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Joel M. Halpern Research Materials and News Reports on the Former Yugoslavia, 1953-1997
27 records storage boxes, 2 archives boxes (28 linear ft.)

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.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on 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.

Restrictions on 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.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

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.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on 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.

Restrictions on 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.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection: [Identification of item], in Joel M. Halpern Research Materials and News Reports on the Former Yugoslavia [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

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

Processing Information

The collection was surveyed and superficially organized in 2010.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives

Language
English, Serbo-Croatian

Contents List
Series 1: Historical-demographic research materials
1953-1988 (bulk 1961-62)


Series 1 consists chiefly of code books, code sheets and bound print-outs.



Box 1
Note:

Restricted until 2020 July 1.

Research materials - Yugoslavia code books and code sheets
1953-1988

Box 2-6
Series 2, News dispatches concerning wars in former Yugoslavia
1993-1997


Series 2 consists of print-outs from various news sources regarding daily developments in the war as well as the beginnings of the peace process. Reports are in English, Croatian and Serbian.

Miscellaneous


Box 7-9
War in Croatia: dispatches from Croatia, Serbia; Western Press (languages: English, Croatian, Serbian)
1993-94

Box 10
War in ex-Yugoslavia: dispatches, also includes: materials on Armenian-Azerbaijan won, and related historical documentation from Azeri perspective
1993-94

Box 11
Dispatches- War in Yugoslavia, especially Bosnia; info on Albania and former USSR, especially Caucasus
1994-95

Box 12
Dispatches-War in Yugoslavia, especially Bosnia, also summaries of events in Eastern Europe, ex-USSR, Radio-Free Europe, Bosnet, Macedonia; especially fighting in Srebrenica and Žepa shelling of Sarajevo, market explosion, NATO air strikes
1995 July-Oct

Box 13
Especially Bosnia, Siege of Bihac
1994 Sep-Nov

Box 14
Bosnia and Macedonia, OMRI, NOWS, ex-USSR
1994 Oct-95 Jan

Box 15
Croatia retaking W. Slavonia, fighting around Sarajevo, autonomous province (pro-Serb) W. Bosnia; beginning of NATO air rounds against Serbs. Also ex-USSR news and summaries and Macedonia
1995 Jan-Apr

Box 16
War in ex-Yugoslavia, Bosnian War, Bihac, defeat of autonomous province of W. Bosnia, fall of Srebrenica, "unsafe havens," Croat expulsion of Krajina Serbs
1995 May-Aug

Box 17
Expulsion of Serbs from Croatian Krajina, NATO bombing of Serbian Bosnia, start of peace initiative
1995 Jul-Aug

Box 18
Serbs' exodus from Croatia; preparations for Dayton Peace Conference that began in Nov 1995
1995 Jul-Nov

Box 19
War in ex-Yugoslavia
1994-1995

Box 20
War in ex-Yugoslavia
1994-1996

Box 21
War in ex-Yugoslavia
1996 Jan-Feb

Box 22
War in ex-Yugoslavia
1995 Dec-Mar

Box 23
War in ex-Yugoslavia
1997 Jan-Apr

Box 24
War in ex-Yugoslavia
1996 Mar-May

Box 25
War in ex-Yugoslavia
1996 Jun-Nov

Box 26
War in ex-Yugoslavia
1996 Aug-97 Jan

Box 27
War in ex-Yugoslavia
1997 Apr-Sep

Box 28
War in ex-Yugoslavia
1997 Aug-Sep

Box 29

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Subjects
  • Ethnic conflict -- Former Yugoslav republics.
  • Ethnology -- Serbia and Montenegro - Sources.
  • Serbia -- Rural conditions -- Case studies.
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995.

Contributors
  • Halpern, Joel Martin.


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