Send us your sound recordings, memories and testimonies
Audiovisuals materials and particularly the sound ones, are in great danger of disappearance due to the vulnerability of the medium and massive technological advances leading to its rapid obsolescence. The passage from analog to digital in these recordings is a way to avoid its loss.
The library of the University of Alicante started some time ago to create a record library which fills with contents the portal "Devuélveme la voz". This is a project of the University of Alicante which seeks to contribute to the reconstruction of our history and our memory through various radio and sound funds. A sound file and a thematic portal have been created based on radio materials from the Franco regime and the Transition period. However, we want it to be an open project, where the only limit is the availability of sources, with the possibility of incorporating different sound testimonies of those who lived at that time, through their personal experiences and original recordings of any kind such as recordings made at home of programs broadcasted by radio, from any kind of radio station, either illegal or official.
Our aim is to preserve, digitalize, catalog, and webcast these sources. All in all, we want to "return the voice" to these sources so that they can return us part of our history and our memory.
For these reasons, if you have a sound record of the Franco period or from the Transition to Democracy - either from Spain or from exile, or from the perspective of any other country - we invite you to share it. At the same time we would like you to share with us your memories on the radio broadcasts of that time - either clandestine or not-, recorded in register sound. We are also interested in any testimony or interview recorded in any format, on that time and especially those referring to memories and personal experiences on radio stations, illegal or not.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your contribution is important to help us to save our sound and audiovisual heritage.
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