Inventory of the Eleanor Bisbee papers

Finding aid prepared by Samira Bozorgi
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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

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Use

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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

 

Biographical file 1925-1956

General Physical Description note: 1

Scope and Contents note

Contains article, certificate, diary and diary letters, and interview

Arrangement note

Arranged in alphabetical order by form
box 1, folder 1

Article from Miami Herald about Bisbee's work as editor and director 1925

box 1, folder 2

Certificate of membership from Near East Foundation 1950

box 1, folder 3-4

Diary and diary letters from the Near East 1936-1942

box 1, folder 5

Interview with Bisbee regarding Turkish collection at Hoover Library 1956 February

 

Correspondence 1942-1958

General Physical Description note: 1-2

Scope and Contents note

Consists of letters and enclosures, arranged in four groups (Personal, Alphabetical, Correspondence regarding Turkish materials at the Hoover Institution, and Ford Foundation Board of Overseas Research Project correspondence), then alphabetically or chronologically respectively
box 1, folder 6

Personal 1945-1955

 

Alphabetical 1942-1956

box 1, folder 7

General 1947-1954

box 1, folder 8

Aktan, Resat 1947

box 1, folder 9

American Board Mission (Albert Dewey) 1947-1953

box 1, folder 10

American Council of Learned Societies (Mortimer Graves, George N. Kates, Charles Oddegard) 1949-1953

box 1, folder 11

Army Language School, Presidio of Monterey 1952-1953

box 1, folder 12

Baba, Nüzhet (Turkish Embassy, Office of the Press Attaché) 1945-1946

box 1, folder 13

Barker, A. Zeki 1953

box 1, folder 14

Basoğlu, Muzafer Sherif 1945

box 1, folder 15

Benlioğlu, Nuri 1950

box 1, folder 16

Birge, J. Kingsley 1952

box 1, folder 17

Brodeur, Harold H. 1952

box 1, folder 18

Burns, Eleanor 1947

box 1, folder 19

çambel, Ali Bulent 1948 undated

box 1, folder 20

çambel, Hasan Cemil 1948

box 1, folder 21

çambel, Marion Amelia 1956

box 1, folder 22

Cebesoy, Ali Fuat 1953-1955

box 1, folder 23

The Chronicle (Paul C. Smith) 1947

box 1, folder 24

Dewey, Dora 1949-1950

box 1, folder 25

Dwight, Adelaide 1950-1952

box 1, folder 26

Esmer, Ahmet Sukru 1948

box 1, folder 27

Gankin, Olga 1953

box 1, folder 28

Germen, Aydin 1948

box 1, folder 29

Hisar, Abdülhak Şinasi 1954

box 1, folder 30

Howard, Harry N. 1948

Scope and Contents note

All replies written by Kerim K. Key on behalf of Harry N. Howard
box 1, folder 31

Hüseiyn 1951-1952

box 1, folder 32

İğdemir, Uluğ 1948

box 1, folder 33

Ina 1952

box 1, folder 34

İsmen, İsmail 1948-1955

box 1, folder 35

Key, Kerim K. 1950-1956

box 1, folder 36

Marshall, John 1955

box 1, folder 37

McKillop, Marjorie 1949-1955

box 1, folder 38

The New York Times (Orville Prescott) 1950

box 1, folder 39

Parsons, Edith 1947

box 1, folder 40

Pektas, Mihri 1946

box 2, folder 1

Saturday Evening Post (editor) 1948

box 2, folder 2

Scott, Harold L. 1951

box 2, folder 3

Sirmen, Sedad 1947-1949

box 2, folder 4

Wright, Walter Livingston, Jr. 1948-1949

 

Correspondence regarding Turkish materials at the Hoover Institution 1953-1958

box 2, folder 5

Undated. Correspondents include Şerif Mardin and Ithiel de Sola Pool

box 2, folder 6

1951

box 2, folder 7

1952. Correspondents include Easton Rothwell and Enver Ziya Karal

box 2, folder 8-9

1953. Correspondents include Yavuz Abadan, Tahsin Bekir Balta, Leyla Cambel, Ali Fuat Cebesoy, Tanju Ergil, Olga Gankin, Emin Hekimgil, Ernest R. Hilgard, İsmail İsmen, Kerim K. Key, Mehmet Fuad Köprülü, Adnan Otuken, Sami N. özerdim, Harold Scott, Tarik Z. Tunaya, Faik Resit Unak, World Affairs Council, and Ahmet Emin Yalman

