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Oral Histories Collection

Oral Histories

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 MuseumÂ’'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 Research.

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

Search the Museum's collection records and transcripts from oral history interviews and panel discussions with key pioneers and contributors to the Information Age that have been collected by the Computer History Museum.

The Oral History Search below searches title, subject, contributors and keywords across all oral histories. To perform a full text search, please use our Site Search.

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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 Jennifer De La Cruz.

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, X5819.2010
Oral History of Adele Goldberg
Interviewed by John Mashey on 2010-05-10 in Mountain View, California, X5823.2010
Oral History of Eli Harari
Interviewed by George Alexy and Jim Porter on 2011-06-15 in Mountain View, California, X6066.2011
Oral History of John Backus
Interviewed by Grady Booch on 2006-09-05 in Ashland, Oregon, X3715.2007
Oral History of Paul Laughton
Interviewed by Bruce Damer, with Len Shustek, on 2013-08-14 in Mountain View, California, X6895.2014
Oral History of Robert M. "Bob" Metcalfe, Part 1
Interviewed by Len Shustek on 2006-11-29 in Boston Massachusetts, X3819.2007
Oral History of Thomas J. "Tom" Perkins
Interviewed by John Hollar on 2012-07-11 in San Francisco, California, X6219.2012

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650-810-1034 Jennifer De La Cruz