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
Andrew Young is interviewed on his work as President of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and his role in the formation of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) and its development into the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID). Mr. Young also comments on the relationship between these organizations and City Hall over the years under the administrations of Clark, Dilworth and Tate.
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.
- Andrew Young Oral History, October 12, 1978
- City planning, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Young, Andrew
- Personal Names:
- Clark, Joseph S., Jr., Dilworth, Richardson, 1898-1974, Tate, James H. J. (James Hugh Joseph), 1910-1983
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
- Repository Collection:
- Walter Massey Phillips Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
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- Transcript Identifier:
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