Arthur Norberg Travel Fund Launched

Charles Babbage Institute launches "Arthur Norberg Travel Fund"

The Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce the launch of the Arthur L. Norberg Travel Fund. This new fund provides short-term grants-in-aid to help scholars with travel expenses to use archival collections at the Charles Babbage Institute. This year, we are able to award two $750 grants.

The Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) is an internationally recognized research center and archives focused on the history of information technology. CBI conducts major research projects; publishes books and articles; and collects, processes, and provides public access to the most diverse and extensive collection of archival materials on computing, software, and networking in the world. CBI collections include the records of corporations, technical and trade associations, personal papers, industry publications, oral histories, photographs, film/video, and an extensive reference library.


Applicants to the Norberg Travel Fund should send a 2-page CV as well as a 500-word project description that describes the overall research project, identifies the importance of specific CBI collections, and discusses the projected outcome (journal article, book chapter, museum exhibit, etc.). Applicants are strongly encouraged to examine the extensive on-line finding guides to CBI’s 200-plus archival collections at

Applicants should estimate how many days they plan to use CBI collections during their visit (travel should generally be in the calendar year of the award). To be eligible, scholars will reside outside the Twin Cities metropolitan region.

Applications for this year are due February 15, 2008. Notification of awards will be made within four weeks, and travel can commence directly thereafter. Questions pertaining to collection content and access can be directed to R. Arvid Nelsen, CBI Archivist, at For additional information, see

Applications can be submitted by email to or mailed to:

Norberg Travel Fund
Charles Babbage Institute
Andersen Library 211
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Original 11/18/2007 post by:

Thomas J. Misa
Charles Babbage Institute
211 Andersen Library
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University of Minnesota
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