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 Mrs. Emily Sunstein, who helped establish the Organization for the Reform of Democratic politics, both in Montgomery County and within the city, and served as a committeeman for the organization. She describes her role as an active active member of Americans for Democratic Action, and goes in depth about the involvement of suburbanites in the reformation of local government.
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.
- Emily Sunstein Oral History May 08, 1980
- Municipal government, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Sunstein, Emily
- Personal Names:
- Greenfield, Albert M., 1887-1967, Shull, Leon, Clark, Joseph S., Jr., Dilworth, Richardson, 1898-1974
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- Democratic City Committee (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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