The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is partnering with oral history nonprofit organization StoryCorps to archive its immense collection of audio interviews with Latino subjects. The Benson Collection — part of the University of Texas Libraries at The University of Texas at Austin — will serve as the research repository for more than 2,000 audio recordings that capture the experiences of Latinos in the United States as part of the StoryCorps Historias initiative.
Recovering a forgotten history of African American life was motivation enough for anthropology graduate student Nedra Lee and her peers to brave the Texas summer heat while excavating an old farmstead in southern Travis County. "Working outdoors always brought a few surprises. There were always toads hopping around; a huge bee tree was only a… » Continue Reading