17.05.2017

The archives of President Mauno Koivisto are available at the National Archives

Material regarding President Mauno Koivisto (1923-2017) can be found especially in two archives, the archives of the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland and Mauno Koivisto's private archive, both held by the National Archives. A good example of the wide scope of the private archive can be seen for instance in the collection of photographs (25 containers in total). The collection contains photos at least from the years 1939 to 1998, and includes prints by professional photographers as well as photos possibly taken by President Koivisto himself. Sadly, the photographer, time and place are seldom mentioned. A selection of images from the private archive has been published on the National Archives' flickr-account.

Access to the private archive requires written permission from the Director General of the National Archives. The catalogue of the archive is available in the reading room at Rauhankatu 17, Helsinki.