The papers of David Locke Webster document his career as a professor and physicist and
include course material from physics classes taught at Stanford (1946-1954); notes and
notebooks from his earlier teaching career at Harvard, Michigan and M.I.T.; correspondence
and subject files on Army research projects; budget material for the Stanford physics
department (1924-1943); reprints of articles; research data; photographs of apparatus used
in experiments; and manuscripts.
Born in Boston, November 6, 1888, David Locke Webster attended Harvard University,
receiving his bachelor's in 1910 and his doctorate three years later, both in physics. While
studying at Harvard, Webster also taught as an instructor in mathematics (1909-12) and as an
assistant in physics (1911-14). After receiving his advanced degree, he held an
instructorship in physics until 1917.
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