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Oglethorpe University

The International Time Capsule Society (ITCS), based at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgiamarker, is an organization established to promote the study of time capsules. Since 1990 it has been documenting all types of time capsule projects worldwide.


The founders are time capsule researchers from the United States and Europe.

  • Knute Berger ("Skip"), executive director of the Washington Centennial Time Capsule project, author of the article Time Capsules in America

  • Paul Hudson, author of the article The Oglethorpe Atlanta Crypt of Civilization Time Capsule


The International Time Capsule Society states in their handout brochure as their mission:


The International Time Capsule Society is an organization dedicated to tracking the world's time capsules to ensure that those that are created are not lost. The ITCS has set up a registry of time capsules, and has 1,400 groups listed. The ITCS estimates there are between 10,000 to 15,000 time capsules worldwide. Paul Hudson of Oglethorpe University estimates that more than 80 percent of all time capsules are lost and will not be opened on their intended date..

The ITCS holds conferences on a regular basis at Oglethorpe University at their campus in Atlanta, Georgiamarker. Members from around the world meet to discuss time capsule projects; guests are welcome to attend.

Crypt of Civilization

The International Time Capsule Society is based at Oglethorpe University , home of the Crypt of Civilization, the first modern time capsule.

Lost time capsules

The International Time Capsule Society is in search of nine time capsules that supposedly at one time existed, however are presently lost. It requests that the whereabouts of any of the lost capsules be reported to them. A list of the "10 Most Wanted Time Capsules" was released in 1991 by the original founders of the society. To date only one has been found. It is the Kingsley Dam Time Capsule.

According to the International Time Capsule Society and Oglethorpe University below are the remaining nine lost time capsules, two of which may recently have been found.

Bicentennial Wagon Train Time Capsule

MIT Cyclotron Time Capsule

Corona, California, Time Capsules

The M*A*S*H Time Capsule

George Washington's Cornerstone

The Gramophone Company Time Capsule

Washington Territorial Centennial Time Capsule

Blackpool Tower

The Lyndon, Vermont, Time Capsule

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