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Finding Aid for the W.D. Hershberger Papers, 1931-1984
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Description
William Delmar Hershberger (1903-1987) received his Ph.D in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (1937). He worked on submarine detection using underwater sound, applied pulsed microwaves to target detection, laid out the first complete radar equipment used in the successful 1937 Signal Corps tests, and worked on airborne radar and microwave radar techniques. He was also an engineering professor at UCLA from 1949 until his death. The collection consists of Hershberger's laboratory notebooks pertaining to his predoctoral research at the U.S. Signal Corps Laboratories from 1931-37 and miscellaneous correspondence and manuscripts.
Background
William Delmar Hershberger was born on May 10, 1903 in Wellman, Iowa; AB in Mathematics, Goshen College, 1927; AM in Physics, George Washington University, 1930; Ph.D in electrical engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1937; as a junior physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, 1927-31, Hershberger worked on submarine detection using underwater sound; worked at U.S. Signal Corps Laboratories in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, 1931-37, where he applied pulsed microwaves to target detection; in 1936 he laid out the first complete radar equipment used in the successful 1937 Signal Corps tests; engineer, RCA, 1937-49, where he worked on airborne radar and microwave radar techniques; was an engineering professor at UCLA from 1949 until his death on February 8, 1987.
Extent
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.