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19th Sep 2024

Early Soviet Computing

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Historic Document Rescue

From time to time the Society is approached by people who have come into the possession of documents relevant to historic computers and who feel that they should “go to a good home”.

Unfortunately the Computer Conservation Society is no longer in a position to collect such material, though we can sometimes suggest a suitable home for it. If you have a need to dispose of historic material we suggest that you should first read our guide Archives and your Personal Papers.

In particular, we should stress that a list of the document titles is essential before any progress can be made.


Document Exchange within the CCS

Because CCS members use widely differing IT systems, difficulties sometimes arise when documents are sent between members. In an attempt to minimise such problems a page of guidance notes can be found here.

The web page also contains useful information for authors of articles in the CCS journal Resurrection.


May 2024

It is with much sadness that we have to report the passing of two members of the CCS committee.

Peter Short was the represenative of the IBM Hursley Museum and editor of its website and newsletter. His reports were always timely, always interesting and always conveyed the enthusiasm he had for IBM and all its achievements. A tribute will be in the forthcoming edition of Resurrection.

Aneesa Riffatt was the Senior Curator and Collections Manager at The National Museum of Computing and was responsible for liaison with us at the Computer Conservation Society. Although she had not been in post for very long, it was evident that her ethusiasm was a huge asset. Ever helpful and ever quick to respond, her death was unexpected. We had exchanged emails on the day of her passing.

Both will be much missed.

The Computer Conservation Society was founded in 1989 as a joint venture between the British Computer Society and the Science Museum in London. It has subsequently become closely associated with the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester and The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park.

Our primary mission is to preserve historic computers, develop awareness of the history of computing, and encourage research. We run many specialised projects, organise public lecture series, and publish a regular journal.

Membership of the society is open to all. If you would like to join the society, please click here for more information.