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.
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.
- Anthony P. Zecca Oral History, February 13, 1979
- Municipal officials and employees, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Zecca, Anthony P.
- 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
- Oral Histories
- Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
- Transcript Identifier:
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