Jean Graham Hall: Tape One

Scope and Content

Jean Graham Hall (JGH) born on 26 of Mar 1917. Family links with paper mill/firm, Caldwells Mill in Inverkeithing, Edinburgh. Talks about father: worked for Caldwells in London; mother; siblings. Schooling in Edinburgh and London. Jean Hall lived in St Margaret's House Settlement in East London. Attended London School of Economics. Political awareness and social work. Influence of Kerensky, Aneurin Bevan, RH Lasky, Tawney and Ginsberg. Awarded Gold Medal from Incorporated London Academy of Music for Elocution and Dramatic Arts. 1935: at Bethnal Green Settlement: discusses religion and politics. 1937: Birmingham Settlement as club leader. Discusses social and economic problems in Birmingham.