four years beginning in 1988, members of a subcommittee
of the RCW Interest Group worked on a project
that grew "out of an awareness
that our students have stories to tell, stories rooted in
the personal historical context of their lives. Each woman
has a whole history previous to her entrance to Alverno
College, a history that brought her to the point of seeking
higher education and seeking it in this particular environment."
There were a total of 29 completed student interviews--24
from a random sample and 5 from a pilot project. Nineteen
gave unqualified permission for use of their interviews.
Eleven interviews were selected for deeper analysis.