Guide to the Stanford University, Euler Project, Records

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Library Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2012 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0362
Creator: Stanford University. Euler Project.
Creator: Zapf, Hermann
Title: Stanford University, Euler Project, records
Dates: 1979-1988
Physical Description: 2.25 Linear feet
Summary: Collection consists of Hermann Zapf's original drawings used to develop the Euler typeface, as well as computer printouts and proofs; correspondence between Zapf and Donald E. Knuth concerning the typeface design; and the working papers of the Digital Typography Group, which produced the final digital typeface, including correspondence, character proofs, galleys, computer programs, notebooks, logs, and research notes.
Language(s): In English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Hermann Zapf, 1988, and Donald E. Knuth, 1989.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Stanford University, Euler Project, Records (SC0362). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

The Euler Project at Stanford produced a digital typeface, consisting of over 500 mathematical characters, for the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The typeface, named after the 18th century mathematician Leonhard Euler, was designed by German type designer Hermann Zapf. The typeface was produced using the METAFONT type design language, developed by Donald E. Knuth at Stanford University, and formulated by the Digital Typography Group at Stanford University.

Description of the Collection

Collection consists of Hermann Zapf's original drawings used to develop the Euler typeface, as well as computer printouts and proofs; correspondence between Zapf and Donald E. Knuth concerning the typeface design; and the working papers of the Digital Typography Group, which produced the final digital typeface, including correspondence, character proofs, galleys, computer programs, notebooks, logs, and research notes.

Access Terms

American Mathematical Society.
Kim, Scott.
Knuth, Donald Ervin, 1938-
Stanford University. Digital Typography Group.
Stanford University. Euler Project.
Zapf, Hermann.
Zapf, Hermann
Computerized typesetting.
METAFONT (Computer system).


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Zapf, Herman

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence: Donald Knuth to Hermann Zapf re: Euler Project, 1979 -1980

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence: Donald Knuth to Hermann Zapf re: Euler Project, 1981 -1988

Box 1, Folder 3

Euler: original drawings

Box 1, Folder 4

Euler: sketches, notes, proofs, etc.

Box 1, Folder 5

Euler: proofs and computer printouts

Box 1, Folder 6

Euler: computer printouts, July 30, 1982

Box 2, Folder 1

Euler: Fraktur computer printouts, 1983

Box 2, Folder 2

Euler: computer printouts, July 29, 1982 & August 2, 1982

Box 2, Folder 3

Euler: computer printouts, July 1, 1983

Box 2, Folder 4

American Mathematical Society (AMS), letters & Symbols List

Box 2, Folder 5

Logo: Associates of Stanford University Libraries (includes correspondence)

 

Series 2 Knuth, Donald

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence: Herman Zapf to Donald Knuth re: Euler Project, 8/20/79 -12/8/80

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence: Herman Zapf to Donald Knuth re: Euler Project, 9/16/80 -12/14/88

Box 1, Folder 3

Euler Digitization "The Euler Project At stanford"

Box 1, Folder 4

Drawings of AMS Euler sent to stanford by Hermann Zapf

 

Series 3 Digital Typography Group

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence Ron to Dave, 09/10/--re: sizes for AMS -Euler (Ron is at the American Mathematical society or AMS)

Box 1, Folder 2

Euler character proofs (initialed by Zapf, 1981)

Box 1, Folder 0

Character widths (in units) Nov. 1981

Box 1, Folder 3

Euler unscaled, bold galleys, 10 point, 7 point, 5 point photocopies

Box 1, Folder 4

Euler character (Fraktur lowercase)

Box 1, Folder 4

Program August 17, 1982

Box 1, Folder 5

Letter from Charles Bigelow, consultant, to Dave Siegel, February 18, 1984

Box 1, Folder 5

Evaluation of Metafont as Production Tool for AMS, March 1981, consultant report

Box 1, Folder 6

Galleys for various fonts, different points -10, 5, 7 -eurm, euf, ams euf, eusm

Box 1, Folder 6

Galley entitled A Paper received by AMS July 5, 1982

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence Ron to Dave, Thur. 9/6, re: Euler update

Box 1, Folder 7

Euler proofs -Fraktur lowercase -Jan., Feb. 1983

Box 1, Folder 7

Research notes

Box 1, Folder 7

New Alphabets and Symbols for 'TYPesetting Mathematics, by Phoebe J. Murdock, AMS, c. 1976

Box 1, Folder 7

Worksheets (photocopied) on Greek, Symbols, Fraktur (initialed by Zapf, 1983)

Box 1, Folder 7

Proof of Fraktur capitals.

Box 1, Folder 8

Handwritten Euler Greek bold on rom graph paper with data.

