Rose Beatrice Miller Roitman, class of 1931

Rose Beatrice Miller Roitman, class of 1931

Rose Beatrice Miller Roitman was born in 1909 in Central Falls, Rhode Island. She earned her AB magna cum laude in 1931 and her AM in 1932. Rose worked as a bacteriologist for the State of New York and for Truesdale Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts. She was the first laboratory volunteer at Rhode Island Hospital and a volunteer at Planned Parenthood. With her husband, Aaron Roitman '30, Rose had one son, James, and two daughters, Deborah and Barbara. She died on July 8, 1991.

In this interview, Rose Miller Roitman discusses the reasons she attended college; her graduate studies and career in bacteriology; Deans Morriss and Mooar; Magel Wilder, her sole female professor at Brown; sex and dating; attending Pembroke as a "city girl"; life during the Depression; and her work with Planned Parenthood.

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Recorded on Dec 7, 1982
Interviewed by Rebecca G. Rothman