History of the Mesa Lab

This collection includes correspondence, memos, design specifications, and budgets related to the design and construction of the Mesa Laboratory. Materials document the site selection committee, selection of an architect, bidding process for contractors, internal discussions on design and space allocation, interior design, and the dedication ceremony.

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50th Anniversary Rededication Program
50th Anniversary Rededication Invitation
I.M. Pei Collection
The National Center for Atmospheric Research: An Architectural Masterpiece
Clip, Oral history interview with I.M. Pei
Clip, Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts
Film, Building the Mesa Laboratory Road
Film (silent), Mesa Laboratory Dedication
Film, Mesa Laboratory Groundbreaking
Film, Site for Mesa Laboratory, Pre-Construction
Construction progress charts of Mesa Lab, 1965
NCAR statements on public access to Table Mountain site
Draft Blue-Line Amendment Notice
Statement by Alan T. Waterman, NSF re: transfer of Table Mountain Site land
Construction photo 230-7
Walter Orr Roberts' remarks at Ralph S. Damon Room Dedication, May 1967
Dedication Day closing remarks by Walter Orr Roberts, May 10, 1967
Correspondence, memo: Walter Orr Roberts to NCAR Staff re: parking issues for Dedication
Speakers, special guests and program order for NCAR Dedication
Correspondence, memo: Walter Orr Roberts to hosts of special guests during Dedication