Updated information for our visitors

The Reading Room at the Provincial Archives of Åland has been reopened for visitors. We ask that all our visitors wear a face mask and follow the guidelines for hygiene and social distancing during their visit.

Archive boxes on a shelf

Shipping Company Gustaf Erikson archives

The Shipping Company Gustaf Erikson archives are one of Åland's most renowned archives. Gustaf Erikson's significance in bringing the new Republic of Finland and it's autonomous region of Åland to the world map cannot be underestimated. A significant part of the Gustaf Erikson archives is being kept at the Provincial Archives of Åland. The Åland Maritime Museum has received part of the archives, and part of it is owned by Mariehamns Rederi Aktiebolag. 

The GE-archives received international attention when they were inscribed in UNESCO's Memory of the World National Register on April 18, 2017. The register is maintained by the Memory of the World Programme's National Committee of Finland. 

On these pages You can read more about the history of Gustaf Erikson and his shipping company. Some of the documents have been digitized as a sample of our collections. You are also welcome to view the documents in our Reading Room.

Published 18.10.2018
Updated 3.12.2019