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The Humanities Collection

Collection materials in format

Analogue
Digital
Digitised
On microfilm

The Humanities Collection comprises Finnish and international research literature in humanities.

Collection description

The Humanities Collection comprises Finnish and international research literature in humanities. Main topics include history, especially history of Antiquity, the Middle Ages and early modern age, and art studies, especially literature, visual arts and music, and philosophy.

With regard to its oldest parts, the collection is the most extensive multidisciplinary collection of international literature. The Humanities Collection contains source and scientific literature from the year 1600 on. Several private collections have incorporated in it at various times and it also includes deposit copies from Russia written in Western languages. Moreover, the collection contains literature of law and social sciences, medicine and natural sciences.

In addition to books and periodicals, the collection contains Finnish and international dissertations, maps, illustrated work and ephemera as well as newspapers in original and microfilm formats.

Material type

journals
electronic material (born-digital)
posters
Maps
Manuscripts
Books
Pictures
newspaper clippings
sheet music publications
Newspapers
musical scripts
online materials

Accrual status

Continuous