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  • Scope and Content of Collection
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  • Title: Eleanor Bisbee papers
    Date (inclusive): 1891-1956
    Collection Number: 56018
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 18 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 8 envelopes (8.0 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: The collection relates to the history of the government of Turkey in the twentieth century, U.S.-Turkish relations, and Eleanor Bisbee's book The New Turks: Pioneers of the Republic, 1920-1950 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1951). It consists of correspondence, drafts of writings, speeches, memoranda, notes, pamphlets, press summaries, clippings, maps, and photographs and includes original writings by Eleanor Bisbee as well as translations of writings by Resat Güntekin, Abdülhak Şinasi Hisar, Yakup Karaosmanoğlu, Ahmet Emin Yalman, the Milli Partisi, and an interview with Kemal Atatürk, 1922.
    Creator: Bisbee, Eleanor
    Creator: Atatürk, Kemal, 1881-1938
    Creator: Güntekin, Reşat Nuri, 1889-1956
    Creator: Hisar, Abdülhak Şinasi, 1888-1963
    Creator: Osmanoglu, Yakub
    Creator: Yalman, Ahmet Emin, 1888-1973
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1956.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Eleanor Bisbee Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    July 22, 1893 Born, Beverly, New Jersey
    1915 AB, Tufts College
    1929 PhD in philosophy, University of Cincinnati
    1930-1931 Assistant professor of philosophy and civilization; acting head of department of philosophy, University of Cincinnati
    1931-circa 1942 Professor of philosophy at Robert College and the American College for Girls, Istanbul
    1942 Returned to the United States
    1946 Author, The People of Turkey (East and West Association)
    1951 Author, The New Turks: Pioneers of the Republic, 1920-1950 (University of Pennsylvania Press)
    1952 Research associate for Turkish collections at the Hoover Institution
    April 18, 1956 Died, Palo Alto, California

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection relates to the history of the government of Turkey in the twentieth century, U.S.-Turkish relations, and Eleanor Bisbee's book The New Turks: Pioneers of the Republic, 1920-1950 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1951). It consists of correspondence, drafts of writings, speeches, memoranda, notes, pamphlets, press summaries, clippings, maps, and photographs; and includes original writings by Eleanor Bisbee as well as translations of writings by Resat Güntekin, Abdülhak Şinasi Hisar, Yakup Karaosmanoglu, Ahmet Emin Yalman, the Milli Partisi, and an interview with Kemal Atatürk, 1922.
    The Correspondence is arranged in four groups according to original order. Although there is some overlap between the alphabetical correspondence and the correspondence regarding Turkish materials at the Hoover Institution, the latter focuses almost exclusively on Bisbee's work as a research associate and her knowledge of Turkish library materials.
    The research materials in The New Turks: Pioneers of the Republic, 1920-1950 file consist largely of clippings and printed matter on Turkish history, politics, geography, economy, and foreign relations. Especially interesting is the coverage of Turkey's 1950 elections, with more information on this topic in the Press summaries series.
    Almost all of the drafts that are included in the papers are carbon copies of typescripts and include holographic notes and edits. Additionally, the researcher should be aware that not all drafts are complete.
    Similarly, many of the drafts of Yalman's Turkey in My Time in the Translations and edited works series are incomplete working drafts. Some bear the title "I Have a Story to Tell," which was changed to "Turkey in My Time" for publication. Translations of other notable Turkish works are included in this series.
    Due in part to Bisbee's close collaboration with a number of individuals in regards to her writings and research on Turkish affairs, her papers include notes and writings by others, namely Kerim K. Key and Christina P. Harris. Only complete works were included in the Speeches and writings by others series; the remaining notes and writings remain in context throughout the collection.

    Related Materials

    Hidayet Dagdeviren collection, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Christina Phelps Harris papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Tarik Zafer Tunaya typescript, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Ahmet Emin Yalman papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Separated Materials

    Photographs have been separated to the Photograph Collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1918-1960
    Turkey -- History -- 1918-1960