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
Cushing Dolbeare is interviewed on her early career and specifically her work with Dorothy Montgomery and the Philadelphia Housing Association. In particular, she discusses the association's role in building and improving public housing throughout Philadelphia. Among other important developments, Mrs. Dolbeare mentions the role of local communities in North Central Philadelphia in urban development.
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.
- Cushing Dolbeare Oral History, June 5, 1980
- Municipal officials and employees, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Dolbeare, Cushing N.
- Personal Names:
- Montgomery, Dorothy, Rafsky, William, Bacon, Edmund N.
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- Philadelphia Housing Association
- Repository Collection:
- Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
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- Transcript Identifier:
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