CBI Oral Histories

CBI holds one of the world's largest collections of research-grade oral history interviews relating to the history of computers, software, and networking. The Collection contains over 550 oral history interviews in both print (only available onsite at CBI) and digital.

Most of our oral histories have been developed in conjunction with grant-funded research projects on topics such as the development of the software industry, the influence of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the early history of computer science departments.

Learn more about CBI's Oral History Program

Popular Search Topics 

CBI holds an extensive number of of electronic transcripts. Many researchers utilize the Collections for topics related to Women's History, Gender, ARPANET, Control Data and GE. We have created a few quick links to our most popular topics. 

Additional Oral Histories 

Take a moment to peruse the alphabetical list of interviewees representing our full set of oral histories below. If you are interested in an oral history that does not appear electronically, please contact CBI's Archivist.

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A - C

 

Adams, Armand E.
Adrion, W. Richards
Alexander, Curt
Allard,Raymond W.
Amarel, Saul
Amdahl, Gene
Amundson, Neal Russell
Anderson, Lynne
Anderson, Norma J.
Anderson, Walter L. (Walter Leonard)
Anderson, Ross
Armer, Paul (1973)
Armer, Paul (1981)
Armstrong, Dorothy P.
Armstrong, Lancelot W.
Auerbach, Isaac L. (Isaac Levin) (1978)
Auerbach, Isaac L. (Isaac Levin) (1992)

 

 

Babcock, Dean Frank
Bace, Rebecca G.
Baker, Eugene L. (1980)
Baker, Eugene L. (1982)
Baker, Jean M.
Bament, Richard
Baran, Paul
Barnes, Bruce H.
Bartik, Jean
Barton, Robert S.
Bauer, Friedrich Ludwig
Bauer, Helen Ann
Bauer, Walter F. (1983)
Baxter, John
Bayard-Richard, Tilly
Belady, L. A. (Laszlo A.)
Bell, David Elliott
Bell Labs Indian Hill Women Group Interview
Benzel, Terry
Berce, Henri
Berg, Norbert R.
Bergmanis, Maris
Berson, Thomas A.
Bhend, Bill
Bidzos, James
Bird, Ron G.
Birkenstock, James W. (James Warren) (1980)
Birkenstock, James W. (James Warren) (1985)
Bishop, Matt
Bitzer, Donald Lester (1982)
Bitzer, Donald Lester (1988)
Blackmore, Tony
Bloch, Richard M. (Richard Milton)
Blue, Allan
Boebert, W. Earl
Bowden, Lyle
Bowker, Albert H. (Albert Hosmer), 1919-2008
Brackett, John
Braden, Robert
Brand, Sheila
Braniff, Ronald W.
Bricklin, Dan
Brown, C. Hammond
Brown, Gordon R.
Buchanan, Bruce G.
Bulver, Paul J. (1980)
Bulver, Paul J. (1982)
Burks, Alice R.
Burks, Arthur W. (Arthur Walter) (1980)
Burks, Arthur W. (Arthur Walter) (1987)
Burroughs B 5000 Conference
Burt, Joseph F.
Butler, William W.

 

 

Campbell, Robert V. D.
Canning, Richard G.
Card, Stuart
Carter, Lee S.
Cavanaugh, Alfred Doughty
Cerf, Vinton G.
Ceruzzi, Paul
Chamberlin, D. D. (Donald Dean)
Chambers, Carl
Chessler, Fran
Chinitz, M. Paul
Clark, Wesley
Cleaver, William
Clover, H. Dick
Coates, Karen
Cohen, Arnold A. (1983)
Cohen, Arnold A. (1987)
Coleman, Bruce T.
Collins, George A.
Conner, Richard D. (March, 1982)
Conner, Richard D. (May, 1982)
Conte, Samuel Daniel
Control Data Corporation
Cook, Stephen Arthur.
Cooper, Robert S. (Robert Shanklin)
Corbató, F. J.
Crandall, Richard L.
Creech, Bobby A. (1987)
Creech, Bobby A. (1985)
Crichton, Charles F.
Critchfield, Charles L. (Charles Louis)
Crocker, Stephen
Crowther, William
Csuri, Charles (Charles A.)
Cullinane, John J.
Curtis, Kent K. (Kent Krueger), 1927-1987

