Guide to the David Locke Webster Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0197
Creator: Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976.
Title: David Locke Webster papers
Dates: 1911-1973
Physical Description: 21 Linear feet
Summary: Correspondence (1939-70) regarding Webster's interests (e.g. Klystron Tube, compton effect), research notebooks (1916-1970) and correspondence relating to the Physics Department during the 1940's. Also includes glass plates for printing graphs, photographs, and maps.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
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Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
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Administrative Information

Provenance

Transferred by the Department of Physics, 1978.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

David Locke Webster Papers (SC0197). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

David Locke Webster, professor of physics (1920-1954; emeritus, 1954-1977) and chairman of the Physics Department at Stanford (1920-1942), was born in Boston November 6, 1888. He recieved his B.A. (1910) and Ph.D. (1913) from Harvard University.

Description of the Collection

Correspondence (1939-70) regarding Webster's interests (e.g. Klystron Tube, compton effect), research notebooks (1916-1970) and correspondence relating to the Physics Department during the 1940's. Also includes glass plates for printing graphs, photographs, and maps.

Access Terms

Stanford University. Dept. of Physics.
Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976.
Compton effect.
Klystrons.
Physics --History.


Collection Contents

 

Papers 1911-1973

Box 1

Research notebooks 1924-1939

Physical Description: In black binders
Box 2

Research notebooks 1927-1933

Physical Description: In black binders
Box 3

Research notebooks, reprints, and lectures notes 1928-1935

Physical Description: In black binders
Box 4

Research notebooks 1925-1933

Physical Description: In black binders
Box 5

Research notebooks, miscellaneous subject files 1915-1970

Box 6

Reprints, notes, data from work done for Ames Research 1967-1970

Box 7

Reprints, notes, data from work done for Ames Research 1967-1970

Box 8

Miscellanous glass plates for printing graphs, pictures, and a few miscellaneous maps Undated

Box 9

Miscellaneous correspondence, subject files 1939-1970

Scope and Content Note

Topics: Flying, Coulomb's Law, Compton Effect, Klystron papers
Box 10

Correspondence, material related to Stanford Physics (administration of) 1940s

Box 11

PAS Programs, Reprints 1930-1960s

Box 12

Reprints 1911-1930

Box 13

Relativity, bulk of this work done before Ames Research work in the late 1960s 1959-1973