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

Marvin Wachman, who was president of Temple University narrates this oral history. Before assuming that post in July of 1973, he had served as vice-president for academic affairs and professor of history at Temple for 3 1/2 years. Prior to that he had been president of Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania for 8 1/2 years. In this interview he talks about his career prior to becoming the president of Temple University, as well as the issues he dealt with during his career as the president of the university. He also discusses the development and expansion of Temple University over the years.

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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:
Marvin Wachman Oral History February 24, 1979
Subject:
City planning, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Narrator:
Wachman, Marvin
Date:
1979-02-24
Language:
English
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Organization / Building:
Temple University (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:
AOHWMPJZ2015030014

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Transcript Note

This is a transcript of a tape-recorded interview. The interviewee/narrator read the transcript and made minor corrections, but the reader should bear in mind that it represents a transcription of the spoken word.

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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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