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
Robert J. Callaghan discusses his legislative career throughout Philadelphia and with the firms Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and Clark, Hebard & Spahr. He then describes his experiences with the City Charter Commission. Callaghan helped established the Human relations Commission to succeed the Fair Employment Practice Commission on which he was Chairman. He finishes his discussion with his experiences with the Citizen's Charter Committee.
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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