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Arken - The National Library of Sweden's search service for private archives and manuscripts

Use this catalogue to find information about the private archives and manuscripts that we hold at the National Library of Sweden. The archives range from writers, artists and scientists to associations, organizations and families.

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For tips on how to search the catalogue, see our Search Arken-page.
For information about requesting material for viewing at NLS see our help page Request material.
To learn more about the catalogue and what you might expect to find in it visit our FAQ-page.

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We are continually working on making more information about our holdings discoverable online, but many of our archival descriptions are not yet available via this catalogue. Please contact us if you cannot find what you are looking for.


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