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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

1957 May 8

Halpern, Barbara

Letter from Barbara Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Barbara Halpern to Carl and Nettie Halpern during the time spent in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. In this letter, Barbara Halpern sums up the domestic situation. She tells about the festivities surrounding the Lao New Year celebration, or Pii Mai, especially the houseguests that stayed with them at that time.

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 July 23

Halpern, Barbara

Letter from Barbara Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Barbara and Joel M. Halpern to Carl and Nettie Halpern during the time spent in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. In this letter, Barbara summarizes the parties and various festivals that she and Joel had to participate in and the various entertaining that she did. One of the visitors that came to Luang Prabang was scriptwriter Marion Dix, who was wo... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 June 15

Halpern, Barbara

Letter from Barbara Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Barbara Halpern to Joel M. Halpern's parents during time spent in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. This letter describes the domestic situation of having "their alley turned into a street": bulldozers, electricity poles put in, and other disturbances caused several problems in their house. She also mentions visiting Nam Tha (now Luang Namtha), and meeting Dr.... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Oct. 5

Halpern, Barbara

Letter from Barbara Halpern to friends

Laos - Letter from Barbara Halpern to friends during time she and Joel M. Halpern spent in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. This letter describes a wide variety of recent events in which the Halperns were involved. Their house in Luang Prabang was considered a field station, and used by visitors as a kind of bed and breakfast, with Barbara as hostess. She begins with ... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Aug. 15

Halpern, Barbara

Letter from Barbara Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Barbara Halpern to Joel M. Halpern's parents during time spent in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. This letter describes the entertaining the Halperns have done, and the parties they have gone to. Barbara also writes of an excursion she and the housekeeper, Le, went on to Ban Penom, a village near Luang Prabang, known for its weaving. Hearing the sound of an ... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Aug. 9

Halpern, Barbara

Letter from Barbara Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Barbara Halpern to Joel M. Halpern's parents during time spent in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. This letter describes visits the Halperns made to various temples or wats in the vicinity of Luang Prabang, including the "Footprint of Buddha," located in a cave on the hill of Phu Si. Other details of their daily lives are also described.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Apr. 5

Halpern, Barbara

Letter from Barbara K. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Barbara Halpern to Joel's parents describing the contents of packages sent from India. In this letter, Barbara describes the various gifts that she and Joel packed for family members. She also mentions a trip that Joel made to a remote village called Muong Sai. This village was being helped by a team of Filipino Jaycees aid workers. Her menu for a dinner par... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Mar. 1

Halpern, Barbara

Letter from Barbara Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Barbara Halpern to her husband Joel's parents during their time in Laos. This letter describes living in Luang Prabang, Laos and the help they have hired at the house they have. Barbara describes beginning to learn Lao, and some of the issues with the living arrangements.

Joel M. Halpern Papers