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
Hon. Allen S. Olmstead, founder of various Philadelphia civic associations, gives information relating to the Philadelphia Committee of Public Affairs. The interview covers his participation chronologically and through relationships with others involved with Philadelphia politics. This file also includes letters sent between Olmstead and Phillips following the interview.
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.
- Hon. Allen S. Olmsted, II Oral History, March 11, 1975
- Politicians, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Olmsted, Allen S. (Allen Seymour), 1888-1977, II.
- Personal Names:
- McClure, John, Clark, Joseph, Walnut, T. Henry
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- City Policy Committee (Philadelphia, Pa.), Committee on Public Affairs (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- 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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