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News and Miscellanea Kadin Eserleri Kütüphanesi Ve Bilgi Merkezi Vakfı The First and Only Women’s Library and Archives in Turkey Aslı Davaz Co-founder of the Foundation and Current President of the Executive Committee A Dream Became Reality Twenty Years Ago The story of the foundation process of the Kadın Eserleri Kütüphanesi ve Bilgi Merkezi Vakfı (Women’s Library and Information Centre Foundation) in Istanbul is a long one. When I started to explore this project in 1985, it seemed more like an impossible dream than a serious project. When in 1988 I met another of the future co-founders, Şirin Tekeli, it was still a dream but no more an impossible one. A subsequent meeting with three other future co-founders – Jale Baysal, Füsun Akatlı and Füsun Yaraş-Ertuğ – turned the dream into a serious project. The Aims of the Foundation In December 1989, the founders established the legal status of the Library, which was then opened to the public on 14 April 1990 in its current premises.1 The Library has celebrated its twentieth anniversary this year (see the separate conference report below). These twenty years have been a long process of struggle for the survival of the Library and the organisation of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aspasia Berghahn Books

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Berghahn Books
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1933-2882
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1933-2890
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10.3167/asp.2010.040112
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Kadin Eserleri Kütüphanesi Ve Bilgi Merkezi Vakfı The First and Only Women’s Library and Archives in Turkey Aslı Davaz Co-founder of the Foundation and Current President of the Executive Committee A Dream Became Reality Twenty Years Ago The story of the foundation process of the Kadın Eserleri Kütüphanesi ve Bilgi Merkezi Vakfı (Women’s Library and Information Centre Foundation) in Istanbul is a long one. When I started to explore this project in 1985, it seemed more like an impossible dream than a serious project. When in 1988 I met another of the future co-founders, Şirin Tekeli, it was still a dream but no more an impossible one. A subsequent meeting with three other future co-founders – Jale Baysal, Füsun Akatlı and Füsun Yaraş-Ertuğ – turned the dream into a serious project. The Aims of the Foundation In December 1989, the founders established the legal status of the Library, which was then opened to the public on 14 April 1990 in its current premises.1 The Library has celebrated its twentieth anniversary this year (see the separate conference report below). These twenty years have been a long process of struggle for the survival of the Library and the organisation of

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Published: Mar 1, 2010

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