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Guide to the David Bohnett papers
X8061.2017  
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Description
The David Bohnett papers hold materials related to GeoCities as well as other ventures by Bohnett between 1996 and 2005. Types of materials found throughout the collection include correspondence, business plans and projections, executive summaries, merger and acquisition documentation, board meeting minutes, financial and legal documentation, media and public relations kits, promotional materials, fundraising presentations, and press clippings. The collection holds materials from companies such as Geocities, IFILM Corporation, LowerMyBills.com, NotNeutral, PlanetOut Partners, and Xdrive Technologies. About a quarter of the collection holds documentation about companies in which Bohnett invested, such as Gamesville.com, United Online Inc., and Ceiva.
Background
David Bohnett is a technology entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the pioneering internet portal and social media site GeoCities.com in 1994. He is also the founder of Baroda Ventures, a venture capital firm, as well as the David Bohnett Foundation, a non-profit, grant-making organization committed to improving society through social activism.
Extent
23.75 Linear feet, 19 record cartons
Restrictions
The Computer History Museum (CHM) can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Requests for copying and permission to publish, quote, or reproduce any portion of the Computer History Museum's collection must be obtained jointly from both the copyright holder (if applicable) and the Computer History Museum.
Availability
The collection is open for research. However, portions of the collection may require review by CHM staff before viewing. Please note that researchers can take pictures or request scans of materials in the collection for their own research use, but are not allowed to share those images with others or publish them without written permission from the donor.