Tejano Monument, Inc. Records
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is proud to announce the donation of documents, blueprints, audio, video and other artifacts relating to the Tejano Monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol. The monument, created by artist Armando Hinojosa and unveiled on March 29, 2012, was made possible by the tireless efforts of many who worked to have the history of Mexican Americans in Texas represented on the Capitol grounds. It was commissioned by Tejano Statue–Capitol, Inc., a nonprofit organization, in conjunction with the Tejano Statue Committee and the State Preservation Board. The Benson is grateful to members of the Tejano Monument Committee, led by Cayetano E. Barrera, for their donation, which includes $2,000 for the processing of the collection.
The records will be processed and ready for viewing by the end of May, and many will ultimately be digitized and made available electronically.