DEC Donations - hardware/software, promotional items, etc.


Maybe Sell your old Digital Equipment Corporation hardware:

 We had connected with one commercial vendor that buys and sells Digital hardware.  Twin Cities Digital in Minnesota specializes in keeping the DEC brand alive - accepting and reselling DEC products. 

Link to their website.  (July 2023 - This page is still working.)  Original contact name:  Bob Leach, bob@tcdigital.com


Where to Donate your old Digital Equipment Corporation stuff:

        Computers, Documentation, and Logo Souvenirs

From time to time, we receive inquiries about where former employees can donate their old Digital computers, documentation, and/or marketing souvenirs.

The DEC Connection has collaborated with different partners who have resources, real estate and an academic interest in keeping Digital Equipment Corporation and its legacy alive for future generations.  We are happy to refer folks to these partners.

If you know of additional organizations that would be interested in receiving donations, email webmaster@decconnection.org with the details (organization name, contact name, email, phone number) and they will be added to this page.

For marketing promo items such as logo souvenirs the
DEC Connection website has a museum page. Send a digital photo of yourself with your computer or logo souvenirs to webmaster@decconnection.org to be posted on our page.


Partner Organization Contact Info Comments

Gordon College

Wenham MA

Dan Tymann, Exec. V.P. Development


(978) 927-2300

Home of Ken Olsen Science Center.  Accepted donations of computer equipment and technical documentation. Monetary donations to the college in Ken's memory are also appreciated.   We are checking as to whether they are still accepting donations.

Maynard Historical Society

Maynard MA

Dave Griffin, President


All activities, projects, and publications are 100% volunteer effort.  The Maynard Historical Society has items relating to the Mill and Ken Olsen that were exhibited during Oct 2011 event.

The Computer Museum

Mountain View CA and in cyberspace


TCM was founded by Ken Olsen and Gordon and Gwen Bell in 1975 and originally resided in the lobby of MR02.  See Gordon's cyberspace tour launched from our website here.

Rhode Island Computer Museum

North Kingstown RI

Michael Thompson michael.99.thompson@gmail.com

Dan, Merle

(401) 603-3321



Catalog of equipment: lots of Digital stuff!


and are currently doing 6 restoration projects with: PDP-9, PDP-8i, PDP-8L, PDP-8S #4, and PDP-11/44.  See left menu on their website.  Extensive cyberspace version also.

Vintage Computer Federation


InfoAge Science Center

Wall NJ

Evan Koblentz, Director


(646) 546-9999

I manage a small Computer History museum in New Jersey with The Vintage Computer Federation.
A current project of mine is early word processing systems with a particular interest in WPS-8.
Doug Crawford, douglas.c.crawford@outlook.com

December 2022 correspondence with us.

Vintage Computer Federation is a national organization. VCFed is a proper 501(c)(3) non-profit.

The organization operates VCF East, VCF West, the Vintage Computer Forum, and a hands-on computer museum at our NJ headquarters.

Read more here on our website.

Recycle Computers4 Cancer


The contact for RC4C is Eric Grund at eric@smcac.org(781) 789-5413

For New England readers, it has come to our attention that there is a local cancer charity that you may
want to put on your list.  This charity is helped by volunteer professionals [scientists and information

Recycle Computers4 Cancer  www.recyclecomputers4cancer.org
donates all proceeds to help Cancer patients and their families through the SMCAC (Scientific & Medical Coalition Against Cancer). They securely erase all data on hard drives that are donated. 
Also, all computer donations are Mass tax deductible charitable donations. Equipment can be dropped off or arranged to be picked up.

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