Public servant at the state, city and federal level, serving in organizations such as the Equal Economic Employment Opportunity Commission. He was director of the New York City Commission on Human Rights and the New York State Division of Human Rights. The collection documents the participation of Edward Mercado and other Latinos in Republican Party politics, information made all the more interesting because Latinos have traditionally favored the Democratic Party. It also deals with Puerto Rican politics and the status issue, particularly the links between the statehood movement and the Partido Nuevo Progresista on the island and with Puerto Ricans in the United States. The papers consist of reports, correspondence, writings, news clippings and photographs.
Finding Aid for the Edward Mercado Papers