Papers reflect his work in the study and teaching of computer programming, computer systems for publishing, and mathematics.
Included are correspondence, notes, manuscripts, computer printouts, logbooks, proofs, and galleys pertaining to the computer
systems TeX, METAFONT, and Computer Modern; and to his books THE ART OF COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTERS & TYPESETTING, CONCRETE
MATHEMATICS, THE STANFORD GRAPHBASE, DIGITAL TYPOGRAPHY, SELECTED PAPERS ON ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS, MMIXWARE : A RISC COMPUTER
FOR THE THIRD MILLENNIUM, and THINGS A COMPUTER SCIENTIST RARELY TALKS ABOUT.
Donald Ervin Knuth's work established the analysis of algorithms as an academic field. He contributed to the development of
the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms and systematized formal mathematical techniques for it.
In the process he also popularized the asymptotic notation.