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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing History
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID

  • Title: Nikki R. Keddie papers
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1789
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 15.8 linear feet (33 boxes, 4 flat boxes, 1 oversize flat box)
    Date (inclusive): 1947-2003
    Abstract: Nikki Keddie is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History. Keddie taught Middle Eastern and Iranian history at UCLA. Her research focused on Iran, Islam, Middle Eastern women, and comparative world history. This collection, spanning 1947 to 2003, consists of materials related to Keddie's teaching career and academic research. The papers include UCLA Department of History files, correspondence, conference materials, manuscript drafts, and research materials. Lastly, the collection includes photographic slides taken by Keddie throughout her career documenting research that heavily feature countries such as Iran, Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisa, and Senegal; as well as European cities, Los Angeles and other parts of the United States.
    Language of Materials: Materials are primarily in English, some materials in Arabic.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Creator: Keddie, Nikki R.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where UCLA Library Special Collections does not hold the copyright.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Nikki R. Keddie Papers (Collection 1789). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Nikki R. Keddie, 2009 through 2011.

    Processing History

    Processed by Angel Diaz, 2017.

    Biography/History

    Anita Nikki (Ragozin) Keddie was born August 30, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. Keddie attended City and Country School and Horace-Mann Lincoln High School in Manhattan. She attended Radcliffe College, receiving a BA in Modern European History and Literature in 1951 (Radcliffe College functioned as a female coordinate institution for the all-male Harvard College. A merger with Harvard began in 1977). Keddie was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year and wrote her thesis on the Italian Socialist Party. Keddie then received her MA in Modern European History from Stanford University in 1951, writing a thesis on Giambattista Vico's philosophy of history. She received her PhD in History (Modern European, especially Middle Eastern, with lesser emphasis on East and South Asia) from the University of California, Berkeley, with a dissertation titled, "The Impact of the West on Modern Iranian Social History."
    After completing her doctorate, Keddie held the following positions: adjunct professor at the University of Arizona (1957); instructor and then assistant professor at Scripps College (1957-1961); and visiting professor (1961), assistant professor (1963), and then associate and full professor at UCLA in the Department of History, retiring in 1993 as Professor Emeritus. Keddie taught Middle Eastern and Iranian history at UCLA, as well as courses on comparative revolution, comparative religious politics, and non-written sources and methodology in history research. Her research focused on Iran, Islam, Middle Eastern women, and Sayyid Jamal al-Din al-Afghani. Afghani was a political activist and Islamic ideologist during the late 19th century.
    Keddie founded and edited the journal Contention: Debates in Society, Culture and Science (1991-1996) and published many monographs including: Women in the Middle East: Past and Present (2007), Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution (2003, Revised Edition 2006), Qajar Iran and the Rise of Reza Khan (1999), Iran and the Muslim World: Resistance and Revolution (1995). Roots of Revolution: An Interpretive History of Modern Iran (1981), Iran: Religion, Politics and Society (1980), Sayyid Jamal al-Din "al-Afghani": A Political Biography (1972), and Religion and Rebellion in Iran: The Tobacco Protest of 1891-92 (1966).
    Some of Keddie's awards and honors include: Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1994); Mentoring Award, Middle East Studies Association (2001); Honorary Fellow, Middle East Studies Association (2003); Scholarly Distinction, American Historical Association (2001); Persian History Award, Encyclopedia Iranica Foundation (2002); and Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, International Society for Iranian Studies (2008).

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of materials related to the teaching career and academic research of Nikki Keddie, UCLA Professor Emerita of History. The papers include UCLA Department of History files, correspondence, conference materials, manuscript drafts, and research materials. Lastly, the collection includes photographic slides taken by Keddie throughout her career and as part of her research that heavily feature countries with large Muslim populations, such as Iran, Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisa, and Senegal; as well as European cities, Los Angeles and other parts of the United States.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collections been arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1: Subject and administrative files, 1947-2003
      • Subseries 1.1: Biographical and academic appointments, 1947-2003
      • Subseries 1.2: Correspondence, 1948-1997
      • Subseries 1.2: Conferences and professional societies, 1955-2003
    • Series 2: Publications, 1957-2003
      • Subseries 2.1: Works by Keddie, 1957-2003
      • Subseries 2.2: Reviews of Keddie's published works, 1967-2003
      • Subseries 2.3: Contention, 1989-1996
    • Series 3: Research files, circa 1950-2003
    • Series 4: Photographic materials, 1958-1997
    Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 8184084 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of History--Faculty--Archives.
    Photography--History--Archives.