This book contains the autobiographical reflections of 15 winners of the Marty Memorial Scholarship, an award founded by the Alumnae Association and given to a Queen's alumna for a year of further study.
Published on the 50th anniversary of the scholarship in 1987, the book contains reminiscences dating from the 1920s to the 1980s and covering careers in the arts, letters, science, medicine, industry, and public service.
The book was edited by Queen's history professor Joy Parr. The foreword is by the late Pauline Jewett, a Marty winner and a long-time MP who also served as President of Simon Fraser University and as Chancellor of Carleton University.
The scholarship is named in honour of Aletta and Sophie Marty, sisters who graduated from Queen's in the late 19th century and who eagerly promoted the higher education of women.