Researcher and writer (b. 1948, Vezirköprü / Samsun). He received primary and elementary education in Vezirköprü. Then he graduated from Kuleli Military High School. He left the Turkish Military Academy in the final grade in 1963. He graduated from the Gazi Institute of Education, Department of Literature in 1966. He completed his graduate studies at Anadolu University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature (1991). He worked as a teacher and headmaster at Sungurlu High School and Hereke High School (1966-1974). Later on he held positions such as Head of the Branch Office, Vice-Chairman of the Department and Head of Department at the Correspondence Course Center, the Commission for Extensive University Education, the Department of Planning and the Programming and Evaluation Department of the Ministry of Education (1974-78). For some time he worked as the headmaster of the School for Correspondence Courses and as a teacher of literature and assistant headmaster at the Open University (1978-79). He had positions at the Ministry of Culture such as assistant manager of the Department of Research of National Folklore and at the Department of the Committee for Research, Planning and Coordination (1979-1993). He retired in 1993.
He wrote articles, essays and critiques on education, poetry, literature, folklore, folk literature, presentation, general knowledge and politics. His articles were published in reviews such as Türk Folkloru, Sivas Folkloru, Size, Adese, Millî Kültür, Türk Folklor Araştırmaları, Edebiyat-Folklor, Halk Kültürü, Tay, Kümbet, Erciyes, Ziya Gökalp,and Kültür-Sanat. He participated in the establishment of many reviews and newspapers where he acted as general editor and was a member of their publishing committees. He was the Head of the Editorial Department of the reviews Türksoy Dergisi and Karagöz Dergisi, which were published in Ankara. He has been the founder, owner and manager of the Kültür Agency, publishing in Ankara since 1994; the agency has published fifty-four publications.
Hundreds of his articles and scientific edicts were published abroad in other languages (Chinese, Kirghiz Turkish, Turkmen Turkish, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Rumanian, Italian, French, German, English, etc.). His articles were included in the Manas Ansiklopedisi (Encyclopedia of Manas) in Kirghiz. He has presented communiqués at over 150 national and international congresses, seminars and symposia in Turkey and abroad. He has also participated in the organization of many scientific meetings such as national and international congresses, seminars and symposia.
İvgin, who has a Radio and Television Programming Certificate from the Ministry of Education, presented the program Folklorumuza Emek Verenler (Those Who Labor for Our Folklore) on the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation’s Channel 2 from 1989 to 1990 (52 episodes), undertook the production and was specialist advisor of the ten-episode documentary Türk El Sanatları Belgeseli (Documentary of Turkish Handcrafts) and was text-writing and consultant on the documentary program Âşıklık ve Âşıklık Geleneğimiz (Bards and Our Tradition of Bards). He has been the text writer, specialist advisor, producer and consultant for hundreds of programs on television and radio, besides text writing for the production Halk Hikâyeleri (Folk Tales - 13 episodes). He has received over 150 acknowledgements, letters of commendation and honorary certificates as well as over 100 awards and plaques. Some of the most important awards he has collected are the İhsan Hınçer Award for Contribution to Turkish Folklore (1989), the Award of Turkish Poets for Advanced Arts (1987), the Award for Contributions to Bards (1984), the Award for Contributions to the Tradition of Bards (1994), the Mersin Award for Service to Culture and Arts (1995), the Award for Contributions to Traditional Turkish Theatre (1998) and the Award for Contributions to the Culture and Art of Samsun (2001). He has been given academic membership, honorary doctorate and professorships by science academies and universities in many countries.
