Mary Bernadette Banigan begins her interview by discussing her family background, her experience at Classical High School, and her reasons for attending Pembroke College. Throughout Part 1, she describes her favorite professors, and postgraduate options for an English major at Pembroke. She ends the section by explaining her time at Chapel and her extracurricular interests, particularly her intense involvement with Varsity Debating.
In Part 2, Banigan elaborates on her non-academic activities, including playing basketball, fistball, the physical education requirement, and what sort of costume was appropriate for such activities. She also explains her life as a "city girl," before discussing her training as a teacher, the effect of the Great Depression, and her impressions of United States' President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
In Part 3, Banigan discusses her opinion of the Brown/Pembroke merger. She recalls gender inequalities that women faced in the workplace and shares advice for the women of today, especially those seeking to be teachers.