Guide to the Kurt Akeley Papers

Patricia White
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
2002
Copyright © 2012 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0628
Creator: Akeley, Kurt
Title: Kurt Akeley papers
Dates: 1982-2000
Physical Description: 22.5 linear feet (15 boxes) and 550 megabytes
Summary: Papers of Kurt Akeley largely pertaining to research and product development for Silicon Graphics Inc.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Custodial History

Gift of Kurt Akeley, 2001

Information about Access

The materials are open for research use.

Ownership & Copyright

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 and University Archives.

Cite As

[Identification of item], Kurt Akeley Papers (SC0628). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Kurt Akeley, one of the founders of Silicon Graphics, Incorporated, earned his M.S.E.E. from Stanford University in 1982. He has published papers on computer graphics architectures and taught courses on graphics programming at the annual SIGGRAPH conferences.

Scope and Content

This collection includes memoranda, reports, manuals, publications, notebooks, outlines and text for presentations, email printouts, patents, slides, and videos pertaining to research and product development for Silicon Graphics and its customers; collection also includes Akeley's notes from a class with Jim Clark, 1987.

Access Terms

Clark, Jim.
Silicon Graphics Inc.
Computer assisted graphics.
Computer graphics.
Visual programming (Computer science).


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

ALIAS (Animation)

Box 1, Folder 2

AMOCO, Jan 1996

Box 1, Folder 3

Chrysler

Box 1, Folder 4

C-Cube Microsystems

Box 1, Folder 5

CIE

Box 1, Folder 6

Dassault Systems

Box 1, Folder 7

D.H. Brown

Box 1, Folder 8

D.H. Brown

Box 1, Folder 9

DUPONT

Box 1, Folder 10

EDS

Box 1, Folder 11

Evans & Sutherland

Box 1, Folder 12

Ford

Box 1, Folder 13

General Electric

Box 1, Folder 14

Georgia Tech

Box 1, Folder 15

ID Software

Box 1, Folder 16

ILM

Box 1, Folder 17

Intergraph

Box 1, Folder 18

KAPL

Box 1, Folder 19

Kodak

Box 1, Folder 20

Kubota

Box 1, Folder 21

Landmark

Box 1, Folder 22

Lattice Technology

Box 1, Folder 23

Mallincicrodt Radiology

Box 1, Folder 24

Marconi

Box 1, Folder 25

Matra

Box 1, Folder 26

McDonnall Douglas

Box 1, Folder 27

Multigen

Box 1, Folder 28

NASA

Box 1, Folder 29

NASA Langley

Box 1, Folder 30

NTT

Box 1, Folder 31

Phillips Medical

Box 1, Folder 32

Quality Research

Box 1, Folder 33

Raytheon

Box 1, Folder 34

Sarnoff Research (David Zeltzer)

Box 1, Folder 35

Schlumberger

Box 1, Folder 36

SDRC

Box 1, Folder 37

Sense 8

Box 1, Folder 38

TEXACO

Box 1, Folder 39

Microsoft Graphics Presentation, April 1991

Box 1, Folder 40

SE Meeting 1990

Box 1, Folder 41

National Academy of Science Presentation, Feb. 1993

Box 1, Folder 42

Engineering Forum Graphics Presentation, Jan. 1993

Box 1, Folder 43

Performer Slides

Box 1, Folder 44

VRML Slides

Box 1, Folder 45

ImageVision Slides

Box 1, Folder 46

IRIS GL 5.0 (Early Open GL)

Box 1, Folder 47

Open GL Misc Slides

Box 1, Folder 48

Developer Forum '92 Open GL Presentation

Box 1, Folder 49

GLX Presentation, Jan. 1992

Box 1, Folder 50

EuroGraphics Hardware Workshop Presentation, Sept. 1991

Box 1, Folder 51

SigGraph '92 Open GL Course Intro Slides, June 1992

Box 1, Folder 52

SE Presentation 94-95? Stanford Presentation 8-24-95 PEX Group Presentation 92ish

