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1957 Sept. 8

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Joel and Barbara Halpern to his parents during their time in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. This letter is in the form of field notes. The notes discuss a festival Halpern attended in Pak Lung, a village down river from Luang Prabang. The boun included dancing, and Halpern describes the custom of dancing with various partners. He also attended a performance of ... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 June 25

Halpern, Joel M.

Notes on Nam Tha continued

Laos - These field notes are a continuation of those begun in a letter from Joel M. Halpern to his parents during his time spent in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. Here the notes discuss the Black Tai (Tai Dam) village of Ban Fun in greater detail, noting how people make a living, and the concerns with irrigation. An interview with a storekeeper in Nam Tha (Luang Namtha) is al... more

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

1957 July 30

Halpern, Barbara

Letter from Barbara Halpern to Dr. Blum

Laos - Letter from Barbara Halpern to Dr. Blum, answering his letter of July 8th. In this letter, Barbara summarizes their health and diet in Laos, specifically the fresh fruits and vegetables, the lack of milk, and the bout of Asian flu both she and Joel had experienced.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Aug. 12

Halpern, Joel Martin

Interview of a native preacher from the local mission

Laos - This interview was 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's translator, Aram Udol, interviewed several people during this time. This interviewee, a Khmu', speaks about a belief of the Khmu' in a legendary king named Djung who is said to come and give all good things ... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 May 8 – 1957 May 27

Halpern, Joel Martin

Field report from Joel Halpern to Robert J. Minges

Laos - Field report in the form of a memorandum from Joel M. Halpern to Robert J. Minges, Chief, Field Service Division, Vientiane, on the subject of Mekong Field Trip. Halpern discusses a field trip up the Mekong river, visits to several villages, especially the details of Pak Beng and Pak Tha. The report is very detailed with respect to rice production in each area, prices of goods, and status... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Mar. 25 – 1957 Mar. 26

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Joel M. and Barbara Halpern to his parents describing their time in Laos. In this letter, Joel M. Halpern describes a trip to a conference in Vientiane to meet with other field representatives. He describes several social events, including a luncheon with the Ambassador, and dinner with 'the Minges'. Upon his return to Louang Phrabang, he witnessed a dedicat... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Apr. 11

Halpern, Joel Martin

Notes on Lao New Year celebrations

Laos - These notes discuss the various games and gambling that go on during the Lao New Year festivities. Halpern also notes child care customs as described to him by his translator, Aram Udol. The last page is a list of Laotian vocabulary words and their transliteration.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1954 Mar. 8 –

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - Begins with details of the various students that they talk with when in Belgrade whose conversation always turns to politics and communism in particular. They enjoy pointing out how misguided America is and how Americans will never understand the soul of Yugoslavia. Then there is a story about the frustrating ordeal trying to buy a map, another story about discussing politics with some intel... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Apr. 5

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Joel and Barbara Halpern to his parents describing their visit and work in Laos. In this letter, Joel describes the wedding of his Thai translator, Aram Udol, to a local woman. The customs of the wedding are described, along with the dancing afterward. At the end of the letter he witnesses night-time workers that are preparing things for the new year celebra... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers