TYKL Archives (Archives of the Turku University Ethnology Department),
operating in conjunction with the Department of Ethnology, 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. The archived material has been classified into sub-categories
of material for the TYKL archives was begun by publishing and
sending out questionnaires on various areas of ethnic culture.
By the end of 1979, 57 of these had been sent out, after which
there was a pause. In 1990 the last questionnaire so far was sent
out, dealing with the sauna. At this point the network of 350
to 400 informants who had responded in the 1950's, 60's and 70's
was no longer available, but local radio broadcasts, local newspapers
and other partners were used to publicise the questionnaire.
the activity of the network of respondents, a total of 397,432
pages of material have been archived from 15,719 (an average of
275/questionnaire) answers. The most recent questionnaire on "How
I was taught to bathe in the sauna" was answered by a total
of 1,040 respondents.
year 1955 the manuscript library has archived all the proseminar
and data collection work, essays, Master's and Licentiate's theses
and typed copies of interview material gathered during fieldwork.
The material has been filed by subject, area and author.
year 1960, the TYKL Archives have also kept photographs that have
been sent in with responses to questionnaires, and fieldwork carried
out by students and researchers. The photograph archives contain
more than 35,000 photographs dealing with different areas of ethnic
culture, and they have been filed by subject and area.
A large number
of drawings are always made in connection with fieldwork for the
Department. These include drawings of buildings, farmyards, interiors
of dwellings etc. that are when possible copied and filed in the
TYKL Archives. They are filed by subject and area.