Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, at The University of Texas at Austin, is one of the premier libraries in the world focused on Latin America and U.S. Latin@ studies. In partnership with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS), the Benson Collection is a regular destination for visitors from throughout the world. Founded in 1926 and named, in 1975, to honor its director of three decades, the collections contains printed works and manuscripts dating from the 16th century to the present, as well as extensive digital resources. The Rare Books and Manuscripts division is one of several special collections at the university containing rare, archival, and special-format materials, from the first books published in the Americas to the personal libraries and papers of key figures in contemporary Latin American and U.S. Latin@ history.
Featured photograph: “Gated Border, Gated Land” by Tony Ortega, 2007. Hand colored solar etching and digital. George Rivera Papers, Benson Latin American Collection.