Research, re-cataloguing and acquisition policy: new developments at the Archive of the Finnish Literature Society

Comma (2018), 2017, (1), 131–138.


This article offers an introduction to the history and formation of the Archive of the Finnish Literature Society (FLS or SKS) – especially the collection of literature and cultural history – and the impact of some recent research projects utilizing materials stored at the Archive. One of these focuses on questions that are relevant to the Archive itself: Whose history has been recorded? What have been the criteria for the selection of the materials? Whose materials have been ignored or forgotten? Recently, there has been a growing demand to collect archival materials on minorities and make the existing archives more accessible and visible for researchers and activists.

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Kivilaakso, Katri