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Ruth Hill Viguers

Ruth Hill Viguers, American educator, magazine editor. Recipient Distinguished Alumna awards Willamette U., 1967, U. Washington, 1969. Member Quota International, National League American Pen Women, Women National Book Association (Constance Lindsay Skinner award 1968) American Library Association (member of council).; Member editorial advisory board Open Court Public Company, 1968-1971.

Background

  • Viguers, Ruth Hill was born on July 24, 1903 in Oakland, California, United States. Daughter of Everett Merrill and Alfarata (Kimball) Hill.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Willamette U., 1924. Bachelor of Science in Library Science, U. Washington, 1926. Doctor of Education (honorary), Portia Law School, 1965.

    Career

    • Institute for Girls in Spain, 1929-1931. Instructor library science Boone Library School, Wuchang, China, 1936-1937. Assistant superintendent work with children New York Public Library, 1937-1943.

      Instructor childrens literature Simmons College, Boston, 1949-1971. Editor The Horn Book magazine, Boston, 1958-1967. Freelance writer, lecturer, 1967-1971.

      Caroline M. Hewins lecturer Boston, 1955. Anne C. Moore lecturer, New York Public Library, 1962, Miriam A. Wessel lecturer, Detroit, 1965. Lecturer U. Hawaii, 1968.

      Delegate golden anniversary White House Conference Children and Youth, 1960. Judge New York Herald Tribune Spring Book Festival, 1958, Book World Spring Festival, 1968, Boston Globe Childrens Book award, 1967-1968. Board of directors International Institute for Girls in Spain.

      Board firends Wellesley (Massachusetts) Free Library.

    Works

    • Co-author: Children’s Books Form Foreign Languages 1936. A Critical History of Children’s Literature 1953. Review edit., 1969
    • Illustrators of Children’s Books, 1946-1956, 1958.

      Author: Margin for Surprise, 1964.

    Politics

    Church members should support and resourcing their institutions to reflect on political issues in the light of Christian faith.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    All individuals should be sensitive to others by using appropriate language when referring to any person.

    Membership

    Member Quota International, National League American Pen Women, Women National Book Association (Constance Lindsay Skinner award 1968) American Library Association (member of council). Member editorial advisory board Open Court Public Company, 1968-1971.

    Connections

    • Married Richard Thomson Viguers, June 2,1937. Children: Deborah Hill (Mistress.
    • father: Everett Merrill Hill
    • mother: Alfarata (Kimball) Hill
    • spouse: Richard Thomson Viguers
    • child: Deborah Hill (Mrs Viguers
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    Died February 3, 1971
    (aged 67)
    Nationality

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