Most of the Turkish collection relates to the final years of the Ottoman Empire, military operations in Turkey during World War I, post-WWI relief work, and the establishment of the Turkish Republic. More recent holdings include extensive pamphlets and documents issued by current Turkish political parties.

Watercolor from the Gallipoli campaign, M. J. W. Pike Album, Box 1, page 65

Finding aid


Eleanor Bisbee Papers

Professor, American University, Istanbul

Hidayet Dağdeviren Collection

Miscellaneous materials

Edgar Jacob Fisher Papers

Dean, Robert College, 1917–19 and 1922–34

Mary Mills Patrick Papers

President, Constantinople Woman's College, 1890–1924

Paris Peace Conference (1919–1920) US Territorial Section Miscellaneous Records

Organization created to prepare background information for the US delegation to the Paris Peace Conference

M. J. W. Pike Memoirs  

Lieutenant colonel, British Army

Ernest Wilson Riggs Papers

President, Euphrates College, Harput, Turkey, 1910–21; child welfare director, Near East Relief, 1920–21

E. Carl Wallen Papers

US photographer

Ahmet Emin Yalman Papers

Turkish journalist; editor, Vakit, 1917–22, Vatan, 1922–26 and 1940–61, and Tan, 1936–39

Turkish Subject Collection

Miscellaneous materials

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Turkey Archival Collections     Turkey Library Materials
Hacivat and Karagöz shadow puppets, Eleanor Bisbee papers, Box 19, Hoover Instit

Friday Finds: Hacivat and Karagöz

Friday, December 7, 2012

Being that the majority of our collections at the archives consist of paper documents, you can imagine our surprise when we found a handful of Turkish shadow puppets interfiled in the pages of a magazine in the Eleanor Bisbee papers. These shadow puppets, traditionally made from camel or ox hide, have a rich and vibrant history that began in the sixteenth century.



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