Manuscripts and printed material related to the history of Mexico and southwestern United States (California, New Mexico, and Texas) before 1836. collected by geologist William B. Stephens.
This collection consists of 226 digitally preserved audio programs including interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns from the radio series “The Mexican American Experience” and “A esta hora conversamos” the Longhorn Radio Network, 1976-1982.
Collected by Mexican historian Edmundo O’Gorman, this collection is focused on central Mexico and contains documents mostly dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. The digitized documents primarily concern the activities of the Catholic Church and religious orders, primarily the Franciscans and the Jesuits, and their the treatment of Indigenous and Black people during the colonial period.
Photographs relating to the Carlos Villalongin Dramatic Company, a Mexican and Mexican American theatrical troupe.
Digitized books in the Benson’s Rare Book Collection encompassing a wide variety of topics relating to Spanish and Latin America, including literature, histories, travel accounts, and secondary sources.
Original manuscripts and maps created in response to the first survey of New Spain mandated by King Philip II. They include historical, cultural, and geographical information about the region in the 16th century.
Ephemeral publications collected by Guatemalan bibliophile Arturo Taracena Flores. Most of the publications are “street literature” intended to be read or distributed widely and/or posted in public places, representing a broad range of organizations and interest groups.
Graphic documents acquired by Genaro García, Mexican historian, educator, lawyer, politician, and bibliophile, relating primarily to the history, politics, and culture of Mexico.
Photographs documenting conditions in Texas schools for Mexican-American children as part of “A Study of the Educational Opportunities Provided Spanish-Name Children in Ten Texas School Systems” (1948), schools in New Mexico, and migrant labor camps in Texas.
This collection focuses on the privatization of indigenous corporate property in 19th-century Michoacan under liberal Mexican administrations.