Oral Histories Collection

Oral Histories Collection

The Oral Histories Collection contains audio recordings, video footage, and transcripts from over 600 interviews and panel discussions with some of the world's most innovative computing pioneers. Interviews are conducted via the Museum's Oral History Program, which aims to preserve, collect, and communicate the unique stories of the Information Age to present and future generations.

Video footage and electronic transcripts of interviews and panel discussions are accessible through this site and can be searched below. If you are interested in owning the video footage or audio recording of a specific interview for personal or educational use, please send inquiries to .

To suggest an oral history topic or interviewee, please email your suggestion and a short explanation describing the relevance to computing history to . Please be sure to also include your complete contact information and if available, that of the prospective interviewee.

This search checks title, subject, contributors, and keywords across all oral histories. To perform a full text search, please use our Site Search.

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Catalog contains over 84,123 records.

Result 321-340 of about 474

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : Lotus 1-2-3
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-05-06
102658156

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : VisiCalc
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-05-06
102658146

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : accounting
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-05-06
102658155

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : database and utilities
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-11-19
102658262

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : financial and management software
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-11-19
102658198

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : legal issues : contracts
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-05-06
102701923

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : legal issues : piracy
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-05-06
10271992

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : marketing : pricing and packaging
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-05-06
102702031

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : marketing and sales
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-05-06
102702028

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : personal productivity software
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-11-19
102658266

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : systems software
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-05-06
102658197

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : technical : customer support
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-05-06
102702029

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : technical : development
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-05-06
102702030

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : word processing
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-05-06
102658157

Phipps, Charles oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 2009-05-28
102702114

Piscopo, Joe (Joseph A.) oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 1986-05-05
102702142

Pistorio, Pasquale oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 2010-04-26
102702316

Plattner, Hasso oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 2012-04-12
102746377

Poduska, Bill (John William, Sr.) oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 2002-10-09
102658256

Poor, Vic (Victor) oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 2004-12-08
102658337

Watch and search select videos from the Museum's Oral Histories Collection with our new interactive transcript feature. The interactive transcript lets you navigate a video by clicking on any word in the transcript to play the video from that exact point. You can further explore the video by using a keyword search.

This section of our website is undergoing beta testing. We have selected a small number of oral histories for this phase. Let us know what you think by sending a comment or suggestion to .

3dfx Oral History Panel with Ross Smith, Scott Sellers, Gary Tarolli, and Gordon Campbell
3dfx Oral History Panel with Ross Smith, Scott Sellers, Gary Tarolli, and Gordon Campbell

Moderated by Shayne Hodge on 2013-07-29 in Mountain View, California

MacPaint Interview and Demonstration, with Bill Atkinson and Andy Herzfeld
MacPaint Interview and Demonstration, with Bill Atkinson and Andy Herzfeld

Interviewed by Aimee Gardner and Al Kossow on 2010-05-06 in Mountain View, California

Oral History of Adele Goldberg
Oral History of Adele Goldberg

Interviewed by John Mashey on 2010-05-10 in Mountain View, California

Oral History of Avram Miller
Oral History of Avram Miller

Interviewed by Dane Elliot on 2013-08-19 in Mountain View, California

Oral History of Edwin Catmull
Oral History of Edwin Catmull

Interviewed by John Hollar on 2013-03-01 at Pixar in Emeryville, California

Oral History of Eli Harari
Oral History of Eli Harari

Interviewed by George Alexy and Jim Porter on 2011-06-15 in Mountain View, California

Oral History of John Backus
Oral History of John Backus

Interviewed by Grady Booch on 2006-09-05 in Ashland, Oregon

Oral History of Paul Laughton
Oral History of Paul Laughton

Interviewed by Bruce Damer, with Len Shustek, on 2013-08-14 in Mountain View, California

Oral History of Robert M. "Bob" Metcalfe, Part 1
Oral History of Robert M. "Bob" Metcalfe, Part 1

Interviewed by Len Shustek on 2006-11-29 in Boston Massachusetts

Oral History of Thomas J. "Tom" Perkins
Oral History of Thomas J. "Tom" Perkins

Interviewed by John Hollar on 2012-07-11 in San Francisco, California

Xbox Oral History Panel with Nick Baker, Todd Holmdahl, and Albert Penello
Xbox Oral History Panel with Nick Baker, Todd Holmdahl, and Albert Penello

Moderated by Dag Spicer on 2014-03-25 in Mountain View, California