About this Collection
Water M. Phillips interviewed over 150 civic and political leaders on subjects related to Philadelphia city government and history between the late 1930s and the 1970s. Related collection: Walter M. Phillips, Sr. Papers (Acc. 527)
About this Interview
Interview with Reverend Dennis J. Comey, head of the Institute of Industrial Relations. Reverend Comey talks about his early life and training as well as his inspirations behind founding the Institute. He also talks about his experiences as an arbitrator for the ports of Philadelphia. As part of this position, the Reverend witnessed and worked to resolve several large-scale labor disputes.
Biographical / Historical Note
Walter M. Phillips, Sr. (1912-1985) was active in Philadelphia civic and political life for over thirty years. He worked and volunteered in a variety of city and regional organizations. After retiring, Phillips initiated an oral history project, interviewing in the 1970s many individuals with whom he had worked.
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