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. A preliminary inventory is available and can be found in the "Additional Description" section of this finding aid.
1944-1985 and undated
Majority of material found within 1976-1980
Use and Access to Collection
This collection is open for research.
Duplication and Copyright Information
Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.
This collection was donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Dr. Habib Ladjevardi. The collection was originally held in the McKeldin Library, but was later transferred to Special Collections due to the archival nature of materials in the collection.