NCAR Archives Mission

The NCAR Archives preserves the institutional history of NCAR|UCAR. The Archives acquires, manages, makes accessible resources documenting the activities undertaken by NCAR|UCAR in the areas of Earth systems science research, technology, education, and community building.

Walter Orr Roberts talks with I.M. Pei at the dedication of the Mesa Lab in 1967. (UCAR Digital Image Library #DI02085)

Viewed from the air, the Mesa Laboratory headquarters of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and its extensive horseshoe-shaped parking areas (UCAR Digital Image Library)

UCAR trustees visiting the construction site of the Mesa Lab in 1964. (UCAR Digital Image Library #DI02087)

Construction site of the Mesa Laboratory, the laboratory was completed in 1966.(UCAR Digital Image Library #DI01746)


An early conceptual drawing of the headquarters of NCAR, circa 1962-1964. (NCAR Archives, Mesa Laboratory Construction Records)