Guide to the Stanford University, Associate Provost for Computing, Records

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2012 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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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.


Collection Contents

 

Papers 1968-1971

Box 1, Folder 1

National Center for Atmospheric Research undated

Box 1, Folder 2

BALLOTS/SPIRES merger (5100) undated

Box 1, Folder 3

SPIRES/BALLOTS Executive Advisory Committee (5200) undated

Box 1, Folder 4

SPIRES/BALLOTS space (5400) undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Technical matters (5300) undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Texas Instruments undated

Box 1, Folder 7

SPIRES/BALLOTS budgets (5500) undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Academic Freedoms and Research Controls, by Joseph D. Sneed undated

Box 1, Folder 9

WFM Correspondence 1968

Box 1, Folder 10

Floyd promotion, complete 7/10/70 1970

Box 1, Folder 11

Federal Aviation Administration (6600) undated

Box 1, Folder 12

US Department of Labor (6700) undated

Box 1, Folder 13

OST - Carl York (6810) undated

Box 1, Folder 14

Other Government agencies (6900) undated

Box 1, Folder 15

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (6920) undated

Box 1, Folder 16

Environmental Protection Agency (6930) undated

Box 1, Folder 17

Research policy - general (8001) undated

Box 1, Folder 18

Research policy - general (8001) undated

Box 1, Folder 19

Type C consultancies undated

Box 1, Folder 20

University Research Policy 1969 1969

Box 1, Folder 21

Grant foundations (9500) undated

Box 1, Folder 22

Nondiscriminatory hiring (9505) undated

Box 1, Folder 23

Reduction of staff (9600) undated

Box 1, Folder 24

University policy - general (9000) undated

Box 1, Folder 25

University organization (9200) undated

Box 1, Folder 26

University stance on political action (Lyman memo) (9100) undated

Box 1, Folder 27

Travel policy (9300) undated

Box 1, Folder 28

Research administration (8150) undated

Box 1, Folder 29

Government property control (8151) undated

Box 1, Folder 30

SPIRES (NSF grant) - general (5600) undated

Box 1, Folder 31

Standard computer undated

Box 1, Folder 32

US Atomic Energy Commission (6100) undated

Box 1, Folder 33

Bureau of the budget (6150) undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Qualifying exams undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Social science computing undated

Box 2, Folder 3

Computers - general undated

Box 2, Folder 4

Computers - general undated

Box 2, Folder 5

SLAC undated

Box 2, Folder 6

Graphic processing undated

Box 2, Folder 7

Computer science building undated

Box 2, Folder 8

Proposals undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Proposals undated

Box 2, Folder 10

University of Nevada consulting undated

Box 2, Folder 11

Computer science department undated

Box 2, Folder 12

Stanford computing forum undated

Box 2, Folder 13

Computer science department undated

Box 2, Folder 14

Hewlett-Packard undated

Box 3, Folder 1

Computer science department research, source of support, etc. undated

Box 3, Folder 2

Electrical engineering department computer program undated

Box 3, Folder 3

Computer science department appointments undated

Box 3, Folder 4

Computer science Ph.D students undated

Box 3, Folder 5

Special interest group on computer science education undated

Box 3, Folder 6

Artificial intelligence project undated

Box 3, Folder 7

"Technology and Man" undated

Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence - miscellaneous undated

Box 3, Folder 9

Health delivery systems undated

Box 3, Folder 10

Health delivery systems - regional medical program undated

Box 3, Folder 11

Multidisciplinary health services research undated

Box 3, Folder 12

Washington State University (Richard), May 22nd undated

Box 3, Folder 13

Cornell computing undated

Box 3, Folder 14

Provost funds 1969-1970

Box 3, Folder 15

Allocation of University computer funds (responses) undated

Box 3, Folder 16

University computing funds undated

Box 3, Folder 17

Computer Science department - general correspondence 1969

Box 3, Folder 18

Provost funds 1968-1969

Box 3, Folder 19

Stanford Computing Company undated

Box 3, Folder 20

Patrick audit

Box 3, Folder 21

ACME Facility

Box 3, Folder 22

Summary of financial status -- SCC

Box 3, Folder 23

SCC campus facility operations, etc. undated

Box 3, Folder 24

Davier/Bloom appointments - SIAC undated

Box 3, Folder 25

W. K. H. Panofsky - Director of SIAC undated

Box 3, Folder 26

Microprogramming research in the computation group systems lab undated

Box 3, Folder 27

Provost - computing affairs undated

Box 3, Folder 28

Computer acquisitions undated

Box 3, Folder 29

Provost - computing affairs undated