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Library Archives

Helping Stanford University Libraries expand their holdings on modern Iranian history and culture is an essential part of the Program's work. Stanford's many libraries and archives offer a growing and unique collection of books, documents, posters, and private papers on modern Iran. 


Meskoob Archive - Green Library

Shahrokh Meskoob

The papers of Shahrokh Meskoob, one of modern Iran’s most respected and acclaimed public intellectuals, literary critics, memoirists, and Shahnameh scholar and commentator, were recently donated to Stanford. The collection includes hundreds of letters from some of Iran's most prominent intellectuals, thousands of pages of notes, and first drafts of many of his manuscripts.

Sarshar Archive - Green Library

Homa Sarshar

Homa Sarshar, one of the most prominent Iranian journalists of our time, kindly donated her archives to Stanford University. Her radio program, with almost forty years of continuous broadcasting, chronicles virtually every aspect of life in the Iranian diaspora, and includes interviews with some of the most prominent artists and public intellectuals on Iran. More information forthcoming. 

Zahedi Documents & Photos - Hoover Archive

A pivotal figure in modern Iranian politics, Ardeshir Zahedi, the former Foreign Minister under the Shah and Iran's ambassador to the U.S. from 1971-1979, donated his rare papers, diplomatic correspondence, and photos to the Hoover Archives.

Learn about Zahedi Fellowship 

Golshiri Collected Papers - Green Library

The collected papers of Houshang Golshiri, Iran’s acclaimed writer, were donated to Stanford's Green Library. This is one of the most substantial and important papers of any modern Iranian writer available in the United States, and indeed outside Iran. 

Allamehzadeh Collection - Green Library

The film archives of Dutch-Iranian filmmaker Reza Allamehzadeh were donated to Stanford's Green Library. The collection includes hundreds of hours of never-seen interviews with some of Iran’s most important modern figures.

Pahlavi Iran Collection - Green Library

Stanford's Green Library includes extensive declassified material from the British, U.S., and German archives collected over the years by Dr. Abbas Milani in preparation for several of his books on modern Iranian culture and history.