Saving the history of Silicon Valley’s first tech leader
HP is preserving the original products and documents that launched the company 80 years ago — one oscillator and type-written letter at a time.
It was a project done with a precision worthy of the treasures being preserved. For four days in August 2016, six employees from Heritage Werks, specialists in archival services, descended on HP’s Palo Alto, California, headquarters.
Their mission: gather up every piece of HP’s archives from a half-dozen locations across the U.S., including Corvallis, Ore., and San Diego, so that all historical records would be in one place