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Zahedi Papers



Date (bulk): 1973-1979


Collection Number: 2009C59


Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


Language of Material: Persian


Physical Description: 301 manuscript boxes, 86 oversize boxes, 9 card file boxes, 2 oversize folders, 924 computer files (1.6 GB) (241.0 Linear Feet)


Abstract: 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.

Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives.

Access

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Acquisition Information


Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2009, with an additional increment received in 2016.

Accruals


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. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Preferred Citation


>[Identification of item], Ardashīr Zahedi papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

General Note


Persian names of individuals have been Romanized according to Library of Congress standards as well as common usage.

Dates mostly follow the Gregorian calendar; Iranian calendar dates are accompanied by conversions.


Biographical Note


Ardeshir Zahedi (Ardashīr Zahedi) 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.

Fazlollah Zahedi, one of the generals who overthrew Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953, occupied the post of prime minister from 1953 to 1955. Prior to that, Fazlollah Zahedi had a significant military and political career, participating in military campaigns such as the suppression of the Jangal movement and the arrest of Sheikh Kha'zal Khan. During World War II, he was interned by the British in Palestine from 1941 to 1945, under the allegation of collaborating with German forces. After his internment, Fazlollah Zahedi held posts of Chief of National Police and Minister of Interior. Meanwhile, Ardeshir obtained his Bachelor of Science from Utah State University in 1950, and worked for the Point Four Program upon his return to Iran. Both Ardeshir and Fazlollah Zahedi found themselves at odds with the Mossadegh government, and during the turbulent events of August 1953, Ardeshir Zahedi stayed close to his father's side.

These events, known as the 28 Mordad coup, resulted in the overthrow of Mossadegh and the appointment of Fazlollah Zahedi as Prime Minister. However, Fazlollah Zahedi's term was short-lived, as he was forced to resign in 1955. He was then appointed Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, and lived in Switzerland until his death in 1963. Ardeshir Zahedi maintained close relations with the Shah, and married his eldest daughter, Shahnaz Pahlavi, in 1957. They had one child, Mahnaz Zahedi, and divorced in 1964. Ardeshir Zahedi held his first diplomatic post in the United States from 1959 to 1961, and was then appointed Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1962 to 1966. From 1966 to 1971 he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Ardeshir Zahedi was appointed Ambassador to the United States a second time in 1973, and occupied this position until the Iranian Revolution forced the Shah from power in 1979. Ardeshir Zahedi tried to find political asylum for the Shah and his family, and was present for his death and funeral in Cairo. In the wake of Iran's transformation from a monarchy to an Islamic republic, Ardeshir Zahedi has resided in Montreux, Switzerland, occasionally providing interviews and commentary on Iranian politics. He has spent the last several years working on his memoirs, a multi-volume project.

Scope and Content of Collection


The Ardashīr Zahedi papers contain 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.

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.

The Faz̤l Allāh Zahedi Papers document Fazlollah's military and political career, his internment in Palestine during World War II, his tenure as prime minister, and his appointment as diplomat to the United Nations in Geneva. They also contain materials related to Ardeshir's youth and marriage.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs File includes correspondence, transcripts, notes, and reports related to meetings with foreign officials, dignitaries, and heads of state.

Ardeshir's second appointment as Ambassador to the United States spanned the presidencies of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter, and ended with the Shah's abdication.

The Ambassador to the United States File documents this period and includes embassy documents and Ardeshir's correspondence. Ardeshir corresponded with a wide range of people, including U.S. and Iranian government officials, and members of the press.

Since resigning from his diplomatic post, Ardeshir has resided in Montreux, Switzerland. The Career after Diplomacy File demonstrates his engagement in editing and providing resources for works about the Pahlavi era, drafts and documents compiled for his memoirs, and editorial and interview materials.

The Photographs series includes photographs and albums from Fazlollah's youth through Ardeshir's second appointment in the United States.Although different stages of Ardeshir's life and career are depicted, including his wedding and his first appointment in the United States, his second appointment in the United States is the most documented aspect of his life. Other areas of interest include photographs from the 1953 up rising and of the Pahlavis.
Faz̤l Allāh Zahedi Papers: 1923-1963

box 1, folder 1-3

Biographical file: 1923-1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes military identification document with accompanying papers, documents promoting Zahedi to "sarlashgar" and recognizinghis service at Delimqan, diplomatic passport, and documents appointing him as Ambassador to the United Nations.

box 244

Biographical file (continued): 1923-1962

box 1, folder 4

Journal: circa 1302 [1923]


Scope and Contents note


Journal includes narrative and photographs depicting the capture of Mir Abbas. Photographs include Fazlollah Zahedi, Mir Abbas, Mahmoud Aram, military fortresses, and members of the Kashkuli tribe.

Notebooks: circa 1937-1949


Scope and Contents note


Notebooks mostly written during Fazlollah's time imprisoned by the British in Palestine during World War II. Includes accounts of military campaigns, as well as accompanying photographs and letters.

box 1, folder 5

1937-1948


Scope and Contents note


Includes loose papers and photographs.

box 1, folder 6

1320 [1941]


box 1, folder 7

box 1, folder 8-10

1944


box 1, folder 11

1945


box 1, folder 12

circa 1949


box 1, folder 13-14

circa 1950s

box 1, folder 15

Sheikh Khaz'al mission: circa 1950s

Scope and Contents note

Fazlollah's account of the Sheikh Khazal rebellion in Khuzestan.

Correspondence: circa 1928-1952

By person, subject: circa 1936-1946

box 2, folder 1


Albert, Bela Laub: 1315 [1936]

box 2, folder 2


Pahlavī, Shams: undated

box 2, folder 3

Qashqāʼī, Muḥammad Nāṣir: 1321-1325 [1942-1946]

box 2, folder 4

Zahedi, Ardashīr: undated

Chronological: 1928-1952

box 2, folder 5


Undated

box 2, folder 6


1306-1308 [1928-1929]

box 2, folder 7


1928

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence chiefly with the Deutsch-Orientalische Handels-Gesellschaft.

box 2, folder 8


1310s [1930s]

1320s [1940s]

Scope and Contents note

Correspondents include Sayyid Nasrallah Bani Sadr.

box 2, folder 10

1330-1331 [1951-1952]

Other collected materials: circa 1920s-1953

box 2, folder 12

Memos: 1325-1330 [1946-1951]

Includes memos from the court and the Finance Ministry.

box 2, folder 13

Notes: circa 1940s

box 2, folder 14

Writing: 1332 Farvardīn [1953 April]

Scope and Contents note

box 2, folder 15

Fars rebellion: 325 [1946]

Scope and Contents note

Includes materials relating to the 1946 tribal rebellion, the Qashqa'i tribe, and Fazlollah's mission to Shiraz.

box 2, folder 16

Majlis-i Sinā: circa 1951

box 2, folder 17

Photographs: circa 1920s-1930s

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of Fazlollah and his military cohort.

