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Computer Museum of America
The Computer Museum of America has built one of the world's largest collections of historic computers through a combination of corporate underwriting and the generous donations of individuals across the country. Nearly all of the computers in their collection were originally used in homes or small businesses. And without the support of corporate sponsors, would not have the financial resources to preserve or display this collection.

Due to overwhelming support, the Computer Museum of America can no longer accept donations of common computer-related equipment, such as modern Windows-based computers, VGA monitors or printers. We deeply regret this, but our storage space has become severely overcrowded.

We are still very interested in acquiring rare historic machines, generally (but not always) computers from or before the early 1980s. Here is a partial list of the computer related items they are looking for.

Computer Museum of America Wish List:

Kenback-I computer
Original PONG arcade game
Original PONG home video game
Any electronic arcade consoles; especially Space Invaders, Missile Command, Donkey Kong, Defender and other early hits
Original Odyssey home video game
Fairchild Channel F home video game
Mattel Intellivision home video game
Mattell Vectrex home video game
Atari 5200 home video game
Atari 7800 home video game
Atari Jaguar 64-bit home video game
Atari Lynx handheld video game
TurboGrafx16 home video game
Xerox Alto
Xerox PARC
Apple I
Apple Lisa I
Apple Macintosh I clear case
Early models of DEC PDPs
IBM 1401 and early IBM business machines
Atari Transputer (British prototype)
Atari 260ST (German)
Atari TT
Atari Falcon030
Commodore KIM
Commodore Plus4
Mechanical adding machines
Computer magazines from the late 1970s
History papers on computers and computing
 
And if you have any question about the historic significance of your computer, or to see if the Museum would be interested in receiving your donated equipment, contact Curator David Weil at (619) 465-8226.
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