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.
This archive contains
transcripts and videos of oral history interviews and panel discussions with key pioneers and contributors to the Information Age collected by the
Computer History Museum.
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.