box 2, folder 10

1954. Correspondents include Ali Fuat Cebesoy, Celaleddin Ezine,İsmail İsmen, John Marshall, Siddik Sami Onar, Sami N. özerdim, and Ahmet Emin Yalman

box 2, folder 11

1955. Correspondents include Tevfik Biyikoglu, Kerim K. Key, Marjorie McKillop, and Ithiel de Sola Pool

box 2, folder 12

1956. Correspondents include Tevfik Biyikoglu, Cecil Brown, Olga Gankin, Kerim K. Key, and Tarik Z. Tunaya

box 2, folder 13

Ford Foundation Board of Overseas Research Project correspondence 1953-1954

 

Speeches and writings 1919-1956

General Physical Description note: 2-4

Scope and Contents note

Contains drafts and printed copies of articles, reviews, essays, and pamphlets

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically
box 2, folder 14

"The Muddle East," undated

box 2, folder 15

Script ideas for Voice of America broadcast to Turkey undated

box 2, folder 16

"Our Partners, the Turks," undated

box 2, folder 17

"The Women of Turkey," undated

box 2, folder 18

Note cards from speech to Turkish Friendship Club, Stanford 1919 May 19

box 2, folder 19

"Childhood's Double Standards," 1920 December

box 2, folder 20-22

Articles written about Deering Estate published in Miami Daily Metropolis News 1922-1923

box 2, folder 23

"A Dairy Empire in the South," The Dairy Farmer 1924 February 1

box 2, folder 24

Opinion articles published in The Nash Journal 1927 January-October

box 2, folder 25

"Hints from the Advertisements: Critical Studies of Magazine Advertisements for Market Helps," Writer's Digest 1927 June

box 2, folder 26

"They Wanted to Abolish the Fourth," Patches 1927 July 2

box 2, folder 27

"Market for Opinions," Writer's Digest 1927 September

box 3, folder 1-5

Writings on science and philosophy at University of Cincinnati 1928-1929

box 3, folder 6

"Knowledge by Fiat," The Journal of Philosophy 1934 July 19

box 3, folder 7-8

Book reviews 1938-1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes related correspondence
box 3, folder 9

Articles about Russia and the Caucasus published in The Christian Science Monitor 1942-1943

box 3, folder 10

"Three Natives Return," Near East Service Quarterly 1942 October

box 3, folder 11

"Turkey Is Pro-Turkish," Asia and the Americas 1943 March

box 3, folder 12

"Arrows Across Turkey," The Christian Science Monitor 1943 March 25

box 3, folder 13

"How Democratic Is Turkey?" Asia and the Americas 1945 February

box 4, folder 1

"U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Turkey," Adult Forum at San Francisco Public Library 1946 November 12

box 4, folder 2

The People of Turkey 1946

box 4, folder 3

"The Dardanelles Drama," The New Leader 1947 May 3

box 4, folder 4

Comment on article, "The Kurds as Soviet Pawns" by Mark Alexander in The New Leader 1947 December 27

box 4, folder 5

"Turkey Lives on Borrowed Time," Saturday Evening Post 1948 February 28

box 4, folder 6

Untitled speech, Presidio of Monterey 1948 July

box 4, folder 7

"Test of Democracy in Turkey," Middle East Journal 1950

box 4, folder 8

"At the Crossroads in the Middle East," Menlo Park Business and Professional Women's Club 1952 January 22

box 4, folder 9

"Turkey" and "Turkey Part II," World Affairs Discussion Group Palo Alto 1952 March 13

box 4, folder 10

Note cards from speeches 1952 and undated

box 4, folder 11

"Comments on Turkish affairs subsequent to a visit by Bay Fatin Tozer, editor of Zafer, Ankara," 1953-1954

box 4, folder 12

"The People's Choice in Turkey," 1954

box 4, folder 13

"Faith and Reason in the West and Islam," The Islamic Journal 1954 March

box 4, folder 14

Introduction to the translation of Yaban 1954 April

box 4, folder 15

"Türklerin Ebedî Şefi," Mavi, 1954 December 1 1954 March

box 4, folder 16-17

"Resume of Comment and Opinion on Adnan Menderes Prime Minister of Turkey," drafts 1955 January 25

box 4, folder 18

"About Face in Turkish Government," drafts, Foreign Policy Association Bulletin 1956

