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Jorge L. Mercado Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-008
This collection pertains to Dr. Jorge L. Mercado's research and the oral histories, interviews, and digitized items collected during the drafting of his dissertation on Puerto Ricans in Houston from 1950-2010. The bulk of the collection is born-digital or digitized material. Approximately .5 l.ft. of physical records and approximately 500 gigabytes of digital records. The digital records include research documents, oral histories, born-digital photographs, and digitized photographs. The collection includes the following file formats: Microsoft Word, JPEG, Windows Media Audio File, and MP3s. Almost all of the audio is in Spanish.

Dates

  • 2000s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not yet fully processed. For questions about materials in this collection or to request access, contact the curator.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet

500 Gigabytes

Overview

This collection pertains to Dr. Jorge L. Mercado's research and the oral histories, interviews, and digitized items collected during the drafting of his dissertation on Puerto Ricans in Houston from 1950-2010.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Jorge L. Mercado was born in Puerto Rico and completed his doctorate in 2017 Geography at the Complutense University of Madrid (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). While enrolled at the University of Houston and throughout the 2000s to 2016, Dr. Mercado researched the history of Puerto Ricans in Houston from 1950-2010.
Title
Guide to the Jorge L. Mercado Collection
Status
Unprocessed
Date
2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA
713-743-9750