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The Resource A library for the Americas : the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, edited by Julianne Gilland, José Montelongo

A library for the Americas : the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, edited by Julianne Gilland, José Montelongo

Label
A library for the Americas : the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
Title
A library for the Americas
Title remainder
the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
Statement of responsibility
edited by Julianne Gilland, José Montelongo
Title variation
Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Founded in 1921, the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin has become one of the world's great libraries for the study of Latin America, as well as the largest university library collection of Latin American materials in the United States. Encompassing all areas of the Western Hemisphere that were ever part of the Spanish or Portuguese empires, the Benson Collection documents Latin American history and culture from the first European contacts to the current activities of Latinas/os in the United States. Scholars, students, and members of the public from around the world regularly use the multifaceted, multimedia resources of the Benson. Showcasing the incredible depth, diversity, and history of the Benson Collection, A Library for the Americas presents rare books and manuscripts, maps, photographs, music, oral histories, art, and objects dating from the early 1500s to the present. Images of these materials are paired with a series of essays and reflections by distinguished scholars of Latin America and Latina/o studies, who describe the role that the Benson Collection has played in the research and intellectual contributions that have defined their careers. As a whole, the book celebrates the remarkable place for learning that is the Benson Collection, while not shying away from larger questions about what i means to have a monumental library and archive devoted to Latin America in the United States"--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
Dewey number
025.2/798
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z733.B4744
LC item number
L53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture
Label
A library for the Americas : the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, edited by Julianne Gilland, José Montelongo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Julianne Gilland, José Montelongo, Virginia Garrard, and Lorraine J. Haricombe -- Introduction: A brief history of a great library / David Block -- Latin American Collections. In praise of the Benson Collection = Elogio de la Colección Benson / Mauricio Tenorio ; The Relaciones geográficas / Barbara E. Mundy ; Archive in a library : the case of the Saint John d'El Rey Mining Company / Richard Graham ; A walk through the Benson with Lucas Alamán / Eric Van Young ; La pasión por lo Impreso : Historia del Fondo Arturo Taracena Flores / Arturo Taracena Arriola -- Plates -- Latina/o Collections. The Benson Latin American Collection as an oppositional borderlands archive / David Montejano ; Printed proof : the cultural politics of Ricardo and Harriett Romo's print collection / Tatiana Reinoza ; Telling treasures : the Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa archive at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection / Norma E. Cantú -- Plates
Control code
988232158
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 204 pages
Isbn
9781477315118
Lccn
2017024257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)988232158
Label
A library for the Americas : the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, edited by Julianne Gilland, José Montelongo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Julianne Gilland, José Montelongo, Virginia Garrard, and Lorraine J. Haricombe -- Introduction: A brief history of a great library / David Block -- Latin American Collections. In praise of the Benson Collection = Elogio de la Colección Benson / Mauricio Tenorio ; The Relaciones geográficas / Barbara E. Mundy ; Archive in a library : the case of the Saint John d'El Rey Mining Company / Richard Graham ; A walk through the Benson with Lucas Alamán / Eric Van Young ; La pasión por lo Impreso : Historia del Fondo Arturo Taracena Flores / Arturo Taracena Arriola -- Plates -- Latina/o Collections. The Benson Latin American Collection as an oppositional borderlands archive / David Montejano ; Printed proof : the cultural politics of Ricardo and Harriett Romo's print collection / Tatiana Reinoza ; Telling treasures : the Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa archive at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection / Norma E. Cantú -- Plates
Control code
988232158
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 204 pages
Isbn
9781477315118
Lccn
2017024257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)988232158

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