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. 

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Oral Histories

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.

Oral histories

Research Archives and Collections Access

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.  

Please note that the Archives is temporarily closed. We may not be able to respond to your query before July, 2024. Thanks for your patience.

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New artifacts are accepted into the collection after careful consideration by our curatorial and archival teams. Learn more about donating artifacts to CHM.

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