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Bringing Back the Soaps: The Louis J. Boeri and Minín Bujones Boeri Collection of Cuban American Radionovelas at Tulane’s Latin American Library

Material Description

Summary

Tulane’s Latin American Library will digitize 36 of the 135 radio soap operas from the Louis J. Boeri and Minín Bujones Boeri Collection of Cuban American Radionovelas. The audio recording masters are contained on 8,934 reel to reel tapes that were produced by Miami-based America’s Productions, Inc. between 1963 and 1970. These programs were transmitted to over 200 radio stations in Latin America and Spain, to U.S. Spanish-language stations, and to the U.S. government. With scripts penned by acclaimed Cuban and Mexican writers, the broadcasts included soap operas, comedies, advice programs, biblical dramas, mysteries, spy stories, and variety shows. The digitized radionovelas will be freely available worldwide as a collection within the Tulane University Digital Library and will afford a unique resource for the study of the political, cultural, and commercial ties between the United States and Cuba via public broadcasting during the pivotal Cold War.

Program:

Digitizing Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded:

229189

Year Added:

2017

Institution

Tulane University, The Latin American Library

Contact(s)

Dr. Hortensia Calvo
The Latin American Library, Tulane University

Dr. Christine Hernández
The Latin American Library, Tulane University

Jeff Rubin
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University

Materials

  • 3076 Audio Recordings