See all finding aids in this repository

Table of Contents

Print / View Finding Aid as Single Page

Brooklyn Historical Society logo

Guide to the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations oral history collection 2011.019

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
718-222-4111
library@brooklynhistory.org


Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 31, 2015 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Melissa Jimenez, 2012 May 11

Biographical note

Melissa Jimenez was born to a Filipino American mother and a Dominican American father and raised in New York City. Jiminez lived in New York City with her Italian American husband and their daughter.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Jimenez discusses her racial identity; connections to her Dominican and Filipino heritage; childhood with her maternal grandmother, her primary caregiver; parents' courtship, marriage, and divorce; courtship and marriage to her Italian American husband; and experiences raising their daughter in New York City. Interview conducted by Nadia Williams.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Dominican Americans -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Filipinos -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Parenthood
  • Race identity
  • Racially ambiguous people
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially mixed people