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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleHunkins-Hallinan, Mrs Hazel
Ref No8SUF/B/032
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 8
Date8 Feb 1975
Extent53:26 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biography for Hazel Hunkins-Hallinan
DescriptionInterview took place at Garden Flat, 45 Belsize Park Gardens, London NW3.

Interview summary:
0:00 mins:
Teresa Billington-Greig's help and support for Hazel Hunkins-Hallinan. Teresa Billington-Greig's efforts to write a book and her method of organising newspaper clippings. The destruction of the papers relating to the early years of the Six Point Group which had been assembled by Lady Rhondda, Dorothy Evans and Sybil Morrison. How the Married Women's Association grew out of the Six Point Group, and the relationship and friction between the two organisations. Efforts on the part of the Six Point Group and the Married Women's Association to amalgamate, which were not successful due to differences of opinion between Teresa Billington-Greig and Phyllis Vallance about constitutional and financial issues.

15:00 mins:
Intelligence and determination of Teresa Billington-Greig. Her work with Marian Reeves, owner of the Minerva House women's centre. How the Married Women's Association was formed and the role of Juanita Frances as Chair of the Association. Teresa Billington-Greig's appearance and skill as a public speaker. Appearance and attitude of Monica Whately.

30:00 mins:
Help given to the Six Point Group by Frederick Pethick-Lawrence who helped to organise parties at the House of Lords. Hazel Hunkins-Hallinan's relationship, as an American, to the internal divisions within the British inter-war women's movement. How she had not been involved in the infighting between various factions of the women's movement in the early part of the 20th century. Lady Nancy Astor contributed £5 to the Six Point Group every year. Lady Astor's parties at the House of Commons held women's movement organisations together in the 1920s. The women's movement entered a period of apathy after gaining the vote and no leader emerged to fill the gap. The formation of the Six Point Group by Lady Rhondda in 1921.

45:00 mins:
Women's return to the home from the workplace after the First World War. Early success of the Six Point Group in preparing legislation on child assault. Hazel Hunkins-Hallinan expresses regret at the disbanding of the National Union of Women Teachers in 1957.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 10
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