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
G. Holmes Perkins, an alumni of Harvard University and dean at University of Pennsylvania, describes his career and involvement with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. He talks about the roles of others in the commission and the progress of various redevelopment operations.
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.
- G. Holmes Perkins Oral History, September 20, 1976
- City planning, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Perkins, G. Holmes
- Personal Names:
- Bacon, Edmund N., Greenfield, Albert M., 1887-1967, Tate, James H. J. (James Hugh Joseph), 1910-1983, Crowley, Paul, Robin, John P.
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- City Planning Commission (Philadelphia, Pa.), University of Pennsylvania (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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