History of Science and Technology
In this program, the Foundation makes grants to preserve the raw material of history.
Foundation efforts support archival projects that will make available to scholars complete collections of the papers, letters, and notes of Charles Darwin, Thomas A. Edison, and Kurt Gödel. Through grants to George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media, the Internet Archive and others, the Foundation has also supported efforts to deploy new technologies to create, access and preserve the historical record of recent major technical and scientific events using the World Wide Web, including recording the ongoing development of the Web itself.
The History of Science and Technology program is currently undergoing evaluation to identify possible new directions and funding priorities.