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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 Robert Braden 

    Braden, Robert (Charles Babbage Institute, 2014)
    This interview with internet pioneer Robert (“Bob”) Braden briefly covers his education in physics before concentrating on his long and distinguished career in computer science. He served at the computation centers of ...
  • Oral history interview with Karl Levitt 

    Levitt, Karl (Charles Babbage Institute, 2013)
    Computer security pioneer discusses his educational background and early career, with the bulk of the interview on his approximately four decades plus focus on computer security research. He discusses his work with ...
  • Oral history interview with Butler Lampson 

    Lampson, Butler (Charles Babbage Institute, 2014)
    Turing Award winning computer scientist Butler Lampson briefly discusses his education and work in time-sharing with Project Genie, the Cal Time-Sharing System (Cal Computer Center), and the Berkeley Computer Corporation ...
  • Oral history interview with Robert M. Price 

    Price, Robert M. (Charles Babbage Institute, 2009)
    These oral history interviews with Robert M. Price were conducted by Thomas J. Misa from February – July, 2009, and were originally published as a book entitled, Building the Control Data Legacy: The Career of Robert M. ...
  • Oral history interview with David Schmidt 

    Schmidt, David (Charles Babbage Institute, 2012)
    Co-founder of Tymshare, David Schmidt, reflects on his early career, the founding of Tymshare, and the firm’s technology, key personnel, competitive environment, and early growth before leaving to found Mascor.

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