With the assistance of simulation scholars, professional societies, and donors, the Libraries' prominent Computer Simulation Archive continues to develop the comprehensiveness necessary for scholarly research. For questions about the Libraries' collecting initiatives in computer simulation, please contact Gwynn Thayer, Interim Department Head of Special Collections, at (919) 513-3315 or send an e-mail to

If you are interested in donating a related collection to NC State University Libraries' Special Collections Research Center, please contact:

Gwynn Thayer
Interim Department Head, Special Collections
NC State University Libraries
Campus Box 7111
Raleigh, NC 27695-7111
(919) 513-3315


The Computer Simulation Archive Advisory Committee provides advice to the NC State University Libraries regarding the development and growth of the Computer Simulation Archive. In addition, it is a vehicle to establish and maintain relationships with the simulation community including simulation societies regarding the Archive. Members of the CSAAC promote the Archive and strive to increase the financial level of the Simulation Archive Endowment.

Current members of the CSAAC are:

Russell Barton (chair)
Affiliation: Penn State; INFORMS Simulation Society; Association for Computing Machinery SIGSIM, INFORMS liaison.

Dennis Pegden
Affiliation: CEO, Simio LLC

Simon J E Taylor
Affiliation: Brunel University London; Association for Computing Machinery SIGSIM Steering Committee, ACM SIGSIM.

NC State University Libraries Representative: Gwyneth Thayer, Ph.D., Interim Department Head, Special Collections Research Center


The video oral histories in the Computer Simulation Archive were made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Generous support for the Computer Simulation Archive has also been provided by the INFORMS Simulation Society, the ACM Special Interest Group on Modeling and Simulation (SIGSIM), and the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State, and individual donors.

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