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 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.
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 84,351 records.
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.
Moderated by Shayne Hodge on 2013-07-29 in Mountain View, California
Moderated by David Laws on 2014-03-31 in Mountain View, California
Interviewed by Aimee Gardner and Al Kossow on 2010-05-06 in Mountain View, California
Interviewed by John Mashey on 2010-05-10 in Mountain View, California
Interviewed by Dane Elliot on 2013-08-19 in Mountain View, California
Interviewed by John Hollar on 2013-03-01 at Pixar in Emeryville, California
Interviewed by George Alexy and Jim Porter on 2011-06-15 in Mountain View, California
Interviewed by Grady Booch on 2006-09-05 in Ashland, Oregon
Interviewed by Bruce Damer, with Len Shustek, on 2013-08-14 in Mountain View, California
Interviewed by Burt Grad on 2014-02-07 via telephone in Mountain View, California, and Sanibel, Florida
Interviewed by Len Shustek on 2006-11-29 in Boston Massachusetts
Interviewed by John Hollar on 2012-07-11 in San Francisco, California
Moderated by Dag Spicer on 2014-03-25 in Mountain View, California