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Summer Support Ramps Up with Two New Endowments

The Libraries has recently received some welcome funding for collections and preservation from long-time library supporters.

Henry Jungman bolstered his ongoing support for the Libraries with the establishment of a new fund to ensure the continued acquisition of physical resources for the Fine Arts Library (FAL). The Henry M. Jungman Fine Arts Library Enhancement Fund will provide… Read More

UT Press Publishes Benson Book

The University of Texas Press has published the first encyclopedic examination of the renowned Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection (Benson), providing a window into the rich Latin American resources for research and study at The University of Texas at Austin.

Showcasing the incredible depth, diversity and history of the Benson Collection, “A Library for the Americas” presents… Read More

Tex Libris: Whit's Picks - Gems from the HMRC

Resident poet and rock and roll star Harold Whit Williams has recently taken on a project to catalog the KUT Collection, obtained a few years ago and inhabiting a sizable portion of the Historical Music Recordings Collection (HMRC).

Being that he has a refined sense of both words and music, Whit seems like a good candidate for exploring and discovering some overlooked gems in the trove… Read More

Trelogan Awarded Texas Digital Library Innovative Outreach Award

Research Data Services Coordinator Jessica Trelogan received the Innovative Outreach Award from the Texas Digital Library at the annual Texas Conference on Digital Libraries which took place May 15 – 17, 2018 at the Commons Learning Center on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas.

Trelogan was honored for her work promoting the Texas Data Repository (TDR), a service of the… Read More

2018 Information Literacy Awards Announced

The University of Texas Libraries have announced the winners of the 2018 Signature Course Information Literacy Award.

First place was awarded to Caroline Green, a sophomore in Theatre and Dance, for her paper “Rhapsodic Apprenticeship.” The paper was nominated by Dr. Adam Rabinowitz from the Classics Department and was submitted in his Fall 2017 Signature Course “Tales of the Trojan… Read More

21 años de paz, 21 millones de documentos: Una reflexión sobre el portal digital del Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional

Por Hannah Alpert-Abrams

Traducido por Susanna Sharpe

¿Cómo le hacemos para entender 80 millones de páginas de documentos históricos?

Esta pregunta es de naturaleza filosófica. Se trata del poder de la mente para asimilar un número tan grande de documentos. El Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN), en la Ciudad de Guatemala, contiene unos 80 millones de… Read More

Winners for "Images of Research" Competition Announced

The University of Texas Libraries announce the winners of the first "Images of Research" competition.

“Images of Research” was developed to provide undergraduate researchers from across campus with an opportunity to present a visual representation of their work in the labs, libraries and archives on the Forty Acres. The competition was open to any undergraduate conducting research as… Read More

AILLA Awarded NEH Grant for Endangered Language Project

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a Documenting Endangered Languages Preservation Grant of $227,365 to Patience Epps and Susan Smythe Kung of the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) for support of their upcoming project entitled “Archiving Significant Collections of Endangered Languages: Two Multilingual Regions of Northwestern South America… Read More

Architecture Exhibit Celebrates a Century of Sutton Hall

The University of Texas Libraries celebrates the 100th anniversary of a Forty Acres original with the latest edition of the “To Better Know a Building” exhibition series.

Sutton Hall is the focus of the sixth installment of the To Better Know a Building exhibition series offered by the Alexander Architectural Archives.  Originally called the Education Building, this Cass Gilbert… Read More

Call for Thoma Latin American Art Scholars

In collaboration With the Thoma Foundation and the Blanton Museum of Art, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections is pleased to announce a  call  / call for proposals for the grants Thoma for Research in Virreinal Arte Latinoamericano (Thoma Visiting Scholars in Spanish Colonial Art). The Scholarships Thoma will fund short-term visits for six scholars to conduct research on South… Read More

UT Libraries Launches New Search Tool

The Libraries has launched a new beta search tool that offers an easy way to find a variety of library resources, services and tools in a single search.

This new beta search tool improves upon our existing search by taking your one search term and providing a sample of results from our catalog (books & media), Summon (articles & more), LibGuides (databases and research guides)… Read More

Art Historian Barnitz Honored with Event, Exhibit

The Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to announce the acquisition of the archive of Jacqueline Barnitz (1923–2017). The life and collection of the late art historian and professor emeritus will be celebrated in the Benson’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room on Tuesday, March 27, at 3 p.m. Selected materials from the archive will be on view in an exhibition titled The Legacy of… Read More

Excessive Noise Turns Six with "Green Paw"

Excessive Noise is an occasional concert series hosted by the Fine Arts Library.  Organized by Russell Podgorsek — who earned his doctorate at the Butler School of Music and is an employee of the Fine Arts Library — the series provides students with an opportunity to perform chamber and solo works beyond those required by their degree programs.  It also provides an opportunity for the premier… Read More

Alexander Archive Acquires Buildings of Texas Collection

The Alexander Architectural Archives at the Architecture and Planning Library has acquired source materials for a publication that provides a comprehensive survey of architecture in the Lone Star State.

“The Buildings of Texas” (University of Virginia Press) — part of the Society of Architectural Historians’ “Buildings of the United States” series — is a two-volume publication by… Read More

Gaspar de Alba Donates Archive to Benson

The Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Alicia Gaspar de Alba Papers. Contents include drafts of creative works such as Calligraphy of the Witch (2007), La Llorona on the Longfellow Bridge (2003), and Sor Juana’s Second Dream(1999) as well as notable academic publications like [Un]framing the “Bad Woman” (UT Press, 2014), Our Lady of Controversy (UT… Read More