[SIGCIS-Members] HP Archives Destroyed in Recent California Fires

Chuck House housec1839 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 15:44:01 PDT 2017


I stand corrected, thanks

 

From: Members <members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org> on behalf of Len Shustek <len at shustek.com>
Date: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 3:33 PM
To: SIGCIS Listserver <members at sigcis.org>
Subject: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] HP Archives Destroyed in Recent California Fires

 

At 02:32 PM 10/30/2017, Brian Berg wrote:


Chuck House responded to me re: this sad news with:
...
5. Ironic, that the Computer History Museum here in town, never tried to get this archive


That's not true. We had a good relationship over the years with the two main HP archivists, and offered many times to get more involved with their archive -- ranging from getting a copy of the catalog, to getting copies of documents, to taking it over. They declined our participation. 

We weren't as aggressive as perhaps we could have been because HP was one of the few companies (unlike many others I could name) who seemed to be taking the preservation of their history seriously, and they were putting resources into the effort. Clearly that wasn't enough.

Len
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