News and Events
Friday, October 27, 2017 to Friday, November 24, 2017
The Rare Books Reading Room at the Benson Latin American Collection will be closed on November 21 and 22, 2017, for painting. We regret any inconvenience this will cause.
Please note that the whole library will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, and remain closed until the Monday after Thanksgiving.Read More
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
On Monday, October 9, 2017, the City of Austin celebrated its first official Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The auspicious occasion also marked the launch of the newly migrated and updated Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA), a digital language archive of recordings, texts, and other multimedia materials in and about the indigenous...Read More
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Members of the Benson Latin American Collection special collections staff have been recognized for their work in the field of Latin American and Black Diaspora archives.
Latina/o Studies Archivist Carla Alvarez was part of a Special Collections team that put together...Read More
Friday, September 29, 2017 to Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Each fall, LLILAS Benson invites graduate and undergraduate students from all departments and disciplines to submit photographs to the Field Notes student photography exhibition. Through these images, student photographers document moments from their summer research on Latin America or US Latina/o communities. On view through January 10, 2018.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to celebrated the opening of Deudos / Death Debt: The Art of Eduardo Lalo, an exhibition of black-and-white photographs by the acclaimed Puerto Rican writer and visual artist Eduardo Lalo. This event includes a panel discussion with remarks by the artist at 4:00 p.m. followed by a reception at 5:00.
Lalo's photographs illustrate...Read More
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By José Montelongo, Librarian for Mexican Studies
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to announce the opening of the María Luisa Puga Papers. Puga (1944–2004) was a Mexican novelist and short-story writer, winner of prestigious literary awards, and highly esteemed by her peers. She left a voluminous diary consisting of 327 notebooks spanning from 1972 through 2004...Read More
Thursday, September 7, 2017 to Thursday, December 21, 2017
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), the Benson Latin American Collection presents selected archival materials from the Carlos E. Castañeda Papers. A historian specializing in the early history of Texas and Mexico, Dr. Castañeda played a central role in the early development of the Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin. The following...Read More