 

H - M

 

Hale, John E.
Hammer, Carl, 1914-2004 (1983)
Hammer, Carl, 1914-2004 (1990)
Hanson, Barney L.
Hardy, Ann
Hardy, Norman
Harpst, Gary
Harris, James D.
Hauck, Erwin A.
Hawkins, Robert L.
Hawley, Charles L. (1975)
Hawley, Charles L. (1982)
Heart, Frank
Hedger, Dick
Hedges, Harry George
Heilmeier, George H.
Hellman, Martin
Henig, Fran H.
Henry, Glenn
Herr, Robert
Herriot, John George
Herzfeld, Charles
Herzstark, Curt [English]
Herzstark, Curt [German]
Hill, John L. (John Lindsay)
Hillesley, John J.
Hoare, C. A. R. (Charles Antony Richard)
Hoffman, Lance
Holberton, Frances E. (1983)
Holberton, Frances E. (1990)
Holt, Mary
Hootman, Joseph T.
Hornbach, Barbara H.
Hughes, Thomas Parke
Humphreys, Arthur L. C.
Hurd, Cuthbert Corwin (1981)
Hurd, Cuthbert Corwin (1994)
Hurd, Cuthbert Corwin (1995)
Hutson, Maurice

 

 

Iacono, C. Suzanne
Imlay, John
Infante, E. F.

 

 

James, Julie
Jani, Barbara
Johnson, Luanne (2004)
Johnson, Luanne (2008)
Johnston, Robert E.
Jones, Anita K.
Jones, Marda Higdon

 

 

Kahn, Robert E. (1989)
Kahn, Robert E. (1990)
Kain, Richard Y.
Kamp, Thomas G.
Karnowski, Jack J.
Karoly, George
Kaufman, Ann S.
Keane, John F.
Keenan, Thomas A.
Keet, Ernest E.
Kemmerer, Richard A.
Keye, William R.
Kidwell, Peggy
Kilby, Jack S. (Jack St. Clair)
King, Paul D.
Kinsey, Judith
Kleinrock, Leonard
Knuth, Donald Ervin
Kolence, Kenneth W.
Koons, Florence K.
Kort, Raymon
Kreuder, Norman L.
Krohn, Howard
Krueger, Larry

 

 

Laccabue, Fred
LaFrenz, Dale Eugene
Lampson, Butler
Landry, John
Landwehr, Carl E.
Lappen, Chester Irwin
Lareau, Richard G.
Lautenberg, Frank R.
Lazarus, Roger B.
Lehmann, John R.
Le Lann, Gérard
Levilion, Marc E.
Leavitt, Jay
Levitt, Karl
Licklider, J. C. R.
Lincoln, Neil R.
Lindner, Judith A.
Lipner, Steven B.
Lloyd, Richard C.
Loftus, Margaret
Lohn, Gary H.
Lonergan, William D.
Lukasik, Stephen
Lunt, Teresa F.
Lykos, Peter

 

 

MacDonald, Duncan N.
MacDonald, Ray W.
Machover, Carl
MacKenzie, F. Brad
Maguire, John N. (John Norris)
Maguire, Thomas H. (Tim)
Malleck, Joyce
Maly, Kurt
Maples, Mike
Marden, Ethel C.
Markowitz, H (Harry)
Marquardt, Donald W.
Marsh, Anita B.
Marx, Hans B.
Masterson, Earl (Earl Edgar)
Matter, H. W.
Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980 (1973)
Mauchly, Kathleen
Maxwell, A. Terence
McCahill, Mark P.
McCarthy, John
McCormack, James
McDonald, Robert Emmett (1982)
McDonald, Robert Emmett (1983)
McGee, William
McKenzie, Alexander A. (Alexander Anderson)
McLean, John D.
McLindon, Constance
McNulty, James
Merzbach, Uta C.
Metropolis, N. (Nicholas)
Miller, Carolyn L.
Miller, Carolyn S.
Miller, Jo Anne
Miller, Paul G.
Miller, William F. (William Frederick)
Mills, David L.
Minsky, Marvin Lee
Mitchell, William
Moe, Robert
Moller, Carol Eymann
Molnar, Andrew R.
Mooers, Calvin N.
Mooers, Charlotte Davis
Morgan, M. Granger (Millett Granger)
Morris, Paul
Morris, Robert E.
Mullaney, Frank C.
Mumma, Robert E.
Murphy, Phyliss
Murray, William H.
Myhre, Patricia B.

