Collection Identifier

Reference code(s)


İclal Danişmend Correspondence & İsmail Hami Danişmend Family Letters Records, 1895-1999 /

Digital collection : Collection of İclal Danişmend Correspondence & İsmail Hami Danişmend Family


Since 1895 (date of creation)

Level of description


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

8 boxes / total 794 letters, some with envelops.

Name of creator(s)

İclal Par Danişmend.

Archival history

Total 794 personal and official documents have been donated by Müjde Gümüşoğlu and Metin Tekin, the heirs of İclal Par and İsmail Hami Danişmend family to Suna Kıraç Library : Chronologically, the oldest document in the collection dates back to 1895, yet the most recent document dates to 1999.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The records described in this collection were donated by Müjde Gümüşoğlu and Metin Tekin, accession signed by the President of Koç University Umran Savaş İnan and the director of Suna Kıraç Library, Tuba Akbaytürk Çanak.

Scope and content

This collection consists of records related to İclal Par, who was a historian and wife of famous Turkish historian İsmail Hami Danişmend. It consists of correspondence, official and legal documents, and postcards. The majority of the documents/letters are Ottoman (619 documents/letters), some Turkish (164 documents/letters) and a few (11 documents/letters) are in bilingual (Turkish and Ottoman).

System of arragement

Arranged by item / document & letter with envelop.

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 Ottoman Turkish, and Turkish.

Archivist’s note

A finding aid is available on the Web.

Date(s) of descriptions

Records processed by the archive specialist Senem Acar and digitized by Neşet Büker in 2017.

Described by antiquary Budak Kayabek (documents from 1-794) in 2017-2018.

Archival boxes cataloged on the local library system by Senem Acar in 2018, records are revised in 2019.

Inventory first prepared and finalized in 2018 by Senem Acar. Item entry process and revisions on digital asset management system have been completed in 2018.