A family collection of letters, marriage contracts, dowry documents, settlements, endowments, powers of attorney, photographs, everyday objects and artwork. Many items were created in Qazvin where the Sheikholeslami family has lived for generations. Listen to the audio file, Bahram Sheikholeslami, in conversation with Ramyar Rossoukh and Afsaneh Najmabadi, speaking about the Collection.
The collection has been generously made available by Bahram Sheikholeslami to honor his mother, Afsarolmoluk Sheikholeslami.
- Dates 1786-2010
- Last Edited 26 March 2013
- Record Number 1016-1139
- Genres letters audio files petitions legal & financial marriage contracts leases powers of attorney sales & settlements writings prayers & devotions calligraphy endowments dowry registries wills objects photographs genealogies periodicals embroidery albums
- Subjects household furnishings children silk textiles husband and wife glassware gold jewelry pilgrimages weddings money trees accidents charity clothing and dress ʻAshura rites and ceremonies invitations bed coverings fruits food gifts apologies clocks and watches consulates seals illness visiting shrines deeds bread pack animals nuts alimony divorce mediation fuel grains mourning death receipts widows marriage mahr Qur’an humor property villages inheritance rent property management Ministry of Justice suicide opium servants stationery tobacco travel Nawruz betrothal quarreling Constitutional Revolution drugs housing love wages telegraph condolence notes debt promissory notes rawzah birds funerals literacy tirmah andaruni prayer brothers and sisters employment Russians bakeries Ramadan fasts and feasts Ministry of War politics and government loans spices petitions pregnancy divination flowers weather grocery stores titles of honor and nobility courts agriculture peasants cosmetics beauty veils sisters calligraphy practice exercises World War, 1914-1918 military occupation endowments caravansaries education teachers horses powers of attorney dowry bazaars police parenting music dance gossip Christmas bribery advice poetry photographs parties entertainers taʻziyah taxes cemeteries households gardens qanats baths brothers diaries ivory group portraits tablecloths silver trays tea hairstyles portraits water shoes hats schools newspapers childbirth friendship armies carriages associations postcards mustache building construction sewing pillage tribes ʻAid-i Ghadir murder nannies orchards gloves palaces courtiers breast feeding infants tableware ceramics zur khanah letter writing religious objects crime money transfers wine prostitution cigarettes penmanship jewels bowls tables drawings and paintings poverty velvet testimony dolls Premier chairs neckties hair ornaments motherhood animals costumes passports weapons physicians medicine