The TKU archive was founded in 1964. The Archive
is characteristically an audio-visual research and teaching archive.
The TKU Archive is the second largest tradition archive in the
country, with valuable problem-oriented collections in several
fields of folklore and religion.
The TYKL archive (Archives of the Turku University
Ethnology Department) contains material collected by various means:
these include mailed questionnaires and interviews, drawings,
photographs taken during fieldwork and sent in with responses
to questionnaires, and students' thesis work.