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Phylipp Dilloway Papers, 1946-2021

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AP-0020

Contents of Collection

The Phylipp Dilloway Papers contain materials from his time at sea on the training ship USMSTS American Pilot (also known as the Empire State I), his later career as a consultant for Dunlap & Associates, research materials associated with his book "Class of October 1946", and other materials from his career and personal life. These materials include correspondences, photographs, reports, a journal he kept when at sea, two bridge coats he wore while at sea, and other artifacts.

During his time on the American Pilot training ship, Dilloway kept a journal in which he would record his daily life. The collection includes the journal, as well as two bridge coats Dilloway used during his time in the Naval reserves.

A collection of reports, co-authored by Dilloway, are a representation of his time as a consultant at Dunlap & Associates. The collection of four reports represent various topics on different maritime affairs that Dilloway investigated for the United States government during his time as a consultant.

In the early 2000s Dilloway spent a great amount of his free time compiling and editing a publication about his graduating class at the New York State Maritime Academy. The book, titled "Class of October 1946" was published in 2004, and includes a short biography of each of Dilloway's classmates, Dilloway included. The collection contains a physical and digital copy of the book, as well as all the associated research materials Dilloway compiled during the editing process. The research materials include correspondences with fellow alumni, notes, photographs, souveniers collected from his classmates, and draft biographies.

Photographic prints consist of photographs taken of Dilloway and his fellow classmates during a ceremony held at SUNY Maritime; original and copies of photographs for "Class of October 1946"; and other photographs donated by Dilloway.

The collection also includes DVDs of a plaque dedication ceremony held in 2005 at the US Navy Memorial Foundation in Washington D. C. for the class of Oct. 1946 and two cassette tapes of classmates reminiscing at a mini reunion in 2003.


  • circa 1946-2017


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Appointments to examine materials must be made in advance. Please e-mail for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproductions may be provided to users to support research and scholarship. However, collection use is subject to all copyright laws. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Phylipp Dilloway released the works he created into the public domain via selection of the CC0 - “No Rights Reserved” ( option on the Deed of Gift.

Biographical Note

Phylipp Dilloway was born in Bronx, New York on October 29th, 1926. He remained in the Bronx throughout his childhood and graduated from Evander Childs High School in the summer of 1944. While he initially went to the City College of New York (CCNY), he dropped out upon his acceptance to the New York State Maritime Academy (now SUNY Maritime). He briefly worked at the NY Post Office just to pay for the books and uniforms needed to attend the Academy. In the summer of 1945 Dilloway went to sea on his first cruise aboard the American Pilot (also known as the Empire State I) as part of his merchant mariner training. Dilloway completed his second cruise aboard the same training ship and graduated from the New York State Maritime Academy in October of 1946.

After graduating, Dilloway found his first assignment at sea to be disappointing and, after seeking advice, decided to go back to CCNY to become an industry engineer and consultant. In 1947 he decided to join the Naval reserve for more pay, and in that same year he was assigned to a cruise on the Grace Line down to Chile. The outbreak of the Korean war interrupted his time at university, and from 1950 to 1953 Dilloway served on the USS Robert L. Wilson. After the war, he went on to get his Master's degree in Industrial Engineering at Columbia University. While still in the Naval Reserves, Dilloway obtained the rank of Lieutenant-Commander at the age of 29.

After graduating with his master's degree, Dilloway joined an industrial consulting firm named Dunlap & Associates and co-authored several maritime based reports for the government. He ended his career with a full professorship at the University of Bridgeport, and is still active with his colleagues from Bridgeport today, despite retiring from the job. Between 2000 and 2004, he compiled a biography on each of his classmates in his graduatng class at the New York State Maritime Academy and used it for the book "Class of October 1946", which he self-published in 2004.


3 Linear Feet (2 standard document boxes, 1 oversize textile box, 1 custom enclosure.)

Arrangement of Materials

Materials from his career as a consultant are listed first followed by photographs and a physical and digital copy of Dilloway's book, "Class of October 1946". This is followed by all associated research materials Dilloway had assembled for the book and some personal items from his time at sea.

Physical Location

Stephen B. Luce Library, SUNY Maritime College 6 Pennyfield Avenue Bronx, NY 10465 Telephone:(718) 409-7231

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Phylipp Dilloway donated the materials to SUNY Maritime College in 2016, 2017, 2021, and 2022.

Related Materials at SUNY Maritime College

Student Records, October 1946 (Box , October 1946). New York State Maritime Academy Conduct Books includes entires for Phylipp Dilloway. Maritime Memory Oral History Project contains an oral history interview with Phylipp Dilloway.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Trevor Polasek in January and February of 2018. Research materials for the book, "Class of October 1946" were housed in sleeves in two binders. The sleeves were removed from the binders and placed in folders, keeping their original order. Materials donated in 2021 & 2022 were added in August 2021 and June 2022.


Phylipp Dilloway Papers, 1946-2017
Trevor Polasek
February 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen B. Luce Library Repository

6 Pennyfield Avenue
Bronx NY 10465 United States
(718) 409-7231