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The Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) is an archives and research center dedicated to preserving the history of information technology and promoting and conducting research in the field. The CBI Archives, a unit of the University of Minnesota Libraries' Archives and Special Collections Department, collects, preserves and provides access to rich archival collections documenting the history of information technology. CBI’s historical research program, part of the University's College of Science and Engineering, fosters new understanding of developments in the history of computing, software, and networking; supports the work of scholars outside the Institute; and works collaboratively with individuals and organizations throughout the world.

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  • Oral history interview with Richard A. Kemmerer by Jeffrey R. Yost 

    Kemmerer, Richard A. (Charles Babbage Institute, 2014)
    Computer security pioneer Richard Kemmerer discusses his graduate training (at UCLA), his early and long-term consulting work for System Development Corporation in computer security research and development, and his research ...
  • Oral history interview with Lance Hoffman by Rebecca Slayton 

    Hoffman, Lance (Charles Babbage Institute, 2014)
    This interview with security pioneer Lance Hoffman discusses his entrance into the field of computer security and privacy—including earning a B.S. in math at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, interning at SDC, and ...
  • Oral history interview with Ronald W. Braniff 

    Braniff, Ronald W. (Charles Babbage Institute, 2012)
    Ron Braniff joined Tymshare near the start as a salesman and went on to be a sales manager and held executive roles with the firm. He discusses sales organization, changing customer base, TYMNET, competitors, acquisitions, ...
  • Oral history interview with John D. McLean 

    McLean, John D. (Charles Babbage Institute, 2014)
    In this oral history, computer security pioneer John McLean begins by discussing his graduate education in logic as well as computer science (working with Dave Parnas). The interview focuses on McLean’s long tenure at the ...
  • Oral history interview with John Baxter 

    Baxter, John (Charles Babbage Institute, 2013)
    In November 2013, CBI director Tom Misa conducted a series of oral history interviews with 13 former employees of Control Data Australia (1963-89) including the details of each person’s career, before and after working for ...

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