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

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

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Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

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Bette Yee, 2012 February 26

Biographical note

Bette Yee was born to Chinese parents in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Yee received a B.A. in sociology and math from the University of New Hampshire. She worked in the finance industry in New York City and volunteered with the Organization of Asian Women.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Yee discusses cultural values and gender roles in her family; experiences with bullying in Hooksett, New Hampshire; courtship with her first husband, a white American with French-Canadian heritage, who served in the Vietnam War; and involvement in New York City's Asian community. Interview conducted by Cynthia Lee.

Related Archival Materials

Oral history interview with Bette Yee's son, Jonathan Blazon, 2011.019.022.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library and online on the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations website: The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Bullying in schools -- New Hampshire -- Hooksett
  • Catholics -- New Hampshire
  • Chinese Americans -- New Hampshire
  • Chinese Americans -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Community organi-ing -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Cooking -- Social aspects
  • Education -- New Hampshire
  • Racially mixed families
  • Sex role

Subject Places

  • New Hampshire
  • Park Slope (New York, N.Y.)
  • Prospect Heights (New York, N.Y.)