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Celebrating the Life

March 27, 2014 - 8:23am

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection announces the donation of materials related to the creation of the Tejano Monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol.

The Tejano Monument, Inc. Records archive includes the historical documents, blueprints, audio, video and other artifacts generated through the work of the Tejano Monument Committee.

The monument was commissioned by the non-profit Tejano Statue–Capitol, Inc., in conjunction with the Tejano Statue Committee and the State Preservation Board, and was created by artist Armando Hinojosa. Unveiled on March 29, 2012, the monument honors the history and contributions of Mexican Americans in Texas. 

The donation was provided by the Tejano Monument Committee Board of Directors — which includes former University of Texas Libraries Advisory Council members Cayetano E. Barrera and Andres Tijerina — and has been accompanied by an additional $2,000 for the processing of the collection.

The collection joins a previous donation of materials — the Tejano Monument Collection — related specifically to the monument unveiling celebration at the Texas State Capitol.

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