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.
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.
2.0 linear feet
(3 document boxes, 1 oversize box)
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
This collection is open for research.