[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Kayhan-e Havaie

[Date:] 18 Ordibehesht 1370 [8 May 1991]

 

The Authorities of the Research Institute and the Culture Studies of Mostazafan Foundation and [illegible]

Publishing the Documents of the Qajar and Pahlavi Periods [illegible]

Kayhan-e Havaie: What are the research policies decided for the Institute?

Kayhan-e Havaie:  Is it possible to provide more explanation about the type and content of the documents which exist in the Institute?

Heshmatollah Monem: These documents, according to their forms, are divided into letters, whether in Farsi or other languages, photos, slides, medallions and decorations and short films of 8 and 16 millimetres, taken at [both] private and official ceremonies...

….for example, the huge commissions that people—and not the governments—such as Ardeshir Zahedi, Khalatbari and others like them, have received in return for signing the contracts for the construction of the dam.

Also, the existence of important documents such as [those] on several networks of Freemasonry, the documents of the perverse Baha’i sect in two political and ideological dimensions, and the scattered handwritings that belong to influential individuals in the previous regime, has been granted special importance to the collection of these documents in the Institute.