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Joel M. Halpern Research Materials and News Reports on the Former Yugoslavia

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00211

Scope and Contents

Anthropology research materials relating to historical-demographic studies in various parts of the former Yugoslavia, 1953-1988 (bulk: 1961-62), including code books, code sheets and bound print-outs. The bulk of the collection consists of print-outs of email and Internet postings from various news sources concerning the wars in the former Yugoslavia.

Dates

  • 1953-1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

One of the boxes in the collection is restricted until July 1, 2020. Otherwise, there is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Joel M. Halpern (b. 1929), American anthropologist, was professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1968 until his retirement in 1992. Throughout his career he conducted field research in many countries, including the U.S. (Alaska), Yugoslavia, Sweden, the Soviet Union, Greece, Israel, India, Bulgaria, Canada, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. In 1953-54 and again in 1961-62, 1964, 1978 and 1986, Halpern and his wife Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern traveled to and resided in various parts of the former Yugoslavia, where they studied Serbian village folk life.

Extent

28 Linear feet (27 records storage boxes, 2 archives boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Anthropology research materials relating to historical-demographic studies in various parts of the former Yugoslavia, chiefly 1961-62, including code books, code sheets and bound print-outs. The bulk of the collection consists of print-outs of email and Internet postings from various news sources concerning the wars in the former Yugoslavia.

Organization of the Collection

This collection is organized into two series:

  1. Series 1: Historical-Demographic Research Materials, 1953-1988 (bulk 1961-1962)
  2. Series 2: News Dispatches Concerning Wars in Former Yugoslavia, 1993-1997

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most of the collection was received in 1994, 1998 and 2000.

Related Materials

  • Joel Martin Halpern Papers, 1950-2007. (http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/ead/mufs001.htm) Special Collections and Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Joel Martin Halpern Collection. (http://www.loc.gov/folklife/guides/Halpern.html) American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Joel M. Halpern Papers. (http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt9z09s25d) Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Joel M. Halpern Papers. (http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Archives+and+Manuscripts/fa_halpern.htm) John F. Kennedy Library and Museum (relating primarily to research in Southeast Asia)
  • Joel M. Halpern Papers. (http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/guide/_h1.htm) National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
  • Joel M. Halpern Collection. (http://www.library.ualberta.ca/Unique_Coll/index.cfm) University of Alberta Libraries
  • Joel M. Halpern Balkan Archive. (http://www.brad.ac.uk/library/special/halpern.php) University of Bradford
  • Joel M. Halpern Laotian Slide Collection. (http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/SEAiT/subcollections/LaosAbout.html) University of Wisconsin Madison

Processing Information

The collection was surveyed and superficially organized in 2010.

Status
Completed
Author
Peter A. Nelson
Date
2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299