Collection Guide

Summary

Title

Cahide Tamer Historic Buildings Restoration Projects Collection

Abstract

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 restorator raised in Early Turkish Republic Period.

Creator / Collector

Cahide Tamer, 1905-2005

Repository / Institution

Suna Kıraç Library, Special Collections and Archives

Date Coverage

1940-1975

Format

Includes photographs, negatives, correspondences, documents, plans and drawings of more than 150 historic structure as originally classified in folders, albums and boxes. 

Language

Turkish, Ottoman Turkish,

Acquisition Information

Cahide Tamer Historic buildings Projects Restorations Collection was acquired with donation in 2018.


Access and Usage Rights

Access

Open for use for researchers.

Digital access

In the first stage of the collection, Byzantine-origined structures are open for digital access. Digitization and identification process of the other structures in the collection continues and recently added monuments will be announced and can be followed through Suna Kıraç Library social media accounts. Couple copies of photographs, documents and correspondences are not digitized.

Physical Access

All archival materials in the collection can be viewed in Suna Kıraç Library Special Collections and Archives Room.

Rights

Materials in this collection generally fall under the copyright of Koç University. These materials are publicly available for personal, educational use. Please contact the University Archives staff for permission for other uses at digitalresources@ku.edu.tr

Preferred Attribution

[Title of the item], [Identification of item]. Cahide Tamer Historic buildings Projects Restorations Collection, Koç University Suna Kıraç Library, Special Collections and Archives. [Reference URL for digitized copies]


Contents

Scope and Contents of Collection

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 women high architects and restorators in Early Turkish Republic Period.

Originally classified in structure-based albums and folders, this extensive archive consists of more than 150 historic buildings of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture in Marmara Region mainly in Istanbul.

Including iconic structures of Istanbul as Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Chora, Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Tekfur Palace, Marmara Sea and Land Walls, Rumeli Fortress, Yedikule Fortress, Fountain of Ahmet III, Güzelce Aqueduct, the Spice Bazaar, Yenikapı Mevlevi Lodge, Amcazâde Hüseyin Paşa Mansion, the collection gathers different structure types like mosque, church, tomb, palace, museum, library, bazaar, mevlevi lodge, madrassa, fountain, aqueduct, fortification and fortress.

The collection is a valuable source for the research who are focusing on the historic building

restoration works and applications in Turkey during 1940-1980.


Filter Specifications

Monument

Location

Monument series

Monument type

Material type


Inventory

Records are organized parallel to the original order and provenance principles of the collector.

Descriptions and contents of the collection boxes are accessible through the library’s catalog.


Process Notes

Digitization

Original scanned with Zeutschel OS 12000C A2 scanner and saved as 300 ppi uncompressed tiffs. Display images are in jpeg format compressed by %80.