Hidden No More: CHM's Archives Processing Project Wraps Up
In 2015 CHM was awarded a substantial grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources, to minimally process 26 of the Museum’s most valuable but hidden collections, totaling 1,944 linear feet of material.
The collections document the Information Age in the United States and its ongoing impact on society, from 1921 through 2010, with the bulk of the material from 1945 through 1998. The collections contain correspondence, memoranda, business plans, laboratory notebooks, marketing material, computer manuals, conference proceedings, near print newsletters, rare market studies, and still and moving images. There are records and personal papers from corporations, CEOs, computer science luminaries, female entrepreneurs and inventors, and enthusiastic collectors. Scholars, historians, peer institutions, and the public now have unprecedented access to these unique records of the Information Age.READ MORE
An Early Door to Cyberspace: The Community Memory Terminal
The first Community Memory terminal was installed at Leopold’s Records in Berkeley, CA. The terminal connected by modem to a time-sharing computer in San Francisco, which hosted the electronic bulletin-board system. Users could exchange brief messages about a wide range of topics: apartment listings, music lessons, even where to find a decent bagel.
The MRI of the Future May Be Wearable & Telepathic
From “Screen Queen” to imaging innovator, Openwater CEO Mary Lou Jepsen talks about her new medical venture, healthcare costs, and why she advocates for STEAM, not just STEM, in education during our May 4 CHM Live event.
Tour Revolution Anytime, Anywhere!
Enhance your experience of our signature exhibition with the official audio tour
Narrated by NPR correspondent Laura Sydell, this tour features insider stories from CHM staff and volunteers, voices of computer pioneers such as Gordon Moore and Ed Catmull, historical images, and beautiful photographs of computing artifacts.