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Guide to the William Webster Hansen Papers
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0004
    Creator: Hansen, W. W. (William Webster), 1909-1949
    Title: William Webster Hansen papers
    Dates: 1925-1945
    Physical Description: 7.5 Linear feet
    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

    Administrative Information


    Gift of Olive Ross, 1955, and Robert Hofstadter, 1992.

    Information about Access

    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], William Webster Hansen Papers (SC0004). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    William Webster Hansen was Professor of Physics and Director of the Microwave Laboratory at Stanford University, 1929-1949.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Hansen's professional and research papers include correspondence, manuscripts, research notebooks, lecture notes, unpublished studies and notes on various experiments and scientific developments such as radar, the rhumbatron, the klystron, radiation and microwave mechanics. Also included are Hansen's account of the development of the klystron tube, reports of the first linear accelerator at Stanford, his M.I.T. lectures on microwave physics, patents, scrapbooks, and photographs.

    Access Terms

    Beckerley, James Gwavas.
    Hansen, W. W. (William Webster), 1909-1949
    Kirkpatrick, Paul.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Morse, Philip M., (Philip McCord), 1903-1985.
    Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967.
    Sperry Rand Corporation. Sperry Gyroscope Division.
    Stanford University. Department of Physics. -- General subdivision--Faculty.;
    Webster, David Locke, 1943-
    Woodyard, John R.
    Cavity resonators.
    Spectrum analysis.