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 writings legal & financial leases marriage contracts powers of attorney sales & settlements prayers & devotions dowry registries endowments wills calligraphy objects embroidery photographs genealogies periodicals albums buildings
- Subjects property management household furnishings children silk textiles husband and wife glassware gold jewelry pilgrimages weddings gifts consulates bed coverings clocks and watches money trees accidents charity clothing and dress ʻAshura rites and ceremonies invitations fruits food apologies seals illness prayer visiting shrines deeds bread pack animals nuts bakeries peasants alimony divorce mediation fuel grains mourning death remuneration childbirth widows poverty associations marriage servants quarreling veils inheritance baths rent receipts mahr Qur’an humor property villages Ministry of Justice suicide opium photographs postcards tobacco travel carriages Nawruz advice betrothal Constitutional Revolution stationery pillage tribes drugs funerals housing andaruni love telegraph newspapers condolence notes sewing debt promissory notes rawzah ʻAid-i Ghadir birds poetry households building construction divination loans dowry brothers and sisters armies literacy tirmah murder employment Russians wine bribery prostitution cigarettes Ministry of War politics and government Ramadan fasts and feasts nannies pregnancy orchards agriculture gloves entertainers endowments weather spices petitions parties flowers grocery stores titles of honor and nobility courts cosmetics beauty sisters World War, 1914-1918 military occupation taxes caravansaries education teachers horses powers of attorney bazaars gossip dance parenting police music Christmas taʻziyah cemeteries palaces courtiers breast feeding infants gardens qanats brothers diaries practice exercises calligraphy religious objects jewels ivory silver bowls velvet group portraits hats tables tablecloths trays tea tableware ceramics physicians medicine hairstyles portraits shoes schools Premier letter writing friendship penmanship zur khanah water crime testimony chairs mustache weapons neckties hair ornaments dolls money transfers drawings and paintings motherhood animals costumes passports architecture