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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

1957 Apr. 22 – 1957 Apr. 23

Halpern, Joel Martin

Miscellaneous notes

Laos - These three pages of miscellaneous notes mentions a dancing club in Luang Prabang where Vietnamese girls and girls from Vientiane danced the newest dances. He also describes a ceremonial procession which brought a special gold statue of Buddha to the royal wat. The Pra Bang was annointed by the king, crown prince and other officials in an elaborate ceremony. He also des... 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