Walter Prescott Webb

Walter Prescott Webb

Fellow: Awarded 1938

Field of Study: U.S. History

Fellow: Awarded 1954

Field of Study: U.S. History

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 04-03-1888

Died: 03-08-1963

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1937–38:

WEBB, WALTER PRESCOTT:  Appointed for a comparative study of the relation between democracy and an open frontier; tenure, five months from April 15, 1938.

Born April 3, 1888, in Panola County, Texas.  Education:  University of Texas, B.A., 1915, M.A., 1920, Ph.D., 1932; University of Chicago, 1922–23.

Instructor of History, 1918–20, Assistant Professor, 1920–27, Associate Professor, 1927–34, Professor, 1934—, University of Texas; Lecturer in History, Summer School, Duke University, 1931; Northwestern University, 1933; Harvard University, 1935; University of Wyoming, 1937; American Lecturer at the University of London, 1938.

Publications:  The Great Plains, 1931; The Texas Rangers, 1835–1935, 1935; Divided We Stand:  The Crisis of a Frontierless Democracy, 1937. Co-author of The Growth of a Nation,  1928; The Story of a Nation, 1930; The Building of Our Nation, 1937. Articles, stories and reviews in Scribner’s Magazine.