Historic classics online
The Kvs Foundation was highly involved in publishing between 1874 and 1919. The Foundation published novels, sheet music, specialist literature and crafts and art literature, as well as scientific literature about liberal education and adult education.
As the Wikipedia of its time, the Foundation’s calendar was our absolute number one product, published 1881–1957. It was the first book published yearly in a calendar format, and one of the first widely spread reference books in Finland.
The calendar aimed to combine everyday activities with articles written by experts, as well as poetry and stories.
As literacy increased, so did the calendar’s popularity, and its role in giving guidance on practical life and furthering knowledge-based education became significant.
After a nearly 70-year break, the Foundation has published a unique celebratory edition of the classic calendar for the year 2024. The Kvs Foundation will also be publishing a 150-year history in the autumn of 2024. Both the calendar and the history will mark the 150th anniversary of the Kvs Foundation and the Year of Sivistys 2024.
The sheet music we have published can be found at the Finnish Amateur Musicians’ Association (SULASOL ry).