Collections and Information Sources

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

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.