As a volunteer organization with no budget and very limited storage space we have to be really picky about donations.

We are looking for an Apple ///, a Kaypro, an IMSAI, selected S-100 systems, other unique systems, modems, and other small peripherals used by end-users.  We aren’t very keen on servers or most networking gear due to space and public interest.   You can say we are “public/people” centric in our collection.  We can’t take stand alone monitors  (CRT/LCD) because they are simply too large!

Contact us with materials you think will enhance the collection and we will be in touch within a week.

Otherwise there are at least two recycling avenues available to you:

More information on recycling computers in Texas can be found here:


26 thoughts on “Donations”

  1. I have a couple of old Apple computers–one may be the Apple 3, but I am not sure. I’d like to give you a “first shot” at these before I discard them.

  2. I have a portable Compaq computer that I believe is the Compaq Portable Plus Computer (1983). It weighs over 30 pounds. I also have the original manuals in very nice outer covers: 1. Operations Guide, 2. Disk Operating System Reference Guide, and 3. Basic Reference Guide. My understanding is that this computer was the first 100% compatible IBM computer clone Let me know if you are interested in the computer and manuals.

    1. Thank you for contacting us! We have a Compaq Portable (which is the model before the Plus as I recall) as you describe and a Compaq Portable 286 (on display). I’m afraid the computer itself should be properly recycled in the fall (when you see the advertising for the community Household Hazardous Waste day – that is when/where you can safely recycle the system). However, I would be interested in the manuals.

  3. I have a boxed copy of Microsoft Excel 5.0 with the manuals and disks, still in the shrink wrap. Would you (or any other museums you know of) be interested in it?

    1. Bert,

      Not sure of anyone who collects just office software unless it is the first version of something (i.e. Lotus 1-2-3, Symphany, EasyCalc, etc).

  4. I have 3 Gateway laptop computers plus 1 Dell laptop. All are several years old. If you are NOT interested, please advise for other organizations that may be interested……Henry

    1. Hi

      I really need to see pictures and get the model number in order to compare to our existing collection. We are very space limited. If you don’t want to wait, tomorrow, Sat 10/22, is a free computer recycling event out on Hwy 60 next to the Physician’s Center. Generally speaking, charities can’t use old computers (anything more than 2 years old) and they have no real value.

  5. Hi, I was wondering if there was a good time to meet with you or a way to send you a couple pictures of two unique computers that we found cleaning out my grandparents house to see if you would be interested or not. We have the original box for one of them.

    1. Definitely send pictures please. Easier on both of us. I would appreciate seeing the nameplates showing make/model.

      I’ll send you an email so you can send the pictures directly.

      Thank you!

  6. I have an IBM PC XT (computer/keyboard/monitor) circa 1986. It won’t boot up now.

    I also have a Smith-Corona electric typewritter circa 1980.

    Any interest in either of these items?

    1. Hi

      We have an example of this in the collection already. Be on the lookout for the next Household Hazardous Waste day (late March/early April) where you can properly dispose of the unit.

      Thank you for the offer!


  7. Hello Mr. Gilman. I have some operational Mac items from the late 90’s that I’m hoping a collector might be interested in – namely a PowerMac 7200-120, and a Portrait Pivot monitor, as well as a Stylewriter II. (Buckey Turk suggested I contact you).
    best regards,

  8. I have (in my attic) a Radio Shack Model-4 computer with Model-2 floppy drives,
    and a long series of the magazines for the Model-4.
    Is this something that you would like to add to your collection?

    1. Cautiously yes… we don’t have any of the smaller (home) sized RS units. Would you please take some pictures. As to the magazines, those don’t “play” well in our collection so I have no use for them. Best to recycle them.

  9. Hello, my name is Jon and I work with Ideal Poultry in Cameron Texas. We have an older computer, type 5110-3 and we were wanting to see if you were interested in having it for your computer museum. If you can just get back with me at your earliest convenience, I’d greatly appreciate it.

  10. I have a 1984 IBM PC with 2 floppy drives and no hard drive. I payed $4,000 in 1984. Still worked the last time I tried. Have old floppy disks. Let me know if you have any interest.

    1. Thanks for reaching out! I’d like to see some pictures of the specific components. I’ll send you a direct email so you can reply.

      Note: I have a 1983 PC 1, with the older motherboard no less, in the collection. So I have to be selective before taking on duplicates.

  11. I’ve got a few old Apple Macintosh Computers and am moving soon. They’re all in working condition except for the Apple LC 3, if you’re interested please let me know. I also have some older NeXT motherboards if you’re interested. Same goes for original sealed Apple documentation and some advertisement material.

  12. Are you still accepting donations? I have an Atari 1040 STe, with external disk drive, original mouse, a game, and a terminal emulator cartridge. It’s still with original box and manuals.

    1. As I recall that is furniture sized? I can’t consider anything that big. Try Facebooks Vintage computer Groups.

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