Composition

One of the aims of the project was to digitize and transcribe the manuscripts of all the folk tales collected by Jón Árnason. The scans  of the original materials (most of which are kept in the National and University Library of Iceland and the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies) are available at Handrit.is – a repository of electronic historical manuscripts at the National and University Library of Iceland, as well as Sagnagrunnur – a database of all Icelandic folk legends in print. Sagnagrunnur, maps information concerning Jón Árnason’s collectors and storytellers (and their letters) to show users the scope and cultural background of Jón Árnason’s growing network.