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Where to Sell your old Digital Equipment Corporation hardware:

 

We recently connected with one commercial vendor that still buys and sells Digital hardware.  Twin Cities Digital in Minnesota specializes in keeping the DEC brand alive - accepting and reselling DEC products. 

 

Link to their website.   Contact name:  Bob Leach, bob@tcdigital.com

 

 

Where to Donate your old Digital Equipment Corporation stuff:

        Computers, Documentation, and Logo Souvenirs

 

From time to time, we receive inquiries about where former employees can donate their old Digital computers, documentation, and/or marketing souvenirs.

The DEC Connection has collaborated with a few different partners who have resources, real estate and an academic interest in keeping Digital Equipment Corporation and its legacy alive for future generations.

We are happy to refer folks to these partners.


If you know of additional organizations that would be interested in receiving like donations, email webmaster@decconnection.org with the details (organization name, contact name, email, phone number) and they will be added to this webpage.

For marketing promo items such as logo souvenirs the
DEC Connection website has a museum page. Send a digital photo of yourself with your computer or logo souvenirs to webmaster@decconnection.org to be posted on our page.

 

Partner Organization Contact Info Comments

Gordon College

Wenham MA

Dan Tymann, Exec. V.P. Development

dan.tymann@gordon.edu

(978) 927-2300

Home of Ken Olsen Science Center and Ken's archives, including an interactive video kiosk of DEC employee interviews. Accepts donations of computer equipment and technical documentation. Monetary donations to the college in Ken's memory are also appreciated.

Maynard Historical Society

Maynard MA

Dave Griffin, President

davebets@mac.com

All activities, projects, and publications are 100% volunteer effort.  The Maynard Historical Society has items relating to the Mill and Ken Olsen that were exhibited during Oct 2011 event.

The Computer Museum

Mountain View CA and in cyberspace

TBD

TCM was founded by Ken Olsen and Gordon and Gwen Bell in 1975 and originally resided in the lobby of MR02.  See Gordon's cyberspace tour launched from our website here.

Rhode Island Computer Museum

North Kingstown RI

Michael Thompson michael.99.thompson@gmail.com

Dan, Merle

(401) 603-3321

 rhodeislandcomputermuseum@gmail.com

 

Catalog of equipment: lots of Digital stuff!

http://www.ricomputermuseum.org/Home/equipment

and are currently doing 6 restoration projects with: PDP-9, PDP-8i, PDP-8L, PDP-8S #4, and PDP-11/44.  See left menu on their website.  Extensive cyberspace version also.

Vintage Computer Federation

 

InfoAge Science Center

Wall NJ

Evan Koblentz, Director

evan@vcfed.org

(646) 546-9999

Vintage Computer Federation is a national organization. VCFed is a proper 501(c)(3) non-profit.

The organization operates VCF East, VCF West, the Vintage Computer Forum, and a hands-on computer museum at our NJ headquarters.

Read more here on our website.

 

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