ARTICLES IN Behind the Scenes (18)

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

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

 Sara Lott  4 months ago
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  9 months ago
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  11 months ago
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  1 year ago
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  2 years ago
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  2 years ago
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  3 years ago
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  3 years ago
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
The Other Internet, Part II: Cambridge to Kenya

The Other Internet, Part II: Cambridge to Kenya

 Marc Weber  3 years ago
With his clipped red hair, freckled ruddy skin, and open yet no-nonsense manner, Nick Hughes could play a British army officer in the movies....   Read More
Collecting Oral Histories: It Takes a Village (or a Museum)

Collecting Oral Histories: It Takes a Village (or a Museum)

Oral histories have the capability of breathing life into inanimate objects. They can bridge gaps by providing introductions to otherwise unknown people, remote places,...   Read More