About Sara Lott

Sara Lott joined the Computer History Museum in 2007. As Senior Archives Manager, Sara is responsible for managing all aspects of the Museum's archival collections including goal setting, processing, preservation, access, use, and digitization. Sara also secures funding for major processing projects through grants and gifts. Sara is a Certified Archivist and holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science with an emphasis in archives from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History from Truman State University in MO. Lott has previously worked in historical societies, and public and academic libraries, and is a member of the Society of American Archivists, Society of California Archivists, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Fraternity and Beta Phi Mu National Library Science Honor Society.

Articles by Sara Lott(7)

New Grant Will Highlight Software’s History, User and Maker Stories, and Ongoing Global Impact

New Grant Will Highlight Software’s History, User and Maker Stories, and Ongoing Global Impact

CHM has received a National Historical Publications and Records Commission: Access to Historical Records grant to process material related to software history. The collections in CHM’s Software History Processing Project (SHiPP) represent a deep and broad resource for understanding software’s impact on society. Read More
Hidden No More: CHM’s Archives Processing Project Wraps Up

Hidden No More: CHM’s Archives Processing Project Wraps Up

It took two and a half years, two full-time archivists, and nine part-time volunteers, but the Computer History Museum is thrilled to announce the completion of its Archives Processing Project (CHM APP). Read More
What the DEC?!? Records of Minicomputer Giant Digital Equipment Corporation Open for Research at CHM

What the DEC?!? Records of Minicomputer Giant Digital Equipment Corporation Open for Research at CHM

 Jun 13, 2017 From the Collection
After 14 months and over 5,000 man hours the Digital Equipment Corporation’s (DEC) corporate archive is open for research! Read More
Maxing Out the Minimal: CHM’s Archives Processing Project Is Underway

Maxing Out the Minimal: CHM’s Archives Processing Project Is Underway

 Oct 20, 2015 Behind the Scenes
In 2014 the Museum applied for and received a $274,560 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to process a portion of its backlog over a span of two years. We are now six months into CHM’s Archives Processing Project (CHM APP), and we have a lot to report. Read More
SRI ARC Journal: A Record of Engelbart and his Team

SRI ARC Journal: A Record of Engelbart and his Team

 Aug 29, 2013 From the Collection
ARC was the laboratory started by Douglas Engelbart where the oNLine System (NLS), later Augment, was conceived. Read More
William Shockley’s Fortune “Found” in Archive

William Shockley’s Fortune “Found” in Archive

 Feb 08, 2013 Behind the Scenes
Every now and then we hear of a document being “found” or “discovered” in an archive. Read More
Conservation of the Fairchild Notebooks

Conservation of the Fairchild Notebooks

 Aug 31, 2012 Behind the Scenes
Go behind the scenes of a conservation assessment of a highly anticipated new donation: the Texas Instruments donation of over 1,000 Fairchild Semiconductor patent notebooks. Read More