Box 1, Folder 53

Waves Presentation John Mashey

Box 1, Folder 54

Analyst Presentation LINUX, May 1999

Box 1, Folder 55

SE Broadcast 320/540 Intro, Nov. 1998

Box 1, Folder 56

SLINX Presentation, Nov. 1998

Box 1, Folder 57

Analyst Briefing, July 1998

Box 1, Folder 58

We Have A Problem New Plans Pitch, July 1998

Box 1, Folder 59

Darpa Visit Graphics as Compression, July 1998

Box 1, Folder 60

European Sales Conference, July 1998

Box 1, Folder 61

The New SGI Rick Belluzzo, June 1998

Box 1, Folder 62

Americas Sales Conference, April 1998

Box 1, Folder 63

WINHEC, 1998

Box 1, Folder 64

Cinequest Maverick Award, Jan. 30, 1998

Box 1, Folder 65

Graphics API Roadmap EuroForum '98, Jan. 1998

Box 1, Folder 66

EuroForum 98 Keynote, Jan. 1998

Box 2, Folder 1

Fahrenheit Announcement Inside SGI, Dec. 1997

Box 2, Folder 2

Graphics Basics Sales Meeting 1997

Box 2, Folder 3

SigGraph Open GL Paper 1997

Box 2, Folder 4

SigGraph Panel Research Topics 1997

Box 2, Folder 5

Financial Analysts Presentation, Sept. 5, 1997

Box 2, Folder 6

Limits Presentation Mitre Corp/Mashey, April 1997

Box 2, Folder 7

China Trip April 1997

Box 2, Folder 8

Microsoft Meeting NT Plans, Mar. 1997

Box 2, Folder 9

Culture & Organization Exec Offsite, Mar. 1997

Box 2, Folder 10

Leadership Forum Strategic API Talk, Feb. 1997

Box 2, Folder 11

Values Slides

Box 2, Folder 12

Kodak Presentation, Dec. 1996

Box 2, Folder 13

ETC Presentation, Dec. 1996

Box 2, Folder 14

Presentation to Ed GFX Plans, Oct. 1996

Box 2, Folder 15

NSF Graphics Future Presentation, Aug. 1996

Box 2, Folder 16

SigGraph '96 Panel Presentation Imaging Features

Box 2, Folder 17

SigGraph '96 Panel Presentation GFX PCs vs. Workstations

Box 2, Folder 18

ASD Open GL Presentation Mid '96

Box 2, Folder 19

Developer Forum 96 Presentation, Mar. 1996

Box 2, Folder 20

PRS Presentation SFT vs. HRD, Oct. 1995

Box 2, Folder 21

EuroGraphics Hardware Workshop Presentations, Sept. 1995

Box 2, Folder 22

Open GL 1.1 Slides SigGraph 1995

Box 2, Folder 23

SigGraph Award Slides 1995

Box 2, Folder 24

IEEE Presentation, Summer 1995

Box 2, Folder 25

Stanford Presentation on INF Reality, May 1996

Box 2, Folder 26

Japan Expo 94 Slides, Oct. 1994

Box 2, Folder 27

Power Challenge Slides, Aug. 1994

Box 2, Folder 28

SE Meeting, 1994

Box 2, Folder 29

VSG Presentation, Jan. 1994

Box 2, Folder 30

SigGraph '93 open GL Course Presentation, July 1993

Box 2, Folder 31

Patent Office Presentation, 1993

Box 2, Folder 32

Patent Office Presentation, July 1993

Box 2, Folder 33

SigGraph '93 Reality Engine Slides

Box 2, Folder 34

SigGraph, 1993

Box 2, Folder 35

AutoFact, 1983

Box 2, Folder 36

NAS, NRC Virtual Reality

Box 2, Folder 37

SigGraph 1988

Box 2, Folder 38

SigGraph 1994

Box 2, Folder 39

SigGraph 1995

Box 2, Folder 40

SigGraph 1996

Box 2, Folder 41

SigGraph 1997

Box 2, Folder 42

SigGraph 1998

Box 2, Folder 43

SigGraph 1999

Box 2, Folder 44

SigGraph 2000

Box 2, Folder 45

Euro Hdwr Wrk 1991

Box 2, Folder 46

Euro Hdwr Wrk '95 (empty)

