Computer History Stories From Around the States

The Rhode island Computer Museum, now over 20 years old, has amassed vintage computers representing nearly every nation of the world. To many donors working with a computer has been a self-discovery, and an exciting learning realization.

If you would like to share your own Computer history story, submit pictures and a discussion of your early times learning about and using computers. Please contact us.

Barbara Falcigno Donation

Dear Rhode Island Computer Museum,


I'm the Associate Registrar of the Computer History Museum.  I recently received a donation of magazines and manuals from Ms. Barbara Falcigno.  There are four boxes of materials which our archivists did not want to add to the collection.  I do know that you accepted many of the materials that we already had in our collection, and so I wanted to know if you would like to add these materials to your collection.  Three of the boxes of magazines are Datamation, ranging in years from 1959 to 1981.  The last box is a mixed bag of 60s and 70s IBM documents, with a few Burroughs docs mixed in. 


If you'd like these materials, we will pick up the tab to have them sent out your way. 


Best wishes,



William Harnack