Prime Minister files: 1953-1955

box 2, folder 18

Notepad: circa 1953-1955

box 2, folder 19

Notebook: circa 1953-1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes accompanying notes, fragments, and letters.

box 2, folder 20

Agenda: 1333 [1955]

box 2, folder 21

Notes: circa 1953-1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes draft of speech.

box 2, folder 22

Correspondence: circa 1953-1955

box 2, folder 23

Correspondence: 1332-1333 [1953-1955]

Scope and Contents note


Correspondents include Sayyid Hasan Taqizadah.

box 2, folder 24

Cards: circa 1953-1955

box 2, folder 25

Qashqāʼī, Muḥammad Nāṣir: 1332 [1953]

box 2, folder 26

Fāṭimī, Ḥusayn: 1954 March

box 2, folder 27

Muqaddam, Muṣṭafá va Buyūk Qazvīnī: 1954

box 2, folder 28

Reports and memos: 1954-1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes report from the Ministry of Roads and "Special Report at the Turning Point of the Special Assistance Program in Iran," 1955 January 13, and reports from Sāzmān-i Barnāmah, Vizārat-i Rāh, and Vizārat-i Iqtiṣād-i Millī.

box 2, folder 29

Financial documents: 1955

box 2, folder 30

Photographs: circa 1953-1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of Hossein Fatemi (Ḥusayn Fāṭimī).

Ambassador in Switzerland: 1955-1963

box 2, folder 31

Notepad: circa 1955-1963

Chronological correspondence: 1955-1963

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters from Shaban Jafari, and letters written to Prime Minister Asadollah Alam.

box 2, folder 32

circa 1955

box 2, folder 33-34

1334 [1955]

box 2, folder 35

1334 [1955-1956]

box 3, folder 1-3


1335 [1956-1957]

1336 [1957-1958]

box 3, folder 7-8

1338 [1959-1960]

box 3, folder 9

1339 [1960-1961]

box 3, folder 10

1340-1341 [1961-1963]

box 3, folder 11

1342 [1963]

Correspondence by person or organization: 1957-1963

box 3, folder 12

box 3, folder 13

Ḥikmat , ʻAlī Aṣghar: 1337-1339 [1958-1960]

Narāqī, Ṣādiq:1339-1342 [1960-1963]

box 3, folder 15

Qaraguzlū, ʻAlī Riz̤ā: 1338-1340 [1959-1961]

box 3, folder 16

Qavāmī Shīrāzī, Muḥammad: 1336 [1957-1958]

box 3, folder 17

Rūznāmah-i Iṭṭilāʻāt: circa 1959

box 3, folder 18

Tājī: 1959-1960

box 3, folder 19


Vizārat-i Umūr-i Khārijah: 1337-1342 [1958-1963]

Scope and Contents note


Correspondents include Hekmat E Shirazi (ʻAlī Aṣghar Ḥikmat) and Abbas Aram.


box 3, folder 20

Zahedi, Ardashīr: 1962

Correspondence by subject: 1956-1962

box 3, folder 21

Adl, Aḥmad Ḥusain: circa 1958

box 3, folder 22

Ash, Arthur: 1960

box 3, folder 23

Automobile-Club de Suisse: 1957

box 3, folder 24

Economic projects in Iran: 1957-1959

box 3, folder 25

Hekmatan Sugar Company: 1337-1340 [1958-1961]

Scope and Contents note


Includes photographs of factory.

box 3, folder 26

Lassaker, Mohamed: 1958-1959

box 3, folder 27

Nāṣirī, Ghulām: 1956-1959

box 3, folder 28

Pahlavi, Ashraf: 1962

box 3, folder 29

Shūrā-yi ʻĀlī-i Jamʻīyat'hā-yi Zanān-i Īrān: 1340 [1962]

box 3, folder 30

Taraqqī khavāhān-i Iran: 1957

Telegrams: 1955-1963

box 3, folder 31

1955

box 3, folder 32

1956

box 3, folder 33

1957

box 4, folder 1-2

1958

box 4, folder 3

1959-1960

>box 4, folder 4

1961-1963

Other collected materials: circa 1955-1963

box 4, folder 5

Business cards and notes: circa 1955-1963

Scope and Contents note


Includes some of Ardeshir's notes.

box 4, folder 6


Writings: circa 1955-1963

Scope and Contents note

Includes written answers to interview questions.

box 257

Writings (continued): circa 1955-1963

box 4, folder 7

Namāyandagī-i Dāʼimī-i Iran dar Daftar-i Urūpāyī Sāzmān-i Milal-i Mutaḥid: 1958-1961

Scope and Contents note

Financial documents from the Iranian delegation to the United Nations.

box 4, folder 8

box 4, folder 9


PhotographsLcirca 1956-1957

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of Ardeshir, Fazlollah, and Shahnaz Pahlavi.


box 4, folder 10

Miscellaneous: circa 1955

Printed material: 1947-1961

box 4, folder 11-12

Ephemera: circa 1951-1957

Scope and Contents note

Includes a poem printed on the occasion of the death of Pakistani Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan, political fliers related to Fazlollah and Ardeshir's role in the events of August 1953, and a booklet from the Imperial Embassy of Iran, Bern.

box 235

Ephemera (continued): circa 1951-1957

Clippings: 1952-1958

Scope and Contents note

Mostly about Ardeshir and Shahnaz Pahlavi's wedding, Fazlollah, and the events of August 1953. In French, German, and Persian.

box 4, folder 13-14

1957-1958

box 4, folder 15-22

1331-1337 [1952-1958]

box 5, folder 1-12

1331-1337 [1952-1958] (continued)

Newspapers: 1955-1961

box 5, folder 13

Ārzū-yi shumāl: 1334 Murdād 28 [1955 August 20]

Scope and Contents note

Shumārah-i 140, sāl-i 4.

box 5, folder 14

Ātash: Urdībihisht 20 [May 10]

Scope and Contents note

Shumārah-i 1633.

box 5, folder 15

Āzhang: Urdībihisht 15 [May 5]

Scope and Contents note

Shumārah-i 49, sāl-i 4.

box 5, folder 16

Dunyā: 1334 Bahman 1-8 [1956 January 22-29]

Scope and Contents note

Shumārah-i 391, sāl-i 11.

box 5, folder 17

Īrān-i bāstān: 1339 Murdād [1960 August]

box 5, folder 18

Ettehad Meli: 1335 Murdād 9 [1956 July 31]

Scope and Contents note

Shumārah-i 427, sāl-i 12.

box 5, folder 19

Ettelaat, Ettelaat Havaii: 1334-1340 [1955-1961]

box 5, folder 20

Javan mardān: 1334 [1955]

