The Skilliter archive collection includes correspondence, unpublished papers, and documentation, as well as photographic material, in discrete special collections. We hold a founding collection of the Susan Skilliter archives, along with material from other significant donors and contributors to Ottoman history.
We have recently acquired the Eckstein Albums, a collection of photographs documenting a medical survey of maternal and infant health in rural Anatolia 1935-1939. An eminent pediatrician who fled the rise of Nazism, Eckstein was also a gifted photographer and portraitist. He used his commission to capture the social and economic realities of rural Anatolian villages through the work of women and children in farming and family life. The Eckstein Albums offer unique photographic documentary evidence and insight into Turkish medical history, and the engagement of Jewish migrants in Atatürk’s health and social reforms.
For enquiries relating to research and archive materials, or to make an appointment to consult the collection, please contact the Librarian.