Carol Rita Dannenberg, class of 1966


In this interview, Carol R. Dannenberg begins by explaining her decision to attend Pembroke College. She discusses dating life, and student/professor relationships, as well as her involvement with student government, tension over curfews, the lack of role models on campus, and being involved in the Peace Corps during summer break.

Dannenberg also discusses her experiences after Pembroke including working in D.C., meeting her husband, working as a teacher in Brookline, getting her graduate degree, and opening an advertising agency in Boston with her husband.

Dannenberg discusses at length a birth control scandal in 1965 that she was involved in and her relationship with the Brown Daily Herald and M. Charles Bakst, its editor.

See also: 50th Reunion, class of 1966

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Part 2


Recorded on March 23, 1988
Interviewed by Susan Friedland

Suggested Chicago style citation: Dannenberg, Carol Rita. Interview. By Susan Friedland. Pembroke Center Oral History Project, Brown University. March 23, 1988.


Carol R. Dannenberg was born in Arlington, Massachusetts where she attended public school with her three sisters and brother until she moved to Providence, Rhode Island to attend Pembroke College. After graduating with her A.B. in American civilization and history, Dannenberg moved to Washington D.C. where she worked for the United States government in the Poverty Program. After three years, in D.C. she moved back to Boston where she taught high school social studies for eight years. Dannenberg received a graduate degree from the Cambridge branch of Goddard College, where she developed a passion for film. At the time of the interview, she and her husband had been running an advertising agency together for about ten years.