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Finding Aid for the Vehbi Koç Press Clipping Collection

Descriptive Summary
Creator
Koç Company
 
Title
Vehbi Koç Press Clipping Collection
 
Identifier / Call Number:
G00001-
 
Language:
The materials are written in Turkish, English, French and Deutsch.
 
Date:
1956-2009
 
Physical Description:
104 boxes, 9 volume
 
Acquisition Information:
The collection was donated by Koç Holding in 2002.

Abstract
The collection contains press clippings and pieces relating to the work of Vehbi Koç, the Koç family and Koç group partnerships; news that appeared in the press; and the statements given by Vehbi Koç to media institutions. It is possible to use these to follow Turkey’s economic development, economic conditions, and political, administrative, cultural and social incidents during the time period they encompass. The collection also represents a valuable resource on Turkish press history.
 
Access Information
The collection is open to research.
 
Copyright and Usage
The materials in this collection may only be used for research and education purposes with appropriate sourcing. The intellectual rights of the materials in this collection are reserved under the Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works, No. 5846. This law is applicable in relation to the reproduction, production or distribution in any sense by any third party individual or institution without the permission of Koç University VEKAM.

Cite As
[Title of material]. (Date). Name of Collection, Inventory number, VEKAM Library and Archive, Koç University.
 

Biographical Information
Vehbi Koç was born in Ankara in 1901, and began his working life in 1917. In 1926 he took his first step into professional trading as “Koçzade Ahmet Vehbi”, taking over one of his father’s businesses. He expanded his operations by acquiring the Turkish franchises for foreign companies such as Ford and Standard Oil. Later, he entered the underwriting business. In 1938, he took the first step towards institutionalization by establishing Koç Ticaret A.Ş.

In 1948, he entered a joint investment with General Electric. In the 1950s, Koç took serious steps in industry, investing in local industries to substitute for imported goods. He developed the local production of many different types of goods including vehicles, white goods, radiators, electronics, textiles and matches. In 1954, his enterprise Türk Traktör (Turkish Tractor), which was the first Turkish company to enter the automotive industry, began production. In 1955 he established the consumer goods company Arçelik, in 1954, the Turkish Iron Casting Factory, and in 1961, gas company Aygaz. In 1963 he took an important step towards institutionalization by establishing Turkey’s first holding company, Koç Holding, which would lead to many ‘firsts’ in the fields of industry and production in Turkey. In 1966, the first locally-produced Turkish automobile, the Anadol, came onto the market. In 1967, becoming interested in Turkey’s agricultural potential, he established Tat Tomato Salsa Factory, which became the leader in its sector. In 1968, he took the largest step ever taken in the Turkish automobile industry, partnering with Fiat to establish the car company Tofaş. In 1971, Tofaş began producing the Murat car.

Vehbi Koç also emphasized services to society and charity throughout his life. In 1967, he pioneered the Türk Eğitim Vakfı (Turkish Educational Foundation). In 1969, he established the Vehbi Koç Foundation to carry out activities in the fields of education, health and culture. In 1976, he gave the Atatürk Library as a gift to the Istanbul Municipality. In 1980, in memory of his late wife Sadberk hanım, Vehbi Koç opened the Sadberk Hanım Museum, Turkey’s first private museum. In 1985, he established the Turkish Family Health and Planning Foundation. In 1987, the Vehbi Koç Foundation Koç Private High School, and in 1993 Koç University opened to students.

In 1987, the International Chamber of Commerce declared Vehbi Koç the world’s “Businessman of the Year”.

Background Information
The collection of news and newspaper columns from a great number of different publications was created on the instruction of Vehbi Koç to compile news that appeared in the press by his secretary between the years 1956–1971, Zehra Tekbaş, his secretary from the 1970s until 1994, Suzan Boray, and by those working to compile press mentions of Vehbi Koç after his death.

Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is established in chronological order starting from 1956. Sorting and inventory work is carried out to maintain this order.

Subjects
Koç, Vehbi, 1901-1996.
Koç Holding, Inc.
Koç Group.
Koç family.
Turkey -- Economic conditions -- History.

Related Materials
Vehbi Koç Collection
Bibliography about Vehbi Koç.

