The oldest archival resources date back to the establishment of the Academy of Turku in 1640. Key archival resources include documents and other material relating to the University’s administration, administrative bodies and units. In addition to official administrative documents, the archive material includes documents and resources related to research and teaching as well as private archives and the archives of organisations associated with the University.
In particular, the majority of the older documents are administrative and financial in nature. As is typical of an official archive, the documents include records, registers, lists, minutes, copies and drafts of letters, arrived letters and applications, correspondence and financial documents.