The Benson Latin American Collection

Teresa Palomo Acosta Papers, 1949-

Descriptive Summary

Creator Acosta, Teresa Palomo
Title Teresa Palomo Acosta Papers
Dates: cerca 1949-
Abstract Biographical material, correspondence, written works, and subject files of the Tejana author and activist Teresa Palomo Acosta.
Accession No. 1996-27
OCLC Record No.
Extent 2.5 linear feet (plus additions)
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Tejana author, poet, and historian Teresa Palomo Acosta was born in 1949. Originally from McGregor, TX, Acosta received a Bachelor's degree in ethnic studies at the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's degree in journalism at Columbia University. Her poetry collections include Passing Time (1984), Nile & Other Poems (1999), and Direct Light Has Fallen Upon Me: Poems, 2003-2011 (2012). She is also the co-author with Ruthe Winegarten of Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History (2003).

Scope and Contents Note

The personal and professional papers of Teresa Palomo Acosta include biographical materials, correspondence, written works, photographs, and collection materials. Accessions and processing of the collection are ongoing, but the archive is open for research in the Benson Collection rare books and manuscripts reading room


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The Teresa Palomo Acosta Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings:
Acosta, Teresa Palomo -- Archives.
Hispanic Americans -- poetry.
American poetry -- Hispanic American authors.

Related Material

The Benson Latin American Collection also holds the Teresa Palomo Acosta and Ruthe Winegarten Collection on Las Tejanas.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Teresa Palomo Acosta Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory


Biographical Materials

1 Biographical and Family Materials



2 Correspondence


Written Works

3 Written Works


Collected Materials

4 Subject and Collected Files


Audio Tapes

5 Mauricia M. Urquieta, 1993
Mexican Americans in Texas History, Keynote Program, 1991
Latin USA, the radio journal of news and culture, N.d.


Oversized Materials

6 Posters, framed materials, publications