• TARİH : II. Abdülhamid Dijital Koleksiyonu (ARŞİV YERİ : ABD KONGRE KÜTÜPHANESİ)
  • Yayın Tarihi : 17 Aralık 2018 Pazartesi

New Resource : Library of Congress Abdulhamid II Digital Collection of Books and Serials

by Mark Stein

In 1884 Sultan Abdul-Hamid II gifted the Library of Congress with a collection of Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Arabic works that he had richly embossed with this inscription in English, French and Ottoman: "Gift made by H.I. M. the Sultan Abdul-Hamid II to the national library of the United States of America through the Honorable A.S. Hewitt Member of the House of Representatives A.H. 1302-1884 A.D."

By 1984, it was determined that the Abdul-Hamid II gift books had become very brittle with paper that was too fragile to serve to researchers and a decision was made to microfilm the collection. 309 books and serials have been scanned from this microfilm for this digital collection. There are 26 existent Abdul-Hamid II books which also have been digitized and can be accessed online.

The collection can be found at:

LİNK : https://www.loc.gov/collections/abdul-hamid-ii-books/ 

Further information is available at:

LİNK : https://www.loc.gov/collections/abdul-hamid-ii-books/about-this-collection/

İLETEN : Emel Soyer Kolçak