Centre Jordi Solé Tura per la democràcia. Mollet del Vallès

Jordi Solé Tura | Documentary collection

Documentary collection

Jordi Solé Tura was member of the Council of Europe from 1993 to 2004. This agency in 2000 and 2002 said, advising on records and access to information, that records are an essential and irreplaceable part of the cultural heritage and that preserve the memory of the humanity for the future. It also states that a country is not fully democratic, if the documents for knowing its history in an objective way are not available to the citizens.

So with these postulates, Jordi Solé Tura signed an agreement with the Council of Mollet del Vallès on the 23rd of April of 2003, in which he expressed the will of leaving a great part of its documentary collection to the city.

On 2007 the Arxiu Històric Municipal (Historic Archive of the City) started to materialize this will starting to classify the documents, so that in a future, they are available to researchers, scholars and to the public in general. Currently, the Arxiu is doing the works of classification, description and search tools of nearly 7000 records of the collection.

The documentary collection of Jordi Solé Tura consists mainly on its politic and professional career, rather than the academic, personal and familiar one.

Regarding its professional career, there can be found documents of the universitary professorship, courses, conferences, presentations and seminars.

From his politic and institutional life, there are documents of politic parties and of the different functions he exercised in the Congress, in the Council of Barcelona, in the Parlament de Catalunya and also as a senator, Minister of Culture, member of the Council of Europe and of the Western European Union, president of the Catalan Committee for Refugees of the UNHCR, and in different non-governmental institutions and international agencies.

The collection also contains handwritten and typewritten documents related to his activities: lectures, conventions, conferencesand debates, publishing activities, drafts and notes, articles, books, prologues and presentations of books, reviews, tributes to others...

Among the letters, there is sent and received correspondence, and correspondence of other people.

In the chapter of press, there can be found articles that have to do with him, and written by him, in addition to articles related to his activities.

Among the documents of his personal and familiar activities there are cards and credentials, diaries, fines, certificates, education, doctoral thesis, competitions, CV... And finally, the donation also includes his personal library.

Part of the documentary collection of Jordi Solé Tura
Part of the documentary collection of Jordi Solé Tura
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