News and Events
Monday, October 10, 2016
JOIN US: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 4 p.m. for "Ernesto Cardenal in Word and Action: Poetry, Politics, and Priesthood in 20th-Century Nicaragua." Event held at the Benson Latin American Collection. Free and open to the public. Public parking at Manor Garage or on Dean Keeton and Red River Streets.... Read More
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
A decade after the University of Texas Libraries entered into a project with Google to digitize over a half million books from the stacks of the Benson Latin American Collection, a trove of treasures related to Latin America is now accessible online.
Those volumes related to Latin American culture and history have been added to the HathiTrust Digital Library to be fully searchable...Read More
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 to Friday, September 30, 2016
Three events this month raise LLILAS Benson’s profile as a center for the exploration of digital scholarship.
The first installment of the Digital Scholarship in the Americas series, held September 26 and 27, features two different presentations by Angelina Snodgrass Godoy, who holds the Helen H. Jackson Endowed Chair in Human Rights at the University of Washington.
In the...Read More
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 to Tuesday, January 31, 2017
LLILAS Benson presents the seventh annual Field Notes student photography exhibition, featuring images from Latin America and US Latina/o communities by students from a diverse range of disciplines at The University of Texas at Austin.
The exhibition is on view in the first floor corridor of the Benson Latin American Collection during library hours. Each photograph is...Read More
Thursday, September 8, 2016 to Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Exhibition runs September 8, 2016, through January 31, 2017.
Through a rich display of rare maps, diaries, books, and royal decrees, this exhibition at the Benson Latin American Collection explores two-and-a-half centuries of trade between the Spanish Empire in the Americas, via Mexico, and Asia, via the Philippines. The age of the Manila Galleon, from 1565 to 1815, brought with it an...Read More
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 to Monday, October 31, 2016
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Benson Collection is highlighting material from the archive of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), one of the oldest, largest, and most influential organizations representing the voice of Latinos/as in the United States. LULAC was formed in 1929 in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the merger of three Mexican American civic...Read More
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Items from the David Adame Papers are currently on display in the Benson Main Reading Room. Adame was a longtime member of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #60 in Houston and the Club Recreativo y Cultural México Bello (CMB), a Houston-area social club.
Born in Houston, Texas, in April...Read More