The collection postcards of Atatürk Library have been created by enucleating donation albums. In times past donated postcards albums have been gathered and registered. Finally Atatürk library gained 9.000 postcards. Nowadays numbers of postcards have reached to approximately 12.500 with new purchasings.
Most of postcards are themed about Turkey and Istanbul in our Library.
Accordingly, theme and geographic distribution of postcards are as below:
1.Turkey: 10,500 (about 4,000 that are themed Istanbul)
7.Social and daily life: 450
As noted above, Istanbul themed postcards became prominent. These postcards have great importance and place for urban historians and culture researchers and research specialists. That sources are also used by Istanbul citizens who need to restore their historic houses and structures.
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