Collection Guide


Abstract: This collection consists of volumes of the Turkish cartoon prints at the time of National War and afterwards including Akbaba, Kelebek, Cem/Djem, Süs, Yeni Kalem, Kalem, Aydede and Karikatür.
Institute: Suna Kıraç Library, Special Collections and Archives; VEKAM Library & Archive
Creator(s): Fuat Bayramoğlu; M. Sacit Basmacı; Tuğrul Ansay
Date Range: 1922-1949
Extent: 389 periodical issues bound in 12 volumes
Language(s): Ottoman; Turkish

Access and Use

Digital Access

Periodical issues dated 1922-1949 that have been digitized are publicly available online.

Physical Access

Print volumes 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. The issues of Akbaba magazine can be seen in the VEKAM Library and Archive.


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

[Title of the magazine, issue number], [Year of publication]. Turkish Cartoon Prints Collection. Koç University Digital Collections. [Reference URL for digitized copy]


Administrative/Biographical History

It consists of the issues of Akbaba magazine acquired by the VEKAM, as well as the issues of Kelebek, Süs, Yeni Kalem, Kalem and Aydede magazines donated by Fuat Bayramoğlu, Cem / Djem magazine donated by Tuğrul Alsay; and Karikatür magazine donated by M. Sacit Basmacı.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes 389 issues of periodicals bound in 12 volumes.

Processing Notes


Periodical issues bound in 4 Volumees were digitized in-house by the Koç University Suna Kıraç Library. Pages were scanned at 300 dpi in TIFF format, using Zeutschel OS 12000C A2. Derivative images of JPEG have been uploaded into our CONTENTdm digital platform in 2020.