Box 2, Folder 47

Eurographics 1998

Box 3, Folder 1

HotChips 1996

Box 3, Folder 2

Graphicon 1995

Box 3, Folder 3

Graphicon 1996

Box 3, Folder 4

I/TES 1988

Box 3, Folder 5

SE meeting '97 San Diego

Box 3, Folder 6

Dev Forum [Developer's Forum] 1991

Box 3, Folder 7

Dev Forum 1992

Box 3, Folder 8

Dev Forum 1996

Box 3, Folder 9

Dev Forum 1997

Box 3, Folder 10

Euro Dev Forum 1996

Box 3, Folder 11

EuroForum 1998

Box 3, Folder 12

Tech Forum '99 Keynote

Box 3, Folder 13

IEEE Oct. 1995

Box 3, Folder 14

GL Book

Box 3, Folder 15

Open GL (very early)

Box 3, Folder 16

Early Open GL Notes

Box 3, Folder 17

Open GL

Box 3, Folder 18

ARB [Architectural Review Board] June 1994

Box 3, Folder 19

ARB Aug. 1994

Box 3, Folder 20

ARB Dec. 1994

Box 3, Folder 21

ARB Feb. 1995

Box 3, Folder 22

ARB May 1995

Box 3, Folder 23

ARB Sept. 1995

Box 3, Folder 24

ARB Dec. 1995

Box 3, Folder 25

ARB Feb. 1996

Box 3, Folder 26

ARB May 1996

Box 3, Folder 27

ARB Aug. 1996

Box 3, Folder 28

ARB Dec. 1996

Box 3, Folder 29

ARB Feb. 1997

Box 3, Folder 30

ARB May 1997

Box 3, Folder 31

ARB Mar. 1998

Box 4, Folder 1

ARB (London) June 1998

Box 4, Folder 2

ARB Sept. 1998

Box 4, Folder 3

ARB Dec. 1998

Box 4, Folder 4

ARB Mar. 1999

Box 4, Folder 5

ARB Sept. 1999

Box 4, Folder 6

ARB Dec. 1999

Box 4, Folder 7

ARB Mar. 2000

Box 4, Folder 8

SketchPad Script

Box 4, Folder 9

Graphics Strategy

Box 4, Folder 10

Compressed Depth Buf

Box 4, Folder 11

Open GL 1.1

Box 4, Folder 12

Open GL 1.1 Spec 28 Sept '95 (empty)

Box 4, Folder 13

Open GL FFT

Box 4, Folder 14

Sun Open GL

Box 4, Folder 15

Microsoft Open GL

Box 4, Folder 16

NURBS (early)

Box 4, Folder 17

IBM GL

Box 4, Folder 18

XIL (Sun Imaging)

Box 4, Folder 19

E and S Open GL

Box 4, Folder 20

Intel 3D-R

Box 4, Folder 21

Dore

Box 4, Folder 22

Subdivision Surfaces

Box 4, Folder 23

GLC

Box 4, Folder 24

GLR

Box 4, Folder 25

GLUT

Box 4, Folder 26

Graphics Papers

Box 4, Folder 27

Graphics Papers

Box 4, Folder 28

Graphics Papers

Box 4, Folder 29

Graphics Papers

Box 4, Folder 30

Press Tour Dec. 1995

Box 4, Folder 31

Power Series & GFX Libraries

Box 4, Folder 32

Power Challenge & Power Onyx

Box 4, Folder 33

Cali/Dali Summer 1999

Box 4, Folder 34

Origin & Onyx 3000 Announcement Materials

Box 4, Folder 35

Iris Indigo Intro

Box 5, Folder 1

Origin & Onyx 2 & O2 Intro

Box 5, Folder 2

Bali

Box 5, Folder 3

Kona

Box 5, Folder 4

Venice

Box 5, Folder 5

Venice

Box 5, Folder 6

IMP 5

Box 5, Folder 7

VGX

Box 5, Folder 8

Kubota Denali GFX System

Box 5, Folder 9

Pixel Flow

Box 5, Folder 10

HP Volume Render

Box 5, Folder 11

Open GL Vision Tour May 1997

Box 5, Folder 12

Randy Nickel

Box 5, Folder 13

Matt Eldridge Pomegranate Graphics

Box 5, Folder 14

Robert Dewar Adacore

Box 5, Folder 15

Pat Hanrahan

Box 5, Folder 16

Randi Rost

Box 5, Folder 17

Eric Chen

Box 5, Folder 18

Gary Demos

Box 5, Folder 19

Patent 5,051,737 Clipping Polygons

Box 5, Folder 20

Patent 5,193,145 Quad Decomp (empty)

