Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the William P. Drews Papers
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
William P. Drews (1926-1999) worked at Exxon for many years. When he retired in 1982, he began working on a monograph on a computable function space for the optimization of linear programming. This collection contains three boxes of working files for his monograph. Drews created a code or abbreviation for many of the subject files related to the monograph.
William P. Drews (1926-1999), commonly called Bill, studied at Berkeley under George Dantzig from December through June of 1962. Bill Drews was employed by Esso (now Exxon Mobil) in operations research and used linear programming techniques to assist with the company’s long range planning. He used George Dantzig (later a professor at Stanford University) as a consultant many times for assistance in solving massive linear programming problems. Bill and one of his co-workers published a paper “MATHEMATICAL APPROACH TO LONG-RANGE PLANNING” By Leo Rapoport and William P. Drews Harvard Business Review Vol. 40, No- 3, May–June 1962, pp. 75–87.
4.5 Linear feet
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/spc/using-collections/permission-publish.
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.