 

S - Z

 

Sachs, Jonathan
Sammet, Jean E.
Sampson, Don K.
Santonastasso, Mary
Sberro, Joseph E.
Schachter, Oscar
Schaefer, Marvin
Schell, Roger R.
Schleicher, David L.
Schmidt, David
Schmidt, R. D. (Robert D.)
Schneider, Rich
Schoenberg, Lawrence J.
Schrager, Barry
Schumacher, Mike
Schwartz, Jules I.
Schwarzschild, Martin
Scioli, Frank P.
Sellenraad, Carel
Serrell, Robert
Sharpless, Jan
Sheehan, John M.
Shepard, Yvonne M.
Sherman, Beverly
Shuler, Cecil M.
Shutt, Mary
Simpson, Robert Lee
Slattery, Leo F.
Smith, Ovid M.
Smith, Peggy Noell
Smith, R. Blair
Spafford, Eugene H.
Spielberg, Arnold
Spiess, Gayle
Stein, Marvin L.
Strassmann, Paul A. (1987)
Strassmann, Paul A. (1989)
Strawn, George
Sutherland, Ivan Edward
Svendsen, Edward C.
Svoboda, Antonín
Swearingen, John K.

 

 

Tareski, Val
Taylor, R. W. (Robert William)
Thaler, Alvin Isaac
Thompson, Lyle G.
Thompson, Philip Duncan
Thorndyke, Lloyd M. (1980)
Thorndyke, Lloyd M. (1982)
Thornton, J. E. (James E.)
Tomash, Adelle
Tomash, Erwin (1973)
Tomash, Erwin (1983)
Tonik, Albert B.
Townsend, Gregg M.
Traub, J. F. (Joseph Frederick), (April 1984)
Traub, J. F. (Joseph Frederick), (Oct 1984)
Traub, J. F. (Joseph Frederick), (1985)
Travis, Irven A.
Tripling Women's Participation in Computing (1965-1985)
Trousdale, Elmer B.
Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William)
Turner, Lloyd

 

 

Uncapher, Keith W.
UNIVAC Conference

 

 

Van Vleck, Thomas
Vargon, Edward G.
Vincent, Richard

 

 

Wakelin, James Henry
Walden, David C.
Walker, Kenneth
Walker, Stephen
Wampler, Stephen
Ware, Willis H. (1981)
Ware, Willis H. (2003)
Warren, S. Reid (Samuel Reid)
Watson, Peter
Watson, Jr., Thomas J.
Waychoff, Richard
Weingarten, Frederick W.
Weissman, Robert E.
Welke, Lawrence
Wendell, Douglas C.
Wendling, Frederic J.
Wersal, Lonni J.
Westbee, Robert Lyle
Westergren, Patricia
Wheeler, David J.
Wheeler, Roger G. (Aug 1982)
Wheeler, Roger G. (Oct 1982)
Wigner, Eugene Paul
Williams, T.
Wilson, Bruce
Wilson, Louis D.
Winograd, Terry
Winston, Patrick Henry
Wolf, J. Jay
Woltman, Frances B.
Woltman, Richard D.
Worley, Eldon
Wulf, William A.
Wyly, Sam

  

 

Yates, JoAnne

 

 

Zadeh, Lotfi Asker
Zemanek, Heinz
Zemlin, Richard A. (1983)
Zemlin, Richard A. (1988)
Zraket, Charles A.