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Guide to David Locke Webster, "Reminiscences of a Rolling Stone"
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  • Biographical/Historical note
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  • 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.
    World War, 1914-1918.
    World War, 1939-1945