Abstract: The collection is composed of prints, black&white, and colored photographs, postcards, and photo cards, which offer insight on Ankara’s historical periods since the first ages. The prints of the collection are the first depictions of the city before the 20th-century.
Institution: VEKAM Digital Collecitons
Curation: VEKAM Library and Archive Unit
Period: 19th and 20th centuries
Format: JPEG, PNG
Languages: French, English, German, Italian, Greek, Ottoman
The collection materials are digitalized when their conservation processes are completed, and they are opened to access online.
VEKAM Ankara Photography, Postcard, and Prints Collection materials are present in the archive room. Researchers are not allowed to access the original materials.
Koc University VEKAM owns the copyrights of the materials in the collection. These materials are only available for educational purposes. For other uses, please get in contact with VEKAM Library and Archive unit via email@example.com e-mail address.
[Title of the material], [Inventory number]. Ankara Photography, Postcard, and Prints Collection, Koc University VEKAM Library and Archive. [URL reference for digitalized materials]
The collection was opened to access simultaneously with VEKAM’s establishment in 1994, and it has been developing by purchasing and donations ever since.
The collection consists of prints, black&white and colored photographs, postcards, and photo cards, which offer insight on Ankara’s historical periods since the first ages. The prints of the collection are the first depictions of the city before the 20th-century. The first photographs of the city were taken in the late 19th-century. These photographs are important visual sources documenting the pre-Republican period of the city. The majority of the collection is composed of plans of the institutional structures, monuments, parks and gardens, landscape architecture, street, and roads as well as celebrities, students, teachers, occupation groups, statesman, and bureaucrat’s photographs and postcards.
Registrations are organized according to VEKAM Library and Archive Unit’s original order and provenance norms.
21 small boxes + 1 large box
Total of 3735 materials
Definitions of the boxes are opened to access in the online library catalog.
The digitalization process was carried out both by outsourcing and in-house. In 2014 as VEKAM became a part of the Koc University, the digitalization processes were delivered to Koc University Suna Kırac Library. Maps, plans, and drawings were digitalized in 300 dpi, TIFF using Zeutschel OS 12000C. Materials larger than A2 were scanned with CANON 5D Mark 3 and Mark 4. After 2018 VEKAM personnel carried out the digitalizing process with Copibook Open System İ2S. Digitalized materials were transferred to CONTENTdm content management system in JPEG format and brought to use.