The Uysal-Walker Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative (U-W ATON) is a repository situated at the Texas Tech University Libraries in Lubbock Texas.
The work towards an Archive began in 1961, culminating in the Uysal-Walker Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative we know today. During that year the three original Founders (Ahmet E. Uysal, Warren S. Walker and Barbara K. Walker) first began collecting materials from the field when they met in Ankara as a result of Warren Walker having been awarded a U.S. Fullbright Grant tenable in the Turkish Republic. After the first ten years of fieldwork, in many villages, the task of organization and the need for a permanent place began occupying their thoughts. With these concerns in the background, the original Founders eventually donated their holdings to Texas Tech University in 1980.
Between January 2001 and December 2003 H. B. Paksoy served as ATON Unit Head (faculty member in charge), after having taught at several universities. A portion of his published books (full-text) may be accessed on-line:
http://webpages.acs.ttu.edu/hpaksoy and http://www.ku.edu/carrie/texts/carrie_books/
For additional information about ATON, please write or call:
Uysal-Walker Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1041
Tel: +806 742 3749