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Iranian Politican History Collection


Iranian Politican History Collection
Iranian Political History
Collection number:
140 Iitems
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1944-1985 and undated
Collection Area:
Literature and Rare Books
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

The Modern Iranian Political History Collection consists of 20th century materials on the political environment in Iran during the rule of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and immediately following the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The collection spans the years 1944-2001, with the bulk of materials covering the dates 1977-1980. The collection includes grey pamphlet literature from opposition groups. Items include reprinted literature written by Iranian intellectual Ali Shariati and materials published by the communist Tudeh Party. Government issued reports are also present. All materials are in Persian. Due to the controversial nature of the collection, it was transferred to Special Collections A preliminary inventory is available online

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