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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleButler, Miss Christina Violet
Ref No8SUF/B/014
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 3
Date7 Oct 1974
Extent75:01 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biography for Christina Butler
DescriptionInterview took place at 14 Norham Road, Oxford. Also see interviews 8SUF/B/012 and 8SUF/B/025.
Interviewee is the sister of Ruth Butler [see interview 8SUF/B/017].

Interview summary:
0:00 mins: Interviewing Trade Unions leaders and employers. AJ Carlyle's support. Research into apprenticeship. Council for the Industrial Advancement for Young People in Oxford. Strikes. Well-off and poor working people, skilled and unskilled. Respectability. Infant welfare. Pioneering work of voluntary societies. University students' responsibilities. Progressive liberals. Christian Social Union (CSU). Sidney Ball.

15:00 mins: Barnett House. Tutoring. AJ Carlyle. Sidney Ball. Christian Social Union. Henry Scott Holland. Her father's relationship with villagers at Birdlip as rector. Oxford University: its influence and relationship with the town. Industrial relations. Friendly Society festivals.

30:00 mins: Lady Margaret Hall (LMH) settlement: involvement of her father, Kathleen Courtney, Olive [her sister]. Charlotte Green (Mrs TH Green), Bertha Johnson (Mrs AH Johnson) and Charlotte Toynbee (Mrs A Toynbee). Lettice Fisher (Mrs HAL Fisher), Mabel Prichard, Frances Wells (Mrs J Wells). Charlotte Green's influence - her social conscience and care about health. Periods of boredom as a young woman. Grace Roe. Influence of First World War on her life. Social work survey as a way into Barnett House.

45:00 mins: Contributions to Barnett House survey. Production of pamphlet, Village Survey Making (1929). Thoughts about reprinting her 'Social Conditions in Oxford' survey. Family responsibilities. Social work of Lettice Fisher, Mabel Prichard, Frances Wells. Lettice Fisher as her tutor.

60:00 mins: Lettice Fisher and her daughter. How she (Christina Violet) voted. Political position. Interest in social legislation. JM Mogey's book, 'Family and Neighbourhood in Oxford' (1956). Webb's 'Measurement and Publicity'.
Related Record8SUF/B/012
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 05
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