York University Computer Museum



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.

Public Programming:


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.