Alice begins by discussing her life growing up in East Providence and assuming guardianship of her brothers and sisters after the early deaths of her parents. In Part 1, she also talks about changing careers to become a social worker, the state of public welfare services and her work for the Rhode Island Department of Children, her marriage and children, and earning a Master's degree later in life. Alice recounts several aspects of her life as a student at Brown, including the different social experiences of boarders and day students, the separation of the Women's and Men's Colleges, her memories of Dean Morriss and an inspiring female professor, gym class uniforms, social events, dancing the Charleston, Chapel and singing, and her thoughts on the Women's College's name change and the later Pembroke-Brown merger. In Part 2 Alice discusses following the rules of the Women's College, changing her goals after graduation, and her decision to pursue a graduate degree.
Recorded on Apr 21, 1982
Interviewed by Karen E. Linn
Topics: 1920s, Academics, Administration, Athletics, Children, City Girls, Employment, Professors, Social Life