The Benson Collection is the largest specialized research library in the U.S. for the study and preservation of documents regarding Latin America. Special emphasis has been placed on current information about Mexico, Brazil and the countries of the Río de la Plata. Additionally, the Mexican American Library Program, established within the Benson Collection in 1974, collects all relevant current and retrospective books, serials, audiovisuals and archival collections related to Mexican Americans and Latinos in the United States.
The Briscoe Center for American History is part of an initiative to collect and make available to the public information regarding the history of Americans from all different backgrounds. Materials include books, photographs, letters and maps, and even historical furniture. The Center holds human rights related materials on slavery in the U.S. and the history of the southern U.S. and civil rights and social justice.
The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to closing the leadership gap through a variety of initiatives that promote groundbreaking interdisciplinary research in the study of women and gender, support undergraduate women students in their pursuit of leadership, and assist women faculty so that they may succeed in their chosen fields and serve as mentors and role models for their students.
This educational clearing house and advocacy project creates and promotes online archives of information, art, narratives and maps that support the expansion of sustainable communities and anti-violence initiatives. This gathering site for research, information, dialogue and engagement promoting social, political and personal transformations seeks to confront violence with an online multi-lingual dialogue that crosses borders as well as cultural, ethnic/racial, economic and gendered boundaries to further social justice organizing.
The Ransom Center promotes research in the arts and humanities through the creation and preservation of archival collections and the sponsorship of fellowships, publications, exhibitions and performances. Collections at the Ransom Center are as much about arts and culture as they are about scholarship and research, which makes the center a unique resource on campus.
The Human Rights Documentation Initiative is a project of the University of Texas Libraries. It focuses primarily on digital collections acquired through preservation partnerships established with human rights organizations around the world.
The Perry-Castañeda Library is the primary library on the UT Austin campus and the fifth largest university library in the country. Its holdings are print, digital and audio-visual and it serves as a great starting place for young researchers.
The Rapoport Center houses a small and specialized collection of books, pamphlets, dissertations and other gray literature on Afro-descendant land rights in Brazil and Ecuador as well as other human rights topics in different geographic areas.
RADOC is the largest collection of its kind in the world and contains 10,000 books, monographs, bound articles, papers and letters, prints, transparencies, photographs, audio- and video-recorded material, framed and unframed prints and documents as well as many other non-media items. The Center regularly receives materials from various individuals and publishers, including Etudes Tsiganes, The Romany and Traveller Family History Society, Lacio Drom, The University of Hertfordshire Press and the Centre de Recherches Tsiganes.
The Tarlton Law Library is the 7th largest academic law library in the United States. Their Rare Books and Special Collections Department contains human rights related primary source materials.