The archive of the home region of Juuka is cherished
with huge love to the home region. It is well maintened and
continuously developing center of historic documents. Our archive of the
home region is a trailblazer in our province - it is first of its kind
in North-Karelia and even in the whole Finland.
The former librarian, Pauli Repo started to collect
first materials in the year 1977. The materials were recorded in the
department of home region of municipal library, until the space was full
of historic materials. After this, the librarian Pauli Repo was chosen
to be the chairman of the society ofJuuka-seura and he continued his
work with the archive - it has to be moved to another place. First, the
archive was moved into basement of the old health center: the space was
quite small, 150 meters of shelf space and it didn't meet the
requirements of the archive.
Cooperation: Municipality and the Society of Juuka-Seura
After the municipality hall was completed in the year 1984, the
archive of the home region got modern spaces for its materials with no
costs at all. Nowadays the space area is 67 square meters with 500
meters of shelf space. The archive is maintained by Juuka-Seura and the
municipality of Juuka - the cooperation has went well and everybody are
satisfied because of the continuosly developing, historic archive that
we all have.
The mission of the archive is to record local archive-materials and
spiritual traditions into use of scientists, students and regular
citizens. The archive continuosly grows, thanks to local societys,
organizations, companies, families and private persons.
In the archive, there are a lists of the equipments of the Parish- and Mill museum, like clothes and other objects. The material will be shifted into computers, to ease the finding of one certain information.
The archive of home region cooperates with multiple societys. Over
the years we have cooperated for example with Archive of the Province,
Province Museum and Organization of Finland's Home Region.
The materials have been classified into these groups:
Documents of Juuka-Seura
Documents of the local newspaper of Vaarojensanomat
Other documents of local newspaper
Documents of societys, organizations and companies
Documents of families and private persons
Documents of local folklore
Documents of war-history
Documents of school and other education
Every summer, former citizens of Juuka come to visit into their old
home town. Until this people do not understand what kinds of treasures
are hidden into the archive - for example, in the group of
Photographies, there are already 20 000 units of material. Welcome to visit!