THE MISSION OF THE IT HISTORY SOCIETY is to enhance and expand works concerning the history of Information Technology and to demonstrate the value of IT history to the understanding and improvement of our present and future world.

Projects we support and encourage include historical research, archival acquisitions, archival processing, historical writing, writing of educational material, public lectures, workshops, conferences, educational courses, short stories, novels, films, plays, exhibits, museums, web pages, and other activities that feature IT history as a topic.

IT history includes the creation of this technology and the underlying science; its use; its impact on people, society, and the world; and the people and institutions involved, from antiquity to the present day.

The Boy Scouts of America added a merit badge on computers in 1967

The Boy Scouts of America added a merit badge on computers in 1967.