The Atari Museum has been an ongoing effort to maintain and present the history, information and data on one of Silicon Valley’s most important early pioneers.
This effort has been ongoing since 1985 and has involved traveling to California, meeting & interviewing former Atari employees from 1972 through 1996.
Acquiring materials, documents and hardware from various individuals to be freighted back to New York for restoration, cataloging, documenting and publicly presenting all data so that the work done by Atari doesn’t fade from existence.
Given the disasterous loss of HPs own history due to a fire at HPs own archives without backups, supporting individuals efforts to ensure that computer history is maintained is more important than ever.
The Atari Museum consists of a research office, 2 20’x20’ storage units, 2 RAID storage servers and a web server.
The costs of air travel, acquiring materials, freight, storage costs and IT costs continue to rise each year and the work continues to increase.
This is why I am looking for support to keep this work moving forward.