In 1969, The University of Utah Computer Science Department became the fourth node on the ARPANET, a Defense Department project that evolved into the Internet and World Wide Web. Since the University was an early-adopter of this technology that changed the world, a group in the DSL wanted to identify historical materials about the University’s role in Internet history and solve the mystery of why there was so little information about this famous event in our archives. As a result, the DSL created an online exhibit and digital library highlighting the University of Utah as the fourth node on the ARPANET. Oral history interviews, like this on from Lee Hollaar, were recorded in the DSL's video recording studio.

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