William F. Miller Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
Copyright © 2014 The Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: SC0231
Creator: Miller, William F.
Title: William F. Miller Papers
Dates: 1957-1980
Physical Description: 5 Linear feet
Summary: 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.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/university-archives

Administrative Information

Information about Access

The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

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

[Identification of item], William F. Miller Papers (SC0231). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

Access Terms

Stanford University--Administration.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Provost's Personal Correspondence and Memos 1970-1979

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence 1970

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence 1971

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence 1972

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence 1973

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence 1974

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence 1975

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence 1976

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence 1977

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence 1978 January-June

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence 1978 November

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence 1978 December

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence 1979

Box 1, Folder 13

Resignation as Provost 1978

Box 1, Folder 14

Announcement of his appointment as SRI President Undated

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence - Incoming re: appointment as SRI President Undated

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence - Outgoing re: appointment as SRI President Undated

Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence - Visiting committee to Tulane 1979

 

Series 2 Private and Confidential Correspondence 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence 1970

Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence 1971

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence 1972

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence 1973

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence 1974

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence 1975

Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence 1976

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence 1977

Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence 1978

Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondence 1979

 

Series 3 Policy Memos, Office of the Provost 1971-1978

Box 3, Folder 1

Institutional 1971

Box 3, Folder 2

Support Services 1971

Box 3, Folder 3

Academic/Administrative Interface 1971

Box 3, Folder 4

Administrative Affairs 1971

Box 3, Folder 5

Administrative Affairs 1971

Box 3, Folder 6

Provosts Staff 1971

Box 3, Folder 7

Provostial Style 1971

Box 3, Folder 8

Provost and Deans 1971

Box 3, Folder 9

Academic Affairs 1971

Box 3, Folder 10

Faculty Appointments 1971

Box 3, Folder 11

Faculty Affairs 1971

Box 3, Folder 12

Old Programs 1971

Box 3, Folder 13

New Programs 1971

Box 3, Folder 14

Fundraising 1971

Box 3, Folder 15

Staff Affairs 1971

Box 3, Folder 16

Environmental Affairs 1972

Box 3, Folder 17

Institutional 1972

Box 3, Folder 18

Support Services 1972

Box 3, Folder 19

Student Affairs 1972

Box 3, Folder 20

Affirmative Action 1972

Box 3, Folder 21

Administrative/Academic Interface 1972

Box 3, Folder 22

Provost Staff 1972

Box 3, Folder 23

Provostial Style 1972

Box 3, Folder 24

Provost and Deans 1972

Box 3, Folder 25

Academic Affairs 1972

Box 3, Folder 26

Faculty Appointments 1972

Box 3, Folder 27

Faculty Affairs 1972

Box 3, Folder 28

Professoriate 1972

Box 3, Folder 29

Old Programs 1972

Box 3, Folder 30

New Programs 1972

Box 3, Folder 31

Fundraising 1972

Box 3, Folder 32

Staff Affairs 1972

Box 3, Folder 33

Environmental Relations 1972

Box 3, Folder 34

Institutional 1973

Box 3, Folder 35

Support Services 1973

Box 3, Folder 36

Students 1973

Box 3, Folder 37

Affirmative Action 1973

Box 3, Folder 38

