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Digitization of the Vera Beaudin Saeedpour Kurdish Library & Museum Collection

Material Description

Binghamton University is planning to digitize materials from the Vera Beaudin Saeedpour Kurdish Collection which contains a wide range of materials pertaining to politics of cultures, namely Kurdish and Middle Eastern. Subject areas represented in this collection also include history, political science, anthropology, archaeology, sociology, and belles lettres. The materials in the manuscript collection were arranged categorically, such as newspapers, journals, and photographs. The same concept was applied to the artifacts, for instance, clothing, textiles, and jewelry. Based on this categorization, we plan to digitize the following: correspondences between Dr. Saeedpour and newspapers, politicians, scholars (1977-2010); Dr. Saeedpour’s research and writings; a wide range of newsletters and newspapers in Kurdish, Turkish, and English published in Iraq, Turkey, and various Western countries such as Sweden, France, Brussels, and Germany; greeting cards; photographs depicting people, landscape, events (1960s-2000s); maps of Kurdistan and surrounding areas (early 19th century-mid 20th century); artwork of various Kurdish artists; and interviews with Iraqi Kurdish refugees who are currently living in the Binghamton area. The Kurdish Collection was received by Binghamton University as a donation from Vera Beaudin Saeedpour’s children in 2010.

Year Added:

2016

Institution

Binghamton University

Contact(s)

Dr. Aynur de Rouen
Binghamton University SUNY



Date Range

1828 - 2010

Geographic Scope

The collection’s materials relate to the regions in southwest Asia, namely Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iran, Syria, and parts of the former Soviet Union.

Materials

  • 254 Mixed Archival Collections
  • 35679 newspapers
  • 91224 journals
  • 31301 Manuscripts
  • 1503 Photographs
  • 126 Artworks
  • 2840 slides
  • 748 postcards
  • 55 Audio Recordings
  • 486 Artifacts