With our sincere thanks to our

A Thousand Years of the Persian Book was made possible through the generous support of Ambassador Hushang Ansary.

In addition, PAAIA would like to thank the following individuals for supporting PAAIA and our sponsorship of this exhibition:

Jawad Kamel

Forough and Mori Hosseini
Farshid Francis and Dionne Najafi
Minoo and Faraj Saghri

Sherry Bahrambeygui and Patrick Hosey
Nancy Bagley and Soroush Shehabi
Laya and Hamid Biglari
Bita Daryabari and Dr. Reza Malek
Ali Ebrahimi
Gita Khadiri and Fred Khoroushi
Meriel and Akbar Lari
Haida and Ali Mojdehi
Shoaleh and Asghar Nosrati
Suzanne and Fred Pezeshkan
Fereshteh Tavakoli

Mariam Famourzadeh and Payman Farhat
Jamile Palizban

Emile Elghanian
Mehran Moghadam

We also thank the following members of Congress who will be serving as Honorary Co-Sponsors of the Exhibition’s opening reception.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)

Representative Tony Cardenas (D-CA)
Representative Andre Carson (D-IN)
Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA)
Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD)
Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
Representative Mike Honda (D-CA)
Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL)
Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
Representative John Mica (R-FL)
Representative Scott Peters (D-CA)
Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL)
Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
Representative David Schweikert (R-AZ)
Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA)
Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA)

Finally, our sincere appreciation is extended to the staff at the Library of Congress whose tireless work and commitment made this Exhibition and a celebration of Persian language and literature possible. Special thanks are extended to:

Mary-Jane Deeb, Ph.D.
Chief, African and Middle Eastern Division
Library of Congress

Christopher Murphy
Near East Section Head (Turcica)
Library of Congress

Hirad Dinavari
Reference Librarian for the Iranian World Collections
Library of Congress

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