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WILLIAM V. PHILLIPS:
An Inventory of His Papers


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Biography | Contents Summary/Organization | Administrative/Access Info | Contents Details | Indexed Terms/Access Points


OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

Creator: Phillips, William V.
Title: William V. Phillips papers.
Date: 1957-2002(bulk 1980-1990)
Collection Number: Y.USA.38
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.
Quantity: 2.1 cu. ft. (5 boxes).
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


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.



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.



ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

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.
Preferred Citation:
[Indicate the cited item and/or series here]. William V. Phillips papers. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. University of Minnesota.
See the Chicago Manual of Style for additional examples.
Processing Information:
Processed by: Ryan Bean, May 2007.
Catalog Record ID number: 4969561


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

The following section contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection. To request materials, please note the corresponding box number.

Box 1 Correspondence, 1957-2002. 7 folders.
Box 2 Correspondence, 1982.
World Assembly, Seoul, Korea, 1991.
Key Leaders conference, 1994.
Notes, meetings, newsletters, 1973-2002. 3 folders.
Box 3 Personal file, 1995-2001. 2 folders.
Reports, presentations, 1995, 2001.
Speeches, 1972-1998. 3 folders.
Box 4 Travel material, undated.
Certificates, awards, 1955-1998.
"YMCA of Greater Seattle Strategic Plan", 1991.
Greater Seattle documents, 1987-1992. 3 folders.
The Way it Grew: History of the YMCA of Greater Seattle 1876-1976, 1976.
"YMCA of Greater Seattle Facility Development Plan", 1987.
Box 5 Miscellanious publications and reports, 1984-2000.



INDEX TERMS

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Topics:
Young Men's Christian associations -- Administration.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Florida.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Washington (State) -- Seattle.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Texas -- Houston.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Japan.
Persons:
Phillips, William V.
Organizations:
YMCA of the USA.