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1957 May 9

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 describes a trip from taken in late April and early May 1957 by the Halperns up the Mekong River to visit a number of villages and see USOM funded teachers with the Inspector of Education in Luang Prabang. This letter describes various... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1954 Mar. 31 –

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - This letter gives more details about the visit to Banja Luka in Bosnia and visiting a modern apartment building. Again in Zagreb, they stayed with R.S.'s niece and her family who told stories of their time during the war. They also met an artist, took a bus trip through breathtaking mountain scenery and ended up in Jajce, where they again saw a market. Details of things being sold follows ... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Apr. 5

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Single page letter from Joel and Barbara Halpern answering questions posed to them by family about their time and work in Laos. The letter begins with Joel explaining some things that he has asked his parents to pay for and some things he has asked to have sent to people overseas.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1954 Jan. 30 –

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - Contains field notes on the following subjects; work exchange, vineyard guards, family terminology, genealogy, a spinning mill, godfathers, interview with Zimomir Anic and the state holiday Vidovan.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1949 July 7 – 1949 July 9

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Airolo (Switzerland) - Letter written by Joel Halpern to his parents describing his trip to Europe in 1949. Halpern describes his trip through parts of Switzerland including the St. Gotthard Pass in Airolo and his arrival in Lugano.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1949 June 29

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Basel (Switzerland) - Letter from Joel Halpern to his parents during his trip to Europe in 1949. This letter describes a number of different places but is predominately about the area around Strasbourg in France. He also describes some of Cambrai and his arrival in Basel, Switzerland. He described the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Strasbourg as well has having seen mass in Cambrai. Halpern also... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1949 Aug. 20

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Paris (France) - Joel Halpern wrote this letter during his trip throughout Europe in 1949. This note was written in Paris, France and describes some of his experiences there. He describes a trip to a ballet off the Champs-Elysées, a trip to the Eiffel Tower, his thoughts on the Paris Metro system, the Sorbonne, the Marine Museum, Napoleon's Tomb and Notre Dame de Paris.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1953 Oct. 20 – 1953 Oct. 21

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - Describing a number of different people in the village of Oras?ac, Serbia. Halpern describes speaking with a wealthy family in the village and describes their houses, farms and animals. He also describes speaking to a teacher in the village school as well as peasants' views on Communism and religion. Halpern concludes with information about how peasants in Oras?ac as we... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1953 Oct. 27

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - This letter includes notes about a number of different subjects from the Communist Party, people's opinions of local Party Members, a slava and wedding preparations. The letter also includes some personal notes about sending items to Joel and Barbara in Yugoslavia.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Sept. 28

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Joel Halpern to his parents. This letter is written on the USOM: Laos stationary. The letter contains mostly information relating to questions his father had asked him in previous letters. He asks for more film and other items he cannot get in Laos as well as asking his father for more information about a number of things mentioned in other letters.

Joel M. Halpern Papers