ARTICLES IN Behind the Scenes (24)

A Haunted Tour of Silicon Valley

A Haunted Tour of Silicon Valley

 Caroline Evans   October 31, 2016
Silicon Valley is known for its cutting-edge technology, creative innovation, and forward-looking frame of mind. But the Valley also has a lesser-known side—a spookier...   Read More
The Digital Repository at CHM

The Digital Repository at CHM

 Andrew Berger   October 18, 2016
If you’ve heard about digital preservation in the news, chances are it was a story about loss or potential loss. For almost 20 years...   Read More
Adventures in CHM Interning, Part 2

Adventures in CHM Interning, Part 2

 Maya Makker   September 06, 2016
This is part two of two of CHM’s High School Internship Program blog series, compiled and written by an editorial taskforce of the Museum’s...   Read More
Adventures in CHM Interning, Part 1

Adventures in CHM Interning, Part 1

 Maya Makker   August 30, 2016
This is part one of two of CHM’s High School Internship Program blog series, compiled and written by an editorial taskforce of the Museum’s...   Read More
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