Feb 1- Mar 15, Frente a Frente, The Mexican People in Independence and Revolution, 1810 & 1910, Exhibition Hall, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
This exhibit features rare books, prints, photographs, and manuscripts from the Benson Latin American Collection, commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of Mexican Independence and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution. Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon awarded the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection the Medalla 1808, an award presented for contributions to the study and development of Mexican history and culture. Named in honor of its former director (1942-1975), The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection contains over 970,000 books, periodicals, pamphlets, and microforms; 4,000 linear feet of manuscripts; 19,000 maps; 11,500 broadsides; 93,500 photographs; and 50,000 items in a variety of other media (sound recordings, drawings, video tapes and cassettes, slides, transparencies, posters, memorabilia, and electronic media). This collection is a unit of the University of Texas Libraries and a specialized research library focusing on materials from and about Latin America, and on materials relating to Latinos in the United States. For more info: www.lib.utexas.edu