Collection Identifier

Hatice Gonnet-Bağana, Hittite Collection Records, 1900-2016

Digital collection : Collections of Anatolian Civilizations Hatice Gonnet Bağana, Hittite Collection

Scope and content

Hatice Gonnet-Bağana Hittite Collection consists of images (photographs, negative films and slides), manuscripts, maps, lecture notes, drawings and drawings of hieroglyphic writings, personal correspondence and official letters, excavation reports, ephemera, posters. The collection can be divided into four main categories: 1) image collection (photos, slides and negatives from excavation sites); 2) source materials and drawings (published works and handwritten notes by Hatice Gonnet-Bağana); 3) Collection of Laroche Hittite texts (translations and transliterations of Hittite texts based on the catalog of Hatice Gonnet-Bağana, Emmanuel Laroche); and 4) academic publications.

Reference code(s)






Since ca. 1900

Level of description


Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, size)

113 boxes + 3 oversized boxes

Name of creator(s)

Gonnet Bağana, Hatice (1932-present)

Archival history

The 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.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

System of arragement

Arranged according to the original organization of the collector and principles of provenance.

Conditions governing Access

Copyrights reserved by Koç University for commercial use, materials can be used for research, education and academic purposes.

Language/scripts of material

Includes French, Turkish, English, German, Italian, Hebrew, Japanese, and Arabic.

Date(s) of descriptions

Papers processed, preserved and described by Senem Acar.

Process assisted by Muhip Çarkı (October 2014-May 2015), Aymesey Albay (October 2014-May 2015), Jackie Kilby (December 2014-January 2015) and Yuen K. Kim (June-July 2015).

First prepared in 2014, revised in 2015, and finalized in 2017.