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1965 Feb. –

Halpern, Joel Martin

Interview with Gena's cousin

Lexington (Mass.) - Transcript of an interview between Joel Martin Halpern, Barbara Halpern and Milen Kovic discussing his village of Ribari, Serbia. Focuses on the changes in his village since the 1950s caused by a factory opening near by and providing an influx of money for villagers who would otherwise have remained peasants.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1953 Dec. 8 – 1953 Dec. 12

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - Field notes (pages 178-185, 187-192) by Joel and Barbara Halpern about Serbia. Include detailed descriptions of a wedding (wealthy peasant wedding) in a town around three hours away from Orsacs where they majority of their research was conducted. The notes include descriptions of the events prior to a wedding when a groom's family gathers the bride's things before she a... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1954 May 24

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - This letter was written in Skopje, Macedonia after leaving Orsacs and Serbia on the way home. Written primarily by Barbara, this letter includes some of the first thoughts after leaving Orsacs. The letter also includes descriptions of Skopje and some of the people they met in Skopje. The letter also includes a description of a children's parade in Skopje in honor of Marshal Tit... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers