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The materials document Mickey’s Leland’s visionary leadership and advocacy in shaping domestic and international human rights policy initiatives. The records also provide a unique political perspective on the history and culture of Houston, and cover a variety of topics: health care rights for the poor, prison reform, police harassment and brutality, racial discrimination, affirmative action, budget discrimination in higher education, labor legislation, infant mortality, minority rights in business, health education, parks and recreation for the indigent, apartheid and racial discrimination issues worldwide, third world development, emergency shelters for the homeless, nutrients for the malnourished and food security for victims of hunger. From 2012-2014 staff completed remedial preservation work on 75% of the collection and restored access to the detailed inventory by entering data from the file folder labels, to reconstruct the shelf list in an Excel Spreadsheet and transferring the data to Digital Commons. With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Texas Treasures, over 4,000 items have been preserved in digital formats and the complete collection inventory restored with physical locations of videos, photographs and documents now available at email: . Researchers should review The Mickey Leland Papers & Collection Guide prior to searching the Inventory/Shelf List.


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