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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

1966 July 15 – 1966 July 16

Halpern, Joel Martin

Serbia field notes

Serbia - These field notes contain details on the following subjects; soldiers, hygiene, people in the town, war, labor, reaping wheat, buying things cooperatively, theft, notes on the schooling and lives of various people in the village, land, an interview with old Baba who describes her family, home, clothing and housework. The notes continue with more details on the schooling of various people in th... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1978 July 5 – 1978 July 6

Halpern, Joel Martin

Serbia field notes

Serbia - This set of field notes, which has some Serbian text interspersed with the English, includes details on the following topics; agriculture, hay, changes in the village, people in the village, families, children, shared labor, electricity, homes, possessions, mourning and tombstones.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1970 Aug. 16 –

Halpern, Joel Martin

Serbia field notes

Serbia - This set of field notes includes details on the following topics; visiting Radovan's native village, road conditions and improvements, death notices, railroads, a church visit and frescoes.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1970 Aug. 16 –

Halpern, Joel Martin

Serbia field notes

Serbia - This set of field notes includes details on the following topics; a visit to Ivanjica, tv commercials, a tv documentary on Yugoslav workers, borrowing money to buy an apartment, hydroelectric dam, the village, homes in the village, livestock and cutting lumber.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1966 July 28 –

Halpern, Joel Martin

Serbia field notes

Serbia - This set of field notes focuses on a visit with the President of the Opstina in which they talk about a new paved road being constructed and people relocating their homes on the road, the President's history and home life, pay for construction workers and their trip to Vinca in an Italian Fiat Jeep where they visited a family's home. A description of the home follows, with notes on ... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1966 July 10 – 1966 July 13

Halpern, Joel Martin

Serbia field notes

Serbia - These field notes begin with notes on an interview with Z on inheritance, relationships and law in marriage, family responsibility, differences in the generations, buying a car for his son, changes in the village and differences between the village and the city. The field notes continue with notes on the following topics; marriage, a visit to Radojka with details on the home, beekeeping, qua... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1966 July 14 –

Halpern, Joel Martin

Serbia field notes

Serbia - These field notes are on the following topics; Z's recollections on the war, extended families, cars, old laws for inheritance, land, taxation, war and soldiers, Ba's cousin, interview with D on family, land, their home, division of labor and debt.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1966 Aug. 7 –

Halpern, Joel Martin

Serbia field notes

Serbia - This set of field notes includes details on the following topics; jaundice, household customs, a visit to the electro-porcelain factory including details on the workers, the mess hall, condition of the buildings, bus line for the workers and housing for workers. The notes continue with details on love potions and magic, a memorial at the graveyard, the investigation into the accident with th... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1970 Aug. 17 – 1970 Aug. 20

Halpern, Joel Martin

Serbia field notes

Serbia - This set of field notes includes details on the following topics; acceptance by the villagers, labor, loaning money, apartments, a dance, clothing, the cooperative farm, a youth brigade meeting and families.

Joel M. Halpern Papers