Archival Showing at Benson Latin American Collection

Oct 6 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Benson Latin American Collection


University of Texas at Austin
2300 Red River St
Austin, TX 78712

Photograph of a vintage hardcover book titled "With His Pistol In His Hand" by Americo Paredes. Cover artwork shows an illustration of a Texas Mexican cowboy resting against a tree while holding a pistol. Back cover artwork depicts a photograph of author Americo Paredes strumming an acoustic guitar and smiling.

Pre-party event for Screening of the Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

Join us on Friday, October 6, for a special showing of archival materials from the Américo Paredes Papers. A renowned writer and folklorist, Paredes was the author of With His Pistol in His Hand, the novel that inspired the film The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez. 

These materials will be on view from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the 2nd floor conference room at the Benson Latin American Collection, 2300 Red River Street. Public parking is available along Red River and Dean Keaton. This event is free and open to the community.

See more about this event and the viewing of special materials related to this movie at The University of Texas's Benson Latin American Collection. The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is one of the world's premier collections of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latina/o/x materials. In addition to supporting the research of students and faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, the Benson hosts visiting researchers from around the world. 

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  • Americo Paredes. "With His Pistol in His Hand". Austin: University of Texas Press, [1958]. First edition.