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

Brooklyn Historical Society
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Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

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 Revised by Maggie Schreiner Revised by Amy Lau  , June 2019 , March 2021

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Christy Sacks and Stephen Sacks, 2013 October 12; 2013 October 13

Biographical note

Christy Sacks was born to white American Episcopalian parents in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and raised in Port Washington, New York. Christy received a B.A. in English from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and an M.A. in English from the University of California in Berkeley. She worked a high school teacher, social worker, and computer programmer.

Biographical note

Stephen Sacks was born to white American Jewish parents and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Stephen received a B.A. in economics from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a graduate degree in economics from the London School of Economics in England, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He worked as a professor of economics at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

Scope and Contents

In the interviews, Christy and Stephen Sacks discuss their childhoods; career paths; courtship and interfaith marriage; and move to Brooklyn, New York. They also discuss Christy's English ancestry; Stephen's Russian Jewish ancestry; and raising their two children in Storrs, Connecticut. Interviews conducted by Abigail Ettelman.

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

  • Interfaith families
  • Jews, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Religious identity
  • Interfaith marriage
  • Hebrew language
  • Judaism
  • Episcopalians -- New York (State) -- Port Washington

Subject Places

  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Port Washington (N.Y.)
  • Storrs (Conn.)