About the Archive

The Kleinrock Center for Internet Studies (KIHC) brings together scholars across UCLA and from other institutions to promote research, teaching, and public interest in the history of the Internet.

KIHC Internet history archives focus on the early development of the Internet in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s, with particular emphasis on the ARPANET and other predecessors to the Internet.

This digital collection is a sample of the complete physical archives, which are housed at the UCLA University Archives and are available to the public. KIHC also operates a exhibit space in Boelter Hall.

For more information, please visit www.internethistory.ucla.edu

Collections

Network Measurement Center Collection

The UCLA Network Measurement Center was the first ARPANET node and located at 3420 Boelter Hall at UCLA. It was run by UCLA Professor Leonard Kleinrock, who has donated his collection of Network Measurement Center documents to this collection.

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Roberts (Lawrence G.) Collection

Lawrence Roberts was the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) program manager responsible for the ARPANET in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and has donated his personal papers from this time.

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Thrope (Martin) Collection

Martin Thrope worked at BBN from 1969-74, on the front lines as part of the team that implemented the ARPANET and kept it running.

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Eisler (George) Collection

George Eisler began his career in information technology in the early 1950s, working at the University of Michigan / Willow Run manufacturing center and lab, working initially on computerized anti-ballistic missile systems, and on the Michigan Digital Automatic Computer (MIDAC).

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Wingfield (Michael) Collection

Michael Wingfield designed the interface linking the SDS Sigma 7 computer at UCLA with an Interface Message Processor (IMP) in 1969 and implemented TCP/IP for Unix in 1979. His papers detail the design specifications of the IMP for ARPANET and the source code for TCP/IP for Unix, and include: handwritten notes, manuals, specifications, computer printouts, and photos.

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ARPANET Project notes

Documents created at or housed by the Network Measurement Center at UCLA include ARPANET Satellite System (ASS) Notes, notes on packet radio (i.e. Packet Radio Temp Notes), and SPADE admin notes.

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