ANSI/IEEE Std 854-1987 – the IEEE Standard for Radix-Independent Floating-Point Arithmetic was developed primarily in the years 1982 through 1985. The Standard lists thirty-seven contributors, chaired by W. J. Cody. The minutes of the meetings were recorded by Fred Ris, who kindly located the original SCRIPT/GML source files from which the attached PostScript and PDF (Acrobat) files have been generated.
Some of the rationale for parts of the standard may be found in the paper A Proposed Radix- and Word-length-independent Standard for Floating-point Arithmetic by W. J. Cody. et al, in IEEE Micro, August 1984, pp86-100.