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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert Noyce papers
    Dates: ca. 1948-1990
    Collection number: M1490
    Creator: Noyce, Robert N., 1927-
    Collection Size: 11 linear ft. (19 manuscript boxes and 3 oversize boxes)
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Collection contains documents, photographs, videotape, and audio tape (reel to reel).
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use. Requests for electronic media (audio and video tape, disks, etc.) will require a review before patron use; please refer to http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/emedia/access.html for complete policy statement.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Robert Noyce papers, M1490. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the Noyce Foundation, 2005. Accession 2005-244.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Robert Noyce was a Silicon Valley pioneer who participated in the invention of the microchip. He was part of the first successful semiconductor corporation, Fairchild Semiconductor, and went on to be one of the founders of Intel. After his death in 1990, the Noyce Foundation was named by his estate.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Many personal materials, including family history, and material from childhood and academic career. Also included are documents and materials from Noyce's work at Shockley Semiconductor, Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel, and the Semiconductor Industry Association. Also includes 24 video tapes, 1 reel to reel tape, and numerous newsclippings.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation
    Intel Corporation
    Microelectronics Industry--California--Santa Clara County