Bo Doub is a Project Archivist for the Computer History Museum Archives Processing Project (CHM APP) – a two year project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). As Project Archivist, Bo’s main responsibility is to process and make publicly available 26 high research value, yet hidden, collections. The collections being processed under this grant include the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) records, Jim Porter papers, and Community Memory records. Prior to the CLIR project at the Computer History Museum, Bo worked as a Project Archivist on a similar grant-funded initiative at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) in Los Angeles, California. Bo earned his B.A. in Sociology and Legal Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master's in Library and Information Science at University of California, Los Angeles. He has also worked in public libraries, on the digital collections of various university special collections, and at an academic library consortium.
When studying the social movements and countercultural ethos of the 1960s and 1970s, researchers and historians might not initially think to visit the Computer History Museum for relevant resources. However, the intersections between these sociopolitical phenomena and the histories of early computerized social networks are surprisingly strong in the Museum’s Community Memory records. With recent funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) grant, CHM archivists have been able to process the textual materials of the Community Memory collection to a higher degree.Read More