Checking out the IMP

Directions: Take a flight into Los Angeles (LAX). Rent a car and get on the nearby 405 freeway. Head north for about 15 miles and get off on Sunset Blvd. Take a right and drive along Sunset for a couple miles. You'll pass parts of UCLA on the right, but keep going to the eastern edge of campus.

Make a right on Hilgard, then make another right at the second traffic signal at Westholme. Veer right into the parking kiosk and pay $5 for a daily parking permit. Park in the adjacent building (Lot 2). Once you have parked, head up to the intersection of Charles Young Drive and Westholme. Cross the street and pass several buildings until you reach Boelter Hall (numbered 116 on the map above).

Once you get into the building, go down two flights of stairs to the third level (the ground level on the east side of the building is the 5th floor), and look for 3300, the Archive Library.

According to the Computer Science Department site, it's open during the following hours:

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 1:00pm; 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 10:00am; 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Bob Cringely's History of the Internet
UCLA's Computer Science Department Archives

Historic Computer Images site (backgrounds are modified images of ENIAC, one of the first computers)


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