Mexican American Program Collection of the Longhorn Radio Network
Produced by the Longhorn Radio Network and the Center for Mexican American Studies for KUT, the "Mexican American Experience" (and its brief successor, "A esta hora conversamos") archive contains interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns. Topics covered on these programs include political activities of Mexican Americans, Mexican American folklore and folk medicine, corridos, Tejano music, Mexican American musicians, voting rights, education, health, farm workers' unions and working conditions, and some Mexican and Central American topics. "The Mexican American Experience" was first produced by Alejandro Saenz; writers include Andres Tijerina and Santos Reyes. Subsequent moderators and producers include Armando Gutierrez and Linda Fregoso. Linda Fregoso was also the producer and interviewer for "A esta hora conversamos."
Longhorn Radio Network
Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
College or university
Call No.: BENSON-MS LONGHORN RADIO
201 reel tapes, 219 compact discs
Performed music, Spoken word, and Sounds (Other than music & language)
Open reel tape (unknown material) and Optical disc (including CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, VCD)
Audiotape reel and Computer disc
Education, Bilingual--Texas, Mexican American agricultural laborers--Texas, Mexican American musicians--Texas, Mexican Americans--Interviews, Mexican Americans--Social conditions, Mexican Americans--Texas--Songs and music, Mexican Americans--Texas--Politics and government, and Popular music--Texas
English and Spanish
Audiotapes and Compact Discs
The master reel tapes are housed off site at the Library Storage Facility. Contact the Benson archivist for questions or access. CDs, however, are accessible in the Rare Books Reading Room.
Standard copyright restrictions apply.
EAD finding aid
Among the earliest and most important national radio broadcasts for U.S. Latinos and Latinas, "The Mexican American Experience" presents important voices on civil rights, Hispanic culture, and American history that may otherwise be marginalized or silent. The program has already formed the basis for a collaboration between the library and faculty in the University of Texas Center for Mexican American Studies to be digitized and indexed for classroom use available online (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/onda_latina/index).