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Owen M. Phillips papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0636
Owen Martin Phillips (1930-2010) was a Johns Hopkins University professor of Geophysics. This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Professor Owen M. Phillips, which date from approximately the 1940s-1990s. This collection has not been processed.

Dates

  • 1940s-1990s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not processed and therefore has not been prepared for research use. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

17.5 Cubic Feet (15 record center cartons)

Biographical / Historical

Owen Martin Phillips was born on December 30, 1930 in New South Wales, Australia. He received his bachelors of science from the University of Sydney in 1952; his Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from Cambridge University in 1955; and became a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 1957. After a brief return to the University of Cambridge from 1961-1964, Phillips returned to Johns Hopkins as a professor of Geophysics, a position he held until shortly before his death on October 13, 2010.

Professor Phillips was a scholar of oceanography and waves, having written more than 100 articles on such topics over the course of his career.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Professor Owen M. Phillips, which date from approximately the 1940s-1990s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated by Merle Phillips in November 2011.

Processing Information

This collection has not been processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA