On the crucial examination of a phenomenon

As one of the most striking features of journalism, reports on war have always been appealing to readers. In the interview that follow, Hedayatollah Behboudi, a senior journalist of war, maintains that it is a necessity for the genre to be scrutinized.

Jack Welch: An Oral History

Since he retired as chief executive of General Electric (GE) in 2001, after two decades in the job, Jack Welch’s legacy has been the subject of heated debate. Under Welch, the company’s market value grew from $14 billion to $410 billion, and revenue multiplied fivefold to $130 billion. Yet his brutal management style was legendary. Each year he famously ranked employees and fired the bottom 10 percent. As retirement neared, he pitted three top executives against each other in a bake-off to determine who would be his successor. “You got to be rigorous in your appraisal system,” Welch told Diane Brady in an interview for this story.

Discussing the Historiography of the Revolution with Hedāyatollah Behbūdi

Not long ago, in one of the special episodes on history in the TV show Hezār-o Yek Shab aired during the days commemorating the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Hedāyatollah Behbūdi and Ja`far Golshan, as experts, discussed the historiography of the Islamic Revolution. Their discussion might more or less be regarded as a report on the status quo of the historiography of the Revolution. From the perspective of oral history, reading the said discussion had its merits; therefore, the website of the Iranian Oral History took it upon itself to transcribe the discussion. It should here be noted that once transcribed, the result was modified by Mr. Behbūdi before it was published on the website.

Steve Jobs interview: One-on-one in 1995

In April of 1995, Steve Jobs, then head of NeXT Computer, was interviewed by the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation, producers of the Computerworld Honors Awards Program, as part of an Oral History project. The wide-ranging interview was conducted by Daniel Morrow, executive director of the awards program.

The Art of Memories

Man's life flows in memories and his moments are tied with sweet and bitter times of the past; the past mingles with the present and the future and that is where recording memories would help. Oblivion that is a part of human nature would give in to the inscription of memories, and how sublime and elegant are the memories that record sacrifice and virtue!

Involvement in Oral History will Prompt Promotion of Historical Documents.

According to Iranian Oral History Website, National Documents Center and Library of Holy Defense Research Institute has held workshops attended by the leading oral history experts and professors for promotion of interview skills in historiography with the method of oral history since 2010.

The Narration of Hedayatollah Behboodi about 3 Decades of Research on Islamic Revolution History in Iran

as the editor of cultural affairs of Iran Newspaper at the beginning of its establishment, editor and concessionaire of Kaman Biweekly Magazine, editor of Historical Studies Quarterly, and the director of the Bureau for the Islamic Revolution Literature Hozeh Honari (Arts Center).

Self-identification with Narrators

I did not know much about the war then. However, the literature of war was not new to me. The first tapes I transcribed were narratives of discovering Bamu altitudes. The narratives were interesting and exciting.

Oil Nationalization and the Clergy: A Talk with Professor Abd-ul-hussein Ha’eri

I was not into politics during the oil nationalization and the whole time when Mosaddegh was prime minister. In other words, I didn't have a diplomatic position. However, with regards to my later studies, I believe that Dr. Mosaddegh's speeches and the reports he submitted to the International Court of Justice and the Security Council, attest to the fact that he was seeking an opportunity to stop foreign interference in Iran's affairs.

The Causes and Main Factors behind the failure of Iranian National Movement

after World War II, the United States gradually replaced Britain and ever since then, the aim of the Soviet Union was to fight the US. Since, the Britain was seeking to secure its oil interests in southern Iran, during Azarbaijan crisis, it did not really oppose to granting the concession of northern Iranian oil to Soviet Union, and the Soviet Union’s failure in gaining more oil concessions was actually due to the US obstinacy and Truman’s opposition.
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Recording Memories for Documentation Process of Evolution

Projects That Address Oral History of Universities

According to history of Kharazmi University -as the first university of Iran- history of establishment of university in Iran is about one hundred years. During this century, many universities were established before and after victory of Islamic Revolution of Iran, and have undergone a lot of historical, political, social and scientific ups and downs.
About Holy Defense History of The Army Navy

The War Documents of Sea

We talk very little about sea. This is a historical fact that whenever we made our development sea-centered was heyday of our countrys history and whenever we neglected sea was era of decline of our country. The fact is that countries that entered waters and acted wisely and seized seas are powerful countries today. Because of situating between the two depths of Persian Gulf and Oman Sea in the south and sea of ...
Oral History Interview & Importance – Part 30 (Finale)

Archiving

The final phase in the oral history interview process is archiving the transcription and audio, video files and all other relevant documents. The objective is to preserve the interview and provide easy and quick user access. This phase requires detailed and applicable and cost-effective planning conducted by a specific method.
Holding the Specialized Conference on Sacred Defense Oral History

We Have Less Than 1% of Sacred Defense Oral History

The specialized conference on oral history of Sacred Defense was held in the conference hall of National Archive Organization by Research and Training Circle of Sacred Defense Documents and Papers Organization and accompanied by NLAIs Institute of Documents on November 1, 2017. Invitees to this program were directors and experts of field of Sacred Defenses oral history in general directorates of Foundation for Preservation of Relics and Publishing Values of Holy Defense of coordinate provinces and organizations.