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William V. Phillips papers

 Collection
Identifier: Y.USA.38

SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION The bulk of the material consists of correspondence collected throughout William Phillips's career with the YMCA. Also documented are the dramatic changes brought about by Phillips while leading the YMCA Greater Seattle and Greater Houston. Cards and letters presented to Phillips upon his retirement are included.

Dates

  • 1957-2002
  • Majority of material found within ( 1980-1990)

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Use of Materials:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright, ownership, and to obtain all the necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM V. PHILLIPS

BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM V. PHILLIPS William (Bill) Phillips, born June 12th 1936 in Flomaton, Alabama, began his YMCA career in 1958 as a youth work secretary in Pensacola, Florida. He served in the U.S. Army 1959-1961 as a psychiatric social worker at Brooke Army Hospital, San Antonio, Texas. Upon discharge from the service he returned to the Pensacola YMCA. Throughout the years he grew in esteem in the Florida Y movement when in 1976 he became the general director of the Central Florida YMCA. From Florida he went on to serve as the President and C.E.O. of the YMCA of Greater Seattle and as C.E.O. of the YMCA of the Greater Houston Area. Of note is the substantial growth in both the Seattle and Houston YMCAs under the leadership of Phillips. William Phillips retired in 2002.

Extent

2.1 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)

Abstract

The collection contains letters written to William (Bill) Phillips upon his retirement; documents concerning his tenure at the YMCA of the Greater Houston Area, the YMCA of Greater Seattle and the Central Florida YMCA; speeches, articles as well as personal correspondence.

Physical Location

See Detailed Description section for box listing.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ryan Bean, May 2007.

Catalog Record ID number: 4969561
Title
WILLIAM V. PHILLIPS:
Subtitle
An Inventory of His Papers
Author
Finding aid prepared by Ryan Bean.
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Kautz Family YMCA Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-3445