Alumnae Oral Histories

Initiated by the Pembroke Center Associates in 1982, these oral histories record the experiences of the women of Brown University and Pembroke College. This website features digitized interviews, transcripts, biographies, and photographs, by and about women who attended Brown as early as 1907.  Click for more information.


Note that interviewees are identified in this project according to their name at graduation and as listed in the yearbook. To search available interviews, click on a decade or topic on the bar at the right or search by the interviewee's name at graduation. The Name Conversion Chart on the left lists individuals' names at graduation and current names. If you have a question about searching Brown Women Speak, or questions or concerns about your own interview, please contact the Pembroke Center at