Center for Oral History Research. Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History Program. 1984, 1985, 1990-2008.

Finding aid prepared by Sheila Sapalicio, 2008 March; finding aid revised by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 February and Julianna Jenkins 2018 April; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
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Online finding aid last updated 12 April 2018.


Title: Center for Oral History Research. Iranian Jewish Oral History Project.
University Archives Record Series: 779
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.4 linear feet (12 shoeboxes)
Date: 1984-2007
Abstract: Record Series 779 contains oral history transcripts and audio recordings donated to UCLA's Center for Oral History Research, and interviews from the Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History (CIJOH), many of which are in Farsi.
Language of Materials: Materials in Persian and English.
Creator: University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Oral History Research.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIO MATERIALS: Audio 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.
COLLECTION CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

Acquisition Information

Iranian Jewish oral histories were created and compiled by members of the Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History (CIJOH) in Los Angeles, California.

Processing History

Processed by Sheila Sapalicio, 2008 March
Iranian Jewish oral histories: names of interviewees, keyword lists, and interview dates were compiled by members of the Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History (CIJOH) in Los Angeles, California.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Center for Oral History Research. Donated oral history interviews (University Archives Record Series 779). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6166685 

Historical Note

Since its inception in 1959 the Center for Oral History Research - formerly known as the Oral History Program - has received a number of donated interviews. In some instances these interviews have been transcribed but not edited; in other cases they remain as audiotape recordings. All materials are available to researchers. However, donor agreements (or lack therof) for some interviews may preclude copying or quotation.
Further information about the donated oral history interviews can be obtained through the Center for Oral History Research offices.

Scope and Content

Record Series 779 contains oral history transcripts and audio recordings donated to UCLA's Center for Oral History Research, and interviews from the Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History (CIJOH), many of which are in Persian.
NOTE: English language keyword content descriptions are available for the Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History transcripts located in boxes 10-12. However, the English language descriptions not included in the online finding aid.
This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following series:
  1. Audio recordings
  2. Transcripts.

Related Material

Donated Oral Histories Collection (Collection 2113).  Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History--Archives.
Jews, Iranian--Interviews.
oral histories.

Container List

 

Audio recordings. Series 1.

Box 1

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History. 1990-1996.

Physical Description: 21 audio cassette tapes

Scope and Content Note

Includes Hakham Yadidia Shofet (12/1985 and 11/12/1994), Asher Chaim (Haji Baba) Eshaghpour, Moshe Katsav (1/1/1984 and 1/1/1993), Habib Levy, Morteza Neydavood, Manouchehr Omidvar, Jamshid Kashfi, Rita, Amnon Netzer, Menashe Amir, Rabbi David Shofet, Heshmatollah Kermanshahchi, Neydavood Family, Rahim Cohan, Jahanguir Banayan and Baravarian Shokrollah.

Additional Note

Language of audio: Farsi.
Box 2

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History. 1996.

Physical Description: 21 audio cassette tapes

Scope and Content Note

Includes Shemoil Kamran, Nasser Mossanen, Suzan Cohan, Tavoos Javaherian, Heshmatollah Kermanshahchi, Eshagh Lalehzari, Rouhollah Karoubian, Rahmat Delijani, Azizeh and Moosa Melamed, Rabi Moshfegh Hamedani, Henriette Barlava and Marcelle Shalom, Abdollah Alfi, Shokrollah Kamrava and Bahari.

Additional Note

Language of audio: Farsi.
Box 3

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History. 1996.

Physical Description: 21 audio cassette tapes

Scope and Content Note

Includes Azizeh Beral (10/16/1996 and 11/11/1996), Maliheh Kashfi-Sapir, Mansour Mashian (10/18/1996 and 11/9/1996), Moosa (Moussa) Nikbakht, Marieta Benario, Tooba Soomekh (10/26/1996 and 11/9/1996), Daniel Rasekh, Flora Rasekh, Rabi Moshfegh Hamedani, Sonia Kashani and Riva Danial Pour (included on tape labeled Shamilzadeh R & S), Hassan Safavi, Shamsi Rasmi, Tavoos Javaherian, Barookh Mohaber and Abdollah Zargarian.

Additional Note

Language of audio: Farsi.
Box 4

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History. 1996-1997.

Physical Description: 19 audio cassette tapes

Scope and Content Note

Includes Baroukh Beroukhim (11/18/1996 and 3/31/1997), Mehdi Siani, Manouchehr Omidvar, Meir Ezri, Ebrahim Abir, Naim Dangoor and Abdollah Tale-Hamedani.

Additional Note

Language of audio: Farsi.
Box 5

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History. 1997.

Physical Description: 21 audio cassette tapes

Scope and Content Note

Includes Shokrollah Mehdizadeh, Avraham Hakhami, Rabbi Uriel Davidi, Hooshang Soleimani Nejad, Kiomars, Mahvash Darshi, Jahanguir Banayan, Tooran Afar, Samad Kashfi, Nejat Geoula (Geula) (10/27/1997 and 11/23/1997), Haim Family, Houshang Ebrami, Moosa (Moussa) Nikbakht and Tavoos Babajanian.

Additional Note

Language of audio: Farsi.
Box 6

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History. 1997-1998.

