CHM stewards the world’s leading collection and archive chronicling the history and impact of computing and technological innovation on the human experience. From machines to source code, lab notebooks to business plans, our collecting scope is expansive with unique perspectives into the online world, entrepreneurship, and software.Search collection Finding aids
Discover our permanent collection on exhibit in Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing. Explore over 1,100 objects while hearing firsthand accounts from the innovators who set the computer revolution in motion.
Explore the visual language of innovative technologies and leading companies in this collection of marketing brochures and advertisements from 1948 to 1988.
The Fairchild patent and laboratory notebooks date from 1957 to 1980. They include the work of legends like Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce that revolutionized microelectronics and drove the explosive growth of Silicon Valley.
Study the firsthand accounts of venture capital pioneers and luminaries in the NVCA-Venture Forward Oral History Collection, a rich set of transcripts that have been compiled over the past 15 years by the NVCA.
CHM’s oral history program records and preserves the firsthand recollections of computing pioneers from around the world. With over a thousand in-depth interviews and demonstrations, CHM’s oral history collection is one of the most comprehensive on the subjects of computing, technological innovation, web, entrepreneurship, and networking.
CHM stimulates learning and facilitates insights through collections-based research and access to primary source material. Learn about using our collection, including on-site research.
New artifacts are accepted into the collection after careful consideration by our curatorial and archival teams. Learn more about donating artifacts to CHM.