THE MEXICAN AMERICAN ARCHIVAL EXPERIENCE at the Benson Latin American Collection
Benson First Floor Exhibition Hall
This temporary exhibition highlights pioneering achievements in Mexican American history, education, and letters throughout the past century. These milestones are represented in texts, letters and photographs from the U.S. Latino archival collections the Benson Collection has gathered during the past forty years, yielding an unrivaled set of documentary resources that chronicle the Mexican American experience in the United States, particularly in Texas. The materials on view reflect the incredible diversity of this experience, from the political activism of the early twentieth-century civil rights crusaders to the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s that paved the way for groundbreaking cultural production by new generations of Chican@ artists and writers.