Oral Tradition Archives

This list presents an initial sample of archives holding records of traditional verbal arts. It aspires to offer an exhaustive compendium of such archives worldwide that is useful to all researchers. Your help compiling it is indispensable. We look forward to learning from you of additional archives both physical and virtual.


Name Dansk Folkemindesamling, Danish Folklore Archives
Institution The National Library
Website http://www.kb.dk/da/nb/fag/dafos/index.html
Address
Phone
Email dafos@kb.dk
Physical location Denmark
Genres customs, fairy tales, folk tales, legends, songs, stories
Languages Danish
Geographical areas Denmark
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Name The Estonian Folklore Archives
Institution
Website http://www.folklore.ee
Address Vanemuise Str. 42
Tartu 51003
Estonia
Phone Phone: +372 7377 730
Fax: +372 7377 706
Email era@folklore.ee
Physical location Estonia
Genres beliefs, customs, folk tales, games, legends, magic spells, songs
Languages Finnish, Finno-Ugrians, German, Hungarian, Izhorian, Karelian, Khanty, Komi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Livonian, Mari, Mordvinian, Romani, Russian, Swedish, Udmurt, Vepsian, Votic, Yiddish
Geographical areas Estonia
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Name The Folklore Archives
Institution Finnish Literature Society
Website http://www.finlit.fi/english/kra/
Address Physical: Hallituskatu 1, 00170
Mailing: P.O. Box 259, 00171 Helsinki
Phone Phone +358-(0)201 131 272
Fax: +358-(0)9-1312 3220
Email Director Lauri Harvilahti lauri.harvilahti@finlit.fi
Physical location Finland
Genres folk tales, games, jokes, legends, personal narratives, poems
Languages Finnish
Geographical areas Finland, Karelia
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Name Matti Kuusi international database and type system of proverbs
Institution
Website http://lauhakan.home.cern.ch/lauhakan/cerp.html
Address Outi Lauhakangas
Rautiontie 3 C 12
00640 Helsinki
Finland
Phone +35845-6347353
Email outi.lauhakangas@sci.fi
Physical location Finland
Genres proverbs
Languages English, Finnish
Geographical areas Finland
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