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
Dr. Julian Greifer is interviewed on his early life and education which led him to the position of Adjunct Professor at Temple University. Dr. Greifer talks about his classes at the University in Crime and Criminal Justice as well as his current research projects. He also comments on crime in Philadelphia as well as his opinions on the effectiveness of the Philadelphia Police Department. In particular, Dr. Greifer cites the department's reactions during the race riots of the 1960s.
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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