Administrative/Academic Interface 1973

Box 3, Folder 39

Administrative Maintenance 1973

Box 3, Folder 40

Provost Staff 1973

Box 3, Folder 41

Provostial Style 1973

Box 3, Folder 42

Provost and Deans 1973

Box 3, Folder 43

Academic Affairs 1973

Box 3, Folder 44

Faculty Appointments 1973

Box 3, Folder 45

Professoriate 1973

Box 3, Folder 46

Old Programs 1973

Box 3, Folder 47

New Programs 1973

Box 3, Folder 48

Staff Affairs 1973

Box 3, Folder 49

Fundraising 1973

Box 3, Folder 50

Environmental Relations 1973

Box 3, Folder 51

Institutional 1974

Box 3, Folder 52

Support Services 1974

Box 3, Folder 53

Students 1974

Box 3, Folder 54

Affirmative Action 1974

Box 3, Folder 55

Administrative/Academic Interface 1974

Box 3, Folder 56

Provost/Staff 1974

Box 3, Folder 57

Provostial Style 1974

Box 3, Folder 58

Provost and Deans 1974

Box 3, Folder 59

Academic Affairs 1974

Box 3, Folder 60

Faculty Appointments 1974

Box 3, Folder 61

Professoriate 1974

Box 3, Folder 62

Old Programs 1974

Box 3, Folder 63

New Programs 1974

Box 3, Folder 64

Staff Affairs 1974

Box 3, Folder 65

Fundraising 1974

Box 3, Folder 66

Environmental Relations 1975

Box 3, Folder 67

Highlights 1975

Box 3, Folder 68

Institutional 1975

Box 3, Folder 69

Support Services 1975

Box 3, Folder 70

Students 1975

Box 3, Folder 71

Affirmative Action 1975

Box 3, Folder 72

Administrative/Academic Interface 1975

Box 3, Folder 73

Administrative Maintenance 1975

Box 3, Folder 74

Provost/Staff 1975

Box 3, Folder 75

Provostial Style 1975

Box 3, Folder 76

Provost and Deans 1975

Box 3, Folder 77

Academic Affairs 1975

Box 3, Folder 78

Faculty Appointments 1975

Box 3, Folder 79

Staff Affairs 1975

Box 3, Folder 80

Old Programs 1975

Box 3, Folder 81

Environmental Relations 1975

Box 3, Folder 82

Institutional 1976

Box 3, Folder 83

Support Services 1976

Box 3, Folder 84

Students 1976

Box 3, Folder 85

Administrative/Academic Interface 1976

Box 3, Folder 86

Administrative Maintenance 1976

Box 3, Folder 87

Provost/Staff 1976

Box 3, Folder 88

Provostial Style 1976

Box 3, Folder 89

Academic Affairs 1976

Box 3, Folder 90

Faculty Affairs 1976

Box 3, Folder 91

Staff Affairs 1976

Box 3, Folder 92

Environmental Affairs 1976

Box 3, Folder 93

Fundraising 1976

Box 3, Folder 94

Institutional 1977

Box 3, Folder 95

Support Services 1977

Box 3, Folder 96

Administrative/Academic Interface 1977

Box 3, Folder 97

Administrative Maintenance 1977

Box 3, Folder 98

Provost/Staff 1977

Box 3, Folder 99

Provostial Style 1977

Box 3, Folder 100

Academic Affairs 1977

Box 3, Folder 101

Faculty Appointments 1977

Box 3, Folder 102

Faculty Affairs 1977

Box 3, Folder 103

Environmental Affairs 1977

Box 3, Folder 104

Fundraising 1977

Box 3, Folder 105

Institutional 1978

Box 3, Folder 106

Support Services 1978

Box 3, Folder 107

Administrative/Academic Interface 1978

Box 3, Folder 108

Administrative Affairs 1978

Box 3, Folder 109

Provost/Staff 1978

Box 3, Folder 110

Provostial Style 1978

Box 3, Folder 111

Provost and Deans 1978

Box 3, Folder 112

Staff Affairs 1978

Box 3, Folder 113

Academic Affairs 1978

Box 3, Folder 114

Faculty Affairs 1978

Box 3, Folder 115

Faculty Affairs 1978

Box 3, Folder 116

Environmental Affairs 1978

Box 3, Folder 117

Fundraising 1978

 

Series 4 Appointment Books 1971-1978

Box 4

Appointment Books 1971-1978

 

Series 5 Notebooks 1970-1979

Box 5

Date calendars 1970-1979

 

Series 6 Miscellaneous Files 1972-1979

Box 6, Folder 1

William F. Miller current professional vita Undated

Box 6, Folder 2

Argonne National Laboratories Undated

Box 6, Folder 3

Bonner, William S. Undated

Box 6, Folder 4

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Undated

Box 6, Folder 5

International Institute For Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria Undated

Box 6, Folder 6

Massey, William F. Undated

Box 6, Folder 7

Perron, William F. Undated

Box 6, Folder 8

Purdue University Undated

Box 6, Folder 9

Students Undated

Box 6, Folder 10

Material for 1979 calendar 1979

Box 6, Folder 11

Annual report 1972-1973

Box 6, Folder 12

Report of the Committee on the Professoriate at Stanford 1974

Box 7, Folder 1

Microelectronics and computer 1978

Box 7, Folder 2

Notes 1 Undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Notes 2 Undated

 

