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 correspondence audio files petitions writings leases legal & financial marriage contracts powers of attorney sales & settlements prayers & devotions dowry registries endowments wills calligraphy objects embroidery photographs genealogies periodicals albums buildings
- Subjects household furnishings children fabrics husband and wife glassware gold jewels and jewelry pilgrimages and shrines weddings gifts consulates and embassies bedding money accidents charity clothing ʻAshura rites and ceremonies invitations fruit food apologies seals illness prayer visiting bread and bakeries nuts animals peasants alimony divorce mediation fuel grains mourning death remuneration childbirth widows associations marriage servants quarreling veils inheritance baths and bath accessories rent receipts mahr Qur’an humor and satire property and property management villages Ministry of Justice suicide opium photographs postcards tobacco travel carriages feasts advice betrothal Constitutional Revolution stationery pillage tribes drugs funerals and burials housing andaruni love telegraph press sewing debts and loans promissory notes rawzah birds poetry households construction divination dowry siblings armies literacy tirmah employment Russians wine bribery prostitution Ministry of War politics and government fasts nannies pregnancy agriculture gardens entertainers endowments weather spices petitions parties flowers stores courts cosmetics World War I (1914-1918) taxes caravansaries education teachers horses and horse riding power of attorney bazaars gossip dance police music Christmas taʻziyah tombs and cemeteries courtiers breast feeding infants qanats memoirs practice calligraphy religious objects silver tableware group portraits hats tablecloths tea medicine embroidery hair ornaments and styles portraits shoes schools Premier letter writing friendship water and irrigation crime testimony weapons financial matters architecture dolls money transfers drawings and paintings motherhood passports