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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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Lara Stapleton, 2014 May 23

Biographical note

Lara Stapleton was born to a Filipino mother and a white American father and raised in East Lansing, Michigan. Stapleton received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and an M.A. in creative writing from New York University in New York City. She worked as a writer and lecturer in the English Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Stapleton discusses her parents' courtship and marriage; mother's immigration to the United States from Manila, Philippines; childhood in Michigan; racial identity; educational experiences; and creative writing. Interview conducted by Jennifer Scott.

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

  • Education, Higher -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Filipino Americans -- Michigan
  • Race identity
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially mixed people
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Philippines -- Manila

Subject Places

  • Fort Greene (New York, N.Y.)
  • Manila (Philippines)
  • Michigan
  • United States |x Emigration and immigration