Selected Holdings


The Silicon Valley Archives are the world’s greatest repository of materials related to the history and development of Silicon Valley. Included in the collection are the papers and artifacts of:

  • American Association for Artificial Intelligence
  • Ampex
  • Apple Computer
  • Steven Cabrinety Collection in the History of Microcomputing
  • Douglas Engelbart, computer scientist whose pioneering work in the 1950s and 1960s (first at SRI International, later at Tymshare, Inc.) led to the development of the interactive personal computer
  • Fairchild Semiconductor
  • Edward Feigenbaum, pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence
  • Lee Felsenstein, designer of the Osborn 1 computer
  • Andrew S. Grove Speeches
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Homebrew Computer Club
  • Industry associations (SEMI, AEA)
  • Donald Knuth, programming language pioneer
  • Doug Menuez (photographer), Silicon Valley documentary (50,000 photographs)
  • Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit, co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel
  • People’s Computing Company
  • William Shockley, co-inventor of the transistor, founder of Shockley Semiconductor, and controversial Stanford professor
  • Frederick Terman, Stanford provost whose efforts to form a “community of technical scholars” helped to seed Silicon Valley
  • Varian Instruments
  • Mark Weiser, chief technologist Xerox PARC
  • Whole Earth Catalog

Group Resigns
On Sept. 18, 1957, William Shockley noted in his personal notebook that the group of eight young men who would go on to found Fairchild Semiconductor had left his employ. William Shockley Papers.



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