Those who participate in the hobby of classic computing frequently need
to consult documentation that might be hard to find. Fortunately there
are people out there who archive this information to assist others.
This is a list of some of my favorite archives of documentation. While
there is quite a bit of overlap, some archives have some critical files
that others do not.
Bitsavers is run by Al Kossow. It contains scans of various
documentation focusing on big iron, minicomputers, and early
microcomputers. Bitsavers also contains an archive of disk images to
help people get stuff up and running on their old machines.
- Daves Old Computers
Dave's Old Computers is run by Dave Dunfield. It's similar to Bitsavers
but has a scope more closely focused on early microcomputers.
- Chicago Classic Computing
The Chicago Classic Computing group hosts old docs on BBSs, telephony,
radio, and old computers.