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
Peter Schauffler was an Assistant to Joseph Clark, who was Mayor from 1954-55 and Deputy Director of Commerce for Mayor Dilworth, who served from 1956-60 and Deputy Director of Commerce for the Port (1960-67). In this Oral History he recounts the strengths and weaknesses of each administration as well as his memories of what transpired in the government and civic spheres at the time.
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.
- Peter Schauffler Oral History May 3, 1976
- Politicians, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Schauffler, Peter
- Personal Names:
- Clark, Joseph S., Dilworth, Richardson, 1898-1974, Greenfield, Albert M., 1887-1967
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Repository Collection:
- Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
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- Transcript Identifier:
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