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Sources of Documents

In this section you will find which sources of documents you have at your disposal. In the majority of them you have access to download the inventory of the units which make them up.

 

Public Administration Source of documents

Protection Board of Port Works Collection: 1714-1878.

Documentation of the first board that manages the port works between 1790 and 1836.

It consists of 185 units documentaries.

 

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Board of Port Works Collection - Tarragona Port Authority: from 1869 to the present.

It is an open source which expands daily with the documentation transferred by different management teams and departments of the Tarragona Port Authority. It consists of more than 15,600 documented units.

 

Aggregated ports Collection: 1927-1969.

Documents containing information on the Ports of Cambrils, Salou and L'Ametlla del Mar during a period when they depended on the Port of Tarragona. It consists of 51 documented units.

 

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Lighthouse Collection: from 1864.

Contains documents of Tarragona coast lighthouses (from Torredembarra to the Delta del Ebro). It consists of 82 documented units.

 

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Port of Tarragona Workshop School Collection: 1992-1995.

It consists of 115 documented units of the activities carried out by the Port of Tarragona Workshop School created in 1992 to enhance the various trades associated with the construction of traditional boats of our coast, and the recovery of various important vessels for our Port.

Centre for Maritime Studies and Activities of the Port of Tarragona Collection: 1991-2005.

Includes 108 documented units of this association created to manage social and cultural activities of the Port of Tarragona.

  

 

Commercial and Enterprise Collection

Tarragona Ship owners SA Collection: 1919-1998. It consists of 225 documented units and about a hundred plans of the documents generated by this construction and ship repair company which were operating at the Port from 1918 to 2000.

 

Personals Collections

Castellarnau Collection: 1608-1866.

It is a private collection of Josep Anton de Castellarnau who was the treasurer of the Board for the Protection of Works of the Port of Tarragona. It consists of 8 documented units.

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Fons Serrano Suñer Collection: 1939-1968.

Eduardo Serrano Suñer was director of the Port of Tarragona from 1939 to 1972. The collection consists of three documented units.

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Fernando Pons Prat Collection: 1959-1977.

Fernando Pons Prat was a shipowner from El Serrallo of Tarragona. The collection contains projects, plans, photographs and documentation of the fishing boats pescaPachicha, La Cruz, Juanita, Sanjaime and Pio XII.

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Other administrations collections

Maritime Holdings Collection: 1859-1998.

Entered in 2008 and 2011, consists of 158 units and includes four series: sheets of ship settlements, office and staff roles, navigation and fishing licenses and annotation books of maritime registration.

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Association collections

Club Nautic Collection: 1915-1998.

Entered in 2010, consists of four documented units containing the minute books of the organization from 1928 to 1967, economic and administrative documents, the School of Seamanship, the Rowing Section and photographs.

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Marsh Guild Collection : 1751- 2006.

Entered in August 2010, it consists of 12 documented units containing the minute books of the organization from 1885 to 1962: inventories, regulations, membership records, accounts, invoices, real estate deeds and projects of works, etc.

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Collections

Plans:1,750 units

 

Photos: 10,215 records

Ephemera: 1,343 records
 

Audiovisual recordings : 248 units

 

About the Archive

Sources of Documents

Sources of Documents


In this section you will find which sources of documents you have at your disposal. In the majority of them you have access to download the inventory of the units which make them up.

Digital Archive

Digital Archive


Tarragona Port Archive has at hand an ambitious, titled project intended to make the most important and consulted documentary series in digital format available to researchers

Photo-Library

Photo-Library


With more than 10,000 registered and digitized photographs, the Images Collection of the Port Archive Port continues to have a significant volume of consultations.

Dissemination

Dissemination


From the Port Archive we have organized different kinds of events and activities with the aim of publicizing our Centre and our collections.

Award for research

Award for research

To promote and encourage research efforts since 2004 the Port of Tarragona Research Prize is called, which is worth 6,000 Euros.

Educational Archive

Educational Archive


The aim of informing higher and lower secondary students the important task which will be carried out at the Archive and Museum to preserve and disseminate

Library / Archive

Library / Archive


Besides the collections of documents themselves, the Port Archive also provides an important additional library of about 9,000 volumes, mainly based on port and maritime themes

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