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Accession number A2003.012
Collection Dr. Philip Hubbard
Title The Philip Hubbard Collection
Catalog Number A2003.012
Object Name Papers, Personal
Credit line Collection of the AAMI - Courtesy of Peter Hubbard
Physical characteristics Boxed documents span 5 linear inches.
Dates of Creation 1943-2002
Access Conditions Open for research.
Copyrights no known restrictions
Scope & Content The Dr. Philip Hubbard papers date from 1942 - 2002 and measure 5 linear inches. The papers are divided into one series: Philip Hubbard Collection ( 1942 - 2002). The series contains some biographical information, some personal information, correspondence, reports, seminars, and publications including one in Spanish, his passport, and newspaper clippings. There is one 1989 photograph.

Biographical History Philip Gamaliel Hubbard was born on March 4, 1921, in Macon, Missouri. Shortly after he was born, he and his family moved to Des Moines, Iowa. Philip attended North High and graduated in 1939. He then went on to attend the University of Iowa and studied chemical engineering and received his B.S. degree in 1946. Philip then went on study Mechanics and Hydraulics at the University of Iowa and received his M.S. degree in 1949 and doctorate in 1954.
Philip had been a Research Engineer at the Institute of Hydraulic Research at the university from 1946-1966. His appointment to the faculty in 1947 made history because he was the first African American to hold such a position. He had held such titles as Assistant Professor, 1954, Associate Professor, 1956, and Professor of Mechanics and Hydraulics from 1959-1966. In addition, Philip started his own hydraulic company titled Hubbard Instrument Company which was created in 1951. This company is a measurement consultant firm and manufacturer of electronic instruments for measuring fluid flow equipment.
In 1966 Philip Hubbard was nominated and received the position of the Dean of Academic Affairs. Six years later he became the Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Academic Affairs. He retired from the University of Iowa on December 31, 1990. He had been affiliated with the university for over 40 years.
Philip had traveled all throughout the world. He had been to Japan, France, England, Argentina, Uruguay, and Switzerland. Most of the time while visiting these foreign countries, Philip had taken tours through engineering laboratories and attended discussions on issues and problems that evolved from engineering.
Philip is also the co-author of the book called Advanced Mechanics and Fluids and has published a total of 15 articles in a variety of professional and scientific journals.
In addition, Philip Hubbard married Wynonna Griffin in 1943. While married they had four children together. Philip Hubbard past away on January 10, 2002.
Finding Aids Box no. Description
Box 1
Philip Hubbard, Collection
Personal
Biography, 2002
Family Records
Correspondence
North High School, Des Moines, Correspondence
Martin Luther King Speeches, 1982-1997
Reports, 1962
Publications, 1966 and 1990
Seminars, 1965 and 1974
ROTC, 1943-1970 and undated
"New Dawn," research, undated
"New Dawns: A One Hundred and Fifty Year Look at Human Rights at the University of Iowa," 1996
University of Iowa Programs, 1947-1954
2001 Congressional Record Citation
Passports, 1956-1994
Photograph of Philip Hubbard, 1989
Newspaper Clippings
Subjects Universities & colleges
Engineers
Search Terms Iowa City
University of Iowa
Spanish
Parks
Commemoration
Engineers
People Hubbard, Dr. Phillip
Classification Business & Commerce
Education
Creator Philip Hubbard