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Internet Legacy Institute Records

Identifier: CBI 250

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the organizational records of the Internet Legacy Institute. Included are administrative records and original research into the history of the internet, information taxonomy, and the papers of the project's founders.

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  • 1980-2000

Biographical / Historical

The Internet Legacy Institute was created to help understand how and why the Internet was created, what it means to our society, and to make that information widely available to students, historians, economists, and policy makers. The Institute has four objectives: to preserve, present, perpetuate, and ponder: 1) Preserve information and original source materials about the creation and evolution of the Internet 2) Present this information to scholars and the general public 3) Perpetuate the entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit that created the Internet through the creation of educational and documentary materials 4) Ponder why and how this technology succeeded and the social and economic impact as well as the future of the Internet

The Internet Legacy Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation whose objectives are to preserve, present, perpetuate, and ponder the creation, evolution, and impact of the Internet. The Institute actively solicits contributions of both materials and audio/video interviews. The contributions are organized and then made available under a Creative Commons “Attribution-Noncommercial-Share-Alike” license.


11 Cubic Feet (11 record cartons)

Language of Materials


Internet Legacy Institute records
In Progress
Alexander Gerick
January 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Charles Babbage Institute Archives Collecting Area

Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55455