Quota System during the Pre-World War II Period

Quota System for Women

In an interview, Phoebe Jane Dixon (Class of 1940) comments on the quota system for women. When asked how women felt about the quota system, she answered that she did not know because they never talked about such topics. Dixon explains that she attended Dickinson before Women's Liberation in the 1960s when "there was so much pushing for more recognition." According to Dixon, she and her peers were "brought up in an era where we did what we were told, and you accepted it." Dixon also does not remember any feeling on the part of women of discrimination, saying that this consciousness "all bubbled later...."