Involvement in Oral History will Prompt Promotion of Historical Documents.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.

An Interview with Brigadier General Naser Arasteh

Brigadier general Naser Arasteh is one of the noble figures of the army in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Because of his close acquaintance with martyr Sayad Shirazi, he has many memories of Shirazi and his companions in Kordestan, during the Holy Defense.

Oral History of Sar Pol-e Zahab Reconstruction (1)

When Iraq started the war against Islamic Republic of Iran on September 22, 1980, western Iran including Sar Pol-e Zahab and Ghasr Shirin areas were among the first parts of Iran occupied by the Iraqi Ba’ath regime and the people of these areas became homeless and a number of them were captured, injured or martyred.

A talk with Morteza Sarhangi, For the publication of the three volume anthology of Synopsis of What Happened

There is no one in the Holy Defense Literature circles who does not know Morteza Sarhangi. He is one of the most successful figures in imposed war literature; He is the narrator and reporter of war events, analyzes the war literature as an expert and, works as the director of the Bureau for Literature and Art of Resistance at Arts Center (Hozeh-ye Honari).

We do not have a suitable pattern for oral history.

Gholamreza Azari Khakestar said: “We still do not have a suitable pattern for oral history,” and presented his article by the title of “Oral History of Hoveyzeh Reconstruction”. He is an expert of interviewing at Organization of Libraries, Museums and the Documentation Center of Astan-e Quds-e Razavi . He participated in the 2nd Oral History Conference in Oct 2010.

War Atmosphere, Being Unbelievable for the Next Generation

The anti-revolutionary movements in Kurdistan had been started in 1358 (1980) and the Revolutionary Guards and Army forces had been deployed there. He was sent there as a voluntary force (basiji) in 1358 (1980). He was among the selected people in shooting, but due to His small body, He started working in logistic sections and this made him malcontent. But He made his way in another area which was gathering war oral history from combatants' memoirs. this is an interview with one of oral history protagonists.
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Sit-in at Shahreza Hospital in Mashhad

During daily rallies in Mashhad, the mercenaries with the cooperation of regime agents attacked the people, and in the midst of this, some people were injured and even killed. Since Shahreza Hospital was the most important and largest hospital in Mashhad, most of the injured or killed people were transferred there. On the 22nd of Azar 1357 (December 13, 1978), the regime agents invaded there to identify and arrest the injured of the rallies and to prevent them from ...
The Anniversary of Takeover of the U.S. Embassy

A Genuine Question

I do not forget the time when the young people had taken over the spy nest and there was a tumult — maybe less than a month had passed — and we had just come from Hajj. Mr. Hashemi, another person and I — whose I do not want to mention his name — went from Tehran to Qom to ask Imam they have finally been caught, what should we do with them now? Should they be kept, not keeping, what should we do?

A Part of Memoirs of a Soldier

The embankment where we were stationed led to the Khorramshahr asphalt road. For this reason, the Iraqis tried hard to recapture it. And finally, near at noon, they were able to settle in the embankment next to the asphalt road and shoot diagonally towards us from there. We had no choice but to retreat. Captain Barati, the battalion commander, ordered two kilometers behind to build an embankment for us to settle there.

Your Problem is Different / You Hinted Not to Hit More

One day, they came to me and said: “We want to take you to the prosecutors office so that the investigator will interrogate you.” We had been famous for the meetings we organized as the Anti-Baha’i Association. At that time, there were many people in Jahrom that worked in different jobs; Among other things, there was a sergeant major in Shahrbani (law enforcement force), who stood guard duty instead of the guard ...