Tubbs fire consumed the collected archives of William Hewlett and David Packard

David Collins davidkcollins2 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 29 18:48:16 CDT 2017

Completely agree. I’m in the process of scanning additional product manuals that haven’t made it into the HP Computer Museum’s site yet. 

Any of us with websites could have some reason to stop doing this good work at any time so duplicated info across a few sites is an important risk reduction item!

David Collins
HP Computer Museum

> On 30 Oct 2017, at 8:43 am, Ed via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> The Tubbs fire  consumed the collected archives of William Hewlett and 
> David Packard, the tech  pioneers who in 1938 formed an electronics company in a 
> Palo Alto garage with  $538 in cash. 
> More  than 100 boxes of the two men’s writings, correspondence, speeches 
> and other  items were contained in one of two modular buildings that burned to 
> the ground  at the Fountaingrove headquarters of Keysight Technologies. 
> Keysight, the  world’s largest electronics measurement company, traces its 
> roots to HP and  acquired the archives in 2014 when its business was split from 
> Agilent  Technologies — itself an HP spinoff. 
> http://bit.ly/2yd6Z2G 
> (My added note)   And.... this is  why I continue to stress  multiple 
> caches of  copies/scans of historical material... and sad... as in this  case 
> here is  someone that  could have footed the bill and not missed the  money to  
> do it.  
> Ed#  Archivist  for SMECC

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