A few months before his death, André Camp told me that he wished that their personal files would be deposited in a public library and asked that I entrusted prepare donation. I applied it to the Biblioteca de Documentación Internacional Contemporánea (BDIC) and they accepted with enthusiasm and held a fruitful cooperation. Letter of the BDIC that officialized the donation arrived at André Camp House on 3 March 2004, the day of his admission to the hospital. Yvette Camp his wife and Jean-François Camp your son took the letter to the hospital and read it to André Camp. He hear it with satisfaction, some hours before close my eyes forever.
The archive André Camp brings together written and audiovisual files mainly devoted to its two major areas of work: emissions of radio of the RTF Radiodiffusion-Télévision française and their activities in lathe to literature and the theater of Spanish language.
En refers to the written archives, contain the roles of the different sections in which worked André Camp: daily and weekly programs, with dashes of emissions, reports on the reception abroad, mail from listeners. The set highlights the efforts of André Camp and his fellow journalists to develop what was then called "the voice of France" by some and "French propaganda abroad" by others. It also reveals the material difficulties of the sections and the internal conflicts that opponents of the members of the section of Spanish language and those responsible for the direction of the ORTF. The first wanted to give the floor to the voices of exile and give news of the Republican Spain while managers didn't want ill Francoist authorities.
There are numerous dossiers dedicated to Spanish dramatic writers and authors: Rafael Alberti, Max Aub, José Bergamín, Alejandro Casona, Federico García Lorca, Jorge Guillén, Pedro Salinas... and Latin American: Miguel Ángel Asturias, Jorge Luis Borges, Alfredo Gómez Morel, Octavio Paz, Maruja Vilalta...
In terms of sound files (that you have joined the web Devuélveme la voz as sound collection Radio París/ André Camp), It's a set of 117 recordings of various kinds that André Camp decided to retain, what saved them from destruction since unfortunately, most Radio-Paris files were not kept. It is a selection of stories, daily emissions of the RTF, interviews, whose theme is often related to activities of André Camp and his family. Among this set, one can quote the reports on the Holy week of Cartagena and the Gypsies of Provence pilgrimages; emissions in tribute to Alejandro Casona an adaptation in French of his play Inés de Portugal; the notes of travel of Miguel Angel Asturias recorded by André Camp during the two days of his trip by train from Paris to Stockholm where the Guatemalan writer was going to receive his Nobel Prize in literature; the recordings of the Decades of Provence, cultural encounters that Jean and André Camp organized at his family home in Roquefort-les-Pins (located in the Alpes-Maritimes) between 1948 and 1967 and qualifying writers, intellectuals, professors and artists from several countries on a different theme each year: "Youth and culture"in 1965; "Artistic creation and the art of living in 1966", "The civilization of the leisures" in 1967...
Although they represent just a small sample of emissions conducted and disseminated by Radio-Paris, these sound files of the André Camp Fund come to supplement the valuable collection of recordings that are part of the donation made by Julián Antonio Ramírez put on line by the portal "Devuélveme la voz". We congratulated this project carried out by the University of Alicante, which reveals a page in that bleak period of Spain's history, when the radio waves tried to crack lead veneer imposed by the dictator Franco to across the country.
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