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.
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.
86 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box
(36.2 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Collection is open for research.