By Emily Caldwell | 40 Acres – – Image Not Credited.

At the University Of Texas, The Benson, named after former director Nettie Lee Benson, BA ’29, MA ’36, PhD ’49, Life Member, Distinguished Alumna, who was known for her deep-seated passion for Latin American history and culture, is one of the largest collections of Latin American and U.S. Latino materials in the world. Rivaled in size only by Berlin’s Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, the Benson is the premier library in the United States on everything Latin American, with over a million books in its circulating collection and miles of archival materials.

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