News and Events
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 8:00am
According to the New York Times, two former Chilean intelligence officers have been sentenced for the murders in Chile of two American citizens over 40 years ago, shortly after the 1973 coup led by General Augusto Pinochet that overthrew the government of President Salvador Allende.
The Americans were filmmaker and journalist Charles Horman, 31, and student and journalist Frank Teruggi...Read More
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 4:00pm
The Benson’s curator of two years will step into the chief leadership role at the collection while continuing her special collections work.
Dr. Julianne Gilland has been named Associate Director for Scholarly Resources at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. As associate director, Gilland will fill the chief leadership role at the Benson Latin...Read More
Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Acquired by The University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:00am
The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).
The archive documents the life and work of García Márquez, an author who obtained nearly unanimous critical acclaim and a worldwide readership.
The New York Times carried this story in...Read More
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 5:30pm to Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 5:30pm
Now in its fifth year, this annual exhibition sponsored by LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections features photography by University of Texas at Austin graduate and undergraduate students highlighting their research, fieldwork, and volunteer activities within Latin American and U.S. Latin@ communities during the past year.
Please join us at the Benson Latin American...Read More
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 4:30pm to Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Exhibition at the Benson Latin American Collection
Inside the Baroque illuminates the splendor and diversity of Mexican arts and letters in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and their enduring legacy.
Photography by Carolyn Brown and documentary film by Quin Mathews present arresting views of Mexico’s baroque churches, showcasing the height of the...Read More
On exhibit in the Main Reading Room
Dr. Joe J. Bernal is a former social worker, teacher, Texas state legislator, and Mexican American civil rights advocate. Bernal grew up in San Antonio, Texas and after graduating from high school he served in the armed forces (he was honorably discharged in 1946). In 1950 he received his BA in sociology from Trinity...Read More
The VOCES Oral History Project, formerly the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project, was begun in 1999 by Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, a professor with the School of Journalism and the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
It has been estimated that anywhere from 250,000 to as many as 750...Read More