 

The New Turks: Pioneers of the Republic, 1920-1950 file 1918, 1935-1956

General Physical Description note: 4-12

Scope and Contents note

Consists of correspondence, clippings, drafts of writings, notes, maps, and printed matter.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by form
box 4, folder 19

Correspondence with potential publishers 1947-1949

box 4, folder 20-23

Correspondence with publisher (University of Pennsylvania Press) 1948-1951

box 5, folder 1

Correspondence with publisher (University of Pennsylvania Press) 1952-1955

 

Drafts 1948-1951 and undated

box 5, folder 2

Draft undated

box 5, folder 3-5

Draft with marginal notes by Kerim K. Key and Harry N. Howard undated

box 5, folder 6-9

Draft 1948

box 5, folder 10

Draft 1949 October

box 6, folder 1-2

Draft 1949 October (Contd.)

box 6, folder 3

Draft 1950

box 6, folder 4-8

Draft probably 1950

box 7, folder 1-2

Draft probably 1950 (Contd.)

box 7, folder 3-4

Page proofs of final manuscript 1951

box 8, folder 1

Letters of congratulations 1949-1952

box 8, folder 2

Permissions to quote 1949-1950

box 8, folder 3

Queries and fact checks undated

 

Research materials 1918-1952 and undated

box 8, folder 4

Bibliographies on Turkey and the Ottoman Empire undated

 

Clippings and sources 1943-1952

Scope and Contents note

Includes used and unused materials
 

General clippings on Turkish politics and government 1918-1956 undated

box 8, folder 5

Undated

box 8, folder 6-10

1945-1950

box 8, folder 11-16

1952-1956

 

By chapter 1942-1952

box 8, folder 17

Chapters IV, VI, VIII 1942-1949

box 8, folder 18

Chapters IX-XV 1947-1949

box 9, folder 1

Chapters XVI-XX 1948-1950

box 9, folder 2

Chapters XXI-XXV 1948-1950

box 9, folder 3

Chapters XXVI-XXVII 1945-1949

box 9, folder 4-5

Revised edition 1950-1952

 

By subject 1918-1954

box 9, folder 6

Armenia and Armenians 1945-1948

box 9, folder 7

Courts and governing bodies undated

box 9, folder 8

Economy 1949-1953

box 9, folder 9

Elections--1950 1949-1950

box 9, folder 10-12

Language and grammar 1949 and undated

box 9, folder 13

Literacy 1943

box 9, folder 14

Military 1947

box 9, folder 15

NATO 1951-1953

box 10, folder 1

Patrick, Mary Mills 1950

box 10, folder 2-5

President and Mrs. Celal Bayar's visit to the Hoover Institution 1954

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings, booklet, and photographs
box 10, folder 6

Presidential speeches 1939-1947

box 10, folder 7

Schools 1949 and undated

box 10, folder 8

Turkish-Soviet relations 1945-1948

box 10, folder 9

World War I 1918

box 10, folder 10

World War II 1944-1948

 

Maps 1935-1948 undated

box 10, folder 11

Turkey 1937 and undated

box 10, folder 12-13

World maps and maps of other countries 1935-1948

box 10, folder 14-16

Notes on readings and conversations 1948-1953 and undated

box 11, folder 1-4

Notes on readings and conversations 1948-1953 and undated (Contd.)

box 11, folder 5-10

Printed materials on Turkish politics, culture, and history 1944-1955

box 12, folder 1-4

Reviews 1951-1952

box 12, folder 5

Royalty statements 1954

 

Translations and edited works 1929, 1943-1956

General Physical Description note: 12-17

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and holograph drafts of translations of Turkish writings

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by author or title
box 12, folder 6

Article on President İsmet İnönü for Encyclopedia Britannica 1947 September 15

box 12, folder 7

Behiç, Hakki undated

box 12, folder 8

Extracts from a Five Day Speech Delivered by Ghazi Mustafa Kemal, October 1927 1929

Scope and Contents note

Includes fragments of translations by Eleanor Bisbee
box 12, folder 9-12

Güntekin, Resat Nuri. Yesil Gece (The Green Night), undated. Translated by Adelaide Dwight 1956

box 13, folder 1-2

Güntekin, Resat Nuri. Yesil Gece (The Green Night), undated. Translated by Adelaide Dwight 1956 (Contd.)

