Collection Guide

Summary

Abstract: The collection consists of 794 personal and official documents of the family of İclal Par Danişmend, historian and wife of İsmail Hami Danişmend.

Institute: Suna Kıraç Library, Special Collections and Archives

Creator(s): Koç University

Date Range: 1895-1999

Extent: 8 boxes

Language(s): German


Access and Use

Digital Access

Items dated 1895-1999 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.

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 Citation

[Title of the item], [Identification of item]. Collection of İclal Danişmend Correspondence & İsmail Hami Danişmend Family. Koç University Suna Kıraç Library, Special Collections and Archives. [Reference URL for digitized copies]


Contents

Administrative/Biographical History

The collection consists of 794 personal and official documents of the family of İclal Par Danişmend, historian and wife of İsmail Hami Danişmend. Most of the documents date the 1930s and 1940s, depicting the social atmosphere of the time in Turkey.

The records described in this series were donated by Müjde Gümüşoğlu and Metin Tekin, accession signed by the SKL director Tuba Akbaytürk Çanak in 2017.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes records of İclal Par, the wife of famous Turkish historian İsmail Hami Danişmend. Correspondence consists of official and legal documents and postcards.

The majority of the documents / letters are in Ottoman (619 documents / letters); some in Turkish (164 documents / letters) and some (11 documents / letters) are bilingual (Turkish and Ottoman).

Inventory

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

Box contents are available online in the library catalog.


Processing Notes

Digitization

Collection items were digitized in-house by the Koç University Suna Kıraç Library in 2017. Documents were scanned at 300 dpi in TIFF format, Zeutschel OS 12000C A2. Having been converted to PDF for reading, the documents are uploaded to our CONTENTdm digital platform.