News and Events
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:45pm to Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 9:30pm
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections presents the thirteenth annual ¡A Viva Voz!, a celebration of U.S. Latina/o arts and culture. The event takes place Thursday, April 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Benson Latin American Collection.
Join us for an evening of live readings and performances of original work by Central Texas–based poets and spoken word artists, sharing diverse...Read More
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:30am
Attorney Robert E. Herzstein has died at the age of 83. Herzstein served as lead counsel to Mexico in negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which went into effect in 1994.
The Benson Latin American Collection holds the Robert E. Herzstein Records of the Mexico–U.S. Business Committee....Read More
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 8:00am
According to the New York Times, two former Chilean intelligence officers have been sentenced for the murders in Chile of two American citizens over 40 years ago, shortly after the 1973 coup led by General Augusto Pinochet that overthrew the government of President Salvador Allende.
The Americans were filmmaker and journalist Charles Horman, 31, and student and journalist Frank Teruggi...Read More
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 5:30pm
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 3:00pm to Friday, June 5, 2015 - 5:00pm
This series of photographs by Walterio Iraheta (El Salvador) depicts remittance culture and vernacular architecture in Central America. In a parody of the Taschen architecture series that includes New York Style, London Style, and Paris Style, the photo series Faraway Brother Style shows some of the ways in which money sent home by emigrant family members is spent on buildings that defy...Read More
On exhibit in the Main Reading Room
Dr. Joe J. Bernal is a former social worker, teacher, Texas state legislator, and Mexican American civil rights advocate. Bernal grew up in San Antonio, Texas and after graduating from high school he served in the armed forces (he was honorably discharged in 1946). In 1950 he received his BA in sociology from Trinity...Read More
The VOCES Oral History Project, formerly the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project, was begun in 1999 by Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, a professor with the School of Journalism and the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
It has been estimated that anywhere from 250,000 to as many as 750...Read More