Collection includes personal correspondence, 1969-2002; materials pertaining to Microsoft, both his career there and the company,
1976-99; his research materials and notebooks on computers, the software industry, investments, and other interests, 1988-2006;
papers, yearbooks, notebooks, and other items from his student career, 1971-80 (high school, Oregon State University, Stanford
University, and Harvard Business School); materials pertaining to his philanthropic interests; and photographs and other AV
Richard Weiland earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Stanford in 1976. His first job was with his
former high school classmates Bill Gates and Paul Allen at Microsoft, where he managed the completion of the COBOL compiler
and helped develop the BASIC interpreter. He left Microsoft in 1988 to pursue full-time philanthropy, where his interests
were education; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights; health and human services; and the environment.
45.0 Linear feet
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