The David Kolb Collection contains 33 works from his personal collection that he donated to the Electronic Literature Organization. David Kolb is known in the field of electronic literature as the author of two major hypertext works, Socrates in the Labyrinth and Sprawling Places. A well-established philosopher, Kolb served on faculty at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine for 28 years and was awarded the Professor Emeritus of Philosophy by the college in 2005. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Fordham University and his M.Phil. and PhD from Yale University. Most of his writing deals with "what it means to live with historical connections and traditions at a time when we can no longer be totally defined by that history."
In March of 2018, Dr. David Kolb transferred the collection (digital and physical materials) to the ELL. Physical materials have since been held at the ELL. The digital materials were held in the ELO Repository at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, later moved to the ELO server in 2019.