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

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 08, 2021
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 Revised by Maggie Schreiner Revised by Amy Lau  , June 2019 , March 2021

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Dina Helal, 2013 July 19; 2013 October 20

Biographical note

Dina Helal was born to an Ashkenazi Jewish mother and an Egyptian father in London, England. Helal received a B.A. in art and art history from the University of Leeds in England and an M.F.A. in painting from Pratt Institute in New York City. She worked as the manager of education resources at the Whitney Museum of Art in Manhattan, New York. Helal passed away on December 14, 2020.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Helal discusses her childhood; racial identity; parents' marriage and divorce; involvement in New York City's artistic community; relationship with her partner; death of her partner and parents; and experiences living in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. Interview conducted by Liza Zapol.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Subject Topics

  • Artists -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Interfaith families
  • Bereavement
  • England -- Emigration and immigration
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially mixed people
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Subject Places

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States |x Emigration and immigration
  • Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.)
  • Greenpoint (New York, N.Y.)