 

Halid, Refik

box 13, folder 3

"Yellow Honey," translated by Eleanor Bisbee 1943 and undated

box 13, folder 4

"The Gray Donkey," translated by Eleanor Bisbee 1943 August

box 13, folder 5-9

Hisar, Abdülhak Şinasi. Fahim Bey ve Biz (Fahim Bey and Us), 1942. Translated by Eleanor Bisbee and Methat Esmer 1950-1952

box 13, folder 10

"History of 19th Century Turkish Literature," translated by Adelaide Dwight undated

 

Karaosmanoğlu, Yakup Kadri. Yaban (The Stranger), 1943. Translated by Harold Brodeur with notes by Eleanor Bisbee 1953-1954

box 14, folder 1

Correspondence regarding translation and publication 1953-1954

box 14, folder 2-7

Drafts, original and carbon 1954 April 20

box 14, folder 8

Millî Kalkinma Partisi (National Resurgence Party) charter 1947

box 14, folder 9

Seyfettin, ömer. Short stories translated by Leman Avni Basha and others 1951-1954

box 14, folder 10

Turkish election law 1950

 

Yalman, Ahmet Emin

box 14, folder 11-12

Interview with Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1922. Translated by Eleanor Bisbee probably 1950s

 

Turkey in My Time revision 1951-1955

box 15, folder 1-5

Correspondence regarding publication of manuscript 1951-1955

box 15, folder 6-9

Drafts 1952

box 16, folder 1-10

Drafts 1952 (Contd.)

box 17, folder 1-3

Drafts 1954

box 17, folder 4-5

Miscellaneous short stories translated by Eleanor Bisbee 1942-1943

box 18, folder 6-8

Miscellaneous translations and related materials undated

 

Speeches and writings by others 1945-1955

General Physical Description note: 17-18

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, course outlines, articles, and speeches.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by author
box 17, folder 9

Biyikoglu, Tevfik undated

box 17, folder 10-11

Ekrem, Selma 1952-1954

box 17, folder 12

Harris, Christina P. 1951-1955

box 17, folder 13

Hoskins, Halford L. 1955

box 17, folder 14

Key, Kerim K. 1952-1955

box 18, folder 1-2

Key, Kerim K. 1952-1955 (Contd.)

box 18, folder 3

Mardin, Virginia Lorraine Woldow circa 1955

box 18, folder 4

Yalman, Ahmet Emin 1945

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper article
 

Press Summaries 1949-1953

General Physical Description note: 18

Scope and Contents note

Consists of translations of press summaries.

Arrangement note

Arranged in two groups chronologically
box 18, folder 5-8

Translations of Turkish newspaper editorials for the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, relating to the 1950 elections 1949-1950

box 18, folder 9-10

U.S. press comments on Turkey, issued by the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., Office of Press Attaché 1952-1953

 

Miscellany 1891, 1914-1953

General Physical Description note: 18-19

Scope and Contents note

Letter, pamphlets, clippings, stationery, and shadow puppets.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically
box 18, folder 11

Fragments of correspondence undated

box 18, folder 12

Letter from Helen [?] to unidentified 1891 January 30

box 18, folder 12

Fragment of minutes of the Union Permanente des Délégués du Commerce étranger 1914 May 28

box 18, folder 13

Notes and collected documents from the World Affairs Council and a seminar at the Hoover Library 1948-1951

box 18, folder 14

Stanford Turkish Friendship Club stationery circa 1952

box 18, folder 15

"Statement by Ambassador Abba Eban Before the Ad Hoc Political Committee," Israel Office of Information 1952 January 12

box 18, folder 16

Nichols, Robert L. "Memorial to Alfred Church Lane (1863-1948)," Proceedings Volume of the Geological Society of America Annual Report for 1952 1953 June

box 19

Turkish shadow puppets (Karagöz) and related publications 1950s

 

Photographs 1936-1955 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Several hundred black and white prints and negatives
envelope A

Outdoor and interior spaces in Turkey undated

envelope B1-B3

Stereographic prints of scenery in the United States, Turkey, Jerusalem, Italy, and France 1936-1938

envelope C1-C2

Eleanor Bisbee, family, friends, and former students 1936-1955

envelope D

Social life, politicians, events, and buildings in Turkey, most for publication in The People of Turkey and The New Turks, Pioneers of the Republic, 1920-1950 1940s

envelope mE

3 photographs of city streets in Turkey undated