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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Finnish Folktales Records 1927-1928

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Finnish Folktales. Records

Dates:

1927-1928

Size:

7.5 linear feet (15 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Finnish Folktale Records contain approximately 14,000 pages of typewritten transcriptions with interlinear translation into English of Finnish folktales from the Finnish Literary Society of Helsinki.

Information on Use

Access

No restrictions.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Finnish Folktales. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

In 1927, Professor Archer Taylor of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature recommended to the University that transcriptions and translations be made of the collection of Finnish folk-tales in the archives of the Finnish Literary Society of Helsinki. Professor Taylor wrote, "The Finnish tales represent the largest single mass of traditional material in manuscript, except possibly the Estonian archives. Since these tales are international in their distribution no one national collection stands alone. Any study which concerns tales enjoying international currency profits from this Finnish material, and the preparation of such studies is substantially encouraged by our possession of it." Professor Kaarle Krohn, who was then directing the archives of the Finnish Literary Society, believed that the copying and translating of this material would assure their preservation and would make their use more general. Following Professor Taylor's recommendation, an appropriation was made to carry out this work from funds made available to the University by the General Education Board for research in the humanities. The work began under Professor Taylor's direction in the autumn of 1927 and continued for the following three years.

Scope Note

The Finnish Folktale Records contain approximately 14,000 pages of typewritten transcriptions with interlinear translation into English of Finnish folktales from the Finnish Literary Society of Helsinki. These headings derive from the Antti Aarne- Stith Thompson classification. The tales are in consecutive order but the collection is not complete when compared to the index. [Index: Folklore Fellows, 75, no. 184, 1961 (GB.1. F67)]

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Ordinary Folktales

Subseries 1: Tales of Magic

Sub-subseries 1: Supernatural Adversaries

Box 1   Folder 1

300. 303-300.b.20

Box 1   Folder 2

300.b.21-300.b.32

Box 1   Folder 3

300.b.33-300.d.45

Box 1   Folder 4

300.d.46-300.e.52 (300.e.61)

Box 1   Folder 5

300.315.f.18.f.6-300.g.74

Box 1   Folder 6

300.g.76-300.j.95

Box 1   Folder 7

300.g.96-300.k.104

Box 1   Folder 8

300.k.105-300.l.106 (300.l.123)

Box 1   Folder 9

300.l.165-300.p.144

Box 1   Folder 10

300.p.145-300.q.157

Box 1   Folder 11

300.r.10 (303.r.96)-303.c.23

Box 2   Folder 1

300.j.136-304.b.4

Box 2   Folder 2

300.d.26-303.j.87

Box 2   Folder 3

304.b.5-311.a.3

Box 2   Folder 4

311.a.53-311.k.30

Box 2   Folder 5

311.k.31-311.s.55

Box 2   Folder 6

311.aj.99-315.b.10

Box 2   Folder 7

315.b.11-315.j.41

Box 2   Folder 8

315.j.425-315.l.57

Box 2   Folder 9

315.m.58-315.s.76

Box 2   Folder 10

315.s.77-325.l.25

Box 2   Folder 11

325.m.26-326.b.27

Box 3   Folder 1

326.b.8-326.d.23

Box 3   Folder 2

326.d.24-326.850,j46(j55)

Box 3   Folder 3

326.j.47(330.B.j.145-327.b.20

Box 3   Folder 4

327.b.21-327.c.37

Box 3   Folder 5

327.c.39-327.i.65

Box 3   Folder 6

327.i.66-327.k.86

Box 3   Folder 7

327.k.87-327.a.127

Box 3   Folder 8

327, 328.a.128.53-328.f.25

Box 3   Folder 9

328.i.29-330.a.4

Box 3   Folder 10

330.a.5-330.b.18

Box 3   Folder 11

330.b.19-300.e.34

Box 3   Folder 12

330.e.35-330.k.51

Box 3   Folder 13

330.k.52-330.a.1.58

Box 4   Folder 1

330.B.a.3-330.B.b.18

Box 4   Folder 2

330.B.b.20-330.B.d.38

Box 4   Folder 3

330.B.d.39-330.B.f.66

Box 4   Folder 4

330.B.f.67-330.B.i.88 (332.i.27)

Box 4   Folder 5

330.B.j.33-330.B.k.113

Box 4   Folder 6

330.B.k.115-330.B.n.139

Box 4   Folder 7

330.B.p.140-333.i.1

Box 4   Folder 8

332.j.28-361.a.9

Box 4   Folder 9

361.a.70-361.b.24

Box 4   Folder 10

361.6.23-361.f.44

Box 4   Folder 11

361.g.45-361.L.59 (475.L.33)

