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
This is a continuation of the interview with former Philadelphia Mayor James H. J. Tate on October 13, 1976. During the interview Mr. Tate discuses his relationship with the Philadelphia City Council during his term as Philadelphia mayor, including his work to improve public housing as well as his reaction to the 1964 racial riots.
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.
- James H. J. Tate Oral History, November 9, 1976
- Politicians, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Tate, James H. J. (James Hugh Joseph), 1910-1983
- Personal Names:
- Rizzo, Frank, 1920-1991, Rock, Eli
- 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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