Welcome to NCAR Archives

The Archives seeks to preserve the institutional memory of UCAR/NCAR/UCP. The Archives acquires, processes, manages, and makes accessible to staff and researchers high quality information resources documenting the broad spectrum of activities undertaken by UCAR/NCAR/UCP in the areas of research, technology, education, and community building.

Use the NCAR Archives to:

  • Study how atmospheric science has changed over time
  • Learn about the history of NCAR
  • Research the unique architecture of the Mesa Laboratory 
  • Explore past field projects and scientific studies

Photograph from 1970 eclipse expeditionThis historic photo from the UCAR Communications photo collection was taken on a High Altitude Observatory (HAO) expedition to San Carlos Yautapec, Mexico to view an eclipse in 1970.  The UCAR Communications photo collection is a rich source of UCAR and NCAR history and the NCAR Archives works in partnership with UCAR Communications to preserve this unique collection for generations to come.

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Kate Legg, Archives & Digital Collections Librarian

Visit the Archives

The NCAR Archives are open year round, Tuesday thru Friday, from 9:00-4:00. The archivist offers reference and information services for all users.  If you would like to visit the Archives, please contact us 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment.

The Archives are located at the Mesa Lab in Boulder, CO. View directions and a map.