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States, M. N (Marshall Ney)
Oral history interview with Marshall Ney States, 1963 January 27.
Undergraduate at University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1916; instructorship in physics at University of Kentucky; teaching mathematics at Mercer University, Georgia; graduate thesis at University of Chicago with Dempster. Discouraging experiences with American Physical Society (APS), beginning 1916; invited to 1929 Des Moines meeting by Paul Klopsteg to discuss role of teachers in APS; invited to head group; Glen Warner, Klopsteg, States and S. L. Redman meeting in Chicago, 1930; preparation for and confrontation at Cleveland meeting of APS. Homer L. Dodge and Harold W. Webb; formation of American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), Floyd Richtmyer and Karl Compton; beginning of joint meetings between APS and AAPT (1933). AAPT became founding member of AIP. The AAPT journal; development of bylaws and policies of AAPT; election of Frederic Palmer as president, 1933; David L. Webster's presidency. Effect of AAPT on teaching profession. The Orsted medal; the Taylor Memorial Fund.
Marshall Ney States (1893-1974).
Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954.
Dempster, Arthur Jeffrey.
Dodge, Homer L. (Homer Levi), 1887-1983
Klopsteg, Paul E. (Paul Ernest), 1889-
Palmer, Frederic, 1878-1967.
Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976.
American Association of Physics Teachers.
American Institute of Physics.
American Physical Society.
Mercer University.
University of Chicago.
University of Kentucky.
University of Pittsburgh.
Physics teachers.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Societies -- History, organization, etc.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Redman, S. L.
Richtmyer, F. K., (Floyd Karker), 1881-1939.
Webb, William S. (William Snyder), 1882-1964
Warner, Glen H.
Taylor Memorial Fund.
Shaughnessy, Donald F., interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA