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1957 Aug. 6

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Joel Halpern to his parents describing his time in Laos. This letter describes the titles of the royal family and a generally described line of succession through those titles. It also includes titles for lay people in Luang Prabang. He includes some descriptions of the titles but not a significant amount.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

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. This letter describes the interview between Aram Udol, the Halpern's interpreter, and Peah Kham Pay who is described as the King's traditional physician. Udol's intervew was conducted on September 5, 1957 and discussed the traditional medicine and remedies used by Peah Kham Pay to treat a variety of different problems... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

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