In this interview, Caroline Flanders recalls telling her parents that "every girl should go to college." Flanders reflects on her arrival at Pembroke College, taking many sociology classes on Brown’s campus, and working as a babysitter to help pay tuition. She reflects on the newfound freedom and the individualistic attitude of the “Roaring Twenties.” She mentions the Charleston, Prohibition and drinking hot liquor from a flask. Flanders tells of going to graduate school in Cleveland and being the first woman in her family to have a college degree, and of traveling to Paris, England, Bali and other destinations around the world. Flanders closes the interview by showing her gratitude for all the opportunities she has had.
Recorded on Oct 19, 1989
Interviewed by Not provided
Topics: 1920s, Academics, City Girls, Dating, Employment, Family , Great Depression, Pembroke-Brown Merger, Professors, Social Life