Series 7 Talks 1971-1979

Box 7, Folder 4

General 1971

Box 7, Folder 5

General 1972

Box 7, Folder 6

General 1973

Box 7, Folder 7

General 1974

Box 7, Folder 8

General 1975

Box 7, Folder 9

Senate and Academic Council 1971

Box 7, Folder 10

Senate and Academic Council 1972

Box 7, Folder 11

Senate and Academic Council 1973

Box 7, Folder 12

Senate and Academic Council 1974

Box 7, Folder 13

Senate and Academic Council 1975

Box 7, Folder 14

Senate and Academic Council 1976

Box 7, Folder 15

Talks to Alumni 1971

Box 7, Folder 16

Talks to Alumni 1972

Box 7, Folder 17

Talks to Students 1972

Box 7, Folder 18

Old Presentations Undated

Box 7, Folder 19

Palm Springs Speech 1979

Box 7, Folder 20

Misc. Speech Welcoming a Seminar - "New Perspectives on the Safety of Dams" 1978

Box 7, Folder 21

Speeches 1975-1978

 

Series 8 Articles 1957-1980

Box 8, Folder 1

"On the Theory of Inelastic Scattering of Electrons by Helium Atoms" 1957

Box 8, Folder 2

"Efficiencies and Photofractions for Sodium-Iodide Crystals" 1957

Box 8, Folder 3

"Efficiencies and Photofractions for Gamma Radiation on Sodium Iodide Crystals" 1959

Box 8, Folder 4

"The Use of High Speed Digital Computers for the Least Squares Calculation of Complexity Constants" 1959

Box 8, Folder 5

"The Use of High Speed Digital Computers for the Least Squares Calculation of Complexity Constants" 1959

Box 8, Folder 6

"Design Calculations for NaI Systems" 1960

Box 8, Folder 7

"Response Spectra for Gamma Rays in CSI" 1960

Box 8, Folder 8

Monte Carlo Calculation of Neutron Evaporation; Excitation Energy Dependence of Nuclear Level Density. Undated

Box 8, Folder 9

Energy-Dependent Multiple Scattering of Neutrons in Thin Plates 1962

Box 8, Folder 10

The Role of Computers in Experimental Physics: A System for On-Line Analyzers 1962

Box 8, Folder 11

The GNS Multicomputer System 1963

Box 8, Folder 12

"Encyclopedic Dictionary of Physics" (excerpt) Undated

Box 8, Folder 13

"Who's Who at Stanford" and Chaffe unpublished dissertation 1978-1980

Scope and Content Note

Chaffe, Ellen. "Decision Models in University Budgeting." Stanford, 1980. (Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation). Chapter 4 (regarding Miller's administration).
Box 8, Folder 14

Miscellaneous magazines 1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

Stanford GSB, Winter 1978-1979; EDUCOM, Winter 1978
 

Series 9 Photographs 1967-1979

Photographs, 1967-1979

Box 8, Folder 15

Photographs 1967-1970

Box 8, Folder 16

Photographs 1970-1971

Box 8, Folder 17

Photographs 1972

Box 8, Folder 18

Photographs 1973

Box 8, Folder 19

Photographs 1974

Box 8, Folder 20

Photographs 1975

Box 8, Folder 21

Photographs 1976

Box 8, Folder 22

Photographs 1977

Box 8, Folder 23

Photographs 1978

Box 8, Folder 24

Photographs 1979

Box 8, Folder 25

Photographs Undated

 

Series 10 Newsclippings and News Releases 1969-1978

Box 9, Folder 1

Newsclippings and News Releases 1969-1970

Box 9, Folder 2

Newsclippings and News Releases 1970-1971

Box 9, Folder 3

Newsclippings and News Releases 1972

Box 9, Folder 4

Newsclippings and News Releases 1973

Box 9, Folder 5

Newsclippings and News Releases 1974

Box 9, Folder 6

Newsclippings and News Releases 1975

Box 9, Folder 7

Newsclippings and News Releases 1975

Box 9, Folder 8

Newsclippings and News Releases 1976

Box 9, Folder 9

Newsclippings and News Releases 1977

Box 9, Folder 10

Newsclippings and News Releases 1978