Hall, Vivian, 1922-

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Vivian Hall is an educator, feminist, political and community activist, and grass roots organizer who was influential in the women's movement in California during the 1970s.

She has been involved in numerous professional and educational organizations, various library Friends groups, the Democratic Party, and numerous women's groups. In 1974 she helped found the Orange County Chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus and was elected the first Vice-Chair to the national caucus in 1976. After an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 1976, she was elected delegate to the national conference in Houston celebrating International Women's Year in 1977. In the 1980s she helped found two more Orange County women's groups, Women For: Orange County and Women's Network Alert. A school and college teacher, she taught at Westminster High School in Westminster, California, from 1968 to 1983. She was among the first instructors in the nation to teach women's history at the high school level. She also taught at various colleges.

From the description of Vivian Hall papers, 1943-1995 (bulk 1974-1995). (University of California, Irvine). WorldCat record id: 46309717

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Birth 1922

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