Reunion 1971, Spotlight on a Woman's World, Class of 1966, page 2
Last fall the officers of the Class of '66 sent out to our classmates what we sincerely believed to be a perfectly innocu- ous questionnaire, the replies to which we hoped would yield information concerning the whereabouts and doings of some old friends. Considering the times in which we are living, and (especially ironic) in view of our Reunion theme, we should have put more thought into our questionnaire. As a consequence of what we did do, we received many justi- fiable complaints. To cite a few examples: "This questionnaire . . . reveals data which is totally unimportant. . . ." "I should think that, as graduates of a fine women's college, OUR present occupations are more important than those of our husbands." (an objection to the order of our questions) "Are we known by ourselves or still by those who have given us a variant last name???" Perhaps our errors were due to the pressures of time or even, we may be persuaded at Reunion, to a lifetime of male chauvinist brainwashing. At any rate, we ask of you now a little understanding and, yes, forgiveness as we herewith present the results of the Class of 1966 survey. About one-third of our classmates, 121 to be exact, com- pleted and returned our questionnaire. Since this is in no way a truly representative sampling we do not presume to make generalizations about the class as a whole. Here, however, is a summary of the data provided by the 121 respondents: Seventy-nine either have attained or are presently working toward graduate degrees. This figure does not include those who have token extraneous courses on a non-matriculated basis. The most popular occupation of the respondents (excluding housewife) is teaching. Of the 16 teachers, five are members of college faculties. The second most popular occupation is that of librarian - 8. Five of the respondents are M.D.'s; five are attorneys and four are employed in the field of social work. About two out of three of the respondents are employed outside the home. of these, nine are working students and 11 are working mothers. 1.