Inventory of the Fakhreddin Moussavi papers

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Inventory of the Fakhreddin Moussavi papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
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Samira Bozorgi
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Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word and MARC record by Samira Bozorgi.
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Collection Summary

Title: Fakhreddin Moussavi papers
Dates: 1974-1981
Collection Number: 81086
Creator: Moussavi, Fakhreddin, 1940-
Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes (1.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The papers include the creator's dissertation, along with newspapers, clippings, serial publications, booklets, and other writings relating to education in Iran, the Iranian revolution of 1979, and political, social, and economic conditions in Iran.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English Persian

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fakhreddin Moussavi papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1981.


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Biographical/Historical Note

Fakhreddin Moussavi was born in Iran in 1940. In the years following, the country experienced a flood of political events including the British embargo on Iranian oil exports and the Shah's 1963 "White Revolution." During the 1979 Iranian Revolution, and the subsequent formation of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Fakhreddin Moussavi attended Stanford University, where he earned his PhD. His dissertation, published in 1980, focused on elementary-level social studies education in Iran. In this same year, Abolhasan Banisadr was elected the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iran-Iraq war had commenced (BBC News, 2009).


The collection is organized in 2 series based on the creator's original order and physical format of material.

Scope and Content of Collection

The content of this collection was gathered by Fakhreddin Moussavi as he attended graduate school in the United States. The newspaper clippings cover events and figures of the Iranian revolution, including the revision of the Iranian Constitution and the election of Abolhasan Banisadr, the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Relations between Iran and Iraq, literary events featuring various authors and professors, as well as clippings on social and economic conditions in Iran are represented in the Newspapers and Clippings series.
The Research Materials series includes three occasional publications from the International Council for Educational Development. These booklets, along with other reports, focus on the state of higher education in the United States and Iran. Some of these materials convey a broad survey of the system while others provide detailed insight into the changes in the education system from the final years of the Shah's reign to immediately after the Ayatollah Khomeini's religious referendum. Moussavi's dissertation, written at Stanford University, on elementary-level social studies programs in Iran is included in the collection, alongside other college-level papers.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Collection Contents

Box: 1-2

Newspaper Clippings and Newspapers, 1975-1981

Scope and Content Note

Clippings discuss social, economic, and political conditions in Iran. Iranian newspapers, printed in the United States, cover current events and political news in Iran between 1979 and 1981. Clippings are arranged in alphabetical order by subject matter, as defined by the creator of the collection. Newspapers are arranged by title and year.
Box: 1

Clippings, 1975-1981

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Archaeology and Historical Monuments, 1976-1977

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Books, Reading, and Libraries, 1976-1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Countries and Cities of the World, 1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Culture and Civilization, 1977-1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Economics: Iran and the World, 1975-1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Education, 1976-1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

History, 1977

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Iranian Cities, 1976-1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Literature and Literary Figures, 1976-1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

People of the World, 1975

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Politics: Iran and the World, 1976-1981

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Population: Iran and the World, 1976-1977

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Printing (Trade), 1977

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Religion, 1976-1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Silk Worm and Silk, 1977

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

Technology, 1977

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

Terrorism, 1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

Urbanization, 1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

Women and Education, 1977-1980

Box: 1-2

Newspapers, 1980-1981

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

Iran Times (English), 2 February-18 December, 1979

Box/Folder: 1 : 21

Iran Times (English), 4 January-4 July, 1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 22

Iran Tribune, 12 July-27 September, 1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 23

Iran Tribune, 4 October-22 November, 1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 24

Pardis, 18 July, 1981

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Etlyah'at, serial publication, 1980

Box: 2-3

Research Materials and Writings 1974-1981

Scope and Content Note

Fakhreddin Moussavi's graduate dissertation at Stanford, titled Social Studies Programs in Iranian Elementary and Secondary Schools, begins the Education subseries, followed by other articles, writings, and reports on the state of education in Iran and the world. Other sociopolitical writings on human rights in Iran and elementary-level workbooks are included in the Culture and Society subseries. Arranged into two subseries, Education and Culture and Society.
Box: 2-3

Education, 1974-1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 2-3

Social Studies Programs in Iranian Elementary and Secondary Schools (Dissertation), 1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Education Outside Iran, booklets, surveys, and reports, 1974-1976

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Education Questionnaires, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 3 : 1-3

Higher Education, reports, June, 1975-January, 1978

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Elementary Level, workbooks, 1975-1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

College Coursework, 1976-1978

Box/Folder: 3

Culture and Society, 1975-1981

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Human Rights in Iran, 1981

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Sociology in Iran, article, 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Profile of Iran, serial publications, 1977