Re: {Collins} A note to Collins museum- Tubbs fire consumed archives of Hewlett & Packard


Truly a sad day for American electronics history.


> On Oct 29, 2017, at 4:05 PM, Ed Sharpe via Collins <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The  Tubbs fire consumed the collected archives of William Hewlett and 
> David Packard,  the tech pioneers who in 1938 formed an electronics company in a 
> Palo Alto  garage with $538 in cash. 
> More  than 100 boxes of the two men’s writings, correspondence, speeches 
> and other  items were contained in one of two modular buildings that burned to 
> the ground  at the Fountaingrove headquarters of Keysight Technologies. 
> Keysight, the  world’s largest electronics measurement company, traces its 
> roots to HP and  acquired the archives in 2014 when its business was split from 
> Agilent  Technologies — itself an HP spinoff. 
> (My added note)   And.... this is  why I continue to stress  multiple 
> caches of  copies/scans of historical material... and sad... as in this  case 
> here is  someone that  could have footed the bill and not missed the  money to  
> do it.  
> Ed#  Archivist  for SMECC
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