Papers reflect his work in the study and teaching of computer programming, computer systems for publishing, and mathematics.
Included are correspondence, notes, manuscripts, computer printouts, logbooks, proofs, and galleys pertaining to the computer
systems TeX, METAFONT, and Computer Modern; and to his books THE ART OF COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTERS & TYPESETTING, CONCRETE
MATHEMATICS, THE STANFORD GRAPHBASE, DIGITAL TYPOGRAPHY, SELECTED PAPERS ON ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS, MMIXWARE : A RISC COMPUTER
FOR THE THIRD MILLENNIUM, and THINGS A COMPUTER SCIENTIST RARELY TALKS ABOUT.
Professor of computer science at Stanford University, Donald Ervin Knuth was born in 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received
a B.S. from Case Institute of Technology in 1960 and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1963. A member
of Stanford's Computer Science Department since 1968, Knuth has won numerous awards for his work, including the National Medal
of Science for his series of volumes,
THE ART OF COMPUTER PROGRAMMING. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1975.