Box 4   Folder 12

361.L.60-363.365.a.49.164

Sub-subseries 2: Supernatural or Enchanted Husband (Wife) or Other Relatives

Box 4   Folder 13

402.a.3-403.B.i.70

Box 5   Folder 1

402.b.5-402.b.18

Box 5   Folder 2

402.b.19-402.d.36

Box 5   Folder 3

402.d.37-402.i.57

Box 5   Folder 4

402.i.63-402.l.85

Box 5   Folder 5

402.1.87-425.q.12

Box 5   Folder 6

425.B.d.25-425.c.1.23

Box 5   Folder 7

450.i.1 (510.i.59)-451.j.22

Box 5   Folder 8

451.j.24-451.x.42

Sub-subseries 3: Supernatural Tasks

Box 5   Folder 9

460-461.t.171-475..a.5

Box 5   Folder 10

475.b.7-475.n.41

Box 5   Folder 11

475.d.43-480.b.13

Box 5   Folder 12

480.b.14-480.d.37

Box 5   Folder 13

480.d.38-480.j65

Box 6   Folder 1

480.j.67-480.k.107

Sub-subseries 4: Supernatural Helpers

Box 6   Folder 2

500.b.69-502.p.21

Box 6   Folder 3

502.p.22.-511.d.8

Box 6   Folder 4

511.d.9-513.b.12

Box 6   Folder 5

513.b.75-513.f.29

Box 6   Folder 6

513.f.30-513.j.134

Box 6   Folder 7

513.k.46-513.m.159

Box 6   Folder 8

513.n.160-513.A.j.45

Box 6   Folder 9

(513.a)513.A.j.164-513.B.a83

Box 6   Folder 10

361.a.3.513.a.85-513.B.e.100

Box 6   Folder 11

513.B.e.106-513.B.1.147

Box 6   Folder 12

513.B.j.167/570.j.78-513.B.L.150

Box 6   Folder 13

513.B.L.153-514.m.15

Box 7   Folder 1

514.q.16-517.d.6

Box 7   Folder 2

517.d.17-517.j.30

Box 7   Folder 3

517.j.41-517.L.57

Box 7   Folder 4

517.L.59-518.p.4

Box 7   Folder 5

518.h.6-530.k.122

Box 7   Folder 6

530.1.123-530.p.167

Box 7   Folder 7

530.p.169-530.s.192

Box 7   Folder 8

530.s.193-530.a.200

Box 7   Folder 9

530.b.14-530.b.28

Box 7   Folder 10

530.b.29-530.c.43

Box 7   Folder 11

530.c.60530.f.68

Box 7   Folder 12

530.f.69-530.i.96

Box 8   Folder 1

530.i.97-532.b.4

Box 8   Folder 2

532.d.6-545.b.10

Box 8   Folder 3

545.b.11-5454.k.48

Box 8   Folder 4

545.k.53-545.B.p.99

Box 8   Folder 5

550.-550.h.16

Box 8   Folder 6

550.i.17-550.p.38

Box 8   Folder 7

550.p.39-551.a.5

Box 8   Folder 8

551.a.6-551.c.18

Box 8   Folder 9

551.d.19-551.i.37

Box 8   Folder 10

551.i.38-551.L.65

Box 8   Folder 11

551.m.68-552.d.7

Box 9   Folder 1

552.f.8-552.p.30

Box 9   Folder 2

552.q.33-555.j.14

Box 9   Folder 3

555.s.12-559.L.11

Sub-subseries 5: Magic Objects

Box 9   Folder 4

570.a.1-570.d.22

Box 9   Folder 5

570.d.23-570.j.47

Box 9   Folder 6

570.j.50-570.p.70

Box 9   Folder 7

570.q.74-571.b.13

Box 9   Folder 8

571.b.14-571.f.33

Box 9   Folder 9

571.g.35-571.n.64

Box 9   Folder 10

571.p.66-575.m.21

Box 9   Folder 11

575.p.23-580.d.12

Box 9   Folder 12

580.d.13-592.b.13

Box 9   Folder 13

592.b.15-592.d.66

Box 10   Folder 1

592.e.33-592.k.51

Box 10   Folder 2

592.1.54-611.c.5

Box 10   Folder 3

611.e.6-621.b.6

Box 10   Folder 4

621.b.7-621.h.44

Box 10   Folder 5

621.k.45-621.m.84

Sub-subseries 6: Supernatural Power or Knowledge

Box 10   Folder 6

652.i.l-653

Box 10   Folder 7

653.1.11-660.f.26

Box 10   Folder 8

660.f.27-675.a.5

Box 10   Folder 9

675.a.141-675.b.20

Box 10   Folder 10

675.b.23-675.e.41

Box 10   Folder 11

675.e.48-675.j.80

