Huey, Phillip 1974-04-06

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Phillip Huey, assistant director of the Dallas Park Department, discusses the planting and maintenance of the Dallas Parks.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Phillip Huey

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Date: April 6, 1974

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Harry Jebsen and Patricia Hogan

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Tells brief history of his association with Dallas Park Department, Discusses color program (beautification and planting), Planning described, Comments on maintenance procedure, Cites labor problems, Also had equipment problems, The more they plant, the more they have to plant, Talks about people destroying plantings, Lists degrees in maintenance and explains each, Gives examples.

Tape 1, Side 2: Discusses costs, Explains the use of salvage materials, Feels an obligation to the employees, Tells first impressions of park department, Describes planting before and after he came to the department, There are three rose gardens in Dallas, Explains rose planting and care, Department deals with helping people, Comments on vandalism on playgrounds, Have 4 "space" centers, Uses federal money.

Range Dates: 1960s-1974

Bulk Dates: 1960s-1974

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