Charles Babbage Institute

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The Charles Babbage Institute (often given as CBI), now part of the University of Minnesota, promotes "research to advance understanding of computing, information, and culture"; it has an extensive archive of original computing documents (although it does not have a large collection of original artifacts, as the CHM does).

It was founded in 1978 as the International Charles Babbage Society, in Palo Alto, California; in 1979, AFIPS became a principal sponsor of the Society, which was renamed the Charles Babbage Institute. In 1980, the University of Minnesota entered an agreement to sponsor and house the CBI. CBI became a graduate research center in the department of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine of the University in 2018.

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