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Guide to the Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation: files of Steve Allen, photographer M1038
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Historical Note

  • Title: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation: files of Steve Allen, photographer
    Identifier/Call Number: M1038
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 17.0 Linear feet (25 manuscript boxes, 5 cartons)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1960-1985
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36-48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html.
    creator: Allen, Steve

    Access to Collection

    The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Publication Rights

    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 94305-6064. 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation Records (M1038). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was a gift of the National Semiconductor Corporation to Stanford University, Special Collections in 1991.

    Scope and Contents

    The Steve Allen photographs of Fairchild Semiconductor contains photographs of professional photographer Steve Allen, a Fairchild Semiconductor and National Semiconductor Corporation employee from 1966 through about 1997. The collection documents executive employees, sales force, fabrication facilities, and products of Fairchild Semiconductor. The vast majority of the collection is comprised of photographs, negatives, and slides dating from 1962-1987. There is a small amount of textual material.

    Historical Note

    In 1957, New York based Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation made a historic business decision when they sponsored the formation of Fairchild Semiconductor in Palo Alto, California. A group of eight scientists and engineers involved in solid-state electronics had developed a method of mass-producing silicon transistors using a double diffusion technique and a chemical etching system called the "mesa" process. Fairchild provided the necessary backing for the group's project and the development and production of silicon diffused transistors and other semiconductor devices began. The eight scientists and engineers were Julius Blank, Victor Grinich, Jean Hoerni, Eugene Kleiner, Jay Last, Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce, and Sheldon Roberts.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fairchild (Firm)
    Photography, Industrial--United States
    Photography--California--San Francisco Bay Area
    Semiconductor Industry--California--Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara Valley)--History--20th century--Sources