Digital Archive

Table of Contents


The next set of pages provides an introduction to our archive of pictures. Scroll down this page to see some of our images. Click on the image to see more information about it.

Click here to jump to a discussion of Digital Preservation and what HCLE is doing to make sure you have access to our collection of documents, images and software.
You can also search the Digital Public Library for items that are not yet in our catalog by typing a word or two into the search box in the logo to the right and then clicking on it.

Sample Images

The pictures below are just some random samples of items in the HCLE collection. In the future each picture will be linked to the Catalog so that it can be called up while searching for specific artifacts. In addition the images will form the backbone of exhibits and guided tours on topics in the field of educational computing.

Exploring the Microcomputer Learning Environment
This 1980 report from Far West Laboratories lays out the parameters necessary for successful use of computers in classrooms. In 2013 we are still relearning these lessons. This is why HCLE is necessary.

This letter tells us a lot about the controversy surrounding the use of computers in schools. Click on the image to read more.
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Although the Personal Software Company started out offering games its major contribution was the VisiCalc spread sheet.
From the beginning of educational computing advocates have debated whether "machines teach" or "(human) teachers use computers as the medium of their message.

Many Junior high school students learned BASIC programming on the Apple II
The Alpha Syntauri musical keyboard was an exciting peripheral to the Apple II computer -- or was the Apple the peripheral to the keyboard?




The Commodore 64 Macro Assembler Development System, 1982, Commodore Business Machines.
The Commodore 64 Macro Assembler Development System software package
allows one to program in the native 6500 series Assembly language code,
directly on the Commodore 64 computer. Features include: a
powerful macro Assembler, editor, loaders and two machine language
monitors along with other support routines for 6500 series microprocessors.

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Atari 800 Control Graphics Keyboard illustration.