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
An interview with Sadie Alexander, the first African American woman to earn an Economics PHD. It covers her early life, family history, education at University of Pennsylvania, etc. It also covers her personal and working life with her husband, Raymond Pace Alexander.
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.
- Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Oral History, October 12, 1977
- Urban renewal, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell, 1898-1989
- Personal Names:
- Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell, 1898-1989, Alexander, Raymond Pace, 1898-1974
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- Urban League of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.), Philadelphia Bar Association (Philadelphia, Pa.), University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa.), Delta Sigma Theta
- Repository Collection:
- Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
- Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
- Transcript Identifier:
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