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AUSTIN, Texas (June 15, 2010) — Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon has awarded the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection the Medalla 1808, an award presented for contributions to the study and development of Mexican history and culture.

The Benson was cited as "honorably representing Mexico's history through its highly recognized achievements in the field of academic and research development," by the History Awards Committee composed of directors of the Mexican Academy of History, El Colegio de México and the Institute of Historical Research at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico).

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