In this interview, Enid Wilson begins by describing her family background, her father’s professorships at Massachusetts School of Technology and Harvard University, and her childhood in Brookline, Massachusetts. She explains why she chose to attend Pembroke College and shares pieces of her interview process with Dean Margaret Shove Morriss. She recalls the buildings that were on the Pembroke campus, noting that women almost never went to the Brown campus, and mentions the women’s dress code.
Wilson generally describes social life on campus and going downtown, and more specifically recollects the physical education and chapel requirements. She remembers professors Randall Stewart, William Hastings, Leicester Bradner, and Sinclair Armstrong, and explains how she became a librarian. Wilson details the accelerated trimester program brought on by World War II and discusses how the war affected social and extracurricular activities and necessitated coeducational classes. She concludes her interview by denouncing the Pembroke-Brown merger.
Enid Wilson's home in Wellesley, Massachusetts