The Joensuu Folklore Archives specialise in the collection of oral history and folk tradition from Eastern Finland. Much of the manuscript material from the Folklore Archives is available in Joensuu on microfilm and there is also a large amount of new material available in digital format.
At the centre of the archives' work is its close cooperation with Joensuu University and other local organisations. In addition to facilitating the work of researchers and students, the Joensuu Folklore Archives are also open to enthusiasts and those interested in oral folk tradition. Customers at the Joensuu Folklore Archives also have access to many of the Folklore Archives' (Helsinki) databases.
The Joensuu Folklore Archives are situated on the campus of Joensuu University, in the same building as the Joensuu Provincial Archives.