In Part 1 of this interview, Charlotte Nell Cook discusses her upbringing, her decision to attend Pembroke College with the help of scholarship aid, and her general academic experience during her college years. She then recalls an anecdote about dating, describes the dynamics between male and female students, and touches on the near-total lack of Black and other minority students. She thoroughly discusses the strict parietal laws that came about during the office of Dean Rosemary Pierrel.
In Part 2, Cook completed her discussion on parietal laws and discusses birth control. She then describes her graduate studies, career, and marriage, highlighting her position as a woman within the dynamics of these institutions.
Recorded on Nov 10, 1985
Interviewed by Dorcey Baker