Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Philip Glick Papers

Dates: 1926-1990.

Deputy Director, War Relocation Authority, 1945-1946; General Counsel, Federal Public Housing Authority and Public Housing Administration, 1946-1948.

The papers of Philip Glick consist of reports, books, newspaper clippings, speeches, and personal writings mostly pertaining to his service with the War Relocation Authority and with other agencies in the federal government. The collection also includes memorabilia, photographs, and correspondence.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 10 linear inches (about 1,200 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Neil Glick donated to the U.S. Government his copyright interest in all writings in this collection. Documents created by U.S. government employees in the course of their official duties are also in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents in the collection presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Jolene Clark (2013); Jan Davis and David Clark (2017).


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1905 (9 December)Born Philip Milton Glick, Kiev, Russia
1929Ph.B., University of Chicago
1930J.D., University of Chicago
1933-1934General Counsel, Federal Subsistence Homesteads Corporation, U.S. Department of the Interior
1934-1942Chief, Land Policy Division, and Assistant Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1942-1944Solicitor, War Relocation Authority
1945-1946Deputy Director, War Relocation Authority
1946-1948General Counsel, Federal Public Housing Authority and Public Housing Administration
1948-1953General Counsel, Institute of Inter-American Affairs, U.S. Department of State
1950-1953Legal Counsel, Technical Cooperation Administration, U.S. Department of State
1953-1955Visiting Professor, University of Chicago
1955-1967Member of the law firm of Dorfman and Glick
1967-1969Assistant Director and Legal Counsel, Federal Water Resources Council
1969-1973Legal Counsel, National Water Commission
2004 (17 January)Died, Chevy Chase, Maryland

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Philip Glick Papers include books, correspondence, handwritten notes, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs, personal writings, printed materials, reports, and speeches mostly relating to his career as a lawyer with the federal government including his position in the War Relocation Authority.

The collection contains reports, legal documents, books, articles, and correspondence relating to Japanese-Americans and the War Relocation Authority. A copy of the book, Personal Justice Denied, which is a report on wartime relocation, is included in the collection. Also included are letters from Glick to the Director of the War Relocation Authority, Dillon S. Myer.

A number of reports and other printed materials in the collection relate to other agencies that Glick served as legal counsel during the Truman administration. Included are materials related to the Institute of Inter-American Affairs and the Technical Cooperation Administration. Notes and speeches related to his service with the Public Housing Administration as well as a journal article by Glick, "The Federal Subsistence Homesteads Program" are also included in the collection.

Some of the materials related to soil and water conservation date from outside the time period of the Truman administration. Some reports are from the 1930s when Glick worked for the Department of Agriculture, and other materials are from the time period when Glick worked as legal counsel for the National Water Commission in the 1960s and 1970s. A related item is the transcript of an oral history interview with Glick, focusing on his role in the creation of the Standard State Soil Conservation Districts Law.

The collection includes items related to the personal life of Philip Glick, including memorabilia such as diplomas, college papers, and photographs. Personal writings related to his career include a manuscript of "The Politics of Conservation."

More information about the War Relocation Authority during the Truman administration can be found in the papers of Dillon S. Myer. More information about housing policy during the Truman administration can be found in the papers of Raymond M. Foley, Nathaniel S. Keith, and William K. Divers.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1-2SUBJECT FILE, 1926-1990
Books, correspondence, handwritten notes, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs, personal writings, printed materials, reports, and speeches. Arranged alphabetically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Agriculture
  • Boliva [2017 accretion]
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Books
  • Civil Rights
  • Correspondence
  • Handwritten Notes and Personal Writings
  • Myer, Dillon
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Oral Histories
Box 2
  • Personal
  • Photos [Includes 2017 accretion]
  • Politics of Conservation
  • Printed Materials [Includes 2017 accretion]
  • Soil Conservation
  • Speeches
  • War Relocation Authority
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Water Resources

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