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.
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 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.