Harriett Phillips papers: 1952-1978
Summary Information
Title: Harriett Phillips papers
Creator: Phillips, Harriett.
Inclusive dates: 1952-1978
Extent: 2 linear feet
Michigan Democratic Party worker; political papers, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Call number: 85350 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Harriett Phillips (donor no. 6027) and came to the library in 1977.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Harriett Phillips papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Harriett Phillips was born June 18, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. She was a long-time worker in the Michigan Democratic Party, serving on the State Central Committee (beginning in 1954) and as vice chair (beginning in 1961). She was also chair of the party's legislative liaison sub-committee, and chair of the party's 18th congressional district committee.

Harriett Phillips was also involved in the opposition to state aid to parochial schools in the period of 1967-1971, serving as chair of the Committee to Advance Public Education and chair of the Council Against Parochiaid.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of political papers (arranged chronologically), files relating to her opposition to state aid to parochial schools, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Church schools -- Michigan -- Finance.
  • Government aid to private schools -- Michigan.
  • Education -- Michigan.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1946-1960.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Photographs.
  • Committee to Advance Public Education.
  • Council About Parochiaid.
  • Democratic Party (Mich.)
  • Democratic Party (Mich.). State Central Committee.
  • Democratic Party (Mich.)
  • Hart, Philip A. (Philip Aloysius), 1912-1976.
  • Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978.
  • Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965.
  • Swainson, John B. (John Burley), 1925-1994.
  • Williams, G. Mennen, 1911-1988.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
  • Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Political Papers [series]

(some of these materials were found loose in the scrapbooks)

Box   1  
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1963 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1964 (2 folders)
Box   1  
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Box   1  
Miscellaneous clippings
Other Activities [series]
Box   1  
Committee to Advance Public Education (CAPE)
Box   1  
Papers 1967-1970 (9 folders)
Box   1  
Council Against Parochiaid 1978
Photographs [series]
Box   1  
Photos of Phillips with political personages and as member of a group (3 envelopes)
Scrapbooks [series]

(include clippings, correspondence, photographs, political documents, and memorabilia)

Box   2  
1950s-1960s (6 volumes)