Scope and Contents note

Shumārah-i 335.

box 5, folder 21

Kayhān: 1334 [1955]

Scope and Contents note

Shumārah-i 3620, 3639, sāl-i 14.

box 235


Muzākarāt-i Majlis-i Shawrā-yi Millī: 1334-1335 [1955-1957]

box 235

Muzākarāt-i Majlis-i Sinā:1334-1335 [1955-1957]

box 5, folder 22

Post Tehran:1334 Murdād 16 [1955 August 8]

Scope and Contents note

Shumārah-i 653, sāl-i 2.

box 5, folder 23

Ṣadā-yi vaṭan: 1334 Khurdād-Murdād [1955 June-August]

Scope and Contents note

Shumārah-i 576, 586, sāl-i 12.


box 5, folder 24

Shīr nishān: 1331-1334 [1952-1955]

Scope and Contents note

Shumārah-i 10 sāl-i avval; shumārah-i 19, 20, 21 sāl-i duvvum; shumārah-i 57, 59, 60, 82 sāl-i sivvum; shumārah-i 89, 91, 108 sāl-i chahārum.

box 235

Spanish and German publications: 1957 November

box 257

Spanish and German publications (continued): 1957 November

box 235

Ṭūfan-i Sharq:1334 Tīr 3 [1955 June 25]

box 6, folder 1

Shahnaz Pahlavi's stationery: circa 1957-1963

Books: 1947-1957

box 6

Kitāb-i zanāshuvī-yi dar Islām: 1326 Ābān [1947 November]

box 6

Naft (Oil): 1336 Tīr [1957 July]

box 6

Qurʼān Majīd: 1329 [1950]

box 6

Furūghī Basṭāmī, Dīvān Kāmal-i Furūghī Basṭāmī: Be khaṭṭ-i Kalhur, Tehran: Az Intishārāt-i ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Sayf Āzād 1957


box 6

Khvājah Nūrī, Ibrāhīm. ʻAqāyid-i Lalah Āqā yā makātīb-i haftagī [Tehran]: Chapkhanah-i Masʻud Saʼd 1334 [1955]

Scope and Contents note

Jild-i savvum.


box 6

Junge, Peter Julius, and Davoud Monchi-Zadeh. Dāriyūsh-i yakum pādishāh-i pārs'hā. Tihrān: Dānishgāh-i Tihrān1956

box 6

Jamālzādah, Muḥammad ʻAlī. Ganj-i shāyagān, yā, Awz̤āʻ-i iqtiṣādī-i Īrān. Birlīn: Kāvīyānī1956

box 6

Muʻīniyān, Nuṣrat Allāh. Qiyām dar rāh-i salṭanat, 9 Isfand 1331-28 Murdād 1332. Chapkhanah-i Majlis.

box 6

Qadīmī, Aḥmad Riz̤ā. Zindagānī-yi ḥaz̤rat Muḥammad. Tihrān : Chāpkhānah Maẓaharī1958

box 6

Schaeder, Hans Heinrich. Jahāndārī-i Pars'hā. Tihrān : Intishārāt-i Farhang-i Sūmkā1335 [1956]

Minister of Foreign Affairs File: 1965-1971

Scope and Contents note

Includes meeting transcripts and notes, reports, talking points, memoranda, correspondence, shared statements between countries, speeches, and financial records. Subjects include Middle East politics, the Persian Gulf, disputed territories in the Persian Gulf, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, communism and the Soviet Union, arms, oil, and Iran's military and economic relations. Materials are largely in Persian, with some documents in Arabic, English, French, and German.
Arranged according to orginal order.

box 7, folder 1

Inventory of files: circa 1970

box 7, folder 2

Reports reviewed by the Shah year 1345: 1966-1967

box 7, folder 3

Talks between the Shah and the President of Turkey: 1967

box 7, folder 4

Talks between the Foreign Ministers of Iran and Turkey: 1967

Scope and Contents note

Notes on dicussions between Zahedi and İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil regarding foreign relations in the Middle East, with Pakistan and the United States, communism, and Iran's purchase of arms from the Soviet Union.

box 7, folder 5

Talks between the Shah and the Prime Minister of Turkey: 1967

box 7, folder 6-7

Talks between the Shah and the Foreign Minister of Iran with the President and the Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia: 1967

box 7, folder 8

Talks between the Shah and the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany: 1967

box 7, folder 9-10

Meetings in New York: 1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes from discussions with Dean Rusk, Joseph J. Sisco, Hubert Humphrey, Stuart W. Rockwell, Eugene V. Rostow, the Foreign Ministers of England and Turkey, the United States Secretary of State, and the Ambassador of Pakistan.


box 7, folder 11-15

Discussions with Goronwy Roberts, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs: 1965-1967

Scope and Contents note

Subjects include the Arab-Israeli Conflict, the Persian Gulf, Yemen, the Federation of South Arabia, Iraq, Central Treaty Organization (CENTO), and oil. Includes notes and subject information from Roberts's visit to Iran, summaries of meetings from previous folder, communications between Zahedi and Abbas Aram, communications with the Department of Code, the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad, and the Iraqi Embassy in Tehran.


box 235

Discussions with Goronwy Roberts, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (continued): 1965-1967

box 7, folder 16

Talks with the Emir of Kuwait: 1968

box 7, folder 17

Talks between the Shah and Goronwy Roberts: 1967

box 7, folder 18-21

Talks between Iranian and British representatives on the Persian Gulf: 1967-1968

box 8, folder 1

Talks between the Shah and the President of Turkey: 1968

box 8, folder 2

Travels to France, England, and America: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes, talking points, and a few letters.

box 8, folder 3-4

Meetings in Paris, London, and Washington D.C.: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes from discussions between Zahedi and George Brown, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and Dean Rusk, United States Secretary of State.

box 8, folder 5-6

Reports reviewed by the Shah year 1346: 1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes reports and memos from Zahedi to the Shah, letters to Zahedi, and a draft for the Shah's speech on Regional Cooperation for Development.

box 8, folder 7-11

Reports reviewed by the Shah years 1347-1348: 1968-1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes reports and memos from Zahedi to the Shah, and communications between Zahedi and Asadalloh Alam.

box 8, folder 12-13

Talks between the Shah and the Prime Minister of Iran with Alexei Kosygin: 1968

box 8, folder 14

Talks between the King of Morocco, the Prime Minister of Iran, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran: 1968

box 8, folder 15

Talks between the Foreign Ministers of Great Britain and Iran in London: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Topics include the Persian Gulf and Middle Eastern countries.

box 8, folder 16

Talks between the Shah and the Prime Minister of Iran with Marshal Tito: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Other participants include Koča Popović and Amir Khosrow Afshar. Subjects include Arab countries, Arab-Israeli relations, and Vietnam.

