1920s

1920s

Interviews from women who attended Brown University in 1920s include discussions of the different social experiences of boarders and day students; the separation of the Women's and Men's Colleges; inspiring professors and courses; Dean Margaret Shove Morriss, who arrived in 1923;  dormitory life; social events; and the Women's College's name change to Pembroke College in 1928. The women also share stories about their families, local communities, and their lives before and after college.

Image: Ivy Chain, 1921.  Ivy Day was a June tradition introduced to the Women's College in 1897. Ivy Day programs included the ivy chain procession, invited speakers, singing, and the Ivy Night Dance, which was the last of the year. More about Ivy Day can be found in the Encyclopedia Brunoniana. Image source: University Archives Photograph Collection.