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.”
Specific records about the Mosaic web browser can be found here: https://archives.library.illinois.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=11366, and the original files can also be downloaded from the NCSA site: http://archive.ncsa.illinois.edu/mosaic.html. Material from other records groups are listed below.
- Board of Trustees Reports, 1867- (Record Series 1/1/802): See 1994-1996 Report regarding Netscape litigation, p. 615.
- Stanley O. Ikenberry General Correspondence, 1979-2000 (Record Series 2/14/1): See Box 324: Mosaic, 1994-95
- Vice Chancellor for Research Subject File, 1962-2010 (Record Series 24/15/1): See Box 12: NCSA – Chicago Mosaic, 1995-96; NCSA/MOSAIC, 1991-96; NCSA + Netscape + PR
- Faculty and Staff Press Release File (Record Series 39/1/11): Box 2: File on Marc Andreessen, contains clippings, including articles from The Economist and The Washington Post and issues of Business Week (1997) and Wired (2000)
- Alumni and Faculty Biographical File, 1882- (Record Series 26/4/1): Contains a biographical file for Marc Andreessen
- Illio, 1895- (Record Series 41/8/805): Contains digitized photo of Eric Bina (1986), one of the developers of Mosaic and Netscape
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, August 22, 1999
- NCSA Administrative Subject File, 1981-99 (Record Series 7/5/2): See Box 2: Randi Londer Article for NSF Magazine Mosaic, January 29, 1985; Warren Kornberg Letter, 1989
- NCSA Conferences and Meetings Agendas, Minutes, and Itineraries Files, 1982-2001 (Record Series 7/5/9): See Box 17: The Second International World Wide Web Conference ‘94: Mosaic and the Web, October 17-20, 1994; Mosaic demo for Chicago Mayor, Jan. 5-6, 1995; Mayor’s Cabinet Demo of Chicago Mosaic, April 10, 1995; Spyglass and Enhanced Mosaic Partners Conference, May 1995
- NCSA Clippings File, 1978-2000 (Record Series 7/5/10): See Box 2: “InfoSeek Brings a Search Tool to Mosaic Users,” Internet Business World, August 1994; “Jim Clark’s Mosaic Version Offered Free Over Internet,” High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Week, October 20, 1994; “Head to Head with NCSA: Mosaic Communication Releases a Freebie of its Own,” Internet Business Report, November 1994; IBM Looks to Net; targets Netscape,” Internet Business Report, July 1995; “Netscape Proved Real Bonanza for its Insiders,” Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, November 19, 1995; “Marc Andreessen: George Glider Thinks this Kid can Topple Bill Gates,” Forbes, August 28, 1995; “Spinning a Golden Web: Marc Andreessen,” People, September 11, 1995; Box 4: “Netscape’s Tumble Cheers Detractors,” USA Today, March 5, 1996; Box 3: “Mosaic Team’s Work Lives On,” Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, June 9, 1999; “Netscape Fights Back,” Upside, March 1998; “The Education of Marc Andreessen,” Business Week, April 13, 1998; “Netscape Founder Reflects on Success,” Commercial News (Danville), March 2003; Box 5: “Microsoft says Internet Browser Idea Arose Long before Netscape,” New York Times, August 6, 1998