Ardeshir Zahedi Papers Now Available to Researchers!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The papers of Ardeshir Zahedi, Iranian statesman and the Shah’s last Ambassador to the United States, are now described and open for research. The bulk of the collection is focused on Zahedi’s  second appointment as Iranian Ambassador to the United States, (1973-1979), but the collection stretches as far back as  the early 1900s with the inclusion of documents from his father, Fazlollah Zahedi. Fazlollah Zahedi was a prominent general and politician who was involved in the 1953 “28 Mordad” overthrow of Mohammad Mossadegh. He then served as Prime Minister of Iran from 1953-1955. To mark the opening of the collection, Hoover has partnered with Stanford's Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies to introduce theZahedi Family Fellowship.