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Ehsan and Latifeh Yarshater Papers Donated to Stanford

Document cover page with text "Constitution of the Women's Organization of Iran" printed on it

We are pleased to announce the donation of the Ehsan and Latifeh Yarshater papers to Stanford University's Green Library. A doyen of Iranian Studies and Iranology, Ehsan Yarshater (1920- 2018) was born in Hamadan, Iran, and studied Persian language and literature at the University of Tehran and Iranian philology at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. From the early 1960s to the early 2000s, Yarshater served as the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies at Columbia University, where he founded and directed the Center for Iranian Studies. His family donated the Ehsan and Latifeh Yarshater papers to the Stanford University Library in 2023. The collection consists primarily of Yarshater’s correspondence with hundreds of scholars worldwide over four decades (1980s-2000s). The papers include hundreds of archival documents, correspondence, and press cuttings collected by the late Latifeh Yarshater (1926-1999) on women’s rights organizations, events, and activists in Iran during the 1950s-1960s. The documents and correspondences in the collection are primarily in Persian, English, and French.