Newspapers in the National Collection
Collection materials in format
The Newspaper Collection of the National Collection contains newspapers published in Finland received as legal deposit copies from the late-1700s to today.
The Newspaper Collection of the National Collection contains newspapers published in Finland received as legal deposit copies from the late-1700s to today. The collection is an almost uninterrupted series of the history of Finnish newspaper publishing from the first newspapers Tidningar utgifne af et Sällskap i Åbo and Suomenkieliset Tieto-Sanomat to modern Hufvudstadsbladet and Helsingin Sanomat.
The collection has both national and provincial as well as local and town newspapers. The National Collection preserves not only daily and general newspapers but also various specialised and free newspapers. Over 300 different newspaper titles are received in the collection as legal deposit copies every year.
The old article index of Finnish newspapers 1771-1890 organised by topic has been digitised and can be read freely in the DIGI - National Library's Digital Collections service http://digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi/sanomalehti/directory?language=en
Legal deposit copy collection
Accrues statutorily as legal deposit copies, see Act on Collecting and Preserving Cultural Materials (Laki kulttuuriaineistojen tallettamisesta ja säilyttämisestä 1433/2007), http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/alkup/2007/20071433. In addition, some newspapers published abroad in Finnish ("expatriate newspapers") are ordered for the collection.