and the then-U.S.S.R.
Warren Washington Papers
Warren Washington Papers
The Warren M. Washington digital collection highlights his scientific, professional, and advisory activities, as well as his significant contributions to diversity issues, particularly the enhancement of opportunities for people of color in science. The digital collection includes photographs, video, and documents.

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