عنوان مقاله [English]
Objective: The aim study was to identify the topics mentioned in the letter books (private letters of prominent peoples to their spouses) and to introduce their role as a primary source of information for users.
Methodology: Methodology of the research: The present research is applied research in terms of its purpose. The qualitative research method has been used which can be done through quantitative content analysis. The research population was 103 books. In this study, 6 books were selected, which was written by Jalal Al Ahmad, Simin Daneshvar, Ahmad Shamloo, Ali Shariati and Farrokh Farrokhzad, containing 859 letters. in order to for analyze the content of the letters, 23 items were selected from the ASFA culture thesaurus.
Results: The results of the research indicated that according to the political conditions of those 859 private letters included various subjects. The most discussed subjects in the letters were. Politics (with frequency of 400,) literary works (with frequency of 390), and journals (with frequency of 256). The findings of this study shows that prominent peoples are not at all distant from the community.
Conclusion: These individuals deal with a variety of topics in a variety of fields in their private letters, which that include various aspects of information (political, economic, social, literary, etc.), and can be very fruitful to researchers and those who are interested in this field.