Twin Cities Public Television debuted a new documentary entitled, "Solid State: Minnesota's High-Tech History," on October 8th. The documentary was produced in conjunction with the Charles Babbage Institute and University Libraries, the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA-an industry association with 300 member companies), Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), the Minnesota Historical Society, the Dakota Country Historical Society, and The VIP Club (ERA/Univac retirees group).
Our own emeritus faculty Tom Misa is featured in the documentary, and others from the HSTM and CBI community at the University of Minnesota had essential roles in production. CBI Archivist Amanda Wick served as the lead archivist advisor, Dr. Jeffrey Yost was the lead historian advisor, and history of science, technology and medicine doctoral student Liz Semler worked as the the chief researcher/project manager. Dr. Jonathan Clemens, an alum of HSTM and a former research assistant at the Charles Babbage Institute worked as senior consultant. Most of the footage and many of the photographs are from the Charles Babbage Institute Archives.
You can view the documentary on TPT or by visiting https://www.tpt.org/solid-state/. Liz Semler's research on the project can also be viewed at www.mncomputinghistory.com.
Congratulations to Tom, Jeff, Amanda, and Liz for this fantastic production!