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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

Halpern, Joel Martin

Procession with bodhi tree

Laos - Film footage of a procession with he royal Kammu (Khmu') guards carrying a sapling of the Bodhi tree given to Crown Prince Savang Vatthana by Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru upon the former's visit to India. Additional photographs of these events can be found within the Joel M. Halpern Laotian Slide Collection at the University of Wisconsin.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957

Halpern, Joel Martin

New year celebrations

Laos - Film footage shows several of the traditional celebrations of the Lao New Year. Scenes include: A sand stupa is covered with flour and decorated with candles. Monks process to a temple. A monk on a palanquin is doused with water. Guards and offficials parade out of the palace. Masked dancers (Pu Nyoe Nya Nyoe, the ancestral spirits of the Luang Prabang kingdom) dance within the procession and... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Sept. 19 – 1957 Sept. 20

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 time in Laos. This letter focuses on answering a few questions from his parents and then describing a number of guests who visited the Halperns in Luangprabang where they were based during this time. The letter describes a number of different visitors including American survey teams, guests from the sa... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Sept. 24

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Joel and Barbara Halpern to his parents describing the wedding of the princess of the Laotioan royal family. The letter describes much of the ceremony as well as detailing all the various consular dignitaries from various nations. Attendees included ambassadors from the United States, Great Britain, France, India, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar (described as Burma in this le... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Sept. 21

Halpern, Joel Martin

Laos Royal Wedding

Laos - Film footage of the wedding of Princess Savivanh Savang Manivong (daughter of King Savang Vatthana and Queen Khamphoui, 1933-2007). The footage shows school children and others in the procession to the palace; visiting digitaries arriving; the candlelit ceremony. This private film benefitted from a USIS film crew that had set up lighting the day before. Additional photographs o... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Sept. 27

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Joel and Barbara Halpern to his parents. This letter is after the wedding of the Laotian Princess Savivanh and much of the wedding describes that event.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Apr. 22 – 1957 Apr. 23

Halpern, Joel Martin

Miscellaneous notes

Laos - Miscellaneous notes sent from Joel M. Halpern to Carl and Nettie Halpern during the time spent in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. In these notes, Joel M. Halpern describes a trip to the caves of Pak Ou on a crowded riverboat. He also describes the third day of "Pimai" or Lao New Year, when the Phra Bang (the image of Buddha) is taken from the Royal Palac... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Jan.

Halpern, Joel Martin

Miscellaneous notes from E.J. Findlay's correspondence

Laos - These notes were extracted from informational letters sent to Joel M. from Edward J. Findlay, who was serving in Laos at the time. Most are facts about living in Luang Prabang. Some of the notes refer to the planning for the 2,500th anniversary of Lao Buddhism.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Sept. 27

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Joel Halpern and Barbara Halpern to his parents. This letter is an interview with Thelma W. Roffe, wife of G. Edward Roffe, first western missionaries to Laos fron 1929. In the interview, Roffe talks about Laos before and following World War II. She describes the 6 day trip to Luang Prabang from Vientaine overland because the road had not been completed at t... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers