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1965 Feb. –

Halpern, Joel Martin

Interview with Gena's cousin

Lexington (Mass.) - Transcript of an interview between Joel Martin Halpern, Barbara Halpern and Milen Kovic discussing his village of Ribari, Serbia. Focuses on the changes in his village since the 1950s caused by a factory opening near by and providing an influx of money for villagers who would otherwise have remained peasants.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1953

Halpern, Joel Martin

Serbia field notes

Serbia - Two pages describing the information Joel Halpern was investigating in multiple villages in Serbia in 1953. The first page is a letter in which Joel describes where he would like village outlines from and what type of training the people collecting the data need. The second page is the outline of what information is needed from each village, including a map, the local g... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1953 Aug. – 1954

Halpern, Joel Martin

Sketches from the villages of Aran?elovac, Jarmenovci, Belgrade and Oras?ac

Serbia - Sketches include interiors of houses, village plans, building exteriors, peasant dress, household tools (clothes iron, spinning paddle, spoons, cheese bowl), wine and brandy making equipment, bridal gown and accessories, Slava accessories, and farming tools. Some of the building sketches shown together maintain scale to compare between socio-economic status in different... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1953

Halpern, Joel Martin

Serbia field notes

Serbia - Questionnaire produced by Joel Halpern for his anthropological work in Oras?ac, Serbia. The questionnaire covers the household unit, personal questions about habits, asks for a family kinship diagram, as well as providing a sample and finally covers working patterns.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1953 Jan. 17

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - This letter contains notes on various subjects. It was written in Belgrade and was likely sent by diplomatic mail. It is dated January 17 1953 in the address on each page but contains notes pertaining to December 4, 1953 (page 3) indicating it was likely written in 1954 and misdated as the Halperns did not arrive in Yugoslavia until August 1953. This letter contains not... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1953

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - These notes are not complete. Pages 1 and 2 are missing from this letter and the remaining pages are not dated. The notes begin on page 3 with a description of projects for bringing electricity to the villages. This is also tied to the notes discussing industrialization of the Yugoslav society.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1953 Dec. 20

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - This letter was originally field notes pages 197-198 but was replaced with other notes with those page numbers. The numbers on these pages were marked out. These notes include statistics about population increase in the village of Oras?ac, Serbia in 1948. These notes also include a hand drawn chart of private land holdings of Oras?ac County c.1953. The letter also inclu... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1953 Dec. 8 – 1953 Dec. 12

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - Field notes (pages 178-185, 187-192) by Joel and Barbara Halpern about Serbia. Include detailed descriptions of a wedding (wealthy peasant wedding) in a town around three hours away from Orsacs where they majority of their research was conducted. The notes include descriptions of the events prior to a wedding when a groom's family gathers the bride's things before she a... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1954 May 24

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - This letter was written in Skopje, Macedonia after leaving Orsacs and Serbia on the way home. Written primarily by Barbara, this letter includes some of the first thoughts after leaving Orsacs. The letter also includes descriptions of Skopje and some of the people they met in Skopje. The letter also includes a description of a children's parade in Skopje in honor of Marshal Tit... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1953 Dec. 22

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - Written in Belgrade and include descriptions of many different activities the Halperns had taken part in. The letter begins with a description of the bureaucratic set up of the local government. Then there is a description of films being shown in Orsacs. The letter also describes a visit from the UDBA (Yugoslavia Secret Police) visiting Joel and Barbara in Orsacs. Also ... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers