Recent Submissions

  • A Hemisphere of Knowledge: A Benson Centennial Exhibition 

    Arbino, Daniel (2021-04-02)
    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 ...
  • Santa Anna in Life and Legend 

    Garcia Hutchins, Vanessa (2020-12-04)
    The Benson Latin American Collection holds the handwritten memoirs of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. It also holds various other primary sources that add voices to Santa Anna’s questionable account of Mexico’s history. "Santa ...
  • Celebrating Eric Williams 

    Williams-Connell, Erica; Winston, Rachel E. (2021-04-02)
    A scholar and statesman, the Honorable Dr. Eric Eustace Williams (1911-1981) led Trinidad and Tobago for over a quarter of a century. He oversaw the country’s independence from Britain in 1962 and 1976 transition to a ...
  • Bureaucracy on the Ground in Colonial Mexico: A Window into the Visita of 1765 

    Erwin, Brittany (2020-08-03)
    This exhibition explores the localized consequences of the royal inspection, or visita general, administered by José de Gálvez in New Spain from 1765-1771. In an empire as vast and diverse as Spain’s, visitas were valuable ...
  • Fidel Castro’s Building Inauguration Speeches 

    Roig, Karla (2020-06-02)
    This exhibition explores the themes of revolution, national autonomy, and anti-capitalism in a set of inauguration speeches Fidel Castro delivered. The selected texts highlight how the rhetoric of the Cuban Revolution ...
  • Peru in the 1920s 

    Peattie, Elizabeth (2020-05-11)
    The early twentieth century brought political, economic, and social changes to Peru. After the devastating losses experienced from the War of the Pacific in the late 1800s, the need to reconstruct and reform Peruvian society ...
  • Remembering Ernesto Cardenal: Selections from His Archive 

    Joy, Dylan (2020-05-01)
    On March 1, 2020, prominent Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal passed away, leaving an indelible legacy behind. He was a multi-faceted man: He was a poet, priest, revolutionary, liberation theologist, sculptor, and activist. ...
  • You Are What You (Do Not) Eat: Decolonial Resistance in U.S. Latinx Zines 

    Arbino, Daniel (2020-04-02)
    This exhibition aims to underscore resistance to colonial legacies by examining Latinx zines that interrogate food and its impact in shaping cultural identity. Zinesters draw on memoirs and artwork to promote plant-based ...