Title: Hadi Tamer Documents Collection
Abstract: Hadi Tamer Documents Collection consists of documents related to the institutions that the high chemical engineer Hadi Tamer worked through his career, correspondences of his education abroad and occupational texts and articles related to conservation works in Turkey and in the World.
Creator / Collector: Hadi Tamer, 1918-1980
Repository / Institution: Suna Kıraç Library, Special Collections and Archives
Date Coverage: 1950-1970
Format: Includes variety of documents such as correspondences, articles and photographs.
Language: Turkish, French, German, Italian,
Acquisition Information: Hadi Tamer Documents Collection was acquired as a donation in 2020.
All the archival materials in the collection are digitized and accessible to researchers, with the exception of personal documents, stories and documents related to associations.
All archival materials in the collection can be viewed in Suna Kıraç Library Special Collections and Archives Room.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Scope and Contents of Collection
Hadi Tamer Documents Collection consists of documents related to the institutions that the high chemical engineer Hadi Tamer worked through his career, correspondences of his education abroad and occupational texts and articles related to conservation works in Turkey and in the World. In this respect, the collection houses archival documents that Hadi Tamer served through his career such as Istanbul Archeology Museums, Yeşilköy Air Force Academy and Istanbul Technical University Chemistry Faculty as well as correspondences related to the Military Museum. Documents related to the membership and activities of ICOM, correspondences of the chemical engineer with various laboratories and universities in Europe related to his education abroad and texts involving observations on various institutions such as museums and libraries in Europe that Hadi Tamer visited constitute an important part of the collection. As it is stated by Hadi Tamer in his conference speech text titled as “Impressions from Western Museums”, he visited and found a chance to work in 141 museums, 16 libraries and 37 laboratories in 42 cities and 12 countries.
The collection is a valuable source in terms of the archival materials it houses regarding the conservation works and applications in Turkey after the 1950s as well as presenting impressions of European museums and laboratories from the perspective of a chemical engineer of his time.
Working as a host official in Hagia Sophia Museum as a host official during his university, Hadi Tamer worked in Museums Chemical Laboratory (known as Kimyahane) as a High Chemical Engineer in 1947 after graduating from Istanbul Technical University Department of Chemical Engineering in 1946. Besides his works in Museums Chemical Laboratory, Hadi Tamer also gave lectures in several institutions as Art Institute, Technical School and School of Applied Fine Arts, Yeşilköy Air Force Academy and Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Chemical Engineering. He also undertook an important role in reestablishing the Chamber of Chemical Engineering in 1955.
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.
HTA_YAZ Includes essays, articles, text translations and bibliographic works
HTA_YAZ_D01 Occupational articles and notes
HTA_YAZ_D02 Occupational articles, conference texts and personal essays of Hadi Tamer HTA_YAZ_D03 Occupational bibliographic works
HTA_YAZ_D04 Translations of occupational texts
HTA_MES Includes correspondence, requests and documents related to occupation and education
HTA_MES_D01 Correspondence and reports related to ICOM
HTA_MES_D02 Expert reports
HTA_MES_D03 Correspondences and documents related to Hadi Tamer’s education at abroad
HTA_MES_D04 Documents related to Hadi Tamer’s service in Hagia Sophia
HTA_MES_D05 Documents related to Hadi Tamer’s service in Istanbul Archaeological Museums
HTA_MES_D06 Documents of Hadi Tamer related to Military Museum;
HTA_MES_D07 Documents of Hadi Tamer related to Air Force Academy;
HTA_MES_D08 Documents of Hadi Tamer related to the chemistry course in Istanbul Technical University
HTA_FRP Plays in French and translations of plays in French;
HTA_ALM German vocabulary list;
HTA_HIK Essays of Hadi Tamer and other authors;
HTA_DER Documents related to the associations that Hadi Tamer has memberships
HTA_DER_D01 Documents related to Chamber of Chemical Engineers;
HTA_DER_D02 Documents related to Chemical Association;
HTA_DER_D03 Documents related to Intellectual and Cultural Association of Turkey
HTA_KIS Private documents of Hadi Tamer;
HTA_KIS_D01 Documents related to primary school, middle school and high school;
HTA_KIS_D02 Documents related to job applications
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