Contents of Collection
Box No Inventory No Covarage
Box 01 G000001 - G000105 1964 (April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
Box 02 G000106 - G000207 1964 (January, February, March); 1963 (April, May, June, July, August, September, November, December); 1962 (November, April); 1956 (February); 1951 (May); 1961 (July); 1959 ( April, November)
Box 03 G000208 - G000310 1967 (June, July, August, September, October, November, December); 1966 (February, April, August, November, December); 1965 (January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September,October); 1964 (October)
Box 04 G000311 - G000409 1964 (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, December); 1963 (October, November, December)
Box 05 G000410 - G000520 1969 (May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
Box 06 G000521 - G000627 1968 (January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December); 1969 (January, February, March, May)
Box 07 G000628 - G000690 1971 (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, October, November); 1970 (February, November, December)
Box 08 G000691 - G000758 1970 (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November)
Box 09 G000759 - G000830 1972 (January, April, May, June, July, September, October, November); 1973 (January, February, April, May)
Box 10 G000831 - G000902 1973 (May, June, July, September, November, December)
Box 11 G000903 - G000990 1974 (June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
Box 12 G000991 - G001078 1974 (January, February, March, April, May, June)
Box 13 G001079 - G001170 1975 (May, June, July, August, September, October, December)
Box 14 G001171 - G001250 1975 (February, April, May)
Box 15 G001251 - G001317 1975 (January, February, March, April)
Box 16 G001318 - G001415 1976 (January, February, March, April, May, June)
Box 17 G001416 - G001515 1976 (June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
Box 18 G001516 - G001600 1977 (January, February, March, April)
Box 19 G001601 - G001682 1977 (April, May, June)
Box 20 G001683 - G001772 1977 ( June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
Box 21 G001773 - G001860 1978 (January, February, April, May, June, October, November, December)
Box 22 G001861 - G001945 1978 (April, May, June, July, August, September, October)
Box 23 G001946 - G002032 1978 (January, February, March, April); 1968 (January); 1977 (December)
Box 24 G002033 - G002119 1979
Box 25 G002120 - G002199 1979 (January, April, May, June, July, August, September); 1978 (May)
Box 26 G002200 - G002293 1979 (January, February, March, April)
Box 27 G002294 - G002440 1980 (January, February, March, April, May); 1979 (December)
Box 28 G002441 - G002525 1980 (January, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
Box 29 G002526 - G002629 1980 (January, February, March, April)
Box 30 G002630 - G002730 1981 (August, September, October, November, December)
Box 31 G002731 - G002830 1981 (January, February, March, April, May, June,  July, August)
Box 32 G002831 - G002925 1982 (October, November, December)
Box 33 G002926 - G003020 1982 (May, June, July, August, September, October)
Box 34 G003021 - G003114 1982 (January, February, March, April, May)
Box 35 G003115 - G003170 1982 (January, February, March, May, June, July, September, October, November)
Box 36 G003171 - G003219 1982 (January, February, March, April, May, August, September, November, December); 1984 (May); 1979 (May)
Box 37 G003220 - G003320 1983 (June, July, August, September)
Box 38 G003321 - G003420 1983 (April, May, June, July)
Box 39 G003421 - G003520 1983 (February, March, April)
Box 40 G003521 - G003632 1983 (January, February, March); 1978 (May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
Box 41 G003633 - G003720 1983 (January); 1984 (April, May)
Box 42 G003721 - G003820 1984 (February, March, April, July); 1983 (March)
Box 43 G003821 - G003918 1984 (January, February, December); 1983 (October, November, December)
Box 44 G003919 - G003954 1984 (January, April, May, June, July, August, October, November, December); 1982 (January, November)
Box 45 G003955 - G004059 1985 (March); 1984
Box 46 G004060 - G004193 1984
Box 47 G004194- G004222 1983 (August); 1984 (June, August, September, October, November)
Box 48 G004223 - G004250 1978 (January); 1984 (February, April, August, September, December); 1987 (February)
Box 49 G004251 - G004355 1978 (January); 1984 (August, September, October, December)
Box 50 G004356 - G004460 1984 (July, August, September)
Box 51 G004461 - G004559 1984 (May, June)
Box 52 G004560 - G004655 1985 (February, March)
Box 53 G004656 - G004750 1984 (November, December); 1985 (January, February)
Box 54 G004751 - G004845 1984 (November)
Box 55 G004846 - G004866 1974 (March); 1983 (January, March);  1984 (November)
Box 56 G004867 - G004918 1970 (April); 1975 (June); 1982 (May); 1983 (January, June, August, October); 1984 (July)
Box 57 G004919 - G004979 1982 ( April, May, June); 1983 (January, March, April, September, October); 1984 (July)
