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Paul I. Phillips reference collection

Paul I. Phillips reference collection

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Paul I. Phillips reference collection RHC-19

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503

2010



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorPhillips, Paul I., 1914-1976
Title: Paul I. Phillips reference collection
Dates: 1947-1980
Quantity: 1.25 Linear feet(1 carton)
AbstractPaul Phillips was a prominent African American community service leader and was the first African-American to hold elected office in Grand Rapids. The collection includes biographical information, copies of speech notes and testimony, writings, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles from 1947-1980 about blacks in America.
Identification: RHC-19
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Collection Description

The collection includes biographical information, copies of speech notes and testimony, writings, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles from 1947-1980 about blacks in America.


Biography

Paul Phillips came to Grand Rapids in 1946 to work for the Borough Community Association. He worked to affiliate the organization with the Grand Rapids Urban League in 1947 and served as Director of the League from 1947-1976. He was a prominent African-American community service leader and was the first African-American to hold elected office in Grand Rapids. Phillips received an honorary degree from Grand Valley in 1972 and served as a member of the Grand Valley Board of Control from May 1976 until his death later that year.


African Americans
Community organization
Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Grand Valley State College.
Grand Valley State Colleges.
Grand Valley State University.
Michigan
National Urban League.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul I. Phillips reference collection (RHC-19). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Ethel Phillips in 1982.


Related Material

Paul I. Phillips papers at the Grand Rapids Public Library #006.


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