The Mike Markkula collection of early Apple Computer material consists of material produced or collected by Markkula during
his time at Apple Computer, Inc. in various capacities from CEO to chairman of the board. Ranging in date from 1977 to 1998,
the collection includes Apple marketing, public relations, dealer and consultant materials, manuals, and software. There is
also a small amount of software and manuals produced by companies other than Apple.
Armas Clifford (Mike) Markkula, Jr. was born February 11, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. Markkula attended Glendale Junior
College for two years before transferring to the University of Southern California where he earned his bachelor’s (1964) and
master’s degrees (1966) in electrical engineering. While an undergraduate student Markkula began working at Hughes Aircraft
Company in the Research and Development Laboratory. He continued with Hughes until graduation, when he accepted a position
with Fairchild Semiconductor as a product marketing manager. After approximately four years Markkula left Fairchild to join
Intel as a marketing director. In 1974 at the age of 32 Markkula retired on the basis of stock options.
11.0 Linear feet,
6 record cartons, 2 periodical boxes, 2 oversize boxes
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
The collection is open for research.