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COLLECTION Identifier: PC 215

Photograph collection of Ghodsieh Baher, 1930-1977


Three photograph albums documenting Ghodsieh Baher's life in Iran and New York; her travels in Iran, the United States, Canada, and France; and her work as a midwife.


  • 1930-1977


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Ghodsieh Baher as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


2.33 linear feet (1 folio box, 1 folio+ box)

The Ghodsieh Baher photograph collection contains three photograph albums documenting Baher's life in Iran and New York; her travels in Iran, the United States, Canada, and France; and her work as a midwife. Many photographs feature handwritten notations in English and Persian. Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be digitized and available online.


Ghodsieh Baher was born September 11, 1909, in Hamadan, Iran. Her family owned and operated several hospitals in Tehran, Iran, where Baher worked as a ghabeleh (midwife). Baher moved to the United States in the 1950s, settling in New York City. In March 1957, she became a United States citizen. Baher died in New York in December 1987.

Physical Location

Portions of the collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2022-M148

The photograph collection of Ghodsieh Baher was acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Langdon Manor Books in August 2022.

Processing Information

Processed: March 2023

By: Johanna Carll

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Baher, Ghodsieh, 1909-1987. Photograph collection of Ghodsieh Baher, 1930-1977: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future. In addition to its traditional strengths in the history of feminisms, women’s health, and women’s activism, the Schlesinger collections document the intersectional workings of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class in American history.

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