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Inventory of the Iranian Political Opposition Literature collection
2006C15  
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Description
This collection includes printed matter published by Iranian political opposition groups in exile relating to the social, political, and economic conditions in Iran, Kurdistan, and among Iranian students abroad from just before the Iranian revolution to the years following the Iran-Iraq war, represented in the form of monographs, booklets, pamphlets, journals, newsletters, and other circulars.
Background
Beginning in 1983, Edward A. Jajko, at the time the former Middle East curator of the Hoover Institution Archives, set about the task of "gathering materials issued by or related to individuls and groups classifiable as belonging to an Iranian opposition, whether anti-Shah, anti-Khomeini, or otherwise in some form of political opposition" (Jajko, 1986). Between 1983 and 2006, the archives accumulated a wide variety of printed resources from the Hoover Library, University of Texas Library, and individual private donors. An initial inventory of the Middle East Collection in the Library and Archives was written and published by Jajko in 1986. The following finding aid reflects the collection as whole and does not make distinctions between the original accession and later additions.
Extent
86 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (36.2 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.