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

William Zucker was a professor of management at the Wharton School and Associate Director of the Entrepreneurial Center at Wharton (U. of Pa.). Dr. Zucker has been involved in research studying minority entrepreneurship in Pennsylvania. He served as president of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Economic Development Companies (SPECDO). This involved an integrated group of four companies, including the Development Fund, Development Corporation, SPDF Realty Corp., and the Job Loan Corp. In this oral history he talks about the time he spent in each organization and its impact on the city of Philadelphia as well as the region.

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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:
William Zucker Oral History May 5, 1979
Subject:
City planning, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Narrator:
Zucker, William
Date:
1979-05-05
Language:
English
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:
AOHWMPJZ2015030024

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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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