Artifact Details

Title

Guide to the Community Memory records

Catalog Number

102733953

Type

Text

Date

1964-2000; bulk 1974-1991

Author

Doub, Bo; Hayden, Kim; Lott, Sara Chabino

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Extent

32.59 linear feet in 21 record cartons, 3 manuscript boxes, and 5 custom boxes of varying sizes

Description

The Community Memory records are made up of material from 1974 to 2000, with the bulk from 1974 to 1991, that document the development and implementation of the first computer-based public bulletin board, Community Memory (CM), which was created and operated by a cooperative nonprofit entity called the Community Memory Project, based in Berkeley, California. CM-specific material includes administrative records, promotional material, discussion board printouts, usage statistics, designs and specifications, manuals, and training records. Also included are materials collected, but not created, by CM, including reports and essays, computing manuals, books, conference and workshop material, and articles and newsletters. The majority of the non-CM material reflects the sociopolitical ethos of CM, focusing on social issues and technology.

Category

Finding Aid

Subject

Berkeley (Calif.); Bulletin boards; Community Memory Project; Computer networks; Cooperatives (buisness enterprises); Felsenstein, Lee; Intellectual freedom; Nonprofit organization; Resource One, Inc.

Collection Title

Community Memory records

Credit

Gift of Lee Felsenstein

Lot Number

X3090.2005