Abadan Today issues 1958-1960

Abadan Today issues 1958-1960
by Paul Schroeder

Hi all. I've scanned and posted 75 issues of Abadan Today between July 1958 and March 1960 to this PDF file sharing site:


Thanks for your interest.


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What a great idea!

by Paul Schroeder on

I hadn't heard about this before ... and whether it's "true" or not, there's a lot of truth behind it. Maybe, "Esfahan is half the world, Abadan is the other half."


Thank you Paul

by divaneh on

Thanks for taking the trouble to share these wonderful reminders of a great time. I searched all of them for a particular headline but could not find it. I heard from our elders that they first wanted to build the United Nation's head quarter in Abadan and only built it in New York after Abadanis refused to have it there. I heard the whole world was upset because with Abadan being at the centre of the world, it was the best place for the UN.

Paul Schroeder

thanks for your comments

by Paul Schroeder on

Thanks Darius for the "welcome back" and to everyone for comments. Faryarm, I've posted all the issues I have - would have to check specifically for TV. I know that we didn't have a TV, and we left in Feb. 1960. Everything seems to be going along ok here - I've been posting recently to the Abadani site at Ning and also to Facebook. I forgot to mention that 5 of the 75 issues were supplied by the Diba Library. Thanks again to everyone.

Azam Nemati

Abadanis are still wonderful

by Azam Nemati on

Thanks Paul. I was there March 9th and 10th of this year and the city is just as crowded now as it was before the revolution. There are many young people and thankfully, they are just as warm and hospitable as their parents were during the time you were a kid there. Despite having to wear a scarf and pants, the Spring breeze and the crowded streets made me feel like I was back in 1976 and shopping for Norooz.


Thanks Paul..

by faryarm on

Thanks Paul..

This is wonderful reminder of life in Abadan in the late 1950s and early sixties..

do you know off hand if there is an issue of the opening of the First Televison station in Abadan?




great collection thank you

by IranMarzban on

great collection thank you mr schroeder



Thank you Mr.Schroeder

by bahram9821 on

Thank you Mr.Schroeder for taking the time to post these wonderful pages of Abadan Today.

Darius Kadivar

Nice to have you back Paul ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

You were Missed.

Maryam Hojjat

Thanks, Great collection

by Maryam Hojjat on

Feeling of nastalgia!