The archives at SKS gather documentation on the written and oral cultural heritage of Finland. The archives at SKS are open to everyone.


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 folklore and ethnology; from Kalevala poetry to the life stories of rainbow youth – manuscripts, photographs, videos, and sound recordings


The two-year cooperation project brings together information about archival materials relating to In
Arkistomme ottavat jatkuvasti aineistoa vastaan.