ARTICLES IN Behind the Scenes (20)

In His Own Words: John Blankenbaker

In His Own Words: John Blankenbaker

 Chris Garcia   April 05, 2016
One of the great privileges of being a curator at the Computer History Museum is access to the files. Not just the extensive holdings...   Read More
Letters to Lovelace Competition at CHM

Letters to Lovelace Competition at CHM

 Megan Merritt   January 19, 2016
The year 2015 marked Ada Lovelace’s 200th birthday, and, in honor of her mathematical and artistic achievements, the Computer History Museum (CHM) began a...   Read More
Maxing Out the Minimal: CHM’s Archives Processing Project Is Underway

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

 Sara Lott   October 20, 2015
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...   Read More
Catalysts for Memory: Online Access to the vast CHM Collection

Catalysts for Memory: Online Access to the vast CHM Collection

 Gretta Stimson   May 13, 2015
Whether it’s a “Speak  & Spell” educational game or an IBM mainframe computer, everyone finds something from their own lives on display at CHM...   Read More
The Two-Napkin Protocol

The Two-Napkin Protocol

 Paula Jabloner   March 04, 2015
The Computer History Museum has undertaken a new and groundbreaking collaboration with San Jose-based Cisco Systems, Inc. to preserve the company’s three-decade history. The...   Read More
Road Trip: CHM Enigma Machine Goes to Hollywood

Road Trip: CHM Enigma Machine Goes to Hollywood

 Carol Stiglic   December 02, 2014
My Mission: TIME Magazine calls, they want our Enigma machine for a photo shoot in Hollywood featuring The Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch.  The...   Read More
Restoring the IBM 1401

Restoring the IBM 1401

 Robert Garner   November 20, 2013
Is anyone willing to lead a project to restore an IBM 1401?” Mike Cheponis enthusiastically asked with a glint in his eye. I knew...   Read More
Volunteers, start your laptops!

Volunteers, start your laptops!

 Karen Kroslowitz   October 07, 2013
The race is on! The Computer History Museum was recently awarded a prestigious two-year federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services...   Read More
The Artifact Doctor Will See You Now

The Artifact Doctor Will See You Now

 Karen Kroslowitz   April 08, 2013
Q: What do a lame fox, loose disk drive reels and J.M. Jacquard’s dirty face have in common? A: They all need health insurance....   Read More
William Shockley’s Fortune “Found” in Archive

William Shockley’s Fortune “Found” in Archive

 Sara Lott   February 08, 2013
Every now and then we hear of a document being “found” or “discovered” in an archive. Several months ago there was a lively exchange...   Read More