Guide to the Stanford University, Department of Computer Science, Records

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0394
Creator: Stanford University. Computer Science Dept.
Title: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science, records
Dates: 1968-2007
Physical Description: 3.75 Linear feet
Summary: Reports and memoranda concerning departmental rap sessions, 1968-69; memoranda, reports, diagrams, papers, and other materials, 1976-1981, pertaining to development of the SUN workstation, a network-based personal computer system designed at Stanford University; report on the Department, 1970; listing of personnel (staff, faculty, and students), 1971; files of Carolyn Tajnai, Director of the Stanford Computer Form, pertaining to Silicon Valley history and F. E. Terman, 1963-2007; class materials (syllabi, handouts, exams), 1962-84; reports on research in the department, 1967-69; Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Operating Notes, numbers 1-70 (incomplete set); "The Future of Computer Science at Stanford," by Forsythe, Herriot, and Miller, Feb. 1967; and Robert Floyd "Notes toward a revised formula ALGOL," 1966.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department 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

Administrative transfer, 1990-1999

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, Department of Computer Science, Records (SC0394). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Associated Materials

Twenty buttons from the Stanford Computer Forum are classed as AM 2008-013 in the Stanford University Archives Museum Collection.

Biographical/Historical note

The Department of Computer Science was established in 1965.

Description of the Collection

Reports and memoranda concerning departmental rap sessions, 1968-69; memoranda, reports, diagrams, papers, and other materials, 1976-1981, pertaining to development of the SUN workstation, a network-based personal computer system designed at Stanford University; report on the Department, 1970; listing of personnel (staff, faculty, and students), 1971; files of Carolyn Tajnai, Director of the Stanford Computer Form, pertaining to Silicon Valley history and F. E. Terman, 1963-2007; class materials (syllabi, handouts, exams), 1962-84; reports on research in the department, 1967-69; Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Operating Notes, numbers 1-70 (incomplete set); "The Future of Computer Science at Stanford," by Forsythe, Herriot, and Miller, Feb. 1967; and Robert Floyd "Notes toward a revised formula ALGOL," 1966.

Access Terms

Floyd, Robert W.
Forsythe, George E. (George Elmer), 1917-
Stanford University. Computer Science Dept.
Tajnai, Carolyn.
Computer networks.
Ethernet (Local area network system).
Microcomputer workstations.


Collection Contents

 

Original accession

Scope and Content Note

Box 1 of the collection contains several different accessions. The first, accession number 1986-070, consists of reports and memoranda regarding departmental rap sessions, 1968-1969, which largely dealt with internal issues. The second accession, number 1990-186, concerns the development of the SUN workstation, a network-based personal computer system, and includes memoranda, reports, diagrams, papers, and other materials dating from 1976 to 1981. This accession was received as a notebook; the items have been removed and placed in folders, maintaining the original order. The third accession, number 1991-049, consists of two items that were part of a larger accession received from the Physics Library.
Box 2 contains accession 2008-105, which appears to have been the files of Carolyn Tajnai, Director of the Stanford Computer Forum, and pertains to Silicon Valley history and F. E. Terman. Five boxes from accession 1999-102 were added to the collection in January 2010. They include class materials (syllabi, handouts, exams), 1962-84; reports on research in the department, 1967-69; Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Operating Notes, numbers 1-70 (incomplete set); "The Future of Computer Science at Stanford," by Forsythe, Herriot, and Miller, Feb. 1967; and Robert Floyd "Notes toward a revised formula ALGOL," 1966.
Box 1, Folder 1

Dept. of Computer Science, Rap Sessions, 1968-69. Reports and memoranda.

Box 1, Folder 2

SUN WorkStation Hardware Projects: introductory material

Box 1, Folder 3

File: pman, 1981

Box 1, Folder 4

File: strm, 1981

Box 1, Folder 5

File: pupser.doc, 1981

Box 1, Folder 6

File: ARPA [SUN,AVB], 1981

Box 1, Folder 7

Data Link Layer Ethernet Interface, Overview and User Manual, 1980

Box 1, Folder 8

The SUN WorkStation Hardware Overview

Box 1, Folder 9

Network Graphics

Box 1, Folder 10

SUN seminar information and minutes, 1980

Box 1, Folder 11

Trix Notes, 1980

Box 1, Folder 12

Computer Networking at Stanford; Current Status and Future Plans for Ethernet at Stanford University, 1980. Report by Ralph E. Gorin.

Box 1, Folder 13

ARPA proposal

Box 1, Folder 14

SUN diagrams, 1980

Box 1, Folder 15

Press release, 1980

Box 1, Folder 16

Ethernet: Distributed Packet Switching for Local Computer Networks, 1976. Article by Robert M. Metcalfe and David R. Boggs.

Box 1, Folder 17

Tools for Distributed Computing, 1980. Report by W.I. Nowicki.

Box 1, Folder 18

The SUN WorkStation; A Terminal System for the Stanford University Network, 1980. Draft of report.

Box 1, Folder 19

Perseus: Retrospective on a Portable Operating System, 1982. Report by Willy Zwaenepoel and Keith A. Lantz

Box 1, Folder 20

The Implementation of Perseus as a Guest Level OS on the VAX 11/780, 1981. A report by Linda DeMichiel, Ginger Edighoffer, and Steve Kille.

Box 1, Folder 21

Memory Sharing in a Distributed Processing Environment, 1980. A report by Jeffrey Mogul.

Box 1, Folder 22

Perseus Disk Driver for IBM 3310 Disk, 1981. A report by R.F. McAllister.

Box 1, Folder 23

Uniform Access to Resources in Perseus, 1981

Box 1, Folder 24

Report on Computer Science Department (memo from G.E. Forsythe to Computer Science Advisory Committee), 1970

Box 1, Folder 25

Personnel listing, 1971 (printout of file S623.PERSONNEL)

Box 1, Folder 26

ACME Notes, 1970-72

Box 2, Folder 1

Caddes, Carolyn, correspondence re her book Portraits of Success, 1985

Box 2, Folder 2

Computer Forum, correspondence of Carolyn Tajnai, 1982-97

Box 2, Folder 3

Computer Forum trivia

Box 2, Folder 4

Photographs, mostly of F.E. Terman with 2 regarding the Varian brothers and their company (most of these are prints of Stanford News Service images)

Box 2, Folder 5

Research Park, clippings 1986-88

Box 2, Folder 6

SITN – outline of a talk by Kenneth S. Down, 1982, and articles and clippings, 1977-83

Box 2, Folder 7

Tajnai, Carolyn, "Carolyn Tajnai’s Introduction to Computing," ca. 1990

Box 2, Folder 8

Tajnai, Carolyn, "Fred Terman, the Father of Silicon Valley," 1984-85

Box 2, Folder 9

Tajnai, Carolyn, two papers on Stanford and Silicon Valley, 1997, 2007

Box 2, Folder 10

Tajnai, Carolyn, notes

Box 2, Folder 11

Text of talks by F. E. Terman (photocopies), 1962-73

Box 2, Folder 12

Terman, F. E., articles, clippings, etc., 1963-84

Box 2, Folder 13

Materials on the history of Silicon Valley, 1974-93

Box 2, Folder 14

Magazine sources on the history of Silicon Valley

 

Accession ARCH-1999-102 Additional material

 

Course materials

Box 1, Folder 1

CS 5 course materials, 1962-64

Box 1, Folder 2

Notes for CS 136 and CS 5 by John G. Herriot, Sept. 1964

Box 1, Folder 3

CS 5 course materials, Autumn 1965

Box 1, Folder 4

CS 5 course materials, Winter, Spring and Autumn 1966

Box 1, Folder 5

Notes for CS 136 and CS 5 by John G. Herriot, Sept. 1966

Box 1, Folder 6

CS 136 / CS 5 course materials, Spring 1967

Box 1, Folder 7

CS 5, Exams, 1963-65

Box 1, Folder 8

CS 5, Exams, 1966-67

Box 1, Folder 9

CS 5, Exams, 1968-70

Box 1, Folder 10

CS 6, Exams, 1966

Box 1, Folder 11

CS 6, Exams, 1968

Box 1, Folder 12

CS 101 Readings, 1975

Box 1, Folder 13

CS 101 Computers: Their Nature, Use, and Impact, student papers [no photocopies allowed], spring 1978

