Send us your sound recordings, memories and testimonies
Audiovisual materials, and more specifically the sound materials are in serious danger of disappearing due to the vulnerability of the supports and the vertiginous technological advance that causes their rapid obsolescence. The analog-to-digital passage of these recordings is a way to avoid their loss.
The Library of the University of Alicante has long started this path by creating a digital library that fills the content to the "Devuélveme la voz" portal. A project of the University of Alicante that 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, especially during the Franco and transition periods. 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 from those who lived those times, from their personal experiences to original recordings of any kind, going through domestic recordings of programs broadcast by the radio, coming from any type of radio station, either illegal or official.
Our aim is to preserve through digitalization, cataloguing and dissemination through the Network. In short, 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 the democratic transitiont - 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 recorded in sound records about the radio stations of that time, whether clandestine 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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