About Collection

The collection consists of 794 personal and official documents of the family of İclal Par Danişmend, historian and wife of İsmail Hami Danişmend. Rather than the dry narrative of official history, it is possible to understand better the effects of socio-economic and political conditions on the lives of ordinary people through the correspondence of İclal Hanim, which dated mostly the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.