About the Personal Computer Museum Collection
The Personal Computer Museum Collection is comprised of dozens of variant computers alongside thousands of computer games, software, and literature from the early 1970s to early 1990s, including IBM, Apple, Commodore, Atari, Radio Shack, Intel, and several niche, historical personal computer systems. The collection of personal computers includes computers, monitors, disk drives, cassette drives, keyboards, and peripherals. Some of the notable personal computers from this era include the Apple II, Commodore PET, and Radio Shack’s TRS-80—also known as the “1977 Trinity”. Other notable personal computers include Intel’s IMSAI 8080, Mattel’s Aquarius, and the Commodore 64. A rare example includes Electrohome’s Telidon terminal, an early alphageometric videotex system developed by the Canadian Communications Research Centre in the late 1970s.
The Personal Computer Museum was originally located in Brantford, Ontario with over fifty interactive personal computers on display for the public to learn about early personal computing history. The Museum was first opened to the public in 2005 and closed in 2018 following the death of its founder and curator Syd Bolton.
The Personal Computer Museum Collection is currently being processed by our Library staff. Our current focus is to finish processing the Syd Bolton Collection before moving onto the Personal Computer Museum Collection. Please contact us with any inquiries about the Collection and its current status.