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  • Biographical / Historical
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  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Andrew S. Grove papers
    creator: Grove, Andrew S.
    Identifier/Call Number: M1630
    Physical Description: 40 Linear Feet (80 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1968-2013
    Abstract: The papers of Intel founder Andrew Grove include files related to speaking engagements, writing by and about Grove, photographs, and other material.

    Biographical / Historical

    Andrew S. Grove was a businessman and author who is best known for his role in the founding and growth of Intel Corporation, which at one time was the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductors.
    Born in 1936 in Hungary as Andras Grof, Grove survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary from 1944-1945 before fleeing the country during the Soviet invasion of 1956. Arriving in the United States at the age of 20, Grove initially worked as a busboy before earning a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the City College of New York.
    After moving to California, Grove received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley before joining the staff of Fairchild Semiconductor in 1963. Five years later, Grove left the company to join Fairchild colleagues Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore at Intel, a newly-founded company producing memory chips and microprocessors. Initially a director of engineering, Grove eventually became the president of Intel in 1979 before later becoming CEO in 1987 and additionally Chairman of the Board in 1997. During Grove’s tenure, Intel microprocessors became the industry standard in personal computing, in the process making Intel one of the world’s largest companies and most valuable brands. Andrew Grove and his management philosophy, which he outlined in books, articles, and editorials, received considerable credit for Intel’s success, and in 1997 Time magazine named Grove their “Man of the Year”. After stepping down as Intel’s CEO in 1998, Grove remained on the board of Intel until 2005.
    In addition to his work at Intel, Andrew Grove authored books on management strategy and corporate leadership, a memoir of his emigration from Hungary, and numerous articles and editorials on topics such as business, technology, economics, and healthcare. He was also a frequent speaker and presenter. Grove donated $26 million to the City College in 2005, after which the CCNY School of Engineering was renamed the Grove School of Engineering. He received the Heinz Award in Technology in 1995, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Medal of Honor in 2000, and was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2009.
    Grove died on March 21st, 2016.

    Scope and Contents

    The Andrew Grove papers consist primarily of slides, notes, and background information for speaking engagements undertaken by Grove between the 1980s and 2010s, as well as articles, editorials, and book material written by or about Grove from the 1960s through 2010s. Additionally, the collection contains invitations and correspondence between Grove and various public figures and events he associated with, including correspondence with notable figures such as Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffett, Tom Brokaw, Dianne Feinstein, and Arthur Rock.
    Much of Grove’s writing, which consists primarily of articles and editorials, has been interspersed with articles, interviews, and publicity written by others about Grove. For this reason, written work authored by Andrew Grove has been combined with written work of which Grove is the subject. Additional written work includes drafts, notes, reviews, and publicity for books authored by Grove, as well as materials related to different translations of his works.
    The Grove papers also contain assorted Intel-related documents, including annual reports and board notes and minutes. Finally, the collection contains over 650 optical discs, spanning a range of subjects and content. This computer media is closed until processed.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual and born-digital material is not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy. Restricted material in Series 9 is CLOSED until 2075.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Andrew S. & Eva Grove, Accessions 2008-181 and 2018-172.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Andrew S. Grove Papers (M1630). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Semiconductor industry -- History.
    Semiconductor industry -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara Valley) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
    Silicon Valley
    Computer industry -- United States.
    Grove, Andrew S.
    Intel Corporation