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The Norwegian Folklore Archives

Moltke Moe in his study. Black and white photo.
Moltke Moe in his study, ca 1910. Photo: NFS.

The Norwegian Folklore Archives (NFS) was founded in 1914 and is a cultural-historical national archive that consists of texts, photos and other source materials from about 500 collectors of folklore.

Collections

For more information about the collections and material available online, please see the norwegian webpages.

The map of Nordic Legends

Witches, sorcerers, ghosts, werewolves, devils and trolls. The map of Nordic legends is a digital platform with thousands of legends from Norway and Sweden.

The map is a cooperation between the Norwegian Folklore Archives at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, UiO and the Institute for Language and Folklore in Göteborg, Sweden.

Go to the map of Nordic Legends (frigg.isof.se, in Norwegian)

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen in his study. Photo.

Collectors of folklore

The Norwegian Folklore Archives contains texts, letters, photos and other source materials from about 500 collectors of folklore from the entire country.

Contact

Head of The Norwegian Folklore Archives: Line Esborg

Email: folkeminner@ikos.uio.no

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