Box 1, Folder 9

Scott Kim Notebook:

Box 1, Folder 9

Fraktur lowercase proofs (initialed by Zapf, 1981)

Box 1, Folder 9

'Ihe principle for the metafont pens (init. by Zapf, 1981)

Box 1, Folder 9

Program Aug. 23, 1982 -EUFBAS.MF[EU.SEK]

Box 1, Folder 9

Program March 31, 1982 -EUFBAS.MF[EU.SEK]

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence 2/5/81 Knuth to Zapf

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence 10/9/80 Knuth to Zapf

Box 1, Folder 10

Scott Kim Notebook (cont'd):

Box 1, Folder 10

Euler Raman Proofs, 1981

Box 1, Folder 11

Metaface 101 -'Ihe Euler Project. An interactive interface for METAFONI'i Class project abstract (3 copies)

Box 1, Folder 12

Diagrams and flow charts (handwritten) for METAFONT

Box 1, Folder 12

"On the Graphic Design of Program Text" by A. Marcus and R. Baecker, May 1982

Box 1, Folder 12

Program 2/27/83 -X. PSC[WRK.NWD]

Box 1, Folder 12

Photocopies of published material on letter development

Box 1, Folder 12

OVerlays with notes and data

Box 2, Folder 1

Euler Raman control characters

Box 2, Folder 1

Letters on rom graph paper with notes and data

Box 2, Folder 1

Photocopy of Albrecht Durer's Script, 1525

Box 2, Folder 1

Greek lowercase 3 control character

Box 2, Folder 2

Program 1/23/83 -FRAImJ.MF[FKM.DEM]

Box 2, Folder 3

Metaface 101 -1 copy

Box 2, Folder 3

Fraktur medium capitals for markup only

Box 2, Folder 4

Program 7/18/82 -FTEST.MF[EU,SEK]

Box 2, Folder 4

Program 8/23/82 -SYMB.MF[l,BWW]

Box 2, Folder 4

Program 8/23/82 -DRDl[EU,SEK]

Box 2, Folder 5

Euler characters February 9,11,14, 1983

Box 2, Folder 5

Euler characters -1 sheet (initialed by Zapf, 1981)

Box 2, Folder 6

Fraktur capitals worksheets

Box 2, Folder 7

Greek lowercase worksheets

Box 2, Folder 8

Euler script on rom graph paper with data

Box 2, Folder 9

Fraktur character worksheets (init. by Zapf, 1981)

Box 2, Folder 10

Roman character worksheets (init. by Zapf, 1981)

Box 2, Folder 11

Italic character worksheets (init. by Zapf, 1981)

Box 2, Folder 12

OVeJ::View Euler Project (Oct, Dec 1982)

Box 2, Folder 12

Font printout

Box 2, Folder 12

Euler Roman character corrections (init. by Zapf, 1983)

Box 2, Folder 13

Bitmaps of different scripts

Box 2, Folder 14

Bitmap of Fraktur characters

Box 2, Folder 15

Proof of Fraktur lowercase

Box 2, Folder 15

Proof of Fraktur capitals (init. by Zapf)

Box 2, Folder 16

Correspondence: Hennann Zapf and Donald Knuth, re: 10/7/79 -5/17/84 (photocopies of originals)

Box 2, Folder 17

Character worksheets (initialed by Zapf, 1981)

Box 2, Folder 18

Typographs by Frank Harary

Box 2, Folder 18

Character Reccx:mition Based on Phenomenolcx:rical Attributes, Blesser, et ale

Box 2, Folder 18

Alpha, omega and p proofs (OK by Zapf, 1983)

Box 3, Folder 1

AMS -Euler character worksheets with overlays (initialed by Zapf, 1981)

Box 3, Folder 2

Fraktur characters worksheets (initialed by Zapf, 1981)

Box 3, Folder 2

Printout of Fraktur capital J;; with data points -12/13/82

Box 3, Folder 2

Trial of capital Fraktur -1/9/83 -(A -Z)

Box 3, Folder 2

Handwritten characters on nun graph paper with data

Box 3, Folder 2

Digits, symbols and punctuation

Box 3, Folder 2

Greek character worksheets (initialed by Zapf, 1981)

Box 3, Folder 2

Numerals worksheet (initialed by Zapf, 1981)

Box 3, Folder 2

Printout of Greek alphabet (initialed by Zapf, 1981)

Box 3, Folder 3

Euler project log

Box 3, Folder 4

Program to construct a working MEI'AFONT program with examples -Feb. 1981 -Donald Knuth

Box 3, Folder 4

Revised programs of 1981 with examples -sept. 1988

Box 3, Folder 4

Message to Donald Knuth from Scott Kim -12/21/81

Box 3, Folder 4

Message to Donald Knuth from Dan Mills and Carol Twombly summarizing their progress -11/18/82

Box 3, Folder 4

Iaserprinted Fraktur capitals by Carol Twombly and Dan Mills -Nov. 1982

Box 3, Folder 5

Euler Project 35nun color slides (8)

Box 3, Folder 6

Galleys for various Fonts