Collections and Information Sources
The Archives’ collections contain:
- material on literature and cultural history includes archives of authors and other literary figures from Aleksis Kivi to Riina Katajavuori and from the Torchbearers to the Finnish Writers’ Union; manuscript material, letters, documents, photographs and sound recordings.
- material on traditional and contemporary culture; from Kalevala poetry to the life stories of rainbow youth – manuscripts, photographs, videos, and sound recordings.
The library's collections contain:
- Finnish and foreign research literature in the field of cultural studies: folkloristics, cultural anthropology, religious studies, ethnology and ethnomusicology
- Finnish literature and literary research
- other humanistic literature.