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The collection consists of the professional and personal papers of Dr. William F. Miller including Provost's correspondence and memos, private correspondence, policy and memos, appointment books and date notebooks, talks given by Miller, articles written by Miller, photographs, news clippings and news releases.
William F. Miller received is BS (1949), MS (1951), PhD (1956) and Honorary DSc (1972) from Purdue University. He was the last faculty member recruited to Stanford University by the legendary Frederick Terman, who was then Vice President and Provost of Stanford. Miller himself later became Vice President and Provost of Stanford. He conducted research and directed many graduate students in Computer Science. As President and CEO of SRI International (1979-1990) Miller opened SRI to the Pacific Region; he established the spin-out and commercialization program at SRI and established the David Sarnoff Research Center (now the Sarnoff Corporation) as a for-profit subsidiary of SRI, and he became the Chairman and CEO of SRI. In 1982 Miller was appointed to the National Science Board. He has served on the board of directors of several major companies such as Signetics, Firemans Fund Insurance, First Interstate Bank (and later) Wells Fargo Bank, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Varian Associates, WhoWhere? Inc. (Chairman), and Borland Software Corp. (Chairman). He co-founded SmartValley, Inc. and aided the formation of CommerceNet and serves on the board of directors. Dr. Miller was a founding director of the Center for Excellence in Non-profits. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Sentius Corporation and is a Founder and Chairman of Nanostellar, Inc. Dr. Miller is a Life Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Life Fellow of IEEE, and Member of the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.
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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 94304-6064. 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/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Series 2, and faculty appointment files in Series 3 are closed for 75 years from date of creation. Otherwise, the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.