About this Collection

The Feinstein Center's oral history project consists of 48 interviews which were conducted by staff and volunteers between 1996 and 1999. They sought to capture and record the experiences of Jews who played a significant role in business, political, cultural, educational, philanthropic, and other aspects of the community.

About this Interview

Clifford Brenner discusses his career in public relations and as a public official. He talks of his early childhood in West Philadelphia, a primarily Jewish neighborhhod, and his basketball team in school and his acceptance to Penn State where he studied engineering. He then joined the Army during World War II and attended Temple University upon his return. From there, Brenner, talks of his subsequent career at the Philadelphia Bulletin, on the Richardson Dilworth governor campaign, and at the Philadelphia Electric Company. He also discusses the role of the Jewish community, his work on the Nixon re-election campaign, and black-Jewish relations in Philadelphia.

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Biographical / Historical Note

"Preserving the Voices of History: The Feinstein Center Jewish Philadelphia Oral History Project" gathered an oral history collection containing the memory of Jews who were central to the growth and development of the Philadelphia Jewish community. The project focused on interviewing Jews who contributed to the integration of Jews in the larger Philadelphia community and on women and how they have integrated being a woman and being Jewish in the twentieth century.

Record Details

Clifford Brenner Oral History, March 26, 1997
Politicians, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Brenner, Clifford
Personal Names:
Dilworth, Richardson, 1898-1974, Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Organization / Building:
Philadelphia Electric Company (Philadelphia, Pa.), Philadelphia Bulletin (Philadelphia, Pa.), Temple University (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository Collection:
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories
Oral Histories
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About This Collection

Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories

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The Feinstein Center for American Jewish History promotes the study of the of the Philadelphia Jewish community.
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