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

Anthony P. Zecca is interviewed on his education and early career with the International News Service before his appointment to the position of public information chief for Philadelphia City Hall under the Dilworth administration. Mr. Zecca goes on to describe the structure of his department as well as his responsibilities within it. He also discusses several highlights and crises of his career including the way that his department handled the media following the assassination of President Kennedy.

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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:
Anthony P. Zecca Oral History, February 13, 1979
Subject:
Municipal officials and employees, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Narrator:
Zecca, Anthony P.
Date:
1979-02-13
Language:
English
Personal Names:
Dilworth, Richardson, 1898-1974, Tate, James H. J. (James Hugh Joseph), 1910-1983, Rizzo, Frank, 1920-1991
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:
AOHWMPJZ2015050021

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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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