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Taylor (Robert W.) papers
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Description
Papers and materials related to the work and life of Robert W. Taylor. Topics covered include ARPA and the birth of Arpanet; Xerox PARC, particularly the Computer Science Laboratory and the Systems Science Laboratory; and Digital Equipment Corporation's Systems Research Laboratory.
Background
Robert William Taylor (February 10th, 1932 – April 13th, 2017) was a project manager, executive director, and laboratory chief known for overseeing a number of advances in personal computing and internet technology throughout the tenure of his career. Though not a trained computer scientist, Robert Taylor worked with many influential teams, engineers, and scientists in the world of computer technology, including J.C.R. Licklider, Charles Thacker, Butler Lampson, Alan Kay, Paul Baran, Douglas Engelbart, Robert Metcalfe, Ivan Sutherland, and Leslie Lamport.
Extent
20 Linear Feet 38 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
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy. Born-digital material in Series 14's hard drive is CLOSED until processed.