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
Vice President of Albert M. Greenfield and Co., Gustave G. Amsterdam, is interviewed on his early career and work with Mr. Greenfield. In particular, Mr. Amsterdam describes Albert Greenfield's support of Dick Dilworth's political career and his relationship with Joe Clark. He also discusses Mr. Greenfield's involvement with the Greater Philadelphia Movement.
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.
- Gustave G. Amsterdam Oral History, December 20, 1975
- Politicians, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Amsterdam, Gustave G.
- Personal Names:
- Greenfield, Albert M., 1887-1967, Dilworth, Richardson, 1898-1974, Clark, Joseph S., Jr.
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- Greater Philadelphia Movement
- Repository Collection:
- Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
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- Transcript Identifier:
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