Main collection
Accrual status


Collection description and availability
Collection description

The Manuscript Collection contains private archives and single manuscripts related to Finnish educational and cultural history. The private archives contain materials of researchers, professors as well as individuals working in the fields of art and culture. Community archives contain family, mansion and association archives. There are in all approx. 900 personal archives. There are approx, 1,000 signums of manuscripts from various fields and times. The collection also contains manuscripts written in Oriental languages.  The history of the collection reaches back to the collections of the Royal Academy of Turku library.

Catalogue information
  • Paper catalogue made of the collection
  • The collection has been described in the reference database
The music archives have been described in the National Library Search.
Collection materials in format
  • Analogue
  • Digitised
  • On microfilm
Material type
  • manuscripts
  • musical scripts
  • archives