Peter Sachs Collopy


I’m a historian and archivist of science, technology, and media.

As University Archivist at the Caltech Archives, I lead a team that collects, organizes, interprets, and makes available the papers and other media that document Caltech’s role in the history of science and technology.

As a managing editor and web administrator of the History of Anthropology Newsletter, I foster an intellectual community of historians and anthropologists.

As a scholar, one portion of my research concerns how politics and religion have shaped the methods of biology, cybernetics, and the human sciences. Another takes up these history of science topics in intersection with the histories of the counterculture, the New Left, and video technology.

Twitter @collopy
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Phone +1 626-395-2702
Mail 1200 E. California Blvd.
MC B215-74
Pasadena, CA 91125
History of Technology Working Group*
CHSTM, October 16
History of Science Society
Seattle, November 1–4
50 Years of Video*
Kunsthochschule Mainz, November 13–14