Main collection
Parent collection
Accrual status


Collection description and availability
Collection description

The Finnish American Collection includes literature published in Finnish, Swedish and English in the United States and Canada between 1876 and 1977. In addition to approximately 2,100 and 550 newspapers and periodicals, the collection includes serial and annual publications and ephemera and sheet music. The collection includes religious, political and other social literature as well as original and translated fiction.

From 1978, Finnish American literature has been placed among other literature in the National Collection.

Catalogue information
  • Card catalogue made of the collection
  • The collection has been described in the reference database
  • The collection has been only partially catalogued
The collection is partly catalogued in the Fennica database (from 1901). Information pertaining to the part of the collection missing form the database is available in the main card index of the National Collection and the related American literature card index on th 2nd floor of Fabiania.
Collection materials in format
  • Analogue
  • Digitised
Material type
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Aikakauslehdet
  • Ephemera
  • sheet music publications