The Benson Latin American Collection is one of the premier libraries of library and archival materials focusing on Latin America and the U.S. Latina and Latino experience. Founded in 1921, the collection holds over a million titles including rare books and archival materials. This tour will include a brief introduction to the collection, a tour of the first floor exhibition (Influencers: Cordelistas as Political Agents), and a viewing of some of the treasures of the Benson's Special Collections including examples from our exquisite collection of 16th century hand-drawn maps of communities in Mexico, the corrected typescript of Cortázar's Rayuela and more.
Tours are limited to 18 people. Attendees will meet at the Benson's circulation desk on the first floor of Sid Richardson Hall Unit 1. Please leave 20 minutes to walk or take a bus to Sid Richardson Hall from the Texas Union.
Benson Latin American Collection, Sid Richardson Hall (SRH) Unit 1, first floor