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Turkish Studies: At Rubenstein Library


Jewett, Milo A. (Milo Augustus), 1857-1921.
Milo A. Jewett albumen photographs of northern Turkey, 1891-1894 and undated.
Rubenstein Library - Library Service Center Fully Processed: Box 1 Check availability @ Duke
Summary: Physician, amateur photographer, and American consul in Turkey (Sivas, 1892-1905 and Trebizond, 1905-1911).
Collection comprises 19 images of various locations in the northern provinces, including 18 mounted albumen photographs probably taken by Jewett, along with one published view of Sivas attributed to Franklin Eng Co, Boston. All but one of the images is captioned, and several photographs an additional information written on the back of the mount. Ten of the photographs were taken in Sivas; other locations identified include the Kızıl Irmak River, Tokat Plain, and Divaik[?]. Two of the photographs document the quarantine camps established during a cholera outbreak in 1894. Other subjects include housing conditions, street life, and the Seljuk Gateway and ruin. There are individual photographs of groups of people, including Armenian Christian women returning from a prayer meeting, a father and his daughters, a graduating class of local teachers, and attendees at a hanging of a murderer. A boxlist listing the photographs and their captions is stored with the materials.
Sebah & Joaillier.
Panorama de Constantinople : pris de la tour de Galata
ca. 1878-ca. 1890.
Rubenstein Library E f#1559 Rare Books Check availability @ Duke
Summary: Panoramic vista of Constantinople in an accordion-fold format encompassing approx. 270 degrees, taken from the Galata Tower looking across the quarter of Galata towards the Tophane district and the Bosporus beyond, then to the outer Golden Horn harbor and the tip of the Istanbul peninsula with the Palace of Topkapi, then sweeping across the city inland along the Golden Horn waterfront towards the district of Eyüp.

Marbled Paper (Ebru)

Kürkçüoğlu, Haluk.
Haluk Kürkçüoğlu collection of Turkish Ebru specimens, 2006-2010.
Rubenstein Library Ovsz. Box 52 Folder 1 Check availability @ Duke

Yasak/Banned: political cartoons from late Ottoman and republican Turkey.

Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from Late Ottoman and Republican Turkey, on display 30 October 2017-24 March, 2018 in the Mary Duke Biddle Room of the David M. Rubenstein Library at Duke University. The exhibition showcased the complex history of the Ottoman Empire up to the present Republic of Turkey through the lens of political cartoons. The exhibition also highlighted the significant Ottoman and Turkish collections held at Duke University Libraries. 

A conference, YASAK/BANNED: Print Media and Cultural Spaces from Abdülhamid to Erdogan was held in conjunction with the exhibition bringing renowned scholars from North America and Turkey to discuss aspects of the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey. See DUMESC

In addition to these activities, the Journal of Ottoman and Turkish Studies (JOTSA) had a special issue featuring papers from the conference. JOTSA Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 2018

Yasak/Banned : Political Cartoons from Late Ottoman and Republican Turkey exhibition catalogue.


Image from Amcabey, 1944.


Turkish political poster collection, 1945-1978 and undated.
Rubenstein Library Ovsz. Box XX OC:VIII:XX Fully Processed: Folder 1-4
Description: see Finding Aid

Books & Periodicals

Modern Turkish

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Ottoman Turkish

durr-i meknunAhmet Bican, active 15th century.
Dürr-i Meknun.
Asch: Laban Kaptein, 2007.
Rubenstein Library Library Service Center, Rare Books (Reading Room only) G95 .A363 2007 Check availability @ Duke

>> Listing of Ottoman Turkish monographs at Rubenstein Library

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Sehbal front and back cover

Images above are from the front and back cover of an issue of:

Istanbul, 1909-1914
Rubenstein Library Rare Books P95.T8 S4 1911-1913
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Online (Univ. Bonn, Germany)