Abstract: The archaeology collection under the Collection of Anatolian Civilizations.

Institute: Suna Kıraç Library, Special Collections and Archives

Creator(s): Koç University

Date Range: 1900-2016

Extent: 113 boxes + 3 oversized boxes

Language(s): French; Turkish; English; German; Italian; Hebrew; Japanese; and Arabic

Access and Use

Digital Access

Items dated 1900-2016 have been digitized and are publicly available online.

Physical Access

Records may be browsed in the Suna Kıraç Library’s Rare Books Room or viewed by appointment in the Reading Room of the Suna Kıraç Library Special Collections and Archives.

Offprints collection can be read in the Library of ANAMED.


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

Preferred Citation

[Title of the item], [Identification of item]. Hatice Gonnet-Bağana Hittite Collection, Koç University Suna Kıraç Library, Special Collections and Archives. [Reference URL for digitized copies]


Administrative/Biographical History

The collection consists of the source materials including images (photographs, negative films, and slides), manuscripts, maps, lecture notes, hieroglyph inscription illustrations and drawings, personal correspondence and official letters, excavation reports, ephemera, posters, newspaper clippings, postcards, as well as published works.

The records described in this series were donated by Hatice Gonnet Bağana, accession signed by the SKL director Tuba Akbaytürk Çanak in 2014.

Scope and Content Note

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 Hitties.


The records are arranged according to the original organization of the collector and provenance.

Box contents are available online in the library catalog.

591 offprints at the ANAMED Library can be searched online catalog.

Processing Notes


Collection items were digitized in-house by the Koç University Suna Kıraç Library in 2014-2017. Documents were scanned at 300 dpi in TIFF format, using Zeutschel OS 12000C A2 while the Nikon 9000ED was used to scan 35mm slides. Some of the documents have been converted to PDF for easy readability. JPEG derivative files for visual materials are uploaded to our CONTENTdm digital platform.