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Guide to the Jeff Rulifson papers
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SRI ARC records, Series 1, Bulk, 1966-1973 1961-1997

Language of Material: English

Series Scope and Content

This series contains reports, notes, and videos that document Rulifson's work at Stanford Research Institute's Augmentation Research Center from 1966 through 1973. A large part of this series consists of notes and reports about the QA4 artificial intelligence programming language that Rulifson, Jan Derksen and Richard Waldingerat developed. There is also a large amount of material on NLS (oN-Line System), which Rulifson helped design and develop. One folder contains reports and articles written by Doug Engelbart. There is also one carton of Sony videotape reels, one of which is labeled as a recording of Engelbart giving a presentation to the Stanford Electrical Engineering Conference around 1970. This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102734175 NLS (oN-Line System) 1966-1969


102734170 Notes undated


102734173 QA4 and artificial intelligence programming 1967-1973


102734174 Reports by Douglas Engelbart 1961-1962; 1997


102734160 Videotape reels ca. 1970


Xerox PARC records, Series 2, 1967-1982

Language of Material: English

Series Scope and Content

This series contains technical papers, correspondence, program descriptions, presentation materials, and manuals collected during Rulifson's time at Xerox PARC from 1973 to 1980. Rulifson worked as the manager of the Office Research Group, conducting research and studies on office procedures and information flow in order to develop Office Information Systems (OIS). Much of this series is comprised of the methodologies and results of these research projects. Another significant part of this series is the description, specifications, and program listings behind one such OIS called OfficeTalk. OfficeTalk was a project to design a language for expressing typical office procedures so that these procedures could be performed with the aid of a computer system. It was designed to enable office workers to write simple computer programs to perform useful activities such as file organization, sending and receiving documents, and tracing lost forms. This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102734172 OfficeTalk 1975-1977


102734167 Presentation at the Diebold Research Program conference 1979


102734168 Studies of office procedures and information flow 1975-1979


102734171 Xerox PARC manuals 1976-1978


102734169 Xerox PARC projects, program descriptions, papers, and articles 1967-1982


ROLM, Syntelligence, and Sun Microsystems records, Series 3, 1981-1992

Language of Material: English

Series Scope and Content

This series contains business records, correspondence, technical papers, and notes that Rulifson collected while at ROLM, Syntelligence, and Sun Microsystems Laboratories of Sun Microsystems between 1981 and 1992. The bulk of the records in this series are from Rulifson's time as an engineering manager at ROLM from 1980 to 1985. Most of these records relate to performance reviews of departments or specific employees. There is also a significant amount of material about management philosophies at ROLM — one written by Rulifson. And there are notes and records from ROLM-sponsored courses that Rulifson attended on topics such as interviewing job candidates and influence management. The Syntelligence records are similar to the ROLM records and the Sun Microsystems records are primarily comprised of a paper on Sun Microsystems and the UNIX operating system. This series is arranged chronologically.

102734178 ROLM Corporation 1981-1984


102734177 Syntelligence, Inc. ca. 1987


102734176 Sun Microsystems, Inc. ca. 1992


Manuals, Series 4, 1956-1969

Scope and Content of the Collection

This series contains information and programming and reference manuals for computer systems and programming languages from 1956 to 1969. The bulk of the series is made up of IBM and UNIVAC manuals for several computer systems, including the IBM 360, 650, 1401, and 700/7000 series, and the UNIVAC 80, 1103, and 1107. There are also manuals from Burroughs, Scientific Data Systems (SDS), and Philco, plus programming manuals for Fortran, ALGOL, and COBOL. This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102734166 A Philco Multiprocessing System 1965


102655318 ALGOL and COBOL 1962-1963


102734163 Burroughs Corporation 1961-1966


102734164 International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) 1957-1966


102734165 Scientific Data Systems (SDS) 1964-1969


102655321 UNIVAC 1956-1963