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

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

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Minna Aslama Horowitz, 2013 December 13

Biographical note

Minna Aslama Horowitz was born to Finnish parents in Finland. Horowitz received a Ph.D. from the University of Helsinki in Finland and immigrated to the United States to work as a fellow for the Social Science Research Council in New York City. She was employed an assistant professor of mass communication in the College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University in New York City.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Horowitz discusses her experiences living in the Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods of Brooklyn; relationship with her husband, a Russian American Jew from Brooklyn, New York; and impressions of the differences between Finnish and American culture in regards to academia, economic security, and community identity. Interview conducted by Liza Zapol.

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

  • Community identity -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Cultural diversity
  • Education, Higher -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Finns -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Interethnic marriage

Subject Places

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
  • Crown Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Finland
  • United States |x Emigration and immigration