The Collection Overview
The Computer History Museum is home to the world's largest collection of artifacts related to the history of computing and includes
hardware, software, documents, ephemera, photographs and moving images. The Museum seeks to preserve a comprehensive view of computing history, one that
includes the machines, software, business and competitive environments, personal recollections, and social implications of one of humankind's most
important invention, the computer.
Explore the Museum Collection
Catalog Search is a powerful
resource for researchers, students and history enthusiasts. The museum's collection encompasses hardware, ephemera, photographs, moving images,
software and documents of computer history.
The Computer History Museum
preserves the stories of key contributors to the information age by conducting video and audio oral history interviews and panel discussions.
Transcriptions of these oral histories and discussions are available for study.
We welcome the contribution
of hardware, software, photographs, audio recordings, moving images and documents related to the history of computing. Thank you for considering a
donation to the museum.
The Museum welcomes use of its collections.
The document collections consist of manuals, books, marketing brochures, periodicals, technical reports and other types of documentation listed
in more than 20,000 catalog entries.
Thousands of still images
and hundreds of moving images from all areas of computing history are available in the museum's collection. Assistance is available to researchers
seeking audiovisual materials from our collection.