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Vehbi Koç Collections
The Keskin Color Postcard Collection includes nearly 10000 postcards produced by Keskin Color between 1960 and 2000, reflecting the urban life, daily life and architecture of almost all cities in Turkey.
The collection consists of slides containing archaeological and architectural history field studies conducted in Ankara, Istanbul and various regions of Anatolia between 1960-1990. The slides in this collection, donated by Ömür Bakırer; It contains images of many buildings such as mosques, madrasahs, churches, inns, covered bazaars, fountains, baths, castles and archaeological sites.
The collection was created in 2020 as an output of the "Bioarchaeological Study of the Human Skeletal Remains of the Ancient City of Juliopolis".
The collection consists of data sets used or produced during the publications of all kinds of research projects carried out within Koç University.
Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations Collection of Institutional Memory (ANAMED CIM) was established to preserve the institutional history of ANAMED. Events and studies held at ANAMED are made available to researchers through this collection.
The Muzaffer Ergüder and Kuraner Military Collections, consisting nearly 3000 documents in 42 files which are accessible through Suna Kıraç Library Digital Collections, will provide useful and new information for the academicians and researchers who are interested in the late Ottoman political and military history, the supply problems during the War of Independence, the theoretical debates on how civil aviation was institutionalized in the Early Republic and the mobilization in the 1930s.
MAVA Exhibitions Collection, contains student exhibitions that are organized within Koç University Media and Visual Arts Department. By aiming to contribute to the cultural memory of the university, the digital collection intends to gather student projects and exhibitions which are created within the courses of the university; to make these works more accessible and visible; to archive these works in the long term and to transfer to the next generations.
Admiral Bristol Nursing School Collection consists of photographs, documents, newspaper clippings, student yearbooks, architectural drawings and other materials that illustrate student life, instructors, graduation ceremonies, award ceremonies, exhibitions, internships, celebrations, as well as other important events that have been among the school's activities since 1920.
A digital archive of photos taken by students and faculty from Koç University’s department of Archaeology and History of Art (ARHA) during their field trips from the fall 2019 onward. The collection includes photographs of various archaeological sites, monuments and artefacts that document Türkiye’s cultural heritage.
The Collection consists of documents related to the institutions that the chemical engineer Hadi Tamer worked through his career, correspondences of his education abroad and occupational texts and articles related to conservation works in Türkiye and in the World.
Digital collection consisting of issues of Akbaba, Cem / Djem, Kelebek, Yeni Kalem, Kalem, Süs, Aydede and Karikatür magazines, which were published between 1922 and 1949 on political satire, humor, and literature in Ottoman Turkish and Turkish during and after the National War
This is a collection as an outcome of the Byzantine Musical Instruments research project of Koç University, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM) and the Friends of Music Society in Athens, under the scientific supervision of Prof. Nikos Maliaras and Dr. Antonios Botonakis.
A collection of Hüseyin Hilmi Pasha (1855-1922) who was an Ottoman statesman and imperial administrator, twice the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire around the time of the Second Constitutional Era and also one-time president of the Turkish Red Crescent.
Cahide Tamer Historic Buildings Restoration Projects Collection includes a variety of archival materials such as documents, correspondence, photographs, drawings and plans of restoration projects that Cahide Tamer (1915-2005) has involved in her career between 1943-1974, who is also one of the high architects and restorators in Early Turkish Republic Period.
Josephine Powell Collection includes professional works of the photographer focusing on culture, architecture and lifestyles in Anatolia, taken in her trips between 1974 and 1994 in Türkiye. The collection is comprised of over 30,000 images. Six thousand of these photographs are of textiles; the rest are of the daily life of villagers and nomads, primarily people who worked with textiles.
Consisting of 697 works in 344 volumes Koç University Manuscripts Collection comprises a valuable source covering a variety of fields, including Turkish poetry, law, geography, astronomy, medicine, philosophy, logic, music, mathematics, chemistry and especially in terms of language and cultural history studies.
