Dr. Habib Levy Collection
The Dr. Habib Levy Collection focuses on the historical and cultural heritage of Iranian Jews.
The collection is identified in the DaTa system by the letters CHL
Specil collections- The 3rd floor of the Gruss-Wiener Building
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-16:00
Dr. Levy's collection comprises mostly of books in Persian, whereas some publications are in English,
French and Hebrew.
The collection consists of dictionaries, encyclopedias, journals, literature, various non-fiction titles on
medicine & sciences, religion and politics and many titles related to the historical and cultural heritage of Iran.
Most of the Persian language titles, discussing Iranian history from the pre-Islamic period to the modern era,
have been published in Iran during the first half of the 20th century.
The collection holds translations of literature and historical texts from European languages to Persian.
Dr. Habib Levy (1896-1984)
Dr. Levy was a dentist, a historian and a public personality, who was one of the prominent figures of Iranian Jewry
in the modern era.
In addition to his diverse public activities for the prosperity and welfare of the Iranian Jewish community
and for the State of Israel, he was well known and credited for his pioneering comprehensive research which was published
in three volumes (in Persian): Tārīkh-i Yahūd-i Īrān (History of the Jews of Iran).