Oral History Collection

Oral History Collection

Oral histories bridge the gap between written historical record and individual experience. The Computer History Museum’s oral history program records and preserves the firsthand recollections of computing pioneers from around the world in their own voice, enriching scholarly research and adding new depth to the history of computing.

To suggest an interviewee or panel topic, please email your suggestion and a short explanation to Oral History. Transcripts and selected footage are available below. Researchers can access additional recordings by contacting Research.

New! Personal accounts are written firsthand testimonies that cover significant events, products, or technologies related to the history of computing. Go to Personal Accounts.

Search Oral History Collection

This search only checks title, subject, contributors, and keywords across all oral histories.

Result 1-20 of about 67
Malavalli, Kumar oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 2012-04-03
102746234
Kryder, Mark oral history
Computer History Museum
Moving image, 2017-04-14
102738246
TMR Head oral history panel
Computer History Museum
Moving image, 2016-08-03
102717213
Ouchi, Ken oral history
Computer History Museum
Moving image, 2015-06-10
102740119
IBM tape history - session 4: LTO virtual company panel
Computer History Museum
Moving image, 2015-10-15
102738022
Moore, Fred oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 2009-07-14
102702128
Allan, Dal oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 2013-03-12
102746670
IBM tape history - session 1: tape media
Computer History Museum
Moving image, 2015-10-12
102737991
IBM tape history - session 3: 3480 tape drive
Computer History Museum
Moving image, 2015-10-14
102738020
Harari (Eli) oral history
Computer History Museum
Moving image, 2011-06-15
102702799
Dill, Frederick (Rick) oral history
Computer History Museum
Moving image, 2015-06-11
102740120
Ornstein, Severo oral history
Computer History Museum
Moving image, 2015-11-20
102738018
Kamp, Thomas G. oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 2010-06-12
102702337
Chen, Tu oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 2005-10-28
102657958
IBM tape history - session 2: overview of tape products and product management
Computer History Museum
Moving image, 2015-10-13
102737993
Harker, Jack (John M.) oral history, with C. Denis Mee
Computer History Museum
Text, 2007-05-30; 2007-07-10
102658172
TMR Head oral history panel
Computer History Museum
Text, 2016-08-03
102717212
Saviers, Grant oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 2011-05-17
102746014
Hitz, Dave oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 2009-08-26
102702146
Kryder, Mark oral history
Computer History Museum
Text, 2017-04-14
102738245