This collection is made up of two thousand fi les about 951 women writers, including
Asiye Hatun, Leyla Hanım, Şazi Şaziye, Şeref Hanım, Nigar Hanım, Yaşar Naziye
Hanım and Fatma Aliye Hanım. It includes thirty fi les for Halide Edip Adıvar, twentyseven
fi les for Erendiz Atasü and forty-nine fi les for Adalet Ağaoğlu. These files are
classifi ed separately for the pre-Republican (mid-nineteenth century up to 1923) and
the Republican periods (from 1923 until today) and comprise interviews with the writers,
information on their works, newspaper and magazine articles, criticism and promotional
writing. The aim of this collection is to build up a women writers archive.