Studying History as It Unfolds, Part 2: Tooling Up the Historians

James W. Cortada

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This article is the second in a two-part series exploring the development of the early history of information technologies, from the 1940s to the present. This article describes the evolving information infrastructure used by historians in support of their research on the history of computing and of the role of IT practitioners, computer executives, scientists, and universities in creating that support since the 1970s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7155430
Pages (from-to)48-59
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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  • Charles Babbage Institute
  • Erwin Tomash
  • University of Minnesota
  • archival collections
  • computing
  • historians
  • historiography
  • history of computing
  • information technology


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