Box 5, Folder 21

Patent 5,230,039 Texture Range

Box 5, Folder 22

Patent 5,266,941 Stencil

Box 5, Folder 23

Patent 5,343,558 VGX Scan Conversion

Box 5, Folder 24

Patent 5,347,618 Bevel Planes

Box 5, Folder 25

Patent 5,369,739 Remask Generation

Box 5, Folder 26

Patent 5,394,170 Stencil 2

Box 5, Folder 27

Patent 5,819,017 Selectively Storing Depth Information of a 3D Image

Box 5, Folder 28

Patent 5,854,631 Fragment Merge

Box 5, Folder 29

Patent 5,933,155 Cushion Buffer

Box 5, Folder 30

Silhouette Patent

Box 5, Folder 31

Patent Multisample Dither

Box 5, Folder 32

Trade Secrets Program

Box 5, Folder 33

IP Value - LECG

Box 5, Folder 34

Fog & Lighting

Box 5, Folder 35

CSG

Box 5, Folder 36

Stereo

Box 5, Folder 37

PDN's

Box 6, Folder 1

Pixar

Box 6, Folder 2

G Graphics Library Allen Akin

Box 6, Folder 3

Gamma

Box 6, Folder 4

Phigs Plus

Box 6, Folder 5

Audio & Video

Box 6, Folder 6

Visual Simulation

Box 6, Folder 7

Volume Rendering

Box 6, Folder 8

Texture Mapping

Box 6, Folder 9

3D Com, Inc. "True" 3D

Box 6, Folder 10

Clipping

Box 6, Folder 11

Triangle Strips

Box 6, Folder 12

Silhouettes

Box 6, Folder 13

The SGI 4D/240 GTX SuperWorkStation

Box 6, Folder 14

The Hidden Charms of Z-Buffer

Box 6, Folder 15

Stencil Article

Box 6, Folder 16

SGI Historical Documents

Box 6, Folder 17

360-Degree Feedback

Box 6, Folder 18

Spirit Trip 1999

Box 6, Folder 19

Software Summit

Box 6, Folder 20

Spirit

Box 6, Folder 21

SigGraph 2000 Meetings

Box 6, Folder 22

Tech Forum 1999

Box 6, Folder 23

Horizon

Box 6, Folder 24

Ergonomics

Box 6, Folder 25

SGI Logo

Box 6, Folder 26

Old OrgCharts

Box 6, Folder 27

Global Partners

Box 6, Folder 28

Octel

Box 6, Folder 29

Tech Talk

Box 6, Folder 30

SGI 2000

Box 6, Folder 31

Fitness for Life Don Nava

Box 6, Folder 32

Scenarios (NT, MP)

Box 6, Folder 33

CDP Business Plan

Box 6, Folder 34

Inspector

Box 6, Folder 35

Open GL Optimizer

Box 6, Folder 36

SGI Suppliers

Box 6, Folder 37

Environment

Box 6, Folder 38

WPD Plan 1992

Box 6, Folder 39

Hiring

Box 6, Folder 40

Cosmo

Box 6, Folder 41

Etc

Box 6, Folder 42

Leadership Forum 1997

Box 6, Folder 43

Donations Committee

Box 6, Folder 44

Management

Box 6, Folder 45

Lego/Kego

Box 6, Folder 46

Exec Offsites

Box 6, Folder 47

Exec Offsites Sept. 1996

Box 6, Folder 48

Exec Offsite Dec. 1996

Box 6, Folder 49

Exec Offsite May 1997

Box 6, Folder 50

SSG Offsite Jan. 1997

Box 6, Folder 51

Multimedia Asia '96 Malaysia

Box 6, Folder 52

Safety

Box 6, Folder 53

Atlantis Graphics

Box 6, Folder 54

Outside Help

Box 6, Folder 55

About SGI

Box 6, Folder 56

Univ of Delaware

Box 6, Folder 57

U of D Indy Labs

Box 6, Folder 58

Polo Shirts

Box 6, Folder 59

Nintendo 64

Box 7, Folder 1

PCB/GEM

Box 7, Folder 2

BPC (Summer 1981)

Box 7, Folder 3

IM1

Box 7, Folder 4

DA2/DA3

Box 7, Folder 5

DC4 (CAE Timing)