box 8, folder 17

Talks between the Shah and the President of Turkey: 1968

box 8, folder 18

Talks between the Prime Minister of Iran and the President of Poland: 1968

box 8, folder 19

Talks between the Shah and the Prime Minister of France: 1968

Scope and Contents note


Transciption from meetings with the Shah, George Pompidou, Amir-Abbas Hoveyda, and Zahedi, largely on economic issues.


box 8, folder 20

Meetings in Hungary: 1968

Scope and Contents note


Includes notes and meeting transcripts from discussions with Pál Losonczi, Chairman of the Presidential Council, and Prime Minister Jenő Fock.

box 8, folder 21

Talks between the Shah and the President of Poland: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes transcripts from talks between the Shah and Marian Spychalski, Chairman of the Council of State.


box 8, folder 22

Amīr Khusraw Afshār: 1968-1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes transcripts from discussions between Amir Khosrow Afshar and the Soviet Ambassador; Afshar and the Deputy Secretary for the Arab League; communications between Afshar, Zahedi, Ahmed Tehrani, and Jahanbani; and reports from Afshar to Zahedi regarding other negotiations with England and the United States. Topics include other Middle Eastern countries, as well as Pakistan and China.


box 9, folder 1-4

Amīr Khusraw Afshār (continued): 1968-1969

box 9, folder 5-9

Iran and Kuwait: 1965-1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes from state visit discussions; schedules from state visits of the Emir of Kuwait to Iran; reports from the National Iranian Oil Company, the Iranian Embassy in Kuwait, the Department of Code, and other governmental departments, and reports on various issues related to Iran-Kuwait relations including visas to Kuwait and Iranian workers in Kuwait, fishing in the Persian Gulf, and the naming of the Persian Gulf; communications with the Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iranian Foreign Affairs, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and texts from treaties and agreements between Iran and Kuwait.

box 9, folder 10-13

Ramsar Conference records: 1967

Scope and Contents note

Documents related to a meeting between the Shah, President Ayub Khan of Pakistan, and Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel of Turkey. Includes transcipts from discussions, shared statement from the three leaders, Zahedi's notes and talking points, as well as notes from other individuals, and hotel information. Topics of discussion include Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD), CENTO, Western and Soviet influence in the Middle East, and Arab countries in the Middle East.

box 9, folder 14

Marzbān-Petrochemistry: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence between Zahedi and Manouchehr Marzban and information about Allied Chemical.

box 9, folder 15

Ramsar Conference: 1967

Scope and Contents note

Ramsar discussions. Includes photocopy of report from previous Ramsar file, and information about Goronwy Roberts.

box 9, folder 16

Correspondence with the British Secretary of State on the Persian Gulf Federation: 1968

box 9, folder 17

Draft of shared statement between Iran and the Soviet Union: 1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes report written by Amir-Abbas Hoveyda to the Shah.

box 9, folder 18

Military talks with Pakistan: 1966-1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes documents relating to talks regarding military and political cooperation between Iran and Pakistan, including speeches, meeting agendas, "Joint Report by the Military Committee," and communications between the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Pakistan in Iran. Lieutenant General Fereydoun Djam and Air Marshal Malik Nur Khan participated in the talks.

box 9, folder 19

Ethiopia visit: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes from discussions between the Shah and Emperor Haile Selassie, and Zahedi and Foreign Minister Ketema Yifru.

box 9, folder 20

Coronation: 1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes written by Zahedi, memos and reports, and text from media interview with the Shah.

box 9, folder 21

Purchase of arms: 1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes a photocopy of a letter to Zahedi from the Ministry of War and accompanying papers.

box 9, folder 22

Soviet planes over Iran: 1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes communications between Zahedi and Ambassador Ahmad Mirfendereski, between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Iraqi Embassy in Tehran, memos from Zahedi to the Shah, and notes from talks between the Shah and the Soviet ambassador.

box 10, folder 1

CENTO talks with the American ambassadors in Tehran and in Kabul: 1966-1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters, transcript notes from talks between Zahedi, Armin H. Meyer, Robert G. Neumann; and Zahedi's notes to the Shah; and transcripts from other CENTO talks.

box 10, folder 2

Talks between the Shah and the British Foreign Minister: 1965

box 10, folder 3

Talks between the Shah and the President of Iraq: 1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes documents related to the 1967 Iraq state visit to Iran, including notes from discussions between the Shah and President Abdul Rahman Arif, between Zahedi and Foreign Minister Adnan Pachachi, Zahedi's notes and talking points, as well as a draft joint communique.

box 10, folder 4-5

Talks between the Shah, the Prime Minister of Iran, and the Prime Minister of Iraq: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes communications between Zahedi and Amir Khosrow Afshar, transcipts from talks between the Shah, Amir-Abbas Hoveyda,Tahir Yahya, Amir Khosrow Afshar and ʻAbd al-Jabbār Shanshal, and a draft communique.

box 10, folder 6

Tahir Yahya's Iran visit: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes from a meeting with Hoveyda, and a shared statement by the two countries.

box 10, folder 7

Talks between the Shah and Ayub Khan: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes transcripts from talks between the Shah and Ayub Khan, between Zahedi and Mian Arshad Hussain, and a joint communique.

box 10, folder 8

Talks between the Shah and the Foreign Minister Kuwait: 1968

box 10, folder 9

Talks with Dr. Eghbal in Jeddah: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes transcripts from talks between Dr. Manouchehr Eghbal (Manūchihr Iqbāl), Head of the Iranian National Oil Company; Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi Minister of Oil; and King Faisal.

box 10, folder 10

Constitution of East Germany: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes a copy of a letter from Walter Ulbricht to the Shah.

box 10, folder 11-12

Talks between Zahedi and the Foreign Minister of Israel: 1968-1970

box 10, folder 13-16

Talks between Zahedi and the Sheikh of Ras al-Khaimah: 1969-1970

Scope and Contents note

Also includes transcipts from talks between the Shah, the Prime Minister, and Abbas Aram with the Emir of Ras al-Khaimah, largely on the Tunb Islands.

box 10, folder 17

Correspondence with the Foreign Minister of Kuwait: 1968

box 10, folder 18

Talks between Zahedi and the Foreign Minister of Pakistan: 1968

box 10, folder 19

Audience with the Soviet ambassador: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes communications with Hushang Ansary and Abbas Aram.


