Dorothy Ann Haus begins this interview by talking about her life before Pembroke College, growing up as a “Pollyanna” in Brattleboro, Vermont. Haus discusses many different aspects of life as a Pembroker including the rules and regulations, the gym requirement, dorm life, dating, freshman orientation, formal dinners and demitasse, and playing varsity sports. Haus recalls celebrations such as Father-Daughter Weekend, May Day, and Campus Dance. She also remembers posture pictures – a eugenics practice that included taking photos of nude students under the guise of checking for scoliosis, the later Pembroke-Brown merger.
Some interesting memories include Helen Hayes speaking at Chapel, Haus' close relationship with Dean Gretchen Tonks, and bowling with Physical Education Director Bessie Rudd. Haus elaborates on her experience working for the school newspaper, the Pembroke Record, her memories of United States President John F. Kennedy's assassination, the changing relationships between the Brown and Pembroke students, and the birth control pill.
The interview extends into her marriage and later career working in the Admissions Office at Brown, working for the Claremont Colleges in California, and being a speechwriter for Governor Ronald Reagan. At the time of the interview she looked forward to her daughter becoming a third generation Brown woman graduate.