Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Joel Halpern collection, circa 1970-1980


Collection ID:
Halpern, Joel M., 1929- (Joel Martin)
circa 1970-1990
Physical Description:
Film reels
Video recordings
Sound recordings

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Films and videos created by Joel Halpern and his wife related to their work, as well as home movies.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.


Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Joel Martin Halpern in 1997 and 2004.
Custodial History
1/4" sound recordings were transferred to this collection from the National Anthropological Archives.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation
Joel Halpern collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
The Joel Martin Halpern and Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern papers are held by the National Anthropological Archives.


Keywords table of terms and types.
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Human Studies Film Archives
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