The Norwegian Folklore Archives contains texts, letters, photos and other source materials from about 450 collectors of folklore from the entire country.
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812–85) was an author, scientist, forester, and not least collector and publisher of folklore.
Moe (1813–82) was a Norwegian poet and bishop, but he is above all known as one of the pioneers in collecting Norwegian folktales and popular songs.
Bugge (1833-1907) collected and published Norwegian folk songs and ballads. He is considered to be the greatest Norwegian philologist and linguist of his era.
M. Moe (1859-1913) was a folklorist and professor at the Royal Frederick University in Oslo. He is regarded as the founder of university studies in folkloristics in Norway.
Aasen (1813-1896) was a linguist, poet, and collector of folklore.
Magnus Brostrup Landstad
Landstad (1802-1880) was a priest, hymn writer, folklore collector, and one of the most prominent intellectuals in nineteenth-century Norway.