About the Project

Brown Women Speak: A Project of the Pembroke Center Associates

Since 1982, the Pembroke Center has documented the experiences of women who attended Brown University and Pembroke College by collecting interviews with alumnae of diverse backgrounds, academic and extracurricular interests, and life experiences.   

The Brown Women Speak website was created in 2012 to make these unique first-hand stories accessible to students, researchers, alumni/ae, and other users interested in learning about the rich history of women at Brown University. This site features a growing collection of digitized interviews and transcripts, as well as supplementary materials that include biographical sketches and yearbook photographs. We invite you to explore the oral histories, photos, and related materials. 


The digitization of these interviews has been sponsored by the Pembroke Center Associates, a group of alumnae and friends that supports the activities of the Pembroke Center and their governing body, the Pembroke Center Associates Council.

Yearbook photographs have been scanned from Brun Mael and Liber Brunensis

We extend special thanks to the Brown University Library and to the following students, staff, and alumnae for contributing to this project:
Barbara Anton
Krystal Appiah AM '11
Christy Law Blanchard
Sarah Bochicchio '16
Bill Bordac
Sara Erkal '16
Abigail Ettelman AM '14
Rebecca Forman '16
Lorena Garcia '12
Elisa Glubok '14
Emily Gonzalez
Amy Greer
Sandra Haley
Martha Hamblett
Peter Higgins
Amanda Knox
Wendy Korwin
Jane Lancaster PhD '98
Karen Lamoree
Gabrielle Makari '15
Marcus Mamourian '18
Isabel Martin '18
Jean Miller '49
Mary Murphy
Renee Neeley
Whitney Pape
Daniel Putnam '16
Joy Rodowicz
Phyllis Santry '66
Claudia Schechter '66
Anna Steinberg '19
Enid Wilson '43

For more information, please contact the Pembroke Center Archives at  pembroke_archives@brown.edu or (401) 863-6268.