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
Elias Wolf was a Philadelphia businessman who retired from his business at the age of 58 to devote all of his time to involvement in civic activities. In this interview he describes his earliest memories of Philadelphia, particularly in terms of civic and cultural activities. Additionally, he gives his memories and insights of the changes that occurred in the city as a result of the Joseph Clark and Richardson Dilworth mayoral administrations.
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.
- Elias Wolf Oral History June 18, 1979
- Civic improvement, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Wolf, Elias
- Personal Names:
- Kurtz, Bill, Batten, Harry, Fels, Samuel S. (Samuel Simeon), 1860-1950
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Repository Collection:
- Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
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