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Research Collections at Other Institutions and Related Web Sites

Archival source materials, as well as web sites, on the history of information technology are widely available; see The following links to Research Collections at Other Institutions, "Web Sites" and Bibliographies are samples provided by CBI to some of the largest and best established Institutions and other reliable sources of information.

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Research Collections at Other Institutions

Dartmouth College Archives

Hagley Museum and Library

Harvard University Library - University Archives

IBM Archives

Library of Congress

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Institute Archives and Special Collections

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

National Museum of American History - Computers & Business Machines

Stanford University Libraries - History of Science and Technology Collections

University of Illinois Archives

Related Web Sites

Minnesota Computing History

IEEE History Center

The Software History Center Web Site

The Computer History Museum Center

Smithsonian Computer History Collection

MAME - Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
(This site documents the hardware and software of arcade games.)

Sloan/Stanford History of Technology in the Making: MouseSite

The History of Computing, J.A.N. Lee, Virginia Tech

IPSJ Computer Museum

IPSJ Computer Museum is a virtual museum where you can find information about historical Japanese computers and the people engaged in the development of those computers. Half a century has passed since the development of Japan’s first electronic computers, FUJIC and ETL Mark III in 1956. Explanations and photos of computers developed during this period and many related materials are displayed at this museum.

The Bitsavers Computer Docs Archive located at or on the Internet Archive.

Bibliographies and Research Tools for the History of Computing

CBI Software History Bibliography

The CBI software history bibliography includes references to monographs, journal articles, reports, oral histories, and archival collections relating to the history of software.

History of Computing Bibliography

Tom Misa's thematic bibliography comprises more than 200 items, including journal articles, books, and links to many key online resources in the field.

America: History and Life

Coverage: 1964 - present. Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide, as well as selected historical journals from major countries, state and local history journals, books, dissertations and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities. Includes book reviews.

The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies

Compiled and maintained by German computer scientist Alf-Christian Achilles, this is a collection of 1200 bibliographies of scientific literature covering most aspects of computer science. The Collection currently contains more than one million references to journal articles, conference papers and technical reports.

DBLP Computer Science Bibliography

Compiled and maintained by computer scientist Michael Ley at the University of Trier (Germany), the Bibliography contains references to more than 163,000 articles and proceedings. Initially it was focused on DataBase systems and Logic Programming (DBLP); now it is gradually being expanded toward other fields of computer science.

Echo Center Search

Compiled and maintained since 2001 by Echo: Exploring & Collecting History Online -- Science, Technology, and Industry, at the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. Over 5,000 sites, annotations, and site reviews, including organizations, institutions, and museums; conferences and exhibitions; specialized collections and archives; biographical sources (including several resources on women scientists); e-journals and newsletters; bibliographies; and e-mail discussion groups and newsgroups. Incorporates the former WWW Virtual Library for the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, and Industry.