Mike Omassey served as an auto mechanics teacher at a boy’s school in Rezaiyeh between 1972 and 1973. Rezaiyeh is in the northwest corner of Iran and it the capital of the province of Western Azerbaijan located near Late Urmia. Mike learned and used Farsi in the school but learned and uses Azerbaijan Turkish with locals, especially in the bazaar. Today Rezaiyeh is named Urmia. Omassey did in-country training in Isfahan before he was assigned to Rezaiyeh. His pictures include scenes of Isfahan, Tehran, and Rezaiyeh. Click here to view the SLIDESHOW.
Dennis Briskin, Arak 1967-69. TEFL 16, has posted photos to the web that can be seen by clicking HERE.
Dennis also provides us with a beautiful slide show. You can view it HERE.
Here are photos submitted by Joel Hettger who served at theTehran University & Tehran Polytechnicin 1970 - 72. Click HERE.
Photo books by NoëlSiver who worked as secretary to Arthur Upham Pope in Shiraz from 1968 until his death there in 1969.
In 1969 - 1970 she worked as a librarian at the Asia Institute in Shiraz. Siver has shared eight photo books showing life in Shiraz and her travels in Iran. Each book includes extensive commentary to accompany the pictures.
These books are large PDF files. To download them to your computer, click HERE and select the book(s) you wish to view to begin the download process. You will need to click on the "download" symbol (down arror) to begin the download.
Here are three slide shows submitted by Doug Schermer who served in Semnan, 1966-67.
These slide shows focus on the construction of a school in the village of Chashm, north of Semnan in the Elborz Mountains.
Chashm Slide Show One was produced in the winter of 1967 as a way to help raise construction funds from students at a high school in Seattle. The technology involved two reel-to-reel tape recorders.
Chashm Slide Show Twowas produced many years later with slides provided by David Garrett, who lived in Chashm during construction.