The Eino Mikkola Collection
Collection materials in format
The Eino Mikkola Collection stems from a donation of the Professor Eino Mikkola's (1905–1987) estate in 1988.
The Eino Mikkola Collection stems from a donation of the Professor Eino Mikkola's (1905–1987) estate in 1988. This extensive private library of over 30,000 titles included a large amount of Finnish literature from the era of Swedish rule, censored political literature and first editions of Finnish fiction and poetry. The collection also represented Mikkola's own research area, classical philology and the Antiquity. In addition, the collection contained philosophical and political literature, including rare, communistic works from the 1920s and 1930s. Parts of the Mikkola estate’s donation have been dispersed into other collections of the National Library and the National Repository Library of Finland in Kuopio. The Special Collection (The Eino Mikkola Collection) contains around 8,000 volumes of particular value or rarity.
Temporal coverage of the collectionprotohistory Antiquity the Middle Ages beginning of the modern age modern age (turn of the 18th and 19th century to the 20th century) modern times (1900-)
Spatial coverage of the collectionEurope Eastern Europe Området i Mellanöstern Finland Russia
Main collectionSpecial Collections
Parent collectionPrivate libraries stored as separate entities
Restrictions of useOnly for Special Collections Reading Room
More information about cataloguing
The collection has been only partly catalogued into the National Library Search database.
A card catalogue of the collection was made by Mikkola, and it is stored in the Special Collections (available on request).
Parallel collectionsFiction 1810–1972
The estate of Professor Eino Mikkola (1905–1987) donated the collection to the library during its anniversary year in 1988. The library accrued by Professor Mikkola consisted of over 30,000 volumes, had a scope of over 800 shelf metres and was one of Finland's largest private libraries. The collection reflects Mikkola's research interests as a classical philologist and his other activities, but also his extensive bibliophilic interests.
Professori Eino Mikkola (1905–1987)