During this time, no reference service will be available and no site visits will be scheduled.
For online activities, discussion guides, and more, please visit Activities and Resources.
CHM’s Shustek Research Archives is located in Fremont, California, and is normally open Tuesday through Thursday by appointment only. Access to materials is provided free of charge, however some services including, but not limited to, digitization, use, software emulation, and access to large artifacts may incur processing fees. Access to artifacts is limited to on-site inspections at our storage facility separate from our archives facility. Operation of computers and other devices in CHM’s permanent collection is strictly prohibited.
Prior to contacting CHM, please identify materials of interest by searching CHM’s online catalog and noting the titles and catalog numbers for reference.Search collection Finding aids
Please submit all requests for on-site research at least two weeks prior to your preferred visit date. Requests that involve substantial staff preparation (such as access to historical software or large artifacts) may require up to four weeks prior notice to accommodate.
To discuss a research project, seek access to the collection, schedule an on-site visit, request the use of a still or moving image, request digitization, or to ask any other collections-related questions, please contact Collections Research.
At the core of CHM’s preservation and access efforts is the Shustek Research Archives, the Museum’s 50,000-square-foot research and storage facility.
Established in 2015 and named for Museum founder Len Shustek, the Shustek Research Archives houses CHM’s acquisitions, archival collections, software preservation, and research operations. With study space for visiting scholars, artifact acquisitions receiving, and digitization workstations, the Shustek Research Archives promotes access to and preservation of CHM’s world-class collections.