The Roma Archives of Finland − Finitiko kaalengo arkiivos
The Roma Archives of Finland − Finitiko kaalengo arkiivos collection was developed in the Cultural Heritage of the Roma people: Archiving, Valuation and Research (2016–2018) project. The project was part of Finland’s National Policy on Roma.
Romani material of the Finnish Literature Society
SKS has collected Romani folklore and oral history since the 1960s. The material has been donated by researchers, heritage collectors and active members of the Roma community. Only limited material was collected in the SKS archives prior to the 1960s.
The Romani material of SKS forms a part of the collection on traditional and contemporary culture and the collection on literature and cultural history. Collections of the SKS unit in Joensuu also include Romani material.
Catalogues of the material are available from SKS customer service locations in Helsinki and Joensuu.
Permissions and restrictions
The use of material from the Roma Archives of Finland − Finitiko kaalengo arkiivos collection is always subject to a permission. The permission must be applied for in writing. It is granted by the archive director with regard to SKS material within the scope of any restrictions.