The archives of the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland strive to preserve the central parts of the Swedish cultural heritage in Finland, and to store this heritage in a safe manner in order to further mediate it to researchers or other individuals who take an interest in the culture, language, history and traditions of the Finland-Swedish people. Individual archives are received primarily as donations, but also in part as depositions.
The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland keeps the following archives:
The Archives of History and Literature receive and maintain the archives of private persons, families, farms and manor houses, institutions and organisations. The collections include letters, manuscripts, diaries and photographs (of cultural, historical and literary interest). Some date as far back as to the 16th century, but the majority of the material dates from the 19th century up until present time. The archives represent the materials of writers, artists, scientists and others who in one way or another have contributed to the Swedish culture in Finland.
The Archives of Folk Culture gather, document, analyse and publish material about the life and traditions, popular belief/folklore, customs and traditions of the Swedish-speaking people of Finland. The collections consist of written material, photographs, interview and musical recordings, as well as films. Through active fieldwork and questionnaires the material related to traditions is continuously expanded.
The Archives of the Swedish Language collect, document, analyse and publish material about the Swedish language in Finland, and about its dialects and names. The collections are largely made up of interviews, over 6,000 hours of digitized material and place names that are catalogued and fastened to maps. The language material is continuously expanded through active fieldwork and questionnaires.
Located in the city of Vaasa, the Ostrobothnian Archives of Traditional Culture maintains the archives of regional manuscripts and traditions. The archives collect and preserve material regarding popular belief/folklore, customs and traditions, as well as the archives of individuals and associations of the Swedish-speaking population of Ostrobothnia.
If nothing else is mentioned all images shown on www.sls.fi are free to use without restrictions. Society of Swedish Literature in Finland must be refered to as source. If the name of the photographer or other author is mentioned, please also state this in a manner required by proper usage.
SLS archival material on Eurpopeana are within the Public Domain with no known copyright restrictions or marked as ”Creative Commons CC0 1.0”. This means that you can use the material without any restrictions. When using our material please make reference to the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland. If the name of the photographer or other author is mentioned, please also state this in a manner required by proper usage.
The photographs published on Flickr are within the Public Domain and are free to use.
All photographes are marked as having ”no known copyright restriktions”. This means that SLS is unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the material, either because SLS owns the copyright, or the term of copyright has expired, or because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply. The photographs can be copied, distributed and presented freely, including commercial use.
When using our photographs please make reference to the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland. If the name of the photographer or other author is mentioned, please also state this in a manner required by proper usage.
If you have questions or additional information about the digital material or do you need higher resolution copies please contat the SLS archive: firstname.lastname@example.org