box 10, folder 20

Audience with the Sheikh of Ras al-Khaimah: 1968

box 11, folder 1

Talks between the Shah and the Chancellor of Germany: 1968

box 11, folder 2

Talks between Zahedi and the Sheikh of Fujairah: 1970

box 11, folder 3

Correspondence between the Shah and King Hussein: 1969

box 11, folder 4

Talks between the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of Germany: 1968

box 11, folder 5

Talks between the Shah and the Prime Minister of Afghanistan: 1968

box 11, folder 6-26

Bahrain: 1968-1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes transcripts from negotiations between Iran, Bahrain, and Great Britain; internal talks in the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; communications between Zahedi, Amir Khosrow Afshar, Mehdi Vekil, Abbas Ali Khalatbari, Mohsen Esfandiari, and Faridun Zandfard; communications between the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and United Nations Secretary General U Thant; and a copy of an opinion drafted by Robert Yewdall Jennings and Dr. Barrett.

box 12, folder 1-14



box 12, folder 15

Talks between the Shah and the Kremlin: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes transcripts from discussions with Nikolai Podgorny and Alexei Kosygin.

box 12, folder 16-18

Talks between the Prime Minister of Iran and the Prime Minister and King of Afghanistan: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes reports and summaries of talks, drafts of agreements, memos, and a joint communique. Subjects include the Helmand River.

box 12, folder 19

Talks between the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of Romania: 1968

box 12, folder 20

Talks with Richard Nixon: 1967-1968

box 12, folder 21

Talks between the Shah and King Faisal in Jeddah: 1968

box 12, folder 22-24

Talks between Zahedi and the Foreign Minister of Kuwait: 1968-1970

Scope and Contents note

Also includes transcipts from talks between Zahedi and Emir Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, and Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Minister of the Interior.

box 13, folder 1

Talks between Zahedi and the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes and stranscripts from talks between the Shah and King Faisal, and Zahedi and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait.

box 13, folder 2

Talks between Zahedi and the Foreign Minister of Romania: 1968

box 13, folder 3

Talks between the Shah and Hardan al-Tikriti, Vice President of Iraq: 1968

box 13, folder 4

RCD talks in Karachi: 1968

box 13, folder 5

Talks between Zahedi and the Prince of Qatar: 1968

box 13, folder 6

Talks between the Shah and the Prime Minister of India: 1969

box 13, folder 7

Talks between Zahedi and the Foreign Minister of Romania: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes a draft of a speech delivered by Zahedi.


box 13, folder 8

General Kanwar Zorawar Singh: 1969

box 13, folder 9

Hadi Sepehr, the Arya Party: circa 1968-1969

box 13, folder 10

RCD talks in Karachi: 1968

box 13, folder 11

Talks with Franz Josef Strauss, Federal Minister of Finance of Germany: 1969

box 13, folder 12

Committee for Military Cooperation between Iran and Pakistan: 1969-1971

Scope and Contents note

Includes communications between Zahedi and Fereydoun Djam, Head of the Iranian Imperial Army Corps, and a transcipt from talks between Hoveyda and Malik Nur Khan.

box 13, folder 13

Talks with the King of Malaysia: 1969

box 13, folder 14

ʻAbd al-Ghanī Akrādī: 1969

box 13, folder 15

Talks between the Shah and United States Secretary of State, William P. Rogers: 1969

box 13, folder 16

Talks between the Shah and the Foreign Minister of Turkey: 1969-1971

box 13, folder 17

Talks between the Shah and the British Foreign Minister: 1968

Scope and Contents note

Also includes transcript from talks between Zahedi and British Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart.

box 13, folder 18

Talks between the Shah and the Foreign Minister of India: 1969-1971

Scope and Contents note

Also includes transcipts from talks between Zahedi and Swaran Singh, Foreign Minister of India.

box 13, folder 19

Talks between Zahedi and Edward Heath: 1969

>box 13, folder 20

Talks between Zahedi and Harold H. Saunders, assistant to Henry Kissinger: 1969

box 13, folder 21-22

Talks between the Shah and Nicolae Ceausescu, President of Romania: 1969-1970

Scope and Contents note

Also includes a joint communique, and transcript from talks between Zahedi and the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

box 13, folder 23

Talks between Zahedi and the Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: 1969

box 13, folder 24

Talks between the Shah and the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia: 1969

box 13, folder 25

Meetings with Muhammad Youssef al-Najjar: 1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes a copy of a letter from Yasser Arafat to the Shah.

box 13, folder 26-28

Talks between the Shah's Ambassador in Moscow and Vladimir Vinogradov: 1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes communications between Zahedi and Ahmad Mirfendereski, translations of an interview given by the Shah, and reportson Radio Baghdad.

box 14, folder 1

Report from the Shah's ambassador in Kuwait on the activities of Ba'athists: 1969

box 14, folder 2-4

Talks between the Shah and Abdul-Monem Rifai: 1969-1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes reports, transcripts, notes, and correspondence related to talks between Iran and Jordan and the Shatt al-Arab dispute between Iran and Iraq.

box 14, folder 5

Assistance to Fatah: 1969

Scope and Contents note


Includes a copy of a letter from Yasser Arafat to the Shah.

box 14, folder 6

Talks between Abbas Ali Khalatbari and the King of Greece: 1969

box 14, folder 7

Talks with the Sheikh of Dubai: 1970

box 14, folder 8

Talks between Zahedi, Sayyid Muḥammad Yūsuf, and Malik Nur Khan: 1969

box 14, folder 9

Talks with Yahya Khan and Malik Nur Khan: 1969

box 14, folder 10

Talks between the Shah and Malik Nur Khan: 1969

box 14, folder 11-12

Talks between the Prime Minister and Malik Nur Khan: 1969

box 14, folder 13

Arab-Israeli War: 1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes communications between Zahedi and Amir Khosrow Afshar, and letters to the King of Jordan and General Abdul Rahman Arif.


box 14, folder 14-15

Nāṭiq Muḥammad Muṣṭafā al-Ṭāʼī: 1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes communications between Zahedi and Iranian diplomats to Kuwait and Nematollah Nassiri, and copies of Nāṭiq Muḥammad Muṣṭafā al-Ṭāʼī's travel documents.


box 14, folder 16-19

Talks with Michael Stewart, British Foreign Secretary: 1969

box 14, folder 20

Talks between the President of Pakistan and the Prime Minister of Iran: 1969

box 14, folder 21

Talks between Zahedi and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: 1969-1971

box 14, folder 22

Talks between the Shah and Mitchell Sharp, Foreign Minister of Canada: 1969

box 14, folder 23

Talks between the Shah and Pál Losonczi, Chairman of the Hungarian Presidential Council: 1969

box 14, folder 24

Talks with President Ludvík Svoboda and the Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia: 1969

box 14, folder 25-26

Provision of weapons to Saudi Arabia: 1969-1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes communications between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, between Zahedi and the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, and transcipts from discussions with the Ambassadors of the United States and Saudi Arabia to Iran.

