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Natural and Applied Sciences Archives: Mosaic Web Browser

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Instructions on "How to Download and Run NCSA Mosaic" from the NCSA Mosaic program files, found in record series 7/5/12.

About the Mosaic Web Browser

NCSA's (National Center for Supercomputing Applications) Mosaic was one of the first web browsers. Created by Marc L. Andreessen and Eric J. Bina and released in November 1993, Mosaic "gave Internet users easy access to multimedia sources of information."

The Mosaic Program Files can be found in Record Series 7/5/12.

Mosaic Web Browser Archival Holdings

Administrative Records

College and Departmental Archives

  • Mosaic Program Files (Record Series 7/5/12): Contains original program files from Mosaic web browser developed by the National Center for Super Computing Applications (NCSA).
  • NCSA Subject File (Record Series 7/5/1): See Box 29: Netscape Alliance 8/22/99.
  • NCSA Administrative Subject File (Record Series 7/5/2): See Box 2: Randi Londer Article for NSF Magazine Mosaic, 29 Jan. 1985; Warren Kornberg Letter, 1989.
  • NCSA Conferences and Meetings Agendas, Minutes, and Itineraries Files, 1982-2001 (Record Series 7/5/9): See Box 17: 17-20 Oct. 1994 - The 2nd International World Wide Web Conference '94: Mosaic and the Web; 5-6 Jan. 1995 - Mosaic Demo to Chicago Mayor; 10 Apr. 1995 - Mayor's Cabinet Demo of "Chicago Mosaic"; May 1995 - Spyglass and Enhanced Mosaic Partners Conference.
  • NCSA Clippings File, 1978-2000 (Record Series 7/5/10):
    • See Box 2: "InfoSeek brings a search tool to Mosaic users," Internet Business World (Aug. 1994); "Jim Clark's Mosaic version offered free over Internet," High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Week (20 Oct. 1994); "Head to head with NCSA: Mosaic communication releases a freebie of its own," Internet Business Report (Nov. 1994); "IBM looks to Net; targets Netscape," Internet Business Report (Jul. 1995); "Marc Andreessen: George Glider thinks this kid can topple Bill Gates," Forbes (28 Aug. 1995); "Spinning a golden web: Marc Andreesen," People (11 Sept. 1995); "Netscape proved real bonanza for its insiders," Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette (19 Nov. 1995).
    • See Box 3: "Netscape fights back," Upside (Mar. 1998); "The education of Marc Andreessen," Business Week (13 Apr. 1998); "Mosaic team's work lives on," Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette (9 Jun. 1999); "Netscape founder reflects on success," Commercial News (Danville) (Mar. 2003).
    • See Box 4: "Netscape's tumble cheers detractors," USA Today (5 Mar. 1996).
    • See Box 5: "Microsoft says Internet browser idea arose long before Netscape," New York Times (6 Aug. 1998).

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