Guide to the Rifat N. Bali Ephemera Collection Relating to Jews in Turkey M1455

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
2017 ; revised 2019
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: Turkish
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Rifat N. Bali ephemera collection relating to Jews in Turkey
source: Bali, Rifat N.
Identifier/Call Number: M1455
Physical Description: 20 Linear Feet (29 boxes; 5 flat boxes; 5 map folders; 1 poster tube)
Date (inclusive): circa 1920s-2016
Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36 hours in advance.
Abstract: Ephemera and personal papers concerning Jews in Turkey, collected by researcher Rifat Bali.

Biographical / Historical

Rifat Bali (born in Turkey in 1948) is a Jewish Turkish author and historian. He has been studying Jews in Turkey since the 1990s and has written several books on the subject.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was given by Rifat Bali to Stanford University, Special Collections, 2004-2019.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Rifat N. Bali Ephemera Collection Relating to Jews in Turkey (M1455). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


Series 1: Arts & Culture; Series 2: Business documents: Import/export, Circa 1920s to 1950s; Series 3: Charitable/nonprofit organizations; Series 4: Clippings; Series 5: Cultural programs; Series 6: Diplomas, 1930s; Series 7: Greeting cards/Holiday fundraising; Series 8: Invitations consists of two sub-series: sub-series 1: Bar/Bat Mitsvah invitations and sub-series 2: Wedding invitations; Series 9: Memorabilia; Series 10: Personal papers; Series 11: Photographs; Series 12: Promotional items; Series 13: Posters; Series 14: Rabbinate of Turkey/Synagogues

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Jews -- Turkey
Bali, Rifat N.


Series 1: Arts & Culture

box 9, folder 5

Interview with Rifat Bali by Jozef Amado

box 17

Interview: Susana Weis Shakak at the retirement home

box 17

Maccabiat Turkey 2007 & 2009

box 17

Talk show: Hulya Avsar with Rifat Bali

box 17

Seminar with Rifat Bali: An Overview of Turkish antisemitism

box 17

Speech: Silvio Ovadya, president of the Turkish Jewish community, addresses Young Community Leaders

box 7, box 6

Series 2: Business documents: Import/export Circa 1920s to 1950s


Series 3: Charitable/nonprofit organizations

box 2, folder 1-4

B'nai Brith 1970s

box 3

Bursa Musevi Cemaati donation book 1937

box 16, box 3, box 2, folder 5-7

Dostluk Yurdu Derneği (Human Rights Council)

box 2, box 3

Fakirleri Koruma Cemiyeti

box 2, folder 8-13, box 16

İhtiyarlara Yardım Derneği

box 2, folder 14-15

Kültür ve Sanat Derneği

box 2, folder 16-17, box 16

Matan Baseter Barinyurt

box 2, folder 20, box 16

Miscellaneous nonprofits

box 2, folder 18-19, box 16

Mishne Torah

box 16, box 4, box 32

Or-Ahayim Hastanesi

box 5

Photographs: Kadoorie visit for the inauguration of the Kadoorie Pavilion

box 2, folder 21-23

Ulus Özel Musevi Okulları

box 2, folder 24, box 16

Yetimleri Koruma ve Barındırma Derneği

flat-box 14

Series 4: Clippings

box 9, box 16

Series 5: Cultural programs


Includes YSK Kara Kare Film Festival packets (2), 2009, in Box 16
flat-box 13

Series 6: Diplomas 1930s

box 16, box 9, box 1, box 21-24, box 57

Series 7: Greeting cards/Holiday fundraising


Series 8: Invitations

box 1, box 16

Bar/Bat Mitsvah invitations

box 16, box 16, box 1, box 25-26

Wedding invitations

box 3, flat-box 34

Series 9: Memorabilia


Series 10: Personal papers

flat-box 13, box 11, box 12, box 15, box 10

Gershon Family

box 2, box 2

Linda Abraham

box 17

Kalef Albukrek 1930s

box 2

Yakup Bozo

box 2

Beno Fridman

box 2

Izak Habib

box 2

David Kamhi

box 2

Yasar Kutluay/Islam Mezhepleri mss.

box 17, box 42


box 5

Naphtali Nathan diary 1968

box 2

Isaac Pardo

box 2

Passports 1930s to 1950s

box 43, folder 4

Sara and Isak Katalan

half-box 44

Moiz Eskenazi

box 45; 49

Mizrahi Family

box 51

Ginette Halyo and Nesim (Niso) Toledo

box 55

Izzet Hatem (attorney)

box 57

Yilmaz Benadrete


Series 11: Photographs

box 8, folder 1-2

Misel Abut

box 8, folder 3-7

Beno Aluf

box 17

Rafael Asa

box 17

Bali Family: Rifat Bali's aunt Sara and Uncle Sami. 1940s to 1970s

box 8, folder 8-15

Leon Bayer Family

box 8, folder 16-25

I. Habib

box 17

Ester and Leon Kuriyel

box 17

Nesim (Marko) Menase

box 8, folder 36

Menda Family

box 8, folder 26

Eli Shaul

flat-box 13, box 8, folder 27-35, box 1, box 17, box 30, box 31, flat-box 33, flat-box 39-41, box 42


box 17

Izzet Namer Family, Ankara (owner of Angora Pastry Shop)

box 17

Eli Shaul (photos on disk with printouts)

box 27, box 28

Pessah Family

box 29

Yanni & Kuratan Fresco Family

box 45-48

Eskenazi and Mizrahi Families

box 50

Avram Alber; Dorin Eskenazi; Rahel Eskenazi

box 52-53

Tamar Bahar

box 54

Jake Behar and Nena Maya

box 56

Sami Benezra Family

box 9, box 17

Series 12: Promotional items

map-folder 18-19, flat-box 20, map-folder 35-37, roll 38

Series 13: Posters


Series 14: Rabbinate of Turkey/Synagogues

box 9

Yarinin vizyonu projesi

box 3

Calendars 1969-2005

box 3

Certificates of marital status 1970s