Joel Halpern is an anthropologist who worked in Laos in 1957, 1959 and 1969, with a particular focus on the Lao elite. His collection of 55 artifacts contains many examples of Lao textiles and other collectibles.

The Joel Halpern Collection is held within the Anthropology Collections by the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University. If you would like more information on the collection, please contact Dr. Arleyn Simon, Curator of the SHESC Collections, at 480-965-6957 or via e-mail at

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