News and Events
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:00am
At the end of this week, LLILAS Benson bids farewell to David Block, Associate Director for Scholarly Resources and Latin American Bibliographer at the Benson Latin American Collection. David began his tenure at the Benson in 2009, but his history at the University of Texas at Austin goes back quite a bit further.
David earned his PhD in history and library science at UT, served in the...Read More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 8:00am
A post-custodial archiving project of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections enters a new phase with the hiring of archivist Theresa Polk, who joined the LLILAS Benson staff in July. Polk holds an MLS from the University of Maryland with a specialization in archives and an M.Phil. in International Peace Studies from Trinity College, Dublin. She will serve as archivist for “Post-...Read More
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 8:00am
Seven vibrant silkscreens from the Benson Latin American Collection will be on display over the next several years in the Dean’s Office of the College of Liberal Arts, located on the third floor of the Gebauer Building, campus of The University of Texas at Austin.
Selected and installed by Benson curator Julianne Gilland, the pieces are on loan from the Benson’s Ricardo and Harriet Romo...Read More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 5:00pm to Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
Developed in conjunction with the 2014 Lozano Long Symposium, Archiving the Central American Revolutions, this exhibition offers a powerful glimpse into the visual and print culture of the Central American revolutions, from the 1970s through the peace accords and elections of the 1990s. Although the revolutions in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua followed different trajectories,...Read More
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
Known as one of Mexico’s great muralists of the twentieth century, José Clemente Orozco also produced numerous works on paper, including illustrations for several newspapers during and after the Mexican Revolution. Fantastic & Grotesque features caricatures and cartoons Orozco created for the weekly satirical paper El Ahuizote during 1911 and 1912. The paper took aim at both...Read More
On exhibit in the Main Reading Room
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...Read More