Box 10   Folder 12

675.j.143-675.1.101

Box 10   Folder 13

Box 11   Folder 1

677.1.13-677.s.26

Sub-subseries 7: Other Tales of the Supernatural

Box 11   Folder 2

700.a.3-700.f.29

Box 11   Folder 3

700.f.30-700.1.63

Box 11   Folder 4

700.1.67-707.a.48

Box 11   Folder 5

707.b.49-707.s.69

Box 11   Folder 6

709.a.1-709.q.16

Box 11   Folder 7

709.s.19-715.c.19

Box 11   Folder 8

715.c.20-715.j.51

Box 11   Folder 9

715.j.53-715.s.83

Box 11   Folder 10

715.s.84-725.b.1

Box 11   Folder 11

725.b.2-725.p.6

Subseries 2: Religious Tales

Box 11   Folder 12

750.b.1-750.m.28

Box 11   Folder 13

750.p.29-753.b.3

Box 12   Folder 1

760.b.1-760.k.18

Box 12   Folder 2

760.m.21-810.b.12

Box 12   Folder 3

810.b.12-810.1.53

Box 12   Folder 4

810.1.54-820.b.3

Box 12   Folder 5

820.b.4-821.1.25

Subseries 3: Novelle (Romantic Tales)

Box 12   Folder 6

850.b.2-850.c.13

Box 12   Folder 7

850.d.16-850.1.45

Box 12   Folder 8

850.s.54-852.b.2

Box 12   Folder 9

852.b.3-853.b.9

Box 12   Folder 10

853.b.11-853.f.31

Box 12   Folder 11

853.g.36-854

Box 12   Folder 12

8.54..a.2-854.b.16

Box 12   Folder 13

854.b.17-854.d.28

Box 13   Folder 1

854.e.29-854.i.68

Box 13   Folder 2

854.j.69-854.1.100

Box 13   Folder 3

854.1.101-875.j.13

Box 13   Folder 4

875.k.14-883.i.21

Box 13   Folder 5

883.p.17-901.i.18

Box 13   Folder 6

901.i.38-10.d.5

Box 13   Folder 7

910.i.9-c.1.56

Box 13   Folder 8

910.D.x.1-920.i.7

Box 13   Folder 9

920.i.8-931.b.1

Box 13   Folder 10

931.e2-931.1.17

Box 13   Folder 11

931.m. 19-935.h.17

Box 13   Folder 12

935.1.18-935.k.25

Box 13   Folder 13

935.k.27-940.b.6

Box 14   Folder 1

940.c.7-36-950.b.5

Box 14   Folder 2

950.b.6-950.d.12

Box 14   Folder 3

950.d.13-951.A.b.5

Box 14   Folder 4

951.A.d.4-951.B.q.34

Box 14   Folder 5

951.b.6-952.b.6

Box 14   Folder 6

952.b.8-952.d.18

Box 14   Folder 7

952.e.19-955.b.7

Box 14   Folder 8

955.d.8-957.b.4

Box 14   Folder 9

957.c.5-990.k.2

Series II: Miscellaneous

Subseries 1: Duplicates

Box 14   Folder 10

Duplicates, E 60157/61, HI l, 495/7-H II 7, 733/6 (2)

Box 14   Folder 11

Duplicates, H II 20, 853/7 (12)-H II 32, 727/41 (17)

Box 14   Folder 12

Duplicates, H II 44, 459/96 (6)

Box 14   Folder 13

Duplicates, H II 46, 183/5 (17)-H II 54, 57/62 (3)

Box 15   Folder 1

Duplicates, H II 54, 71/8 (8)-H II 69, 737/45 (20)

Box 15   Folder 2

Duplicates, H III 5, 181/95 (2)-R3, 331/4

Subseries 2: Translated

Sub-subseries 1: Ordinary Folk-Tales

Sub-sub-subseries 1: Tales of Magic - Magic Objects

Box 15   Folder 3

621.f.49 [1092.f.39?]

Sub-sub-subseries 2: Tales of the Stupid Ogre

Box 15   Folder 4

1186.q.Mt.821.c

Sub-subseries 2: Jokes and Anecdotes

Sub-sub-subseries 1: Stories about a man (boy)

Box 15   Folder 5

1525

Sub-sub-subseries 2: Jokes about Parson and Religious Orders

Box 15   Folder 6

1731-1731.j.43

Box 15   Folder 7

1731.j.44-1731.s.68

Subseries 3: Untranslated (Unclassified)

Box 15   Folder 8

Untranslated

Subseries 4: Indexes

Box 15   Folder 9

  • Folktales which have been copied
  • To be corrected