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Guide to the Stanford University, Associate Provost for Computing, Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0208
    Creator: Miller, William F.
    Title: Stanford University, Associate Provost for Computing, records
    Dates: 1968-1971
    Physical Description: 4.5 Linear feet
    Summary: The records in this collection are the office files of Miller as Associate Provost for Computing (1968-70) and Vice President for Research (1970-71). Includes correspondence, memoranda, and proposals; subjects include SPIRES/BALLOTS, research policy, government agencies and research, computer science department, electrical engineering department, and health delivery systems.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
    Stanford University Libraries.
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Administrative transfer, 1981.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Stanford University, Associate Provost for Computing, Records (SC0208). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    William F. Miller, who holds three degrees in physics from Purdue University (B.S. 1949, M.S. 1951, Ph.D. 1956), joined Stanford in 1965 as a professor of computer science. He was also appointed professor and head of the computation group at the Stanford Linear Acceleration Center in 1965. In 1968 he was named associate provost for computing and in 1970 he became the first vice president for research. From 1971 to 1978 he was vice president and provost of the university.
    During that period he directed the development of the budget equilibrium program, widely regarded as an outstanding model for resource planning and management in academic institutions. He was personally active in the development of several new teaching and research programs and played a key role in the five-year $300 million "Campaign for Stanford" capital drive.
    Miller led Stanford delegations to the People's Republic of China in 1976 and 1978 and was the principal university officer in negotiation of student and scholarly exchanges with that nation. In 1979 he became the first Herbert Hoover professor of public and private management in the Graduate School of Business, before being named president and cief executive officer of SRI International. He has served on the National Acdemy of Sciences' Computer Science and Engineering Board and on the National Research Council's Committee on Graduate and Postdoctoral Education since 1968.

    Description of the Collection

    The records in this collection are the office files of Miller as Associate Provost for Computing (1968-70) and Vice President for Research (1970-71). Includes correspondence, memoranda, and proposals; subjects include SPIRES/BALLOTS, research policy, government agencies and research, computer science department, electrical engineering department, and health delivery systems.

    Access Terms

    BALLOTS Project.
    Miller, William F.
    Stanford University--Administration.
    Stanford University. Associate Provost for Computing.
    Stanford University. Computer Science Dept.
    Stanford University. Dept. of Electrical Engineering
    Stanford University. Vice President for Research.
    Universities and colleges--Research.
    Universities and colleges--United States--Data processing.