Collection Identifier

Collections of Anatolian Civilizations

Ulla Johansen Anatolian Ethnology Collection Records, 1956-1957

Digital collection : Ulla Johansen Anatolian Ethnology Collection


Reference code(s)

UJ.1

Title

Ulla Johansen Anatolian Ethnology Collection Records, 1956-1957 /

Digital collection : Ulla Johansen Anatolian Ethnology Collection

Date(s)

1956-1957

Level of description

Box(es)

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

3 boxes.

Name of creator(s)

Ulla Johansen, 1927-

Archival history

This collection includes images, notes and diaries, and an extended geneaological map of nomadic Yörük tribal families collected during the fieldwork of ethnologist Ulla Johansen in Turkey in 1956-57.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The records described in this collection were donated by Prof. Dr. Ulla Johansen, accession signed by Buket Coşkuner, the manager of ANAMED, in 2014.

Scope and content

This collection consists of materials related to the Nomadic tribe on horseback is one of the nomadic Turkic community that settled relatively recently. Typically living a nomadic life and traveling in tents set up on the plains or plateaus, their origin goes back to Oğuz Turks. They emigrated from Central Asia through Iran after the victory of Seljuq Turks against the Byzantine army near Manzikert in 1071. They continued the same old lifestyle in Anatolia and Rumeli (the Balkans) yet some of the Oğuz tribes, known as Türkmen, settled after islamization, and the ones continued nomadic lifestyle came to known as Yörük. Johansen’s fieldwork on Yörüks of Anatolia with the materials represented in this collection became the basis for her scholarly publications and papers later.

System of arragement

Arranged by item / box.

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 German.

Archivist’s note

A finding aid is available on the Web.

Date(s) of descriptions

Materials processed by archive specialist Senem Acar in 2015.

Digitized by Neşet Büker and mutimedia assistant Didem Ülüş in 2015.

Cataloged on the local library system on box level by Senem Acar in 2015.

Inventory and item entry processes with revisions on digital asset management system have been completed by Senem Acar in 2016.