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Moore (Gordon) papers
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Description
The papers of Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of the Intel Corporation and author of "Moore's Law", document his professional and personal life, covering his roles at Intel and his many activities outside of the Intel Corporation, how he invested his time and money, and his engagement with many organizations and individuals in business, politics, science, academia, philanthropy, and conservation.
Background
Gordon Earle Moore (1929- ), co-founder of Intel Corporation and progenitor of “Moore’s Law,” was born in San Francisco. He grew up in in the small town of Pescadero where his father, Walter Harold Moore, was the San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff and his mother, born Florence Almira "Mira" Williamson, was a homemaker. The Moores had been in Pescadero since the 1840s. Moore’s father became the Chief Deputy Sheriff and the family moved to Redwood City where Moore grew interested in chemistry and graduated from Sequoia High School. He met his future wife Betty Whitaker while attending San Jose State College, then transferred to the University of California, Berkeley and received a chemistry degree in 1950. Moore then went to the California Institute of Technology and was awarded a PhD in chemistry and physics in 1954. After graduation Gordon and Betty moved to Maryland where he worked as a researcher at the Applied Physics Laboratory run by John Hopkins University.
Extent
53.6 Linear Feet 97 boxes (79 manuscript boxes, 18 flat boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
The collection is open for research, with the exception of one box. Series 2: Chronological Files contains one box closed until the year 2023. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.