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Paul C. Phillips papers

Identifier: L124

Scope and Contents

This collection includes typed articles written by Paul C. Phillips; typed and signed and autographed and signed correspondence; book reviews; and photographs and prints from various people in the United States ranging from 1908 to 1964 and undated, regarding historical subjects and books.


  • 1908-1964


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Paul Chrisler Phillips was born November 15, 1883 to Joseph Alexander and Lily (Chrisler) Phillips in Bloomfield, Indiana. He was the oldest of three children, including a sister, Mable V. and brother Frank. Phillips married Alice M. Martin on August 20, 1911 in Posey County, Indiana.

Phillips received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois around 1913. He became a professor of history in the University of Montana and wrote a number of books. In 1949, Phillips was the director of the Museum of Northwest History Collections at the university. He died December 23, 1956 and is buried at the Missoula Cemetery in Missoula, Montana. His widow was instrumental in the publication of his (posthumous) monumental work, The Fur Trade, in 1961.


Items in the collection. "Paul C. Phillips." 1900 United States Federal Census. "Paul Chrisler Phillips." Indiana, Index to Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Accessed January 11, 2016. "Paul Chrisler Phillips." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed January 11, 2016.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 half manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Alice M. Phillips on 1970/02/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/01/11 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/11 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2024/05/24 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.