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Paul I. Phillips reference collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-19
The collection includes biographical information, copies of speech notes and testimony, writings, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles from 1947-1980 about blacks in America.

Dates

  • 1947-1980

Creator

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.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (1 carton)

Biography

Paul Phillips was a prominent African American community service leader and was the first African-American to hold elected office in Grand Rapids. 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. 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.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Ethel Phillips in 1982.

Related Material

Paul I. Phillips papers at the Grand Rapids Public Library #006.
Title
Paul I. Phillips reference collection, RHC-19
Author
Special Collections & University Archives
Date
2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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