National Library and Archives of Iran

Country: Iran
Collection Type: Library State agency/ Ministry
Collection Size: > 50,000
Period: 1900-1930 1930-1960 1960-1980
Type of Material & Format: Black and White images Glass plates positives and/or negatives Prints

The National Archives and Library of Iran is Iran’s largest research center, housed in a extensive complex in Haqqani and Mirdamad in Tehran, as well as a number of branches around Tehran. The Archives also have satellite branches in provincial cities. The Archives and Library hold a vast number of textual and visual sources, including over 1.7 million books, in addition to over one million dissertations, manuscripts, photographs, and other documents.

The National Archives of Iran is the main official authority responsible for the collection, preservation, processing, and information dissemination of documents of national and historical importance. Its photograph collection consists of over 32,000 photographs ranging from glass plate negatives and positives, positive prints and black and white images.

The collection is available for researchers.

Contact Details:
National Library: Tehran, Shahid Haghani Highway, after the Haghani Metro Stop.
National Archives: Tehran, Mirdamad Blvd, before Madar Square, at the end of Shahid Behzad Hesari (S. Razan) St.


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