The Benson Latin American Collection

Jill Vexler Papers, 1975-2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator Vexler, Jill.
Title Jill Vexler Papers
Dates: 1975-2005
Abstract Correspondence, exhibition plans, catalogs, brochures and other documents that record the activities of cultural anthropologist and curator Dr. Jill Vexler.
Accession No.: 2013-08
Extent 1.25 linear feet
Language English and Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Jill Vexler received her B.A. in Anthropology and Art History from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California Los Angeles. She is a museum curator and consultant for museum exhibitions, community programs, and cultural installations. She is the editor and translator of the English edition of Mexican Textile: Line and Color (El textil mexicano: línea y color), the catalog of an exhibition held at the Museo Rufino Tamayo, 1986, among other catalogs and articles.

Scope and Contents Note

In an effort to maintain original order the original folder titles used by Dr. Vexler were honored.

The Curatorial and Exhibition Materials series is arranged by region and within the region chronoligcally. The regions covered include Cental & South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Items of note include a large quantity of materials related to children's museums in Latin America and several folders on the cultural heritage of Jamaica.

The Research Materials series is arranged by region and within the region chronologically. These items record the activities and research interests of Vexler. Of note is a complete catalogue of the religious textiles held at Instituto Nacional de Antropología (INAH) in Mexico City.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The Jill Vexler Papers are preliminarily classified under the following Subject Headings
Vexler, Jill -- Archives
Textile fabrics -- Mexico -- History
Folk art -- Mexico -- Exhibitions

Related Material

Textile Collections at the Benson Latin American Collection.

George O. Jackson, Jr., Essence of Mexico Collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Jill Vexler Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Donation, 2013.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Dylan Joy, February 2018.


Further materials are expected for this collection.

Box and Folder Inventory

Curatorial and Exhibition Materials

Box Folder
1 Central & South America
1 Latin American Children's Museums, 1980-1989
2 Lineamientos teóricos del Museo Ethnohistórico de Limón (Costa Rica), 1982
3 Mundo Maya, Guatemala, 1992-1994
4 Museo del Niño, La Paz y El Alto, Bolivia, 1995
5 Museo del Niño, La Paz y El Alto, Bolivia [English version], 1995
6 Barbuda, 1984-1985
7 Jamaica - Cultural heritage (UNESCO, OAS, Craft development), 1983-1994
8 Things Jamaican [Also includes Suriname, St. Vincent], 1983-1984
9 UNESCO - Jamaica, Cultural heritage of Jamaica, 1986-1987
10 Jamaica - Spanish Town, Cultural heritage of Jamaica, 1987-1996
Box Folder
2 United States
1 Miami Youth Museum: Meetings/Calls [Buenos Días, Cuba!], 1975-1987
2 Mexican Folk Toys and Their Makers, Texas Memorial Museum, 1989-1994
3 Mexico: Splendors of Thity Centuries, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1990
4 Guaman Poma de Ayala: The Colonial Art of an Andean Author, 1992
5 Quincentenary programs [Folder 1 of 2], 1992
6 Quincentenary programs [Folder 2 of 2], 1992
7 Splendors of the New World: Spanish Colonial Masterworks (Utica, NY), 1992
8 Visiones del pueblo: El Arte Popular de América Latina (New York City), 1992-1993
Box Folder
3 1 ABCDF: Diccionario Gráfico de la Ciudad de México (New York City), 2002-2005

Research Materials

Box Folder
3 Latin America
2 Catalog of religious textiles at Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), 2004
3 "Oficina del católogo textiles," INAH [30 discs], 2004
4 Research materials about Chinese fabrics and textiles, 2005, undated
5 Catalog from Museo de Artes y Culturas Bolivianas (MACB), undated
United States
6 Ancient Mexico, Field Museum Department of Education, undated
7 Teacher workbook for a museum experience: Ancient and colonial Latin America [New Orleans Museum of Art], undated