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

Michael von Moschzisker is a Philadelphia lawyer who developed a close friendship with Richardson Dilworth, Mayor of Philadelphia from 1956-1962. He served as Dilworth's First Assistant District Attorney from 1952-54. He was appointed chairman of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority from 1956-62. In this interview he discusses the district attorney's office under Dilworth and talks about the problems he dealt with in the Redevelopment Authority.

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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.

Record Details

Title:
Michael von Moschzisker Oral History November 3, 1975
Subject:
Civic improvement, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Narrator:
von Moschzisker, Michael
Date:
1975-11-03
Language:
English
Personal Names:
Dilworth, Richardson, 1898-1974
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Repository Collection:
Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
Type:
Oral Histories
Contact:
Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
Transcript Identifier:
AOHWMPJZ2015030013

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Transcript Note

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About This Collection

Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories

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Walter M. Phillips initiated an oral history project, and between c. 1974 and 1980 interviewed over 150 civic and political leaders.
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