Steve Jobs Secrets of Life Movie
In 1994, Steve Jobs was interviewed by the Silicon Valley Historical Association.  Steve talks about his values, advice to entrepreneurs and his thoughts on how to best live life. Order a digital download of the film for $9.99.

The Silicon Valley Historical Association is digitizing thousands of images from its archive. Visit the online archive.

Day tours of Silicon Valley are available.  Find out more.


Hardcover books now available!

Detailed in striking photographs and historical profiles, the iconic machines make Core Memory a cache of vintage highlights and arcane cul-de-sacs in the history of computing. Learn more.

Who is an entrepreneur? 
An entrepreneur can be anyone — any age, sex or race. An entrepreneurial person finds a need and tries to fill it. There are different kinds of entrepreneurs. Read more about who they are.  


Where is Silicon Valley located?
Located in the United States — in Northern California — originally Silicon Valley was within the boundaries of Santa Clara Valley, which stretched from Menlo Park in the north to San Jose in the south.

Because Silicon Valley is an economic region, it now includes territory down to Monterey, north to Santa Rosa and east as far as Sacramento. 
View a list and map of cities in Silicon Valley.

What is Silicon Valley's connection with the European Renaissance?There is a connection between the European Renaissance and the technological discoveries in Silicon Valley. Both technological eras produced great information revolutions.
Learn more about the Renaissance connection.

Silicon Valley Historical Association's historian, Jim McCormick, shows a Canadian filmmaker around Silicon Valley.

World War II was an important part of Silicon Valley's history. The klystron (a specialized linear-beam vacuum tube or evacuated electron tube) was developed by Sigurd and Russell Varian while at Stanford University. The device was critical in locating and destroying enemy Nazi U-boats in the Atlantic during World War II. This film segment covers the story of the Varian Brothers, the development of the klystron and founding of Varian Associates.

Atari and the birth of the video game in 1972. Nolan Bushnell, the co-founder of Atari, talks about Steve Jobs and his early employment at the company.