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1957 May 15 – 1957 May 15

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Joel and Barbara Halpern to his parents Joel and Nettie Halpern during their time in Laos with the USOM. After an initial discussion of the weather, his photography, and his checking account, Halpern describes the beginning of the celebrations of the 2500th anniversary of Buddhism, beginning with "Constitution Day." Subsequently, he describes the central eve... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Aug. 1

Halpern, Joel Martin

Luang Prabang price list

Laos - This price list dated June 6, 1957 is part of the field notes that were included in letters from Joel M. Halpern to Carl and Nettie Halpern during the time spent in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. Halpern apologizes for the lateness of the report. This list concentrates on the various foods available and their prices.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1902 Aug. 1

Hinckley, Rose, 1874-1963

Letter from Rose Hinckley to Florence Porter Lyman

Europe - Discusses her travels through Europe over the summer, including visiting Paris and Geneva. She doesn't expect to be home until next summer; she will be lonely all winter and invites Florence to visit her.

Florence Porter Lyman Papers

1949

Halpern, Joel Martin

Statistical facts on Lapps

Sweden - In this short two page piece, statistics of the Lapps are noted, along with facts about their religion, clothing and housekeeping habits. Details of the Turvi family are notated. This family was mentioned in the 1949 article in Hosteling (1950) magazine.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1803 Nov. 5

Wickes, Lydia

Letter from Lydia Wickes to Sylvester Wickes

New Garden (N.C.) - Travel from Baltimore to North Carolina over unpleasant roads and few Friends. Meeting in North Carolina.

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Quaker History Collection

1957 Sept. 9

Halpern, Barbara

Letter from Barbara Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Barbara Halpern to Joel Halpern's parents during the time the Halperns worked in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. In this letter, Barbara Halpern discusses hooking up a freezer, receiving mail, and getting another puppy. She also has made several recordings of Hmong singing.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1874 Nov. – 1875 Mar.

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letterpress copybook

Japan - Includes portion of a piece of writing, possibly journal entries describing his daily activities in Japan, that continues from the pervious volume (August-November 1874).

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1949 Sept. 14

Wallmark, Lennart

Shores of Lake Torneträsk

Sweden - The shores of Lake Torneträsk in Swedish Lapland is pictured. This photograph was taken when Joel M. Halpern accompanied Lutheran Pastor Lennart Wallmark (principal of the Sami folk high school in Jokkmokk from 1942 to 1972) to Lapland (Sapmi) in September of 1949. Since Halpern's camera was damaged (as can be discerned by the light circle at the top of the photo), several shot... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1880 June

Grout, Aldin

Autobiographical sketch

Springfield (Mass.) - Brief sketch of Grout's decision to become a missionary, arrival in Africa, and arrival of old age.

Aldin Grout Papers

1949 Sept. 14

Halpern, Joel Martin

Cows near Lake Torneträsk

Sweden - Two cows wander by Lake Torneträsk. A branch of a tree cuts into the foreground. This photograph was taken when Joel M. Halpern accompanied Lutheran Pastor Lennart Wallmark (principal of the Sami folk high school in Jokkmokk from 1942 to 1972) to Lapland (Sapmi) in September of 1949. Since Halpern's camera was damaged, several shots were taken with Wallmark's camera. Wallmark sent a se... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers