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Register of the Ardashīr Zāhidī papers
2009C59  
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Description
Correspondence, speeches and writings, interview transcripts, financial records, photographs, video and sound recordings, printed matter, and computer disks relating to Ardeshir Zahedi's diplomatic career during the Pahlavi era in Iran. Zahedi served as Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and as Minister of Foreign Affairs during the reign of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The collection also contains the papers of Ardeshir's father, Fazlollah Zahedi, a general who occupied the post of prime minister. Topics of note include: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iranian foreign relations, Iranian-American relations, the Cold War, the events of August 1953, the 1977 Hanafi Siege, and Iranian dissent.
Background
Ardeshir Zahedi (Ardashīr Zāhidī) was an Iranian statesman and diplomat during Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's reign (1941-1979). He was born in 1928 to Fazlollah Zahedi and Khadijeh Pirnia, who both stemmed from significant political backgrounds.
Extent
298 manuscript boxes, 83 oversize boxes, 9 card file boxes, 2 oversize folders, 924 computer files (1.6 GB) (236.0 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.