box 15, folder 1

Provision of weapons to Saudi Arabia (continued): 1969-1970

box 15, folder 2-3

Talks with the Sheikh of Sharjah: 1970

Scope and Contents note

Subjects include Abu Musa Island.
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box 15, folder 4

Talks with British Parliament member Julian Amery: 1970

box 15, folder 5

Talks with George Brown, previous Foreign Minister of Great Britain: 1970

box 15, folder 6

Talks between the Shah, the Soviet Ambassador, and General Yahya Khan: 1970

Scope and Contents note

Subjects include Iran-Iraq relations and the Persian Gulf.

box 15, folder 7

Talks with Nikolai Podgorny: 1970

box 15, folder 8

Talks with the Sheikh of Qatar: 1970

box 15, folder 9

Talks between Zahedi and the Foreign Minister of Libya: 1970

box 15, folder 10

Talks with King Faisal and the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia: 1970

box 15, folder 11


box 15, folder 12

Report on secret CENTO meeting: 1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes texts of speeches given by the Shah.

box 15, folder 13


box 15, folder 14

Talks between Zahedi and William P. Rogers, United States Secretary of State: 1970

box 15, folder 15

Robert L. F. Sikes: circa 1970

box 15, folder 16

Talks with Orhan Eralp, Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry of Turkey: 1970

box 15, folder 17

Talks between the Shah and Alec Douglas-Home, British Foreign Secretary: 1970

box 15, folder 18

Talks between the Shah and Mohammad Nur Ahmad Etemadi, Prime Minister of Afghanistan: 1970

box 15, folder 19-21

Talks between the Shah and Sir William Luce: 1970

box 15, folder 22

Talks with the Foreign Minister of Italy: 1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes transcripts from talks between the Shah, Zahedi, and Aldo Moro, and a joint communique.

box 15, folder 23

Talks with the Foreign Minister of the Netherlands: 1971

box 16, folder 1

Talks with the Foreign Minister of Morocco: 1970

box 16, folder 2

Talks between Zahedi and General Yahya Khan: 1971

box 16, folder 3

Talks with the Foreign Minister of Tunisia: 1971

box 16, folder 4

Talks with the President and Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia: 1971

box 16, folder 5

Meetings with the King of Morocco: 1970

box 16, folder 6

Meeting with Khaled al-Hassan, Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization: 1970

box 16, folder 7

Talks with Agha Hilaly, Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States: 1971

box 16, folder 8

Talks between Zahedi and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Leader of the Awami League: 1971

box 16, folder 9

Talks between the Shah and Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada: 1971

box 16, folder 10-11

Talks between Zahedi and the Foreign Minister of Turkey: 1970

Scope and Contents note


Subjects include Iraq and Kurds.

box 16, folder 12

Talks between Zahedi and Yaḥyá Rifʻa from the Egyptian embassy: 1970

box 16, folder 13

Correspondence with Parviz Khonsari: 1969-1970

Speeches: 1967-1971

box 16, folder 14

"Compilation of Speeches by His Excellency Ardeshir Zahedi": 1967-1971

box 16, folder 15

CENTO Ministerial Council opening statements: 1968-1971

box 16, folder 16-18

RCD Ministerial Council opening statements: 1967-1971

box 16, folder 19-20

United Nations General Assembly opening statements: 1967-1970

box 16, folder 21-24

Financial records: 1967-1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes reports, receipts, payments, correspondence, and notes related to the workings and expenses of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Iranian Consulate in Geneva.

box 16, folder 25

Miscellaneous: circa 1968-1972

Scope and Contents note

Includes information regarding the accompanying of Princess Bilqis Begum, a resume, and a letter.

Switzerland File: 1968-1973

Scope and Contents note

During the time between his post as Minister of Foreign Affairs and second appointment as Ambassador to the United States, Zahedi resided in the Villa les Roses in Montreux, Switzerland.

Correspondence: 1968-1973

box 17, folder 1

Outgoing: circa 1972

Scope and Contents note

Three letters; addressed to Asadollah Alam, the Shah, and Shahnaz Pahlavi.


box 17, folder 2

Incoming: 1972-1973

box 17, folder 3

Mushīrī, ʻAlī: 1968-1972

box 17, folder 4

Qurayshī, Aḥmad: 1972

box 17, folder 5


Vakīl, Mahdī: 1972

Scope and Contents note

Also spelled Mehdi Vakil.

box 17, folder 6

Yigānah, Muḥammad: 1972

Scope and Contents note

Also spelled Mohammad Yeganeh.

box 17, folder 7-11

Telegrams and cards: 1972

Scope and Contents note

Includes telegraphs and cards related to Nawruz, 28th of Mordad, Zahedi's birthday, other holidays, and the anniversary of his father's death.


Ambassador to the United States File: 1970-1979

box 17, folder 12-13

Rāhnamā-yi bāygānī: 1973-1979

Scope and Contents note

Inventory for documents from Zahedi's second appointment as Ambassador to the United States, as they were housed in his home in Montreux, Switzerland.

Embassy files: 1970-1978

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, documents, memoranda, notes, reports, speeches, and printed matter from Zahedi's second appointment as Ambassador to the United States. Correspondence files include accompanying printed matter and Iranian government correspondence. Original order, correspondence groups, and folder titles have been maintained, and many individuals have multiple correspondence files.

Subjects include Iranian-American relations, Iranian foreign policy, Middle Eastern politics, Iran and the Shah as portrayed in the media, political developments in the United States, oil and energy, economic issues, the purchase of arms, human rights in Iran, embassy activities and social events, the Hanafi Siege, Iranian dissent in the United States, unrest in Iran, state visits, and gifts.

Documents reviewed by the Shah: 1973-1979

Scope and Contents note

"Sharaf ʻarz̤ī pīshgāh-i mubārak-i Shāhanshāh Āryā Mihr."
Includes reports and communications addressed or forwarded to the Shah, Zahedi's correspondence, Zahedi's notes, communications between the embassy and the Special Bureau, media reports, some photographs, and accompanying printed material. Materials are mostly in English and Persian, with some items in Spanish and French. Correspondents include American politicians, military and intelligence officials, journalists and people working in news media, academics, and business leaders, as well as diplomats and political figures from other countries. Many of the correspondents have files in the following correspondence groups, and some of the letters are duplicated within these correspondence groupings.

