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Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976.
Oral history interview with David Locke Webster, 1963 January 26.
Early history of formation of American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT); formation of the education committee of the American Physical Society (APS) by George B. Wendell in 1919; the APS "exclusion principle" for teaching papers. Dayton C. Miller on the Council of APS led objections to report of the education committee, Webster's counter-arguments. Experiences and interests in teaching of physics; instructor at Harvard University, 1913-1917. First involvement at second Cleveland meeting to discuss forming AAPT by invitation, 1930; other participants at Cleveland meeting, contributions of Karl Compton and Floyd Richtmyer. Tenures as vice president, 1933-1934, and president, 1935-1936; Homer L. Dodge's presidency; Frederick Palmer's presidency; contributions in early years of AAPT of Paul Klopsteg and Marshall Ney States. Effect of formation of AAPT on teachers and researchers; need for and funding of the journal. First joint meeting of AAPT and APS.
Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954.
Dodge, Homer L. (Homer Levi), 1887-1983
Klopsteg, Paul E. (Paul Ernest), 1889-
Miller, Dayton Clarence, 1866-1941
Palmer, Frďřic, 1878-1967.
Richtmyer, F. K., (Floyd Karker), 1881-1939.
States, M. N. (Marshall Ney)
Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976.
Wendell, George B.
American Association of Physics Teachers.
American Physical Society.
Harvard University.
Fund raising.
Journalism, Scientific.
Physics -- Societies, etc.
Physics -- Study and teaching
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Shaughnessy, Donald F., interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA