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.
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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.
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Jorge L. Mercado Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting. https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/resources/479 Accessed March 09, 2021.
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