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Guide to the Kurt Akeley Papers
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0628
    Creator: Akeley, Kurt
    Title: Kurt Akeley papers
    Dates: 1982-2000
    Physical Description: 22.5 Linear feet (15 boxes) and 550 megabytes
    Summary: Papers of Kurt Akeley largely pertaining to research and product development for Silicon Graphics Inc.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    Custodial History

    Gift of Kurt Akeley, 2001

    Information about Access

    The materials are open for research use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Kurt Akeley Papers (SC0628). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Kurt Akeley, one of the founders of Silicon Graphics, Incorporated, earned his M.S.E.E. from Stanford University in 1982. He has published papers on computer graphics architectures and taught courses on graphics programming at the annual SIGGRAPH conferences.

    Scope and Content

    This collection includes memoranda, reports, manuals, publications, notebooks, outlines and text for presentations, email printouts, patents, slides, and videos pertaining to research and product development for Silicon Graphics and its customers; collection also includes Akeley's notes from a class with Jim Clark, 1987.

    Access Terms

    Clark, Jim.
    Silicon Graphics Inc.
    Computer assisted graphics.
    Computer graphics.
    Visual programming (Computer science).