The mission of the IEEE History Center is to preserve, research and promote the history of information and electrical technologies.

IEEE LogoThe Center maintains many useful resources for the engineer, for the historian of technology, and for anyone interested in the development of electrical and computer engineering and their role in modern society. The History Center is comprised only of offices and the library, and does not contain artifacts or exhibits. Visiting scholars and researchers are welcome to use our research library and archives, by appointment only. To make an appointment, please contact [email protected].

Most of the Center's resources are available online at the Engineering and Technology History Wiki. The Center’s holdings include the IEEE Archives, which consist of the unpublished records of IEEE and a collection of historical photographs relating to the history of electrical and computer technologies, and a collection of oral history transcripts of pioneering engineers. Within IEEE, the History Center is part of IEEE Corporate Activities, and it is co-sponsored by Stevens Institute of Technology, where it is affiliated with the College of Arts and Letters.

Center Staff

The Center's staff are professionally trained, some as historians, some as archivists, and some as managers. Literate scientifically and technically, they are well prepared to treat the technical as well as the business, economic, social, political, and cultural dimensions of the topics they investigate. The Center regularly employs undergraduate students who are preparing for careers in history-related fields.

Michael N. Geselowitz, Ph.D., Senior Director, [email protected]
Alexander Magoun, Ph.D., Outreach Historian, [email protected]
Mary Ann Hellrigel, Ph.D., Archivist and Institutional Historian, [email protected]
Lisa Nocks, Ph.D., Historian, [email protected]
Robert Colburn
, Research Coordinator, [email protected]
Nathan Brewer, Digital Content Administrator, [email protected]
Kelly McKenna, REACH Program Manager, [email protected]

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