Franklyn W. Phillips (#187)

An Inventory of His Personal Papers
In the John F. Kennedy Library
National Archives and Records Administration

Administrative Information
Biographical Note
Collection Overview
Collection Description

Administrative Information

Papers 1958-1970
Government official. Acting Secretary, National Aeronautics and Space Council (1959-1960); Assistant to the Administrator, (1960-1961), Director, Northeast Office (1962-1964), Assistant Director and Director for Administrative Operations, Electronics Research Center (1964-1970), National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Chronological file of correspondence, directives, and memorandums.


Usage Restrictions
According to the deed of gift signed September 1979, copyright of these materials has been assigned to the United States. Documents in this collection that were prepared by officials of the United States as part of their official duties are in the public domain. Users of these materials are advised to determine the copyright status of any document from which they wish to publish.

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Received from Franklyn Phillips in August 1978 (Acc. 1978-052).

About 8,000 items (4 linear feet, 5 linear inches ; 5.0 cubic feet)

Withdrawn Items
Selected folders contain withdrawal sheets where 350 documents, in accordance with the donor's deed of gift, were removed from the collection. These include documents which may be used to injure or harass any living person. All withdrawn documents have been placed under seal and upon request the Kennedy Library will review any material which has been closed for a period of not less than 2 years for the purpose of opening items which no longer require restrictions. Researchers should consult the reference staff to obtain the appropriate form(s).

Date Opened
July 1982.

Processed by
Mary C. Sullivan

Encoded by
James M. Roth

Related Collections
James E. Webb Papers, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Records of NASA, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Hugh L. Dryden Oral History Interview, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

The Personal Papers of Franklyn Phillips (1917-2008)

Biographical Note

1917 Born, Cleveland, Ohio, 9/26
1935 Baldwin High School, Birmingham, Michigan
1939  Cooperative Engineering Course, General Motors Institute, Flint, Michigan
1941 B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1945 Married Patricia Bjorklund, 6/30
1941-1942 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), Langley Laboratory, Langley Field, Virginia
1942-1945 NACA, Lewis Laboratory, Cleveland, Ohio
1945-1958 Member, Staff, Director of National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA)
1949-1958 Chief of Aircraft Loads and Structures Division in NACA Headquarters
1958-1959 Special Assistant to the Administrator, NASA
1959-1960 Acting Secretary of the National Aeronautics and Space Council (NASC)
1960-1961 Assistant to T. Keith Glennan, Administrator, NASA
1962-1964 Director, Northeast Office, NASA
1964-1969 Asst Director for Administrative Operations, Electronics Research Center, NASA
1969-1970 Director for Administrative Operations, Electronics Research Center, NASA

Collection Overview

The papers of Franklyn W. Phillips consist of his daily correspondence carbon file during his various administrative positions with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1958 to 1970. The files contain correspondence, directives, and memoranda dealing with personnel, travel, facilities, management analysis, security, health and safety, and technical information. There is also some biographical material and a chronological file (January-June 1966) of Winston E. Kock. Researchers using this material maybe interested in papers of James E. Webb, microfilm and printed materials of NASA, and the oral history interview of Hugh L. Dryden, -Deputy Administrator of NASA.

Collection Description:
Series 1. Records of Northeast Office of NASA, Electronics Research Center.
About 8,000 items.
Arrangement: by type of material.

Beginning in 1962 with Franklyn Phillips� appointment as Director for Administration of the Northeast Office of NASA, Electronics Research Center, this series consists of his daily correspondence carbon file during his various administrative positions, including the construction and later the operation of the Cambridge office. Of special note is the transition memo, January 19, 1961. Also appearing in the chronological file are some papers of T. Keith Glennan (1958-1961), James E. Webb (1961-1963), Hugh L. Dryden (2/61-3/61), and James C. Elms (9/66-6/70). Following the chronological file is a folder of biographical material and a chronological file (January-June 1966) of Winston E. Kock, a director of the Electronics Research Center.

Box 1 Chronological Files
1958-12/60 (27 folders)
Box 2 1/61 -3/62 (15 folders)
Box 3 4/62-9/63 (18 folders)
Box 4 10/63-5/65 (20 folders)
Box 5 6/65-7/66 (4 folders)
Box 6 8/66-7/67 (12 folders)
Box 7 8/67-6/68 (11 folders)
Box 8 7/68-3/69 (9 folders)
Box 9 4/69-1/70 (10 folders)
Box 10 2/70-6/70 (5 folders)
Miscellaneous biographies
Kock Files, 1966 (6 folders)