Box 7, Folder 6

IP2

Box 7, Folder 7

PM2

Box 7, Folder 8

IP1

Box 7, Folder 9

Clover 1

Box 7, Folder 10

UC4

Box 7, Folder 11

UC5

Box 7, Folder 12

DA1

Box 7, Folder 13

GT Chip Set

Box 7, Folder 14

Eclipse

Box 7, Folder 15

C2 Raster

Box 7, Folder 16

Clover 2

Box 7, Folder 17

GE4

Box 7, Folder 18

Clover 3 CPU

Box 7, Folder 19

Boston Eng Notes

Box 8, Folder 1

Boston Presentation

Box 8, Folder 2

Boston Misc

Box 8, Folder 3

GE 11

Box 8, Folder 4

Po's

Box 8, Folder 5

Logic Devices

Box 8, Folder 6

Shared Resources

Box 8, Folder 7

Twin Industries WWM Wirewrap

Box 8, Folder 8

Vitesse

Box 8, Folder 9

WaferScale

Box 8, Folder 10

Weitek

Box 8, Folder 11

Xilinx

Box 8, Folder 12

LSI Logic

Box 8, Folder 13

Terminals

Box 8, Folder 14

Unix Commands

Box 8, Folder 15

Unix Documents

Box 8, Folder 16

Data Sheets

Box 8, Folder 17

ViewGraphs

Box 8, Folder 18

My Code

Box 8, Folder 19

UNC

Box 8, Folder 20

Other Graphics Products

Box 8, Folder 21

Other Graphics Products

Box 8, Folder 22

Phone

Box 8, Folder 23

Customer Visits

Box 8, Folder 24

Graphics Class Jim Clark Feb. 1987

Box 8, Folder 25

Transmission Line Theory

Box 8, Folder 26

RS-232

Box 8, Folder 27

Cache Papers

Box 8, Folder 28

Benchmarks

Box 8, Folder 29

ASD Vision

Box 9

SGI 2000

Physical Description: 1 binder(s)
Box 9

Human Factors

Physical Description: 1 binder(s)
Box 9

Clover 1

Physical Description: 1 binder(s)
Box 9

Clover GL

Physical Description: 1 binder(s)
Box 9

Transparencies and Slides

Physical Description: 3 binder(s)
Box 10

BPC 2 Alpha

Physical Description: 1 binder(s)
Box 10

Iris GT Chip Set Specifications

Box 10

Iris 4-D Series Documentation

Physical Description: 2 binder(s)
Box 10

Graphica Obscura

Physical Description: 1 binder(s)
Box 10

Iris Fast Facts

Box 10

Unix System V Documentation

Box 10

Corporate Telephone Directory

Box 10

Iris Guides (2)

Box 10

RenderMan Interface

Box 10

Cosmo 3D Spec

Box 10

Iris Performer Reference Pages

Box 10

Iris Performer Programming Guide

Box 11

SGI Pipeline, Nov/Dec 1990 vol. 1 #6-1992 Year End vol. 3 #6

Box 11

Developer News, May/June 1994-2nd Quarter 2000

Box 11

Kurt Akeley Notebooks 1982-2000

Physical Description: 17 volume(s)
Box 12

SGI Annual Reports 1987-1998, 2000

Box 12

Portfolio Snapshots

Box 12

Developer News Feb 1995-August 1995

Box 12

IRIS Universe #1-#27

Box 12

Misc Publications

Box 13

Unix Manuals (5)

Box 13

SGI Training Manual

Box 13

Software Design, 1995

Box 13

Video Tex 1991

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 13

Cosmo Software Suite Pathway to the Second Web, 1997

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 13

Onyx InfiniteReality Demo Tape V.4, 1996

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 13

Memory-Based Graphics

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 13

Venice Demos

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 13

Bite TV

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 14

Iris 4-D Series Documentation

Physical Description: 6 binder(s)
Box 15

Iris 4-D Series Documentation

Physical Description: 9 binder(s)
 

Poster: IRIS 6.5 SGI gallery of modern art

 

Poster: Virtual Surgery / Virtual Successes

 

Accession ARCH-2004-301 Computer files

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, reports, source code, text, and slides from presentations pertaining to research and product development for Silicon Graphics Inc. Includes text files, Showcase files, and PostScript versions of the Showcase files.
 

postscript_versions

 

Stanford#2

 

Stanford#3