The extensive tradition archives are situated inside the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. The collections include over 20,000 hours of sound recordings, about 200,000 photographs, records, musical instruments and manuscripts. The archives of the School are one of the largest folklife archives in Finland.
The Folklife archives are primarily used in the research and teaching of the School. The University of Tampere as a whole and the schools of the district also use the archives. Everyone looking for information may use the archives and, on the whole, the number of the users is great.