Iran (Persia): Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1883-1959
Persia’s geopolitical importance at the end of the 19th century made it a central focus in the "great game" of diplomatic rivalry between the major imperial powers. This archive traces the emergence of modern Iran through the Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1911 and the establishment and reign of the Pahlavi Dynasty into the 1950s. The documents here are sourced from the Central Files of the General Records of the Department of State. The records are under the jurisdiction of the Legislative and Diplomatic Branch of the Civil Archives, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.