Physical Description: 20 audio cassette tapes

Scope and Content Note

Includes Manouchehr Hakakian, William Royce, Molook Zargarian, Abdollah Tale-Hamedani, Mahin Amid, Nassim Toobia and Sadegh Toobia, Eshagh Hekmat, Cyrus Rabban, Ejlal Pezeshk, Juliet Moradi, Davoud Adhami, Elias Eshaghian, Saeed Rabbanzadeh and Parviz Shayan.

Additional Note

Language of audio: Farsi.
Box 7

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History. 1998-1999.

Physical Description: 18 audio cassette tapes

Scope and Content Note

Includes Masoud Harounian, Elias Dabby, Mahvash Darshi, Abdollah Daghighian, Baroukh Beroukhim, Nassim Jimmy Mayer, Jahanguir Banayan, Hakham Yadidia Shofet, Nasser Shalom Salamat, Bahieh Gabbayan and Ghodsi Tojarieh, Nassim Toobia, Shimon Hanasab and Iraj Farhoumand.

Additional Note

Language of audio: Farsi.
Box 8

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History. 1999-2006.

Physical Description: 19 audio cassette tapes

Scope and Content Note

Includes Shimon Hanasab, Iraj Farhoumand, Hakham Yadidia Shofet, Narges Esraeli, Moshe Katsav, Yahya Alaghehband Zadeh, Hillel Namvar, Rabbi David Shofet, and Amir Gabbay and Farangis Neydavood.

Additional Note

Language of audio: Farsi.
 

Transcripts. Series 2.

Box 9

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History. 1990-1996.

Physical Description: 34 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes Haghnazar Mottahedeh - Khoshbakhsh, Rabi Shimon Khakshouri, Hakham Yadidia Shofet (12/1/1985 and 11/12/1994), Asher Chaim (Haji Baba) Eshaghpour, Moshe Katsav (1/1/1984 and 1/1/1993), Habib Levy, Morteza Neydavood, Manouchehr Omidvar, Jamshid Kashfi, Rita, Amnon Netzer, Menashe Amir, Rabbi David Shofet, Heshmatollah Kermanshahchi (6/28/1994 and 9/28/1996), Neydavood Family, Rahim Cohan, Amir Shooshani, Jahanguir Banayan, Shokrollah Baravarian, Shemoil Kamran, Nejat Gabbay, Nasser Mossanen, Suzan Cohan, Eshagh Lalehzari, Rahmat Delijani, Azizeh Melamed and Mousa Melamed, Rabi Moshfegh Hamedani, Henriette Barlava and Marcelle Shalom, Abdollah Alfi, Shokrollah Kamrava and Bahari.

Additional Note

Transcripts are in Farsi.
Box 10

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History. 1996-1997.

Physical Description: 28 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes Azizeh Beral (10/16/1996 and 11/11/1996), Maliheh Kashfi-Sapir, Mansour Mashian (10/18/1996 and 11/9/1996), Moosa (Moussa) Nikbakht, Marieta Benario and Armand Benario, Tooba Soomekh (10/26/1996 and 11/9/1996), Daniel Rasekh, Flora Rasekh, Rabi Moshfegh Hamedani, Sonia Kashani and Riva Danial Pour, Hassan Safavi, Shamsi Rasmi, Tavoos Javaherian, Soufer Forouzan, Ruben Dokhanian, Barookh Mohaber, Abdollah Zargarian, Mehdi Siani, Manouchehr Omidvar, Meir Ezri, Ebrahim Abir, Naim Dangoor, Baroukh Beroukhim (11/18/1996 and 3/31/1997) and Abdollah Tale-Hamedani.

Additional Note

Transcripts are in Farsi.
Box 11

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History. 1997-1998.

Physical Description: 31 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes Shokrollah Mehdizadeh, Avraham Hakhami, Hooshang Soleimani Nejad, Kiomars, Mahvash Darshi, Jahanguir Banayan, Tooran Afar, Samad Kashfi, Haim Family, Houshang Ebrami, Nejat Geoula (Geula) (10/27/1997 and 11/23/1997), Moosa (Moussa) Nikbakht, Yousef Yazdi (Mottahedeh), Khanom Ejnasian, Tavoos Babajanian, Manouchehr Hakakian, William Royce, Molook Zargarian, Nimtaj Rafail-Zadeh, Abdollah Tale-Hamedani, Mahin Amid, Nassim Toobia and Sadegh Toobia, Eshagh Hekmat, Cyrus Rabban, Ejlal Pezeshk, Juliet Moradi, Davoud Adhami, Elias Eshaghian, Saeed Rabbanzadeh and Parviz Shayan.

Additional Note

Transcripts are in Farsi.
Box 12

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History. 1998-2006.

Physical Description: 26 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes Masoud Harounian, Mahvash Darshi, Abdollah Daghighian, Baroukh Beroukhim, Jahanguir Banayan (10/12/1998 and 2/6/1999), Hakham Yadidia Shofet (12/20/1998 and 3/15/1999), Nasser Shalom Salamat, Bahieh Gabbayan and Tojarieh Ghodsi, Nassim Toobia, Talat Hakim, Houri Tale (Aboudi), Beman Salimpour, Ebrahim Yahid, Ezatollah Yermian, Shimon Hanasab (2/6/1999 and 2/17/1999), Iraj Farhoumand (2/6/1999 and 2/24/1999), Narges Esraeli, Moshe Katsav, Yahya Alaghehband Zadeh, Hillel Namvar, Rabbi David Shofet, and Amir Gabbay and Farangis Neydavood.

Additional Note

Transcripts are in Farsi.