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Comic Creator Donates Materials to Benson

Jan. 7, 2022

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s El Peso Hero!

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to announce Héctor Rodríguez III’s donation of materials pertaining to his comic series, El Peso Hero.

The series was launched in 2011, when Rodríguez saw the need for more Latino representation in graphic novels. The titular superhero, whose name is Ignacio Rivera, fights to uphold justice and morality in the border region. 

Human Rights Documentation Initiative Gets Redesign

Dec. 9, 2021

The online portal for the Human Rights Documentation Initiative – a collaborative archival project aimed at preserving and promoting the use of fragile human rights records from around the world established in 2008 – has received a long-overdue upgrade to provide enhanced access to materials containe within the project's archive.

Read more at Tex Libris.

Libraries Announce Inaugural Open Education Fellows

Dec. 7, 2021

The University of Texas Libraries announces the inaugural cohort in the Open Education Fellows pilot program.

Texas Archival Resources Online Launches Redesigned Website

Nov. 29, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas Libraries and a consortium of partner institutions have completed a multi-year project to update the web portal for Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO), the principal reference site for discovering the contents of special collections and archives across the state of Texas.

Libraries Announce Winners of Inaugural Mapping Fellowship

Nov. 18, 2021

The University of Texas Libraries announced the winners of the first Map & Geospatial Collections Explorer Fellowship at a GIS Day event on Wednesday, November 17.

Curating a History of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at UT

Sept. 9, 2021

The honorable Delta Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. was the first Black Greek-letter organization to be established at The University of Texas at Austin. Sworn in on May 16, 1959, at high noon in the Queen Anne Room, this particular group of women is dripping in legacy, poignant programs, community service, and rich history. As an archivist-in-training, with the unique opportunity to not only archive an oral history but curate it from scratch, I see it as my duty to extract the essence and diversity of these highly valuable experiences among the Delta Xi women.

Centennial Online Exhibit Celebrates Diversity of Thought in the Americas

Aug. 30, 2021

A new online exhibition, A Hemisphere of Knowledge: A Benson Centennial Exhibit, explores the implications of Martí’s words across time and cultures, using a wealth of resources available at the Benson Latin American Collection.

"The Benson at 100" Podcast Celebrates Library's Centennial

Aug. 30, 2021

In honor of the centennial of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, the library’s head of collection development, Daniel Arbino, has teamed up with Pilar Zazueta, historian and senior lecturer at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), to create a bilingual podcast.

In Memoriam: David Block

June 24, 2021

LLILAS Benson mourns the passing of friend, scholar, and former colleague David Block III, on June 15, 2021. Block was head of the Benson Latin American Collection from 2009 until his retirement in 2014.

Read the complete memorial at: