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Guide to the Richard William Weiland Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0855
    Creator: Weiland, Richard William, 1953-2006
    Title: Richard William Weiland papers
    Dates: 1969-2008
    Physical Description: 45 Linear feet (62 boxes)
    Summary: Collection includes personal correspondence, 1969-2002; materials pertaining to Microsoft, both his career there and the company, 1976-99; his research materials and notebooks on computers, the software industry, investments, and other interests, 1988-2006; papers, yearbooks, notebooks, and other items from his student career, 1971-80 (high school, Oregon State University, Stanford University, and Harvard Business School); materials pertaining to his philanthropic interests; and photographs and other AV materials.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
    Stanford University Libraries.
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    This collection was given by Mike Schaefer to Stanford University, Special Collections and University Archives, in 2007 and 2008.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

    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

    Richard William Weiland Papers (SC0855). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Richard Weiland earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Stanford in 1976. His first job was with his former high school classmates Bill Gates and Paul Allen at Microsoft, where he managed the completion of the COBOL compiler and helped develop the BASIC interpreter. He left Microsoft in 1988 to pursue full-time philanthropy, where his interests were education; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights; health and human services; and the environment.

    Description of the Collection

    The collection includes personal correspondence, 1969-2002; materials pertaining to Microsoft, both his career there and the company, 1976-99; his research materials and notebooks on computers, the software industry, investments, and other interests, 1988-2006; papers, yearbooks, notebooks, and other items from his student career, 1971-80 (high school, Oregon State University, Stanford University, and Harvard Business School); materials pertaining to his philanthropic interests; and photographs and other AV materials.

    Access Terms

    Microsoft Corporation.
    Stanford University--Students.
    Weiland, Richard William, 1953-2006
    Charities
    Computer software industry
    Endowments