Library of Congress to begin archiving productions of Afghan Diaspora Communities

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Library of Congress

Mr. Hirad Dinavari, a reference librarian for the Afghan, Central Asian and Iranian collections at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. will be traveling to California between September 24 and 29 to meet with Afghan and Iranian Diaspora communities in the South Bay area of San Francisco and Los Angeles. He is interested meeting with individuals and outlets that publish print materials, newspapers, periodicals, posters, books, music, film and broadcast shows for the purposes of building an archive. In addition to materials in English, he is interested in publications and productions in Dari, Pakhtu/Pashto, Uzbek, Turkmen, Hazaragi and all other regional languages.

He plans to make his first stop in Fremont to visit the Afghan Coalition and members of the Afghan American community. Fremont and nearby cities are home to the largest number of Afghans in the United States.

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