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Nettie Lee Benson

Librarian and historian Nettie Lee Benson rose from a bookish South Texas childhood to assemble one of the world’s leading archives for research on Latin America. Now, scholars from around the world visit the library in Austin bearing her name.

Image: Nettie Lee Benson reviews materials during a book-buying trip to South America in 1965. Image courtesy the Benson Latin American Collection.

Audio: Houston Public Media