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MS Persian 39-39.1

Ladjevardi, Habib, compiler. Iranian Oral History Project recordings and transcripts: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Persian 39-39.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Ladjevardi, Habib, compiler.
Title: Iranian Oral History Project recordings and transcripts,
Date(s): 1978-1987.
Quantity: 1 collection (15 linear feet (30 boxes)
Language of materials: Recordings and transcripts are in Persian.
Abstract: Recordings and transcripts of interviews with Iranian politicians and intellectuals about their life during the period ca. 1920-1979.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*87M-2, *88M-19, *96M-37. Gift of Dr. Habib Ladjevardi, Center for Middle Eastern Studies Harvard University; received: 1987 Jul-Aug, 1989 May 29, and 1997 Feb. 13.

Processing Information:

Processing Information: Enhanced with digital content by Alison Harris.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to some of these recordings and transcripts is restricted.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Iranian Oral History Project Recordings and Transcripts (MS Persian 39-39.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Copies of the interview tapes are also held by the Bodleian Library, Oxford University; and microfilm of the transcripts is available at an additional 10 libraries world-wide. For a list, see: Harvard University Iranian Oral History Project. Transcript availability.

Biographical / Historical

The Iranian Oral History Project was launched at Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies in the fall of 1981. The project provides scholars studying the contemporary political history of Iran with primary source material consisting of personal accounts of individuals who either played major roles in important political events and decisions from the 1920s to the 1970s or witnessed these events from close range.


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Scope and Contents

Recordings and transcripts made from interviews conducted from 1981 to 1987

Other Finding Aids

More detailed content listings for these interviews, publication history, and background information about the project can be found at: Harvard University Iranian Oral History Project.

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