Alita Dorothy Bosworth, class of 1914

Alita Dorothy Bosworth, class of 1914

Alita Dorothy Bosworth attended a technical high school in Providence before enrolling in Pembroke. After graduating with a Ph.D. in 1914 she returned to this high school to teach German, but eventually switched to teaching English during wartime. 

In Part 1 of this interview, classmates Alita Dorothy Bosworth and Rowena Albro Sherman discuss how they came to attend Brown University; restrictions and expectations of behavior; and traditions of the Women's College, including school songs, class colors, sophomore masque and the class mascot. They then discuss fraternities and their abolition by Dean King; the cafeteria on the women's campus; physical education instructors Miss Bates and Miss Payne; their impressions of Dean King, and their social life with men and other class members. In Part 2, they discuss relationships among dorm and city girls; the opening of Miller Hall, the first Pembroke dormitory; their recollections of professors; and their lives after college.


Part 1

Part 2