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Silicon Valley High Tech History

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Intel Museum 

Located in Santa Clara, Intel Corporation—a leader in technology exploration for the last 35 years—operates a museum showcasing the company’s history and the growth of the semiconductor and microprocessor industry.

Computer History Museum Timeline of the History of Computing

This interactive timeline covers major developments in the history of computing, many of which occurred in Silicon Valley from 1950 to 1994.  The Computer History Museum is located in Mountain View.

Silicon Valley Company Archive (1986-1993)

In the California Room of the Martin Luther King, Jr. San Jose Public Library, this collection is made up of 713 boxes of material related to high tech companies functioning in Silicon Valley between 1986 and 1993. The materials were donated to the San Jose Public Library by the companies in response to requests made to them by Library Representatives. These boxes contain annual reports, brochures, catalogs, company histories, press releases, product literature and more. Many Santa Clara high tech companies included.

Santa Clara Valley Historical Association

An umbrella Historical Association for Silicon Valley, SCVHA publishes books, produces documentary films and maintains an online archive about the history of Silicon Valley with an emphasis on the people and places connected to its high tech companies.

Stanford's Silicon Valley Archives 

Learn which important historical papers pertaining to Silicon Valley history and companies are held by this Stanford University archive.