Folkrörelsearkivet i Västerbotten (The Archive of Popular Movements in Västerbotten)



Tel:+46 (0)90-713030
Address: Gammlia, 903 42 Umeå, Sweden

A regional archive containing documents from various associations in Västerbotten, including local music associations.

The task of Folkrörelsearkivet in Västerbotten is to collect and store documents from Västerbotten's associations and popular/social movements. The archive and visiting centres are located in Umeå and Skellefteå. Folkrörelsearkivet in Västerbotten contains documents from the traditional popular movements; the labor and trade union movement, the free church movement, sports, various cooperative associations and the sobriety movement, but also a huge amount of material from associations concerning public education, culture and leisure as well as village archives and personal archives.

Web Resources

You will find a link for searching the collections here: 
Go to Samlingarna / Sök i samlingar och click on the link  Till sökning!.
Sök i samlingarna – Folkrörelsearkivet i Västerbotten (


Instrumental Folk Music
Vocal Folk Music
Folk Dance

Geographic Provenances

Northern Norrland

Types of Archival Material

Moving Image Recordings
Printed Sheet Music