Julio Quílez completed his degree in Geography and History, a Master’s degree in Archival Studies at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) and the postgraduate program in Digital Records Management at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He has worked with the Department of Culture as a technical specialist and as Director of the Alt Camp County Archives from 1998 to 2001, and since 2009, has been the Director of the Alt Urgell County Archives. Between 2001 and 2009 he worked at the Catalan Judicial Archives Network (Department of Justice), first as the manager of the Barcelona Penal Courts Central Archive, and later, as the Network Information Technology and Communications Coordinator. In the academic field, he is the author of different works and presentations for conferences and magazines specializing in archiving and he has taught as a professor in the different variations of the Master’s program in Archival Studies at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, as well as postgraduate programs in Digital Records Management at the UAB.
“Recuperació i difusió de la memòria dels Jocs Olímpics de Barcelona ’92 de la subseu olímpica de la Seu d’Urgell” [Recovery and dissemination of the memory of the Barcelona ’92 Olympic Games in the Olympic venue of La Seu d’Urgell]
Between 2014 and 2016, at the Alt Urgell County Archives, they deposited the fonds belonging to the two institutions directly involved in the planning and execution of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and the Seu d’Urgell Olympic venue: the Club Cadí Canöe-Kayak and the Segre Olympic Park. The two fonds were inventoried and their contents allow us to reconstruct the planning work, the execution and the sports life surrounding the Olympics. Bear in mind that, different from other Olympic venues around the world, both the Club Cadí (with more than fifty years of history) and Segre Park have kept their facilities opened and activities going after the Olympics, and currently, they are well-known around the world for canoeing.
The Alt Urgell County Achieves has done a remarkable job in disseminating the contents of the fonds, both by organizing expositions (for the 50th anniversary of Club Cadí Canoë-Kayak, in 2014, and primarily, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Olympics, which took place in 2017), and by supporting different publications and dissemination of articles.
In addition to the records from these two institutions, the County Archives houses other fonds that can help teach about the Olympic events of 1992 from an audiovisual standpoint, being of special importance the fonds belonging to the Seu d’Urgell Town Hall, Ràdio Seu and Artur Carné, one of the accredited photographers who officially covered the competitions.