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Sarshar (Homa) collection
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Preliminary guide to the papers of Iranian-American journalist, author and activist Homa Sarshar, including articles, correspondence, and other material.
Homa Sarshar (1946-) was born in Shiraz, Iran in to a Jewish family and was raised in Tehran. She studied French literature in Tehran University and later she obtained a MA in journalism from the Annenberg School of Communications, University of Southern California and a Ph.D. (HC) in Journalism from College of Letters and Science at the American World University in Los Angeles, CA. She is an Iranian-American author, activist, feminist and journalist. She was a columnist for Zan-e-Ruz magazine and Kayhan daily newspaper between 1964 and 1978. She moved to United States and settled in Los Angeles one year before the Iranian Revolution in 1978. Since 1993 Sarshar has been a trusted adviser by the Human Rights Watch. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Medal for Special Achievement in Women's Rights, given by The Iranian Women's Organization of Tehran, Iran; Journalism Award: Distinguished Iranian Women by the Encyclopædia Iranica; Commendation for Community Affairs Services by the County of Los Angeles; and the 2013 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. [Wikipedia]
8 Linear Feet (14 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
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