Archival collection guides
The Charles Babbage Institute Archives (CBIA) collects, preserves and provides access to rich archival collections and rare publications documenting the history of technology, from the era of tabulators and electromechanical calculators in the period prior to World War II, through the development of the electronic digital computer, mainframes, mini and microcomputers, software and networking. Oral histories, photographs, journal and serial publications and a reference library complement the archival and special collections holdings. The CBIA is partnered with the Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) Research Center, part of the College of Science and Engineering's History of Science, Technology, and Medicine program. The CBI Research Center historians design and administer research projects in the history of information technology and engage in original research that is disseminated through scholarly publications, conference presentations, and the CBI web site.