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Zoroastrian Association of Houston oral history interviews and ephemera

Identifier: MS 624
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents note

Oral history interviews of the Zoroastrian Association of Houston members, conducted in Houston, Texas, in 2014-2016. Formats include interview transcripts, photographs and streaming audio, as well consent forms signed by the interviewees allowing online sharing of these materials.


  • 2014 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research. Please see transcripts, photographs and audio online at

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University,

Biographical/Historical note

The Zoroastrian Association of Houston (ZAH) was established in 1977 to preserve Zoroastrian religious practices and rich and varied culture. Members gather at the Zarathushti Heritage & Cultural Center, built in 1998, to learn, celebrate, and worship together. Sunday school classes and many other interest groups meet on a monthly basis. Conferences, lectures, workshops, intercultural events, plays, dance programs, art exhibits, interfaith activities as well as observances and celebrations are held at the Center. The ZAH is an active member of the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA). In 2000, over two thousand Zoroastrians gathered in Houston from all over to world to attend the Seventh World Zoroastrian Congress - the first World Congress to be held outside India or Iran. The World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce was launched in Houston. The FEZANA Information Research & Education Systems (FIRES), a centralized collection of Zarathushti books, manuscripts, literature, and magazines, is located at the ZAH library.


0.25 Linear Feet ( (1 box and online digital content))

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This is a collection of oral history interviews of members of the Zoroastrian Association of Houston (ZAH), conducted by fellow members of the ZAH.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This material was donated by the Zoroastrian Association of Houston in 2014 and 2016.

Accruals note

Additions to this collection may be expected over time.

Related Materials

Additional interviews of members of the Zoroastrian community in Houston are also available online, as part of the Houston Asian American Archive oral histories. See" >
Guide to the Zoroastrian Association of Houston oral history interviews and ephemera, 2014-2016
Amanda Focke
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA