News and Events
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections presents its signature event of the fall semester, "Ernesto Cardenal in Word and Action: Poetry, Politics, and Priesthood in 20th-Century Nicaragua.”
The event celebrates the opening of the archive of Nicaraguan poet, priest, and political activist Ernesto Cardenal at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American...Read More
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, October 5, 2016 to Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Two students received awards for their photography in the LLILAS Benson student photography exhibition this fall. Giovana Sanchez, a master's student in Latin American studies and journalism, earned a prize for "Mangaba e mel," a photo she took while visiting São Paulo for research. Jesse (Jesús) Nazario, an undergraduate student in journalism and International Relations and Global Studies,...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