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 an 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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