Iranian correspondents include Yūsuf Akbar, Assad Homayoun, Abbas Ali Khalatbari, Nosratollah Moeinian, ʻAbbās Ordubādi, and Jamshīd Tavallalī.

box 18, folder 1-4


1973

box 18, folder 5

1973-1974

box 18, folder 6-18

1974

box 19, folder 1-8

1974 (continued)

box 19, folder 9-11

1974-1975

box 19, folder 12-17

1975

box 20, folder 1-13

1975 (continued)

box 20, folder 14-18

1975-1976

box 20, folder 19

1976

box 21, folder 1-16

1976 (continued)

box 238

1976 (continued)

box 22, folder 1


1976-1977


box 22, folder 2-18

1977

box 23, folder 1-14

1977 (continued)

box 23, folder 15-17


1977-1978

box 24, folder 1-3

1977-1978 (continued)

box 24, folder 4-15


1978

box 25, folder 1-4

1978 (continued)

box 25, folder 5-6

1978-1979

Telegraph books: 1973-1978

Scope and Contents note

Printed compilations of telegraphs from the embassy to the Vizārat-i Umūr-i Khārijah (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Vizārat-i Darbār-i Shāhanshāhī (Ministry of Royal Court), and Daftar-i Makhṣūṣ (Special Bureau). Books are indexed with tables of contents, with subject titles for each telegraph.

Subjects include American foreign relations, American internal politics, Watergate, American media reporting, oil, Middle Eastern politics, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Iranian foreign relations, Soviet politics, state visits, social events, and meetings.

box 26

Guzārishhā-yi siyāsī-yi tiligrāfī bih Vizārat-i Umūr-i Khārijah-i Shāhanshāhī 1352: 1973-1974

box 27


Guzārishhā-yi siyāsī-yi tiligrāfī bih Vizārat-i Umūr-i Khārijah-i Shāhanshāhī 1353-1354: 1974-1976

box 27

Guzārishhā-yi siyāsī-yi tiligrāfī bih Vizārat-i Umūr-i Khārijah-i Shāhanshāhī 1355-1356: 1976-1978

box 27

Guzārishhā-yi siyāsī-yi tiligrāfī bih Vizārat-i Darbār-i Shāhanshāhī va-Daftar-i Makhṣūṣ-i Shāhanshāhī 1352: 1973-1974

box 28

Guzārishhā-yi siyāsī-yi tiligrāfī bih Vizārat-i Darbār-i Shāhanshāhī va-Daftar-i Makhṣūṣ-i Shāhanshāhī 1352 (continued): 1973-1974

box 28

Guzārishhā-yi siyāsī-yi tiligrāfī bih Vizārat-i Darbār-i Shāhanshāhī va-Daftar-i Makhṣūṣ-i Shāhanshāhī 1353: 1974-1975

box 29

Guzārishhā-yi siyāsī-yi tiligrāfī bih Vizārat-i Darbār-i Shāhanshāhī va-Daftar-i Makhṣūṣ-i Shāhanshāhī 1354: 1975-1976

box 29

Guzārishhā-yi siyāsī-yi tiligrāfī bih Vizārat-i Darbār-i Shāhanshāhī va-Daftar-i Makhṣūṣ-i Shāhanshāhī 1355: 1976-1977

box 30

Guzārishhā-yi siyāsī-yi tiligrāfī bih Vizārat-i Darbār-i Shāhanshāhī va-Daftar-i Makhṣūṣ-i Shāhanshāhī 1356: 1977-1978

box 31

Envelopes with embassy seals: 1973-1978

box 32


Envelopes (continued): 1973-1978

box 236

Envelopes (continued): 1973-1978

Shah's correspondence: 1970-1978

Scope and Contents note

Copies of the Shah's correspondence with American presidents, politicians, journalists, and business figures.


box 33, folder 1-6

Richard M. Nixon: 1970-1978
box 33, folder 7-12


Gerald R. Ford: 1974-1977

box 33, folder 13-18

Jimmy Carter: 1977-1978

box 34, folder 1-2


Jimmy Carter (continued): 1977-1978

box 34, folder 3-5

Other: 1971-1978

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with Richard Helms, Hubert Humphrey, J.K. Jamieson, Robert McNamara, Nelson Rockefeller, Cyrus Vance, Barbara Walters, and the King of Saudi Arabia.

box 34, folder 6

Talks between the Shah and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: 1973-1975

box 34, folder 7

Talks between the Shah and the President of Mexico: 1975

box 34, folder 8-12

Talks between the Shah and others: 1973-1977

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes and transcripts from talks between the Shah and Nicolae Ceaușescu, Alec Douglas-Home, Vladimir Erofeev, RichardHelms, Alexei Kosygin, Nelson Rockefeller, William P. Rogers, and Todor Zhivkov, as well as talks between Khalatbari and Ḥasan Muḥammad Makkī.

box 34, folder 13

Department of Defense: 1973-1975

Scope and Contents note

Mostly correspondence between the Shah and Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger.

box 34, folder 14

Central Intelligence Agency: 1974-1975

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence between Zahedi and William E. Colby.

box 34, folder 15

National Security Council: 1976-1978

Scope and Contents note

Largely correspondence between Zahedi and Brent Scowcroft, and Zbigniew Brzezinski.

box 34, folder 16

Secretary of State Cyrus Vance: 1977-1978

Includes transcripts from discussions with Kissinger, and communications between Zahedi and the Shah with Gerald Ford.

box 34, folder 17

Purchase of arms: 1974

box 34, folder 18-21

Ḥasan Ṭūfāniyān: 1972-1977

Scope and Contents note

Also spelled Hassan Toufanian. Correspondence with and about Toufanian, and documents and correspondence related to Iranian purchase of weapons from the United States.

box 35, folder 1

Ḥasan Ṭūfāniyān (continued): 1972-1977

box 35, folder 2

Muḥammad Amīr Khātamī: 1975

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, notes, and reports related to defense and weapons.

box 35, folder 3

Bahrain: 1974

box 35, folder 4-6

Nuclear-free zone in the Middle East: 1974

box 35, folder 7-8

Talks with Ashraf Ghorbal: 1973

Scope and Contents note


Subjects include Arab-Israeli conflict.

box 35, folder 9

Talks with Henry Kissinger: 1974-1977

Scope and Contents note

Includes reports from talks between Zahedi and President Ford, as well as copies of letters from the Shah to Ford.

box 35, folder 10

Ajax: Undated

Scope and Contents note

Copy of "Smith draft" forwarded from Kermit Roosevelt.

box 35, folder 11

Iranian agents in the United States: 1977-1978

Scope and Contents note

Includes a copy of a memorandum from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

box 35, folder 12-13

Zahedi in Brazil: 1974

Scope and Contents note


Consists of documents related to Iranian diplomatic presence at Ernesto Geisel's inauguration.

box 35, folder 14

Senator Edward Kennedy: 1975

box 35, folder 15

Islamic Center in Washington D.C.: 1977

box 35, folder 16

Northrop & Rockwell: 1974-1975

box 35, folder 17

General Dynamics Corporation: 1973-1974

box 35, folder 18

Parvandah-i makhṣūṣ-i ishtibāhāt: 1973

Scope and Contents note

Includes transcripts from talks with Vladimir Erofeev, Richard Helms, Alexei Kosygin, and communications from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

box 35, folder 19-20

Vazīr-i Umūr-i Khārijah: 1973-1977

Scope and Contents note

"Guzārish-i muz̲ākirāt." Includes transcipts from talks between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cento Ministerial Council, United Nations officials (on Iran-Iraq relations), and a meeting of Iranian diplomats.

