Preliminary Guide to the Homa Sarshar Collection M2444

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
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Stanford 94305-6064

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-

Box 1, folder 1

Thank you letters to Hama Sarshar from different people and organizations. In Persian and English 1988-1990

Box 1, folder 2

Newsletter of Iranian Society

Box 1, folder 3

Iranian Women's Studies Foundation programs and guide books 1990-1996

Box 1, folder 4

Homa Sarshar Activities 1965-1990

Box 1, folder 5

Different Organizations - Contributions 1992-2015

Box 1, folder 6

Iranian American Disaster Relief 2004

Box 1, folder 7

Hellman / Hammett Files Winners & Nominees etc. by Hama 1993-2002

Box 1, folder 8

Iranian Jewish Federation (in Persian). Newsletter 1983

Scope and Contents

No. 9 Jan 1983 - No. 15 July 1983
Box 1, folder 9

Iranian Jewish Federation. Newsletter. Sarshar was editor in chief 1982

Scope and Contents

No. 2 May 1982 - No. 8 Dec. 1982
Box 2, folder 1

Articles by Homa Sarshar and news about "Iranian Women's Studies Foundation," seminars 1990-1994

Box 2, folder 2

Articles by Homa Sarshar and events 1990-2002

Box 2, folder 3

Events and Articles by Homa Sarshar 1990-2002

Box 2, folder 4

Events and Articles by Homa Sarshar 1990-2002

Box 2, folder 5

Celebrities Correspondence 1980-1990

Box 2, folder 6

Celebrities Correspondence 1991-2000

Box 2, folder 7

Celebrities Correspondence 1998-2008

Box 3

In the Back Alleys of Exile. Two volume CD Set & ephemera. Narrated by author Homa Sarshar 2008

Box 4, folder 1

Iranian National Alliance 1999

Box 4, folder 2

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History (CIJOH), Conferences 1996-1999

Box 4, folder 3

Book of Now-Ruz 1984-2007

Box 4, folder 4

Amnon Netzer File 1991-1998

Box 4, folder 5

Yaldai Tehran File, CIJOH 1994-1997

Box 5, folder 1

Saidi Sirjani Committee 1994

Box 5, folder 2

Salman Rushdie Human Rights Committees 1989-1992

Box 5, folder 3

Salman Rushdie Human Rights Committees 1992-1998

Box 5, folder 4

Shirin Ebadi File, Nobel Committee 2004

Box 5, folder 5

Tirgan - Chair & ephemera 2015

Box 6, folder 1

Iranica (Encyclopedia Iranica) 1993-1999

Box 6, folder 2

Iranica Galas, Chairing Supporting, etc. (1 of 2) 2002-2008

Box 6, folder 3

Iranica Galas, Chairing Supporting, etc. (2 of 2) 2001-2007

Box 6, folder 4

Newspaper Clippings 2003-2009

Box 7, folder 1

Newspaper Clippings 2011-2014

Box 7, folder 2

Conferences / Museums, etc. (1 of 2) 1989-1999

Box 7, folder 3

Conferences / Museums, etc. (2 of 2) 1989-1999

Box 7, folder 4

Conferences / Museums, etc. 2002-2006

Box 7, folder 5

Conferences / Museums, etc. 2007

Box 7, folder 6

Conferences / Museums, etc. 2008-2010

Box 8, folder 1

Conferences, Museums, etc. 2011-2013

Box 8, folder 2

Conferences, Museums, etc. 2014

Box 8, folder 3

Conferences, Museums, etc. 2015-2016

Box 8, folder 4

Conferences, Museums, etc. 2017-2018

Box 9, folder 1

Homa Sarshar magazine covers 1989-2016

Box 9, folder 2

Newspapers 2004-2016

Box 9, folder 3

Javanan etc. clippings 2003-2013

Box 9, folder 4

News clippings

Box 10

Handwritten letters, notecards, illustrations, other memorabilia, copies of articles 1993

Box 11

Newspaper cuttings, articles 1982-1992

Box 12

Newspaper cuttings, articles 1992-1995

Box 13

Newspaper cuttings, articles 1995-1997

Box 14

Newspaper cuttings, correspondence, illustrations, ephemera 1998-2003

map-folder 15

Posters 1992-2014