Contents and Arrangement

Alireza Hirsa, 2020

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

An immigrant from Tehran, Iran, Ali discusses his experience migrating to the United States at a young age. He describes living alone in the States and supporting himself in his teen years, being separated from his mother, looking and feeling different from the American members of his family, and feeling disconnected from any particular faith.

Collection History


Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library guidelines.

Processing Information

2017 accession of programs processed by Annalise Berdini in 2018. 2018 accession of MLK, Jr. material processed by Phoebe Nobles in 2018. 2019 accessions of programs processed by Phoebe Nobles in 2019. Information about previous accessions and processing is unavailable. Finding aid updated by Phoebe Nobles in 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2024.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The majority of this collection is available online however some oral histories are restricted. Please refer to individual oral histories for access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Alireza Hirsa; Office of the Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel Records, AC144, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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