Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection

Type: 
Literary Archive
Phone: 
(512) 495-4520

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin (Sid Richardson Hall) is the largest university library collection of Latin American materials in total number of volumes in the United States—including 970,000 books, periodicals, and pamphlets; 40,000 periodical titles; 4,000 linear feet of manuscripts; and thousands of other archival materials. Within its Mexican American Library Program, you will also find relevant current and retrospective books about Mexican Americans and Latinos in the United States. The collection contains the papers of prominent literary figures such as Américo Paredes, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Rolando Hinojosa. A variety of conferences, art exhibitions, lectures and the annual ¡A Viva Voz! soirée provide a lively program of events.

Address: 
Sid Richardson Hall, 1 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78712