box 36, folder 1-3

Vazīr-i Umūr-i Khārijah (continued): 1973-1977

box 36, folder 4

Qāʼimʹmaqām-i Vazīr-i Umūr-i Khārijah: 1973

Scope and Contents note

"Guzārish-i muz̲ākirāt." Includes transcripts from talks between Ahmad Mirfendereski and Richard Helms, Louis Douglas Heck, and Jack Miklos.

box 36, folder 5

Muʻāvan-i Siyāsī: 1973

Scope and Contents note


"Guzārish-i muz̲ākirāt." Includes transcripts from talks between Manouchehr Fartash and Louis Douglas Heck, Chong-kyu Kim, and Nicholas G. Thacher, and a letter from the Special Bureau to Hushang Ansary.

box 36, folder 6

Janāb-i Āqā-yi Nukhust Vazīr: 1973

Scope and Contents note


"Muz̲ākirāt." Talks between Amir-Abbas Hoveyda and Edward Heath.

box 36, folder 7

Notes: 1978

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes and note cards related to weapons, oil prices, and Iran's economic relations.

box 36, folder 8-10

Notebooks: 1971-1976

Scope and Contents note

Second of two notebooks is devoid of content but has accompanying materials. Includes letters, notes and fragments, materials related to Iranian investment in Pan-American Airways, and a photograph from Zahedi's first appointment in the United States,


State visits: 1973-1978

Scope and Contents note

Includes documents and correspondence related to planning, logistics, and events; notes and transcripts from talks and meetings; notepads; accompanying photographs; clippings and printed materials; promotional literature from the embassy; and financial records.
Correspondents include the Iranian embassy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Royal Court, the Special Bureau, Farah's personal office (Daftar-i Makhṣūṣ-i ʻUlyā Ḥaz̤rat-i Shahbānū-yi Īrān), Asadollah Alam, Lily Amir-Arjomand, Jamshid Amouzegar, Karim-Pasha Bahadori, Nosratollah Moinian, and Houshang Nahavandi, as well as American politicians or other figures who met or interacted with the Pahlavis during visits.

box 37, folder 1-9

Shah in the United States: 1973


box 37, folder 10-13

Royal family in the United States: 1973

box 37, folder 14-17

Shahbanu in the United States: 1975

box 38, folder 1-3

Shahbanu in the United States (continued): 1975


box 38, folder 4-8

Shah in Venezuela, Mexico, and the United States: 1975

box 238

Shah in Venezuela, Mexico, and the United States (continued): 1975

Scope and Contents note

Includes photograph of Farah and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in Mexico.

box 38, folder 9

Inauguration of the President of Mexico: 1976-1977

box 38, folder 10-17

Shahbanu in the United States: 1977

box 39, folder 1-3

Shahbanu in the United States (continued): 1977

box 39, folder 4-6


Shah and Shahbanu in the United States: 1977

box 39, folder 7

Letter from Farah to children and Mrs. Diba: circa 1977-1978

box 39, folder 8-11

Shahbanu in the United States: 1978


box 39, folder 12

American presidential visit to Iran: 1977-1978

Scope and Contents note

Includes materials related to the Pahlavi state visit.

box 39, folder 13


Notebooks: circa 1977-1978

box 39, folder 14-16

Royal family in the United States: 1978

box 39, folder 17-20

Hanafi Siege: 1977

Scope and Contents note


Letters and telegrams thanking Zahedi for his role in negotiating the release of the hostages, copies of clippings, and Congressional proceedings. Includes a letter from Sahabzada Yaqub Khan.


box 40, folder 1-4

Hanafi Siege (continued): 1977

box 40, folder 5-13

Tehran: 1978

Scope and Contents note


Correspondence, notes, business cards, news articles, and an issue of Kayhan international, related to Zahedi's time in Tehran, as well as a visit to Lubbock, Texas. Includes photographs of Zahedi and Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi. Correspondence and news articles pertain to political unrest in Iran, Iranians protesting in the United States, Middle East politics, and Reza Pahlavi's airforce training in Texas.

Correspondents include Yūsuf Akbar, Amir Aslan Afshar, Assad Homayoun, Kāmbīz Yazdānʹpanāh, and Nāṣir Zahedi.

box 40, folder 14

Shāhanshāh Āryā Mihr: 1973-1978

Scope and Contents note

"Tabrīkāt." Communications between the Zahedi and the Shah (mostly copies), and with Asadollah Alam and Nosratollah Moinian.

box 40, folder 15-17

ʻUlyā Ḥaz̤rat Faraḥ Pahlavī: 1973-1978

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and communications between Zahedi and Farah Pahlavi (copies and originals), communications between Zahedi and Farah's personal office (including Karim Pasha Bahadori), and correspondence related to the Queen's 1975 visit, including a letter from Fereydoun Djavadi.


box 40, folder 18

ʻUlyā Ḥaz̤rat Malikah Pahlavī: 1973-1977

Scope and Contents note

Includes communications between Zahedi and Tadj ol-Molouk, Naṣīr Mushīrī, Dr. Robert J. Hall, the Ministry of the Royal Court and the Special Bureau.

box 41, folder 1-2

Vālāḥaz̤rat Shāhdukht Ashraf, Shams, Fāṭimah: 1974-1977

Scope and Contents note

Includes communications with and about Ashraf Pahlavi, a letter from Gholamreza Pahlavi, and correspondence with Mehrdad Pahlbod.

box 41, folder 3

Vālāḥaz̤rat Shāhpūr ʻAbd al-Riz̤ā Pahlavī: 1973-1976

Separated Materials

Includes Zahedi's correspondence with and about Abdul Reza Pahlavi (originals and copies), and materials related to the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC).


box 41, folder 4

Sarkār-i ʻAlīya-i Farīdah Dībā: 1973-1976

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with Farideh Diba and materials related to the International Council of Women.

box 41, folder 5-6

Vizārat-i Darbār-i Shāhanshāhī: 1973-1977


Includes communications between Zahedi and Amir Aslan Afshar, Abū al-Fatḥ Ātābāy, and other members of the Ministry of the Royal Court and government officials, as well as the embassy's communications with political figures in the United States and elsewhere.



Zahedi Papers

ImpEmblem
نماد ملی شاهنشاهی

Sun and Lion
نماد ملی ايران

QueenEmblem
نماد ملکه ايران

CrownPrinceEmblem
نماد وليعهد ايران

 
     
     
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