Guide to the Keith Henson's Papers relating to Project Xanadu, XOC, and Eric Drexler, 1977-1997

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Guide to the Keith Henson's Papers relating to Project Xanadu, XOC, and Eric Drexler, 1977-1997

Collection number: M1292

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
2001
Encoded by:
Sean Quimby
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Henson, Keith. Papers relating to Project Xanadu, XOC, and Eric Drexler,
Date (inclusive): 1977-1997
Collection number: M1292
Collector: Henson, Keith
Extent: 6 linear ft. (9 manuscript boxes and 1 record container)
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: The collection includes files from XOC, VHS tapes, and Drexler drafts and galley proofs.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

The Media materials require at least two weeks advance notice to use in order to allow staff time to have use copies made from the original items.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

Keith Henson's Papers relating to Project Xanadu, XOC, and Eric Drexler. M1292. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Arel Lucas, 2001 and 2002.

Biography

Keith Henson and his wife Arel Lucas founded XOC (Xanadu Operating Company).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection includes files from XOC, VHS tapes, and Drexler drafts and galley proofs.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Drexler, K. Eric.
Henson, Keith.
Nelson, Theodor H.
Xanadu Operating Company (XOC)
Electronic publishing.
Hypertext systems.
Microcomputers--Programming.
Nanotechnology.
Self-publishing--Dataprocessing.
Technological innovations.
Word processing.
Video recordings.
Lucas, Arel.


Collection Contents

Box 1

File Folders

Scope and Content Note

Hibbert Related, X tech log, Files listing, ENT, TN-XOC-Memos, Works & Editions, Compare/Merge Algorithm, (blank), SCI, Powerbook, Task lists, Memex Doe, Drexler on Enfilade 10/88, Mark M's NanoTalk, 88.2 backend Semantics, Docs & links Presentation, Old documentation, Doc Plan, X-HBug DB, Bugs, Garbage Collection Docs and System Architecture Drawings
Box 2

File Folders

Scope and Content Note

Cornerstone, Key KO's, Xanadu Materials, Perfomance Testing, ACM Press Software Engineering Notes, Design Notes, Conextions & Cummins-Allison, Printer, UU Net, UUCP Map, Menex Demo Spec and Parc Place Systems.
Box 3

File Folders

Scope and Content Note

Bootstrap, Sun, Sun Software, Sun Catalyst, CPSR, Tapestry, Parc Place Systems, RX Project, Folio,Demo, Admin/Doc, SW/Microsoft/Windows NT, ADMIN, Management, Xanadu, Mike Butler, Rohart Bell, QA and Server HW
Box 4

File Folders

Scope and Content Note

XOC, Comerica Statements, Chris Hibbert Xanadu, Presentation Slides, Scematics, Febe Protocol 88.lx Documentation and Wired June 1995 (2 copies-one CDP)
Box 5

File Folders

Scope and Content Note

Xanadu, Performance Claims, Xanadu Handouts, Time & Exp, Tony Smith - "Why the Web?" and Misc. notes and papers.
Box 6

File Folders

Scope and Content Note

Dream Machines/Computer Lib Ted Nelson 1974 (first edition), "Hacker" The Computer Crime Card Game, XOC Business Cards, XOC Stamp (2), Fe, Memex, (blank) Xanadu FCS and Hypertext '89 Proceedings.
Box 7

VHS Tapes1993 Apr. 27 - 1993 May 25

Access Information

The Media materials require at least two weeks advance notice to use in order to allow staff time to have use copies made from the original items.

Scope and Content Note

4/27/93 Canopy schemes #1 MM,DT,CH,RP master, 4/27/93 Canopy schemes #2 MM,DT,CH,RP master, 4/30/93 Extend Storage Format Ravi, Dean, Mark, ENT BUNS - Mark M, Chris H, Calvin Ward, Dick Gruen, Mike B. Part 1 5/3/93, 5/4/93 High-level-BeBe Ravi, Mark, Dean, 5/6/93 Worm issues Mark, Dean, Ravi, Error Handling Strategies Part 1 Mark M. vs. Dean + Mike B & Carl 5/20/93 (LP), Architecture for Mike B, + Error Handling Strategies Mark M, Dean, Mike B, Carl 5/20/93 (LP), Mark M + Chris 5/25/93 1 of figuring out complexity measures for placeholder indexes, Propogation of endorsement + Recorders through volume, Mark M + Chris 5/25/93 2 of 2 complexity measures for Ent usage Rob J on FE, Rob J on Front End 5/25/93 and Mark Miller Demo 3 Promis System
Carton 8

Miscellaneous files, binders, stationary, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Cancelled checks, Odesta Corp Double Helix Users Guide, Odesta Corp Double Helix Reference Guide, Xanadu Back End and Spire Interface Doe, Literary Machines 93.1 Theodor Holm Nelson, XOC Inc., Literary Machines 1981 Theodor Hoim Nelson, XOC Inc., Future Presentations logo, Group Photo, Index box - ref. Cards, Home Computer Revolution Ted Nelson 1977 (autographed) and 1 box Xanadu stationary.
Box 9

Drexler materials (related)1988-1991

Scope and Content Note

Engines of Creation K. Eric Drexler 1986 Anchor Press (autographed), Cryonics Volume 9(8), August 1988, draft "The Future by Design" Drexler, draft "Molecular Nanotechnology: Molecular Machinery and Manufacturing" Drexler 1991, draft "Nanosystems Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation" Drexier 1991 and galley proofs "Engines of Creation" Drexler.
Box 10

File Folders Accession no. 2002-281

Access Information

The Media materials require at least two weeks advance notice to use in order to allow staff time to have use copies made from the original items.

Scope and Content Note

Memex Business Plan December 1997; Memex folders and notebook; Xanadu programing binder;Cassette Tapes Drexler 2-7,9 unlabled;1 group photo; Drexler file, newspaper clipping "Remembering Home Brew Computer Club"