The Institute has comprehensive collections compiled over the course of more than 100 years.

Spoken language corpora

The Tape Archive of the Finnish Language contains more than 24,000 hours of audio recordings, mainly of Finnish dialects. There are also recordings made of Finnish spoken in Sweden, Norway, Ingria, the USA and Australia. In addition to Finnish dialects, there are recordings of Finnic languages and other languages, as well as recordings with great value for our cultural heritage, such as lectures, academic talks and interviews. The Archive also has a collection of wax cylinder recordings of Finnic languages, which have been converted into digital format.

The Archive was founded in 1959.  Currently, two thirds of the recordings have already been digitised. The Tape Archive’s resources are available free of charge for scholars, students and others interested in the material. It is possible to order copies of the recordings.