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
Randolph E. Wise, Commissioner of Welfare, City of Philadelphia, 1952-1972 gives an account of his experiences in the job with politicians as well as civic affairs. He later became the executive administrator of Professional Services for the Catholic Social Services of the archdiocese of Philadelphia.
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.
- Randolph E. Wise Oral History January 12, 1978
- City planning, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Wise, Randolph E.
- Personal Names:
- Rizzo, Frank, 1920-1991, Sawyer, Buck, Clark, Joseph S.
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Repository Collection:
- Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
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- Transcript Identifier:
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