Selected holdings

The Silicon Valley Archives are the world’s greatest repository of materials related to the history and development of Silicon Valley. Included in the collection are the papers and artifacts of:

  • American Association for Artificial Intelligence
  • Ampex (collection description)
  • Apple Computer (collection description)
  • Stephen Cabrinety Collection in the History of Microcomputing (collection description)
  • Douglas Engelbart, computer scientist whose pioneering work in the 1950s and 1960s (first at SRI International, later at Tymshare, Inc.) led to the development of the interactive personal computer (collection description)
  • Fairchild Semiconductor (collection description)
  • Edward Feigenbaum, pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence
  • Lee Felsenstein, designer of the Osborn 1 computer
  • Andrew S. Grove Speeches
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Homebrew Computer Club
  • Industry associations (SEMI, AEA)
  • Donald Knuth, programming language pioneer
  • Doug Menuez (photographer), Silicon Valley documentary (50,000 photographs) (collection description)
  • Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit, co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel (collection description)
  • People’s Computer Company
  • William Shockley, co-inventor of the transistor, founder of Shockley Semiconductor, and controversial Stanford professor
  • Frederick Terman, Stanford provost whose efforts to form a “community of technical scholars” helped to seed Silicon Valley (collection description)
  • Varian Instruments
  • Mark Weiser, chief technologist Xerox PARC (collection description)
  • Whole Earth Catalog (collection description)