Collection Guide

Summary

Abstract: The collection is composed of student applications and institutional correspondences. The collection materials are providing important insight into the modern education processes of the period between 1925 and 1956.

Institution: VEKAM Digital Collections

Curation: VEKAM Library and Archive Unit

Period: 1925-1956

Format: JPEG, PDF

Languages: French, English, German, Italian, Ottoman


Access and Usage

Digital Access

The collection materials are digitalized when their conservation processes are completed, and they are opened to access online.

Physical Access

VEKAM Ankara State Conservatory (Music Teachers College) Documents Collection materials are present in the archive room. Researchers are not allowed to access the original materials.

Copyright & Use

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 digitalresources@ku.edu.tr e-mail address.

Preferred Reference

[Title of the material], [Inventory number]. Ankara State Conservatory (Music Teachers College) Documents Collection, Koc University VEKAM Library and Archive. [URL reference for digitalized materials]


Contents

Administrative/Biographic History

The collection was brought into the archive by purchasing. The collection materials were firstly sorted out for the pre-conservation process. The student applications, the first group of the collection, were inventoried by Nalan Aslıhan Tarakçı. Than the inventoried materials were put into a detailed conservation process by Conservator Ceyda Cüceloğlu to be digitalized and open to access. After this process, the student applications of 1934, 1935, and 1936 were digitalized and transferred to CONTENTdm Content Management System by Nalan Aslıhan Tarkçı. The conservation process of the student applications of 1937 is continuing. The conservation process of the institutional correspondences and other materials will start as soon as the work on student applications are completed.

Note on Scope and Context

The Ankara State Conservatory (Music Teachers College) was one of the first conservatories of the Turkish Republic. The collection is composed of 15.000 materials of different document types. The collection consists of student applications and institutional correspondences. The collection materials are providing important insight into the modern education processes of the period between 1925 and 1956. The digitalization process of the archive materials in the collection continues. The student applications of the 1934-1936 period are accessible online.


Inventory

Registrations are organized according to VEKAM Library and Archive Unit’s original order and provenance norms.

13.616 documents

1.264 photographs (Photographs attached to the documents included)

3 maps

1 newspaper

17 books

2 cardboard files

2 folders form the collection. These numbers were determined during the sorting out process therefore after the inventory and conservation process are completed some alterations are possible.


Processing Notes

Digitalization

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. The digitalizing process is continuing simultaneously with the conservation process.