Computer History Archives Project ("CHAP")
Vintage Computing Films &  Video Presentations
Partial Index
"The Computer History Archives Project, an independent educational research activity
dedicated to the Research and Preservation of Vintage Computing Technologies."

Various film topics - Educational, Instructional, Vintage Marketing, etc.

~ TOPICS Include:  ENIAC,  BINAC, UNIVAC (Remington Rand; Sperry Rand); ERA ("Engineering Research Associates"):

~ Vintage IBM Computers and Machines:

~ Other Special Topic Videos:

We produce Educational Material as well as help Rescue and Restore Vintage Films
of Early Computing Technologies

All trademarks and trade names in the films are property of their respective trademark owners.
Films are Not public domain.  See individual film for relevant copyright info.

The following are Recommended Vintage Computing
and Technology History Resources


Stock Footage: 
For a vast library of 2k and 4k Stock Film footage, visit  Periscope

The Computer History Museum 
  Located in  Mountain view, California, the world's largest international collection
of computing artifacts encompassing computer hardware, software,
documentation, ephemera, photographs, oral histories, and moving images.

 IBM Archives
Valuable online resources on IBM's history
documenting the evolution
of one of the world's most influential technology companies.

VIP Club - Information Technology Pioneers
Retirees and former employees of Unisys, Lockheed Martin, and their predecessor companies
(including Sperry Rand, Sperry UNIVAC, Burroughs, and others).
Fascinating Historical articles, Newsletter, Stories, Photos and more.

Charles Babbage Institute
An extensive archives and research center dedicated to preserving the history of information
technology, promoting and conducting research.  Primary support is provided by
the University of Minnesota. 

BRL Report on Early Computers 1961
Ballistic Research Laboratories, Aberdeen Proving Ground
An excellent 1961 survey of over 200 electronic digital computers.
Also, see Ed Thelen's very extensive Computer History Site

The Museum of Information Technology at Arlington
Exploring the history of Information Technology and its role in our lives
- in our computers, telephones, and other electronic devices.
A great web site and more.

Their Mission is preserving engineering, communications and computation history.
Visit their extensive website.  Computers, television, Radar and more.

The Rhode Island Computer Museum - RICM
RICM's mission is "procuring and preserving items that relate to computer science
and its history; disseminating knowledge, and encouraging research in
computer science by means of visits, lectures, discussions, and publications.
Among other marvels, LibraScope made the LGP-30 computer in 1950's.
This site has many fascinating historical links about the people and places involved

Their Vision Statement describes their goals and philosophy of sharing vintage
and interactive approach.

System Source Computer Museum
The System Source Computer Museum, founded by Bob Roswell and Maury Weinstein displays

fascinating technology from the inception of computing.  Curator Bob Roswell, maintains an

extensive collection in a museum space within System Source, an IT systems integrator

in Hunt Valley, Maryland.  For more information and photos, you are invited to visit their web site.

Honeysuckle Creek
A Tribute to the men and women of
Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station, Canberra, Australia
The wider Australian involvement in manned and unmanned space exploration & more

Part of the Manned Space Flight Network 1967 – 1974
Part of the Deep Space Network 1974 – 1981

Dr. Mauchly recounts his work on ENIAC, BINAC, UNIVAC and the many events surrounding
his historic work in early computing.  Informal interviews, 9 segments.

A Very Informative Talk on Data Processing Punch Cards
Don Shepherd presents "Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate",

presentation on an original Plug Board from IBM 402 Accounting Machine.

Given at: HHC 2017, HP Handheld Conference,
Sept. 16-17, 2017, Brentwood, TN

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