Friday, January 19, 2007 at 8:45 AM
When many people think of the University of Texas at Austin, they think of football, time honored tradition and all things big. In typical Texas style, the University of Texas Libraries are no different. Known as the fifth largest library in the United States, the University of Texas Libraries house some of the nation's leading special collections, including the world-renowned Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection.
Initially endowed with a unique set of rare books and manuscripts relating to Mexico, the Benson Collection now maintains a wealth of information from throughout Latin America, with special concentrations on Brazil, Chile, Peru, and the countries of the Rio de la Plata and Central America. The Benson Collection chronicles the rich history, politics and society of the region, as well as includes the works of notable Latin American authors.
We're excited to welcome the University of Texas at Austin as our newest partner and to work with them to make these works and more discoverable to the world.