This collection offers a wide range of sources on the subjects of ritualistic, cultural, social, and mythological aspects of Anatolian civilizations, as well as linguistic development of the Hittites.
Browse our online records of the Koç University community and free access to full text publications in the collection of the Koç University Institutional Repository (KU-IR).
The collection contains engravings, colored and black and white photographs, postcards and photographic postcards that shine light on Ankara’s history from ancient times onwards.
The KU Theses and Dissertations collection includes over 1500 theses and dissertations digitally dated back to 2003, written by Koç University students of the institutes of Social Sciences & Humanities (GSSH), Sciences & Engineering (GSSE), Business (GSB), and Health Sciences Institute (GSHS) of at Koç University.
The Mehmet Nihat Nigizberk Collection of Architectural Photographs and Drawings consists of photographs, photo cards, notebooks, plans and architectural drawings related to specific historical buildings in Anatolian Seljuk, Ottoman, Memluk and Arab architecture and also construction and restoration projects in the architect’s archive.
The administrative, political and geographical position of Ankara and its surroundings from early times to the present day can be seen through the maps, plans and drawings in this collection.
The stereoscopic glass slides in the collection contain photographs of archaeological sites taken by scholars visiting western Anatolia between about 1895 and 1910.
A digital archive of the Byzantine monuments located in Istanbul as documented and seen from the eyes of five different photographers
As part of “Local Content in a Europeana Cloud” project, VEKAM’s LoCloud Collection aims to represent the social, economic and cultural history of Ankara with the featured documents in its collections. The collection assembles over 1000 archival materials from the institute’s other collections such as “Ankara Photograph, Postcard, Engraving” and “Ankara Map and Plan Archive” and “Ankara Vineyard House Collection”. Consisting of 100 maps, 712 photographs and 188 objects, this compilation of documents focuses mainly on the fields of urbanism, architecture, education, social life of the city
The collection consists of 794 personal and official documents of the family of İclal Par Danişmend, historian and wife of İsmail Hami Danişmend.
Collection contains the structures which were built between 1930-1980, in Ankara’s Çankaya, Altındağ, Mamak, Keçiören, Yenimahalle districts.
The Collection is formed of ethnographic works on everyday life which reflect the tradition of spatial and social attributes form an indivisible part of the culture of 19th century and early 20th century Ankara.
Collection based on the photographs of the immovable cultural property of the Altındağ district taken between 1978-1979 and a study carried out on the inventory of the Culture Ministry at the time.
This collection includes sound recordings capturing industrial machines and objects housed by the Rahmi M. Koç Museum.
This collection includes images, notes and diaries, and an extended geneaological map of nomadic Yörük tribal families collected during the fieldwork of ethnologist Ulla Johansen in Türkiye in 1956-57.
This collection includes sound recordings of Istanbul which document everyday traditions and daily urban life from a sonic perspective.
The collection contains photos, letters, commercial documents, and ephemeral archival materials concerning Vehbi Koç's business and social life.
A collection of archival materials that illuminate the various historical periods of Ankara.
This collection contains around 12,000 news and comment press clippings from the national press 1956- 1993 about Vehbi Koç and his working life. Vehbi Koç's secretary Suzan Hanım began to collect the clippings and continued until he passed away.
The Koç University Collection of Institutional Memory (KU-CIM) was established in 2016 by Suna Kıraç Library Archives to preserve the history of Koç University since its foundation.
The Collection includes a variety of documents from 1925 - 1956 on Ankara State Conservatory Collection (Musiki Muallim Mektebi) which is known as one of the first state conservatory of Republic of Türkiye.
VEKAM was established in 1994 within Vehbi Koç Vakfı to organize academic researches on Ankara and to compile every kind of document and data to present to the researches and urban historians. In 2014 VEKAM was affiliated to Koç University and advanced its work field and academic missions.