ARTICLES IN Behind the Scenes (28)

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
The Other Internet, Part II: Cambridge to Kenya

The Other Internet, Part II: Cambridge to Kenya

 Marc Weber   January 16, 2013
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)

 Jennifer De La Cruz   January 09, 2013
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