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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: Multiple languages
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Homa Sarshar collection
    Creator: Sarshār , Humā, 1946-
    source: Sarshār , Humā, 1946-
    Identifier/Call Number: M2444
    Physical Description: 8 Linear Feet (14 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
    Physical Description: 2 hard drive(s) (external) Hard drive in accession 2021-404 partially duplicates and supersedes content on hard drive in accession 2018-575.
    Physical Description: 5 terabyte(s) Total content across both hard drives.
    Date (inclusive): circa 1965-2018
    Abstract: Preliminary guide to the papers of Iranian-American journalist, author and activist Homa Sarshar, including articles, correspondence, and other material.
    Language of Material: Collection is in English and Persian.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual and born-digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Homa Sarshar; 2018 and 2019. Acccessions 2018-575 and 2019-253.

    Biographical / Historical

    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]

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Homa Sarshar collection (M2444). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, California.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes audiovisual materials, such as documentaries; recordings from the first Iranian organization luncheons (Anjoman-e Iranian); Iranian women's conferences (including Iranian Women's Studies Foundation); audio/video recordings of CIRA & MESA conferences; audio recording of a seminar on Persian literature taught by the late Nader Naderpour at UCLA, as well as other University events; radio and TV shows. Also included are images, fliers, booklets, awards, medals and correspondence with well-known Iranian artists and writers.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Iranian Americans
    Jews, Iranian
    Sarshār , Humā, 1946-