Shahrokh Meskoob and his Archive
Shahrokh Meskoob (1924-2005) was one of Iran’s most acclaimed essayists, memoirists, literary critics and public intellectuals. His long and productive life spanned more than six decades, beginning with the Marxist exuberance of his youth, his many years of writing during the last two decades of the Pahlavi era and ending in his no less productive period in Diaspora. He had an avid avocation as an archivist and his collected letters, notes, drafts and outlines provide a rare view of one of contemporary Iran’s increasingly celebrated intellectuals.
The materials in this Spotlight exhibit form a small sample of materials from the Shahrokh Meskoob Archive that resides in Special Collections at Stanford University. Over the following months as more of the collection is digitized the online exhibit will expand in size to eventually incorporate most of the archive.