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Bayani, Mehdi (1906 - 1968), librarian

Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online July 2009 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Iranian librarian and scholar of Persian manuscripts. Bayani spent his early career as a teacher of Persian language and literature and as head of the public library of the Ministry of Education. He then directed the transferral of this library to the new National Library, which he founded and directed. He received his doctorate from Tehran University in 1945 and became head of the Royal Library in 1956, a post he held until his death.

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