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Guide to the Philip L. Boyd Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Philip L. Boyd papers
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1974, undated
    Date (bulk): 1950-1970
    Collection Number: 079
    Creator: Boyd, Philip L., 1900-1989
    Extent: 2.0 linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 oversize box)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The Philip L Boyd papers contain materials related to the establishment and subsequent construction of the University of California, Riverside. The collection primarily consists of correspondence between former University of California Regent, Philip L. Boyd, and those individuals responsible for the development of the Riverside campus. Correspondents include members of the California legislature, community leaders, and university officials including Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan, James H. Corley, and Robert G. Sproul. In addition to correspondence this collection also contains newspaper clippings, architectural plans, and photographs regarding campus development.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item]. Philip L. Boyd Papers Collection, Collection 079. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Portions of the Philip L. Boyd papers were acquired in 1989. Acquisition information regarding the remainder of this collection is unavailable.

    Processing History

    Processed by Juliana Schouest, 2008.

    Biography

    Philip L. Boyd was born on October 8th, 1900 in Richmond, Indiana. He attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1922. He served as the manager of Bank of America's Palm Springs, California branch from 1929-1930. Boyd was elected as the first Mayor of Palm Springs in 1938, a position he held until 1942. From 1945-1949 Boyd served on the California State Assembly and later became an active member of the Riverside Citizens University Committee.
    Boyd was instrumental in the establishment of the University of California, Riverside and in 1957 he was appointed to the UC Board of Regents where he remained until his resignation in 1970. Throughout the years Boyd preserved his close ties to UC Riverside and later donated land in Deep Canyon to the campus. This land, which later became the Philip L. Boyd Desert Research Center, is a 16,301 acre reserve that is part of the University of California Natural Reserve System. Philip L Boyd passed away on September 16th, 1989 at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage at the age of 88.

    Chronology

    1900: Philip L. Boyd was born on October 8th in Richmond, Indiana.
    1926: Boyd was married to Dorothy Burrough Marmon on March 10th.
    1938: Boyd became the first Mayor of Palm Springs.
    1945: Boyd was elected to the California State Assembly.
    1957: Boyd was appointed as a Regent of the University of California.
    1966: Boyd and his wife donated funds to help build the carillon tower at the University of California, Riverside.
    1970: Boyd resigned as a Regent of the University of California.
    1989: Philip L. Boyd died on September 16th.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Philip L Boyd papers contain materials related to the establishment and subsequent construction of the University of California, Riverside. The collection primarily consists of correspondence between former University of California Regent, Philip L. Boyd, and those individuals responsible for the development of the Riverside campus. Correspondents include members of the California legislature, community leaders, and university officials including Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan, James H. Corley, and Robert G. Sproul. In addition to correspondence this collection also contains newspaper clippings, architectural plans, and photographs regarding campus development.

    Collection Arrangement

    In processing this collection, documents were retained in their original order. As a result, some items may not directly relate to the series that they are contained in. Some file folders contain original item-level listings that may be useful in determining their contents. These lists have not been checked for accuracy and often times display file folder number designations inconsistent with the system currently in place.
    This collection is organized into five series:
    • Series 1. Ephemera, 1974, undated.
    • Series 2. Public Service, 1951-1971, undated.
    • Series 3. University of California, Riverside Development, 1925-1974, undated.
    • Series 4. University of California, Riverside Funding, 1949-1973, undated.
    • Series 5. University of California, Riverside Land Acquisition, 1956-1969, undated.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Corley, James H., 1904-.
    Nixon, Richard M., 1913-1994, (Richard Milhous).
    Reagan, Ronald.
    Riverside Citizens University Committee.
    Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-1975.
    University of California, Riverside.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Clippings (information artifacts).
    Correspondence.
    Documents.