The Department of Folklore was founded in 1947 and is engaged in the study of figurative speech, religion, stories and multimedia of Estonian and other nations, as well as the publication of electronic magazines and the establishment of a digital archive.
Founded in 1927. The Estonian Folklore Archive is the central archive of folklore in Estonia, the task of which is to capture, preserve and make available what is as diverse as possible of the phenomena of non-institutional spiritual culture.
The Estonian Cultural History Archive was founded in 1929. The Estonian Cultural History Archive is Estonia's central archive collecting and organizing literary and cultural history materials (manuscripts, letters, documents, biographies, memoirs, diaries, photographs, works of art, sound recordings).
The Archival Library was founded in 1909. The task is to collect, preserve and make available to researchers all publications in Estonian, regardless of their place of publication; Publications on Estonia and the Baltics; printed materials about the Finno-Ugric peoples.