Guide to David Locke Webster, "Reminiscences of a Rolling Stone"

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
May 2011
Copyright © 2015 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: SCM0244
Creator: Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976.
Title: David Locke Webster, "Reminiscences of a Rolling Stone"
Dates: 1976
Physical Description: 0.125 Linear feet (1 volume)
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: specialcollections@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Biographical/Historical note

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 received his B.A. (1910) and Ph.D. (1913) from Harvard University.

Scope and Contents note

Subjects covered in this autobiography include sailing experiences, airplane testing during World War I, life at Stanford from the 1920s to the 1950s, experiences working on rockets during World War II, and his experiences as a pilot. There is very little on his years at Harvard. A bibliography of Webster's work is included.

Access Terms

Blois, Richard M.
Stanford University -- General subdivision--Faculty.;
Wheelwright, Helen W.
Private flying--United States.
Sailing.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945


Collection Contents

Box 1

Papers