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Phillips, William J., 1964-03-02

 Sub-Group — Document box: 60
Identifier: 16-3

Scope and Contents note

From the Collection:

The Local History Collection focuses on the history of Orange County California and the cities within Orange County, Southern California and to a lesser extent California as a whole. All Time periods from 1776-2012 (to date) are covered. The collection includes 3860 cataloged books and pamphlets, correspondence, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, memoribilia. papers, periodicals, posters and photographs.


  • 1964-03-02


From the Collection: 733 boxes (733 boxes, 3860 volumes in 429 linear feet plus two large orange cabinets drawers and two map cases drawers. )

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


William J. Phillips (1917-1989) was Supervisor for the Third District of Orange County from 1957 to 1973, most well-known for supporting the creation of John Wayne Airport.

Having worked on on experimental aircraft at Lockheed during World War II, Phillips mainted an interest in aviation,

and was a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, past president of the Southern California Aviation Council, and served as a member of the President’s Commission on Science and Technology.

Phillips also served on the National Advisory Committee on Community Air Pollution, and spoke before Congress as chairman of the Air Pollution Committee for the National Association of Counties.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections Repository

University Archives & Special Collections
Pollak Library South Room 352 (PLS 352)
Fullerton CA 92831-3599 USA
(657) 278-4751