is a member of the Folklore Research Center, the Association for Fraternity
between Turkey and Germany, the Association for Turkish-Pakistani Culture, the
Association for Culture and Research of Bards in Ankara, the Association of
Modern Kemalists, the Foundation for Culture and the Promotion of Republic, the
Professional Association of Scientific and Literary Work Owners of Turkey, the
Eurasia Foundation for Culture, Arts and Tourism, the Foundation for
Turkish-Rumanian Culture, Arts and Friendship, the Turkish Association for
Education, the Union of Aegean Researchers and Writers, the Union
Âşık Sıtkı Pervane (Sıtkı Pervane the Minstrel, 1976), Uzaktan Öğretimde Ders Mektubu Yazma Teknikleri (Techniques of Writing Notes of Lessons in Remote Education, with N. Aslan and A. Şeren, 1976), Halk Edebiyatı II - III (Folk Literature, with N. Aslan, A. Şeren, 1977), Türkçe ve Öğretimi II (The Turkish Language and Teaching It II, with Ö. Ünal, N. Aslan, A. Şeren, 1977), Uzaktan Öğretimle İlgili Bir Kaynakça Denemesi (An Experiment of Bibliography Related to Remote Education, 1979), Atatürk'ün Türkiyesi (The Turkey of Atatürk, Life Story and Poems of Âşık Eminî Düştü, 1981), Gelin Atatürk'ün Yoluna Dostlar (Friends, Follow the Way of Atatürk, Life story and Poems of Âşık Kul Ahmet, 1981), Âşık Tahiri-Hayatı ve Bibliyografyası (Âşık Tahiri - His Life and Bibliography, with N.Tan, 1983), Âşık Veysel'e Deyişler (Poems for Âşık Veysel, with İ. Ü. Nasrattınoğlu, 1983), Zileli Âşık Fedai (Âşık Fedai of Zile, with M. Yardımcı, 1984), 30. Kuruluş Yıldönümünde Folklor Araştırma Kurumu (The Foundation for Research on Folklore on Its 30th Anniversary, 1987), İhsan Hınçer Türk Folkloruna Hizmet Ödülü-87 (The İhsan Dinçer Award for Contributions to Turkish Folklore, 1987), Karınca Dergisi Kooperatifçilikle İlgili Bibliyografya (Bibliography of the Karınca Review Cooperative, with N. Tan and İ. Ü. Nasrattınoğlu, 1987), Zileli Âşık Zefil Necmi (Zileli Âşık Zefil Nemci, with M. Yardımcı, 1988), Dertler Üstüme Üstüme (Leave Me Alone, All Troubles, Life Story and Poems of Âşık Yanık Umman, 1988), Dost İline Götür Beni (Take Me to Friendly Lands, Life Story and Poems of Âşık Yoksul Derviş, 1989), Yüz Bin Oldu Yarelerim (I Have Countless Wounds, Poems by Âşık Yoksul Derviş, 1989), Geredeli Âşık Figani (Geredeli Aşık Figani, 1994), Eski ve Yeni Karagöz Oyun Metinleri (Old and New Play Scripts of Karagöz, with M. Özlen,1996), Zileli Âşık Ceyhuni (Zileli Aşık Ceyhuni, with M. Yardımcı, 1996), Türk Halkbilimi ve Halk Edebiyatında Görüşler (Turkish Sociology and Opinions in Folk Literature, 1996), Bir Şah Olsam Hükmeylesem Cihana (If I Were a Shah to Rule the World, Life story and Poems by Âşık Kul Ahmet, 1997), Gönlüm Kanatlandı (My Heart Has Opened Up Its Wings, Life story and Poems of Âşık Çoban Hüseyin, 1998), Âşıklar Dünyasında (In the World of Bards, anthology, with A. E. Bozyiğit, H. Çemrek, 1998), Vezirköprü Halk Kültürü Derlemeleri (Collections from Folk Culture in Vezirköprü, 1998), Karagöz ve Kukla Sanatımız (Karagöz and Our Art of Puppets, 2000), Nail Tan (Biography - Bibliography, 2003), Anadolu Halk Hikâyeleri (Folk Stories in Anatolia, 2003), Kalecikli Âşık Mir’ati (Kalecikli Âşık Mir’ati, with A. E. Bozyiğit, 2004), Tellerimiz Atatürk’ü Çağırır (Our Wire Calls for Atatürk, Poems of Âşık Emini Düştü, 2004), Hüsne Mağrur Olma... (Don’t Be Conceited in Beauty, Articles on Bard, Folk and Dervish Lodge poetry, 2005), Altay Dağlarının Kaplanı Manas (Manas, the Tiger of the Mountains of Altai, legendary novel, 2005).
REFERENCE: Şadi Kurtuluş / Hayrettin İvgin ve Ozanlarımız - Gülten Çiçek / Yazar-Folklorcu Hayrettin İvgin ile Röportaj (Size dergisi, 25.10.1984), İrfan Ünver Nasrattınoğlu / Hayrettin İvgin ve Eserleri (Size dergisi, Eylül 1988), Ahmet Özdemir / Karagöz ve Kukla Sanatımız (Bizim Gazete, 19.4.2000), İsa Kayacan / Karagöz ve Kukla Sanatımız (Vakit, 9.8.2000), İhsan Işık / Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) – Ünlü Bilim Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 2, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Kardaş Alişoğlu / Fahri Doktor Adınız Mübarek Gardaşlar (3. Hedef gazetesi, Azerbaycan, 13.11.2003), Tamilla Abbashanlı / Azerbaycan’ın Dostu Dostumuz Düşmanı Düşmanımızdır... (Adalet, 19.4.2003), İsa Kayacan / Anadolu Halk Hikâyeleri (Fethiye, 27.09.2003), İsa Kayacan / Yaşayan Ünlüler: Hayrettin İvgin (Belde, 23.1.2003), İsa Kayacan / Hayrettin İvgin’den İki Kitap (Sonsöz, 19.6.2004), M. Halistan Kukul / Anadolu Halk Hikâyeleri (Karınca Kooperatifçilik dergisi, Temmuz 2004), Kendisinden alınan bilgiler, 2015).