Box 1, Folder 14

CS 104, syllabus and assignments, Autumn 1971

Box 1, Folder 15

CS 105 exams, 1970-71

Box 1, Folder 16

CS 126 Class notes, September 1966

Box 1, Folder 17

CS 126, Exams, 1965

Box 2, Folder 1

CS 126/136, Exams, 1969-70

Box 2, Folder 2

Information on Stanford’s Systems and Languages: Notes for CS 135, Jan. 1973

Box 2, Folder 3

CS 139 course materials, 1964

Box 2, Folder 4

CS 139 course materials, 1966-67

Box 2, Folder 5

CS 139 course materials, 1970

Box 2, Folder 6

CS 139 exams, 1964-70

Box 2, Folder 7

CS 142 class notes, Prof. Gio Wiederhold, Fall 1978 (1 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 8

CS 142 class notes, Prof. Gio Wiederhold, Fall 1978 (2 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 9

CS 142 / EE 285 class notes, winter 1982

Box 2, Folder 10

CS 146 / EE 246 handouts, Fall 1982

Box 2, Folder 11

CS 146 / EE 286 handouts, Winter 1984

Box 2, Folder 12

Readings in Artificial Intelligence, CS/Psych 224, Spring 1975

Box 3, Folder 1

CS 231 course materials, 1965-67

Box 3, Folder 2

CS 237 course materials, 1963-71

Box 3, Folder 3

CS 237 exams, 1962-63

Box 3, Folder 4

CS/Linguistics 266, class notes, Winter 1980

Box 3, Folder 5

CS 343 / EE 483 class notes, spring 1981

Box 3, Folder 6

EE/CS 701answers to homework undated

Box 3, Folder 7

Math 44 Homework Solutions 1984

Box 3, Folder 8

Math 116 solutions to assignments undated

Box 3, Folder 9

Math 130 Homework Solutions Winter 1984

Box 3, Folder 10

Math 232A Notes Autumn 1980

Box 3, Folder 11

Statistics 110 Past Exams 1964-65

 

Dept. materials

Box 3, Folder 12

The Future of Computer Science at Stanford, prepared by Forsythe, Herriot, and Miller, Feb. 1, 1967

Box 3, Folder 13

Research in the Computer Science Department Stanford University 1967

Box 3, Folder 14

Research in the Computer Science Department Stanford University April 26, 1968 (with remarks to the CS Advisory Committee by G. Forsythe, April 26, 1968)

Box 3, Folder 15

Research in the Computer Science Department Stanford University, April 21, 1969

Box 3, Folder 16

Artificial Intelligence Project memos, list of, ca. 1968

Box 4, Folder 1

Binder 1: Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Operating Notes #1 - #28

Box 4, Folder 2

Binder 2: Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Operating Notes #29 - #53

Box 4, Folder 3

Binder 3: Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Operating Notes #54 - #70 [incomplete]

Box 4, Folder 4

Computer Printout: Computer Science Library. Index to Uncatalogued Materials, 1967

Box 4, Folder 5

Computer Printout: Computer Science Library. Index to Uncatalogued Materials, 1969

Box 5, Folder 1

George Forsythe: Proposal for renewal contract N00014-67-A-0112-0029 NR 044-211 (1969 and 1970)

Box 5, Folder 2

George Forsythe, Numerical Analysis and Computer Science in Certain European and Soviet Centers, 26 July 1967

Box 5, Folder 3

Robert Floyd, "Notes toward a revised formula ALGOL," July 6, 1966

Box 5, Folder 4

ISIS Demo [edited record for a hypothetical ISIS/0 usage session] 1970