Margaret "Peg" Mary Porter begins Part 1 of her 1988 interview discussing her family background and her motivation for both going to college and choosing Pembroke College. She reflects on what is was like to attend college during the Depression years, Franklin Delano Roosevelt becoming President of the United States, and the beginnings of WWII. She considers her freshman year, required courses, and her classes, telling vivid stories of professors. Porter speaks on the then archaic social and academic rules for Pembroke students, and her extracurricular activities on campus.
In Part 2, Margaret speaks on her life after college, including her teaching career, marriage, and children. She considers her class’s views on the Pembroke-Brown Merger, and how the merger affected the alumni clubs. Porter ends by reflecting on the values of her class of 1939.
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