Collection Guide


Abstract: This collection collects records to preserve the institutional memory of the Koç University community.

Institute: Suna Kıraç Library, Special Collections and Archives

Creator(s): Koç University

Date Range: 1993-present

Extent: 11 boxes + 49 photo albums + 179 VHS/Betacam

Language(s): English; Turkish

Access and Use

Digital Access

Items dated 1993-present have been digitized and are publicly available online.

Of total 3054 slides, 3576 color photographs, 179 VHS, duplicates were not digitally available.

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.


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

[Materyalin adı], [Envanter numarası]. Koç University Collection of Institutional Memory, KU-CIM. Koç University Suna Kıraç Library, Special Collections and Archives. [Reference URL for digitized copies]


Administrative/Biographical History

The Koç University Collection of Institutional Memory was established in 2016 by Suna Kıraç Library Archives to preserve the history of Koç University since its foundation.

The records described in this series were collected within the Koç University community.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photos, slides, and videos to record and document student life, academics, convocation ceremonies, constructions, Board of Trustees and Overseers meetings, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, celebrations, campus buildings, and other highlights of campus life since the foundation of the University. Press news and oral history of interviews with alumni, faculty, and staff to record the untold memories of their experience at the University are the future part of the project.


The records are arranged according to the subject fields.

Processing Notes


Collection items were digitized in-house by the Koç University Suna Kıraç Library in 2017. Photographs were scanned at 300 dpi in TIFF format, Zeutschel OS 12000C A2 and while the Nikon 9000ED was used to scan 35mm slides. JPEG derivative files for visual materials are uploaded to our CONTENTdm digital platform.


Any single item may be removed from the digital collection at the request of the University’s Office of General Counsel and the University’s Office of Alumni Relations on the ground of personal privacy concerns.