Box 58 G004980 - G005100 1984 (July, October); 1985 (May, June, July)
Box 59 G005101 - G005240 1985 (April, May)
Box 60 G005241 - G005367 1983 (October); 1984 (October); 1985 (March, April)
Box 61 G005368 - G005401 1970 (May); 1975 (March- April); 1979 (September); 1984 (September, October, November); 1991 (December); 1994 (February, December)
Box 62 G005402 - G005505 1985 (November, December)
Box 63 G005506 - G005610 1985 (September, October, November)
Box 64 G005611 - G005714 1985 (August, September)
Box 65 G005715 - G005727 1985 (April, May); 1991 (December)
Box 66 G005728- G005746 1985 (January, March, April, May, September)
Box 67 G005747 - G005855 1985 (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November)
Box 68 G005856 - G005960 1985 (February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November)
Box 69 G005961 - G006063 1985 (February, May, August, September, October, November)
Box 70 G006064 - G006180 1986 (June, July)
Box 71 G006181 - G006300 1986 (March, April, May, June)
Box 72 G006301 - G006412 1986 (January, February, March)
Box 73 G006413 - G006480 1986 (May, July, August, September)
Box 74 G006481 - G006575 1986 (September, October, November); 1984 ( November)
Box 75 G006576 - G006695 1986 (September, October, November, December); 1987 (January)
Box 76 G006696 - G006814 1987 (January, February)
Box 77 G006815 - G006999 1987 (January, February)
Box 78 G007000 - G007200 1987 (January, February, March)
Box 79 G007201 - G007384 1987 (January, February, March)
Box 80 G007385 - G007525 1987 (May, June, July, August)
Box 81 G007526 - G007669 1987 (March, April, May)
Box 82 G007670 - G007780 1987 (October, November, December); 1988 (January)
Box 83 G007781 - G007878 1987 (September, October)
Box 84 G007879 - G008000 1988 (August, September, October)
Box 85 G008001 - G008150 1988 (April, May, June, July)
Box 86 G008151 - G008300 1988 (January, February, March, April); 1989 (July, August)
Box 87 G008301 - G008500 1989 (April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December); 1987 (September)
Box 88 G008501 - G008628 1986 (February); 1988 (November, December); 1989 (January, February, March, April, October)
Box 89 G008629 - G008770 1990 (July, August, September, October, November, December); 1991 (January, February, March)
Box 90 G008771 - G008945 1980 (April), 1990 (January, February, March, April, May, June, July)
Box 91 G008946 - G009090 1991 (August, September, October, November, December)
Box 92 G009091 - G009237 1981(June), 1990 (April, May, June, August), 1991 (July, August)
Box 93 G009238 - G009400 1991 (June, October); 1992 (June, July, August, September, October)
Box 94 G009401 - G009555 1991 (February); 1992 (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September)
Box 95 G009556 - G009750 1996 (October, November, December); 1997
Box 96 G009751 - G009880 1996 (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October); 1997 (January, June)
Box 97 G009881 - G009910 1998 (October, November, December)
Box 98 G009911 - G010030 1998 (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October); 1999 (January, February)
Box 99 G010031 - G010139 1999 (February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October); 2000 (February, March)
Box 100 G010140 - G010304 1999 (November, December); 2000; 2001 (January)
Box 101 G010305 - G010440 2000 (March, April); 2001 (February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December); 2002 (January)
Box 102 G010441 - G010629 1993 (July, October, November, December); 1994 (January, February, April, May, June, July, September, December); 1995 (January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December); 1996 (January); 2001 (January)
Box 103 G010630 - G010721 1996 (April); 1973 ( April, May); 1982 (June); 1972 (September); 1981 (October; November; December); 1969 (February); 1980 (July, August); 1979 (June); 1978 (March, May); 1977 ( June); 1976 (February, June); 1967 (January, August); 1966 (March); 1959 (September); 2009 (January, February, March, May, June, September, October, November, December); 2008 (February, March, April, June, July); 2007 (March, May, June, August, September, October)
Box 104 G010722 - G010840 2007 (February, March); 2006 (February, March, May, July, September, November); 2005 (January, March, May, June, July, September, October, December); 2004 (February, March, April, May, August, September, November, December); 2003 (February, March, April, June, July, September, October, November, December); 2002 (February, May, June, December); 1992 (January); 2008 (June)
v.1 G010841 - G010877 1996 (February)
v.2 G010878 - G010975 1996 (February)
v.3 G010976 - G011042 1996 (February)
v.4 G011043 - G011072 1996 (February)
v.5 G011073 - G011093 1996 (March)
v.6 G011094 - G011106 1996 (March)
v.7 G011107 - G011116 1996 (March)
v.8 G011117 - G011130 1996 (March)
v.9 G011131 - G011136 1996 (March)
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