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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Year: 1961
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[1961 Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait]

[1961 Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait]

Date: 1961
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Description: Photograph of several unidentified women, gathered together for a group picture inside a home residence. They belong to the 1961 San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., a service organization advocating cultural and economic empowerment for African-American women. They wear formal attire and are grouped into two rows. Living room furniture and decor can be seen around them.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
1961 Confirmation Class

1961 Confirmation Class

Date: 1961
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of the 1961 confirmation class of Danevang Lutheran Church, which is located in Wharton County, Texas. The students are all wearing long white robes. From left to right, top to bottom, the students pictured are Donald Dippel, James Olson, and Bruce Lauritsen in the top row; and Kathleen Skow and Sharon Andersen in the bottom row.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Anniversary Celebration for Abelone and Louise Harton at Danevang Community Hall]

[Anniversary Celebration for Abelone and Louise Harton at Danevang Community Hall]

Date: 1961
Creator: unknown
Description: Black and white photograph of a group of people gathered for a portrait at a celebration in honor of Abelone Harton and Louise Harton, who are commemorating their wedding anniversary. The group is arranged in several rows behind a table where the eldest individuals are seated. The table has been set with plates and utensils and has a tiered cake at its center. A thick, velvet curtain monogrammed with a "D" is directly above the group of people. On the back of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "Dear Abelone and all of yours: herewith our best wishes for a good Christmas and a happy new year for you all. From Aunt Stephanie & Uncle Peter, Dec. 15, 1961."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Announcement of the formation of PASO, Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations - 1961-04-06]

[Announcement of the formation of PASO, Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations - 1961-04-06]

Date: April 6, 1961
Creator: Garcia, Hector P., -1996 & McCormick, Carlos
Description: Announcement for the formation and naming of the Political Association for Spanish Speaking Organizations (PASO) addressed to all former members of the Viva Kennedy clubs, M.A.P.A., and other interest groups. The new board of directors is given and a call to action urges those interested in setting up local PASO chapters in their communities.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[BF form for clemency - 1961-06-24]

[BF form for clemency - 1961-06-24]

Date: June 24, 1961
Creator: Texas. Board of Pardons and Paroles
Description: Uncompleted form to request clemency from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[BF form for clemency - 1961-06-24]

[BF form for clemency - 1961-06-24]

Date: June 24, 1961
Creator: Texas. Board of Pardons and Paroles
Description: Uncompleted form to request clemency from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Billboard for Safe Driving]

[Billboard for Safe Driving]

Date: 1961
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Photograph of Police Officer/Captain Tommy Baxter in front of a billboard for safe driving. He is looking at the billboard with another man in a suit, who is pointing towards it. The billboard reads, "Smart drivers light up at dusk." Writing on the back of the photograph describes the scene and dates it 1961. There is also a stamp that identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Campaign letter from Larry Blackmon for Jim Wright - 1961-02-03]

[Campaign letter from Larry Blackmon for Jim Wright - 1961-02-03]

Date: February 3, 1961
Creator: Blackmon, Larry
Description: Campaign letter from Larry Blackmon, Director of the Jim Wright for U.S. Senate Campaign, Texas headquarters, urging all Houstonians to come to a reception at the Rice Hotel at 4 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 1961 to honor and support Jim Wright for U.S. Senate.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Case file card for Dorothy Whiddon, December 4, 1961]

[Case file card for Dorothy Whiddon, December 4, 1961]

Date: December 4, 1961
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Card containing case information for Dorothy Whiddon. Herrera handled Whiddon divorce from her husband. Herrera's fee was $157.50 and Whiddon had paid in full. The divorce was granted on March 5, 1962.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait During Formal Event]

[Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait During Formal Event]

Date: 1961
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Description: Photograph of several unidentified women, gathered together for a group picture inside a home residence. They belong to the 1961 San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., a service organization advocating cultural and economic empowerment for African-American women. They wear elegant formal attire and stand in a long row. A cloth-covered table with cut-out lace trim is in the middle. A large punch bowl, a floral arrangement, candles, and stacked dishes have been placed on top.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
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