Sound and Audiovisual Unit

Tasks and functions

It manages sound and audiovisual documents that enter by donation, exchange, purchase or legal deposit. It catalogues them and contributes to their acquisition, conservation, preservation and digitization.

Who works in Sound and Audiovisual Unit


It is the heiress of the Sound National Archive of Catalonia, created in 1981, that by the law of libraries of 1993 was integrated to the Biblioteca de Catalunya,.


It comprises collections and pieces of a great value conforming one of majors historical and musical heritage of the country. Some of the most significant collections are the archive of Radio Barcelona and the personal archives of Daniel Blanxart and Conchita Badia, among others. It also has a rich selection of original voices of historical figures such as Alexander Fleming, Joan Brossa, Carmen Amaya, Frederica Montseny, Salvador Dalí, Jacinto Benavente, John Cowdery Kendrew, M. Aurelia Capmany, Hipolito Lazaro, Francisco Macia, Lluis Companys, Ramon Tamames, Jean-Paul Sartre, John Capri, Mary Santpere Alfredo Di Stefano, Joan Miro, Jordi Rubio i Balaguer, Vinicius de Moraes, among other

Contact details:

Margarida Ullate

Margarida Ullate i Estanyol


+34 93 270 23 00 (ext. 84013166)

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Collections searcher


Inventari de Bobines de Ràdio Barcelona

Treasures of the BC

Digitized collections