This museum preserves, documents and interprets the information age in Canada, with special emphasis on the development of Canadian computing and information technologies and industries.The museum initiates and supports a broad range of activities from historical research and student supervision to exhibits, lectures, seminars and other forms of public presentation. This museum is located in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University’s Keele campus.
The archives and special collections focus on specific companies,
computer pioneers and entrepreneurs,social, cultural, and technological issues and events (such as the computer hobby movement, computer clubs,computing networking, publishing, retail, education, computer hardware, software, and infrastructure).
- Computer hardware such as, microcomputer systems, their peripherals, and components.
- Computer software on various storage media (such as magnetic tapes and disks, floppy diskettes, paper tapes, punched cards, CDRoms, audio cassettes) and in human-readable form.
- Documents, brochures, drawings, manuals, guides, catalogues, reports, corporate documents, research papers, books, articles, newsletters and other publications.
- Promotional materials and photographs.
- Oral histories.
Seminars are held on themes related to the development and introduction of computer and information technologies in Canada. The museum organizes exhibits, tours, and outreach programs.
Museum’s resources are accessible to researchers, students, educators, and the media.
A virtual tour is available to provide a brief presentation of some
computer hardware designed and/or manufactured in Canada, as well as other computer related materials. Another virtual exhibit is offered which provides photographs of computer technologies at York University during the 1970s.
The museum offers volunteer opportunities, such as an involvement in reconstruction projects, exhibit creation,
archiving, and guiding visitors. New volunteers are given direct
supervision by either faculty or experienced volunteers.
Address & Contact Information:
4700 Keele Street
Hours of Operation:
By appointment only.
Key Words: technology