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
Natalie Saxe resumes the interview from July 23, 1974 by giving her account of Dilworth's 1949 campaign. During this interview segment, Ms. Saxe also focuses on the working relationship between Richardson Dilworth and Walter Annenberg, who was publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer in the middle to later 30's and the story behind their falling out during Dilworth's term as mayor.
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.
- Natalie Saxe Oral History, July 30, 1974
- Politicians, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Saxe, Natalie
- Personal Names:
- Dilworth, Richardson, 1898-1974, Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-2002
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News (Firm)
- Repository Collection:
- Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
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