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

Self-interview by Walter M. Phillips where he discusses his role in mid-twentieth century Philadelphia. He speaks about his early interest in city affairs and his early time on various city committees. He then finishes by discussing the financial investments in city planning.

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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:
Walter M. Phillips Oral History, April, 1975
Subject:
City planning, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Narrator:
Phillips, Walter Massey, 1912-1985
Date:
1975-04
Language:
English
Personal Names:
Phillips, Walter Massey, 1912-1985
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:
AOHWMPJZ2015050022

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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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