To mark the Benson’s centennial, this exhibition looks at knowledge production from different communities in the Americas. Special attention is paid to community stories, craftwork, harvest and subsistence, medicine, and flora and fauna.
Genaro Garcia Manuscripts Collection (Primary Sources)
Manuscripts and archives acquired by Genaro García, Mexican historian, educator, lawyer, politician, and bibliophile, relating primarily to the history, politics, and culture of Mexico from the 16th-20th centuries, including archives of prominent Mexican political figures.
Benson Rare Book Collection (Primary Sources)
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.
Geographic Accounts of Mexico and Guatemala Collection (Primary 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.
Revolution and Counterrevolution in Guatemala Collection (Primary Sources)
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.
Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive (Primary Sources)
This digital collection contains documentation for the study of Guatemalan history and human rights in the region.
Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (Primary Sources)
The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) is a digital language archive of recordings, texts, and other multimedia materials in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America. AILLA’s mission is to preserve these materials and make them available to Indigenous Peoples, researchers, and other friends of these languages now and for generations to come.
The Augustinian Order in Sixteenth-Century Mexico (Exhibition)
This exhibition focuses on the lives of Augustinian friars who professed to the Augustinian Order in Mexico City’s convent.
Presenting Geospatial Research with ArcGIS (Platform Tutorial)
This step-by-step tutorial will introduce you to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS StoryMaps, free web-based tools that help you visualize and present geospatial research, using data and images from materials related to the Augustinian Order in sixteenth-century Mexico preserved at the Benson Latin American Collection.
Understanding Conquest Perspectives (Lesson)
These activity cards will help students understand multiple perspectives during the Spanish invasion of the Americas.