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Guide to the Richard William Weiland Papers
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Description
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 materials.
Background
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.
Extent
45 Linear feet (62 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.