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 with a diversity of 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, yearbook photographs, articles by and about our narrators, and other archival documents. 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.

Photographs and other documents have been scanned from the Brun Mael and Liber Brunensis, the Pembroke and Brown yearbooks; from the Pembroke Record and the Brown Daily Herald; and from the University Archives held at the John Hay Library. 

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
Sara Bochicchio '16
Bill Bordac
Sarah 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
Wendy Korwin
Jane Lancaster PhD '98
Karen Lamoree
Gabrielle Makari '15
Marcus Mamourian '18
Isabel Martin '18
Jean Miller '49
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.