November 27, 2020

Collections: Stanford Libraries, Hoover Institution Gather Thousands of Archival Materials on Iran

From Stanford News:

The collections, held at the Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, were expanded after the Iranian Studies program was established under the leadership of Professor Abbas Milani.

“The current regime in Iran doesn’t make it easy to collect documents and materials,” said Milani, who was personally involved in obtaining some of the archives. “That’s why it’s important for our program to obtain and preserve as many pieces of history as we can. Our plan is to digitize everything we have acquired and make it available to all future scholars.”

The collections, held at the Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, were expanded after the Iranian Studies program was established under the leadership of Professor Abbas Milani.

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The newest and largest addition to the Iranian archival section at Stanford is a collection of former Iranian diplomat Ardeshir Zahedi’s writings, speeches and correspondence about Iranian foreign relations during the 1960s and 1970s. Zahedi served as an ambassador to the United States and Great Britain and as a minister of foreign affairs in Iran.

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