Computing history & social activism

Secrets of the Archives with Arvid Nelsen, Charles Babbage Institute

Arvid Nelsen talks about Edmund Berkeley, a computer scientist and social activist from the 1960s, in this installment of Secrets of the Archives, hosted by Tim Johnson.

Nelsen, Curator of the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota, also discusses the March 1969 issue of Interrupt, a newsletter produced by the Computer People for Peace, which addressed such issues as the computer industry involvement in the Vietnam War and related social issues. 

About Secrets of the Archives

Secrets of the Archives is hosted by Tim Johnson and produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries. Johnson is the curator for Rare Books and the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota.


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