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Interview with Doolittle, Jane

Personal background; first trip to Iran; impressions of Iran in the 1920s; Presbyterian missionary work in Iran at the time; establishing the Iran Bethel School; students and curricula of the School; relations between the School and various administrations; recollections of women’s early social activities, and the Alam-e Nesvan Magazine; education in Iran during the Reza Shah period; reminiscences of Persian customs; interactions between the school, the mission and the local community; assessment of the balance-sheet of Presbyterian missionary work in Iran; Presbyterian mission’s medical services; social change in Iran during the Pahlavi period; student conversion to Christianity; effect of the Revolution on the school and the mission.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


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46pp. + summary + biographical note + index

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