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 County: Cameron County, TX
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[Letter from J. T. Canales to John J. Herrera - 1952-03-12]

[Letter from J. T. Canales to John J. Herrera - 1952-03-12]

Date: March 12, 1952
Creator: Canales, J. T.
Description: Letter from J. T. Canales of Brownsville, Texas, to John J. Herrera dated March 12, 1952. Canales is enclosing a clipping from the Brownsville Herald about a meeting of Latin Americans in Mission, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Frank Ferree to the Department of State - 1952-07-03]

[Letter from Frank Ferree to the Department of State - 1952-07-03]

Date: July 3, 1952
Creator: Ferree, Frank
Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas to the Department of State in Washington, D. C. dated July 3, 1952. A request to investigate the food served to the prisoners confined in the Brownsville, Texas jail.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Frank Ferree to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission - 1952-05-27]

[Letter from Frank Ferree to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission - 1952-05-27]

Date: May 27, 1952
Creator: Ferree, Frank
Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission in Austin, Texas, dated May 27, 1952. The letter addresses discriminatory decisions of attorneys during jury selection in the Texas courts when choosing between Latin American or Anglo jurors. The letter also relates details of judgment in court case against Roberto Jiminez in Brownsville, mentioning irregularities in jury selection and possible perjury of witnesses.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Jose O. Garza to John J. Herrera - 1956-11-02]

[Letter from Jose O. Garza to John J. Herrera - 1956-11-02]

Date: November 2, 1956
Creator: Garza, Jose O.
Description: Letter from Jose O. Garza, District Governor, District Number 13 to John J. Herrera dated November 2, 1956. Garza expresses to Herrera his distaste of combining the name of LULAC with politics. Garza explains to Herrera that some "printed leaflets" that were sent out with "yours and Mr. Felix Tijerinas's point of views" did the opposite of what LULAC represented, which was create a separation from the Anglo community instead of an integration and equality. "This is the frequent and calculated way that you use the word "LATINOS" [...] This classification that you give our people only serves to weaker the bonds we seek to tie with our anglo conpatriots." Garza goes on to say, "Inasmuch as we encourage our members to partake of politics as individuals, we will not partake of any politics as an organization."
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from John J. Herrera to A. G. Betancourt - 1953-04-29]

[Letter from John J. Herrera to A. G. Betancourt - 1953-04-29]

Date: April 29, 1953
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Onionskin carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, to A. G. Betancourt, Attorney At Law in Brownsville, Texas, dated April 29, 1953. Herrera encourages Betancourt to organize a LULAC council in Brownsville, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Jack Skaggs - 1962-10-27]

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Jack Skaggs - 1962-10-27]

Date: October 27, 1962
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Onionskin carbon copy of a letter from John J. Herrera to Jack Skaggs discussing planning for the John Connally for Governor campaign. Herrera informs Skaggs of the Spanish-language tapes Herrera left for Skaggs to potentially use on the radio and offers his services as a speaker to the Latino people in the Harlingen area if needed.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from John J. Herrera to the Manager of the El Gardin Hotel - 1968-01-05]

[Letter from John J. Herrera to the Manager of the El Gardin Hotel - 1968-01-05]

Date: January 5, 1968
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera following up on the retrieval of a gun he had forgotten in the room at the El Gardin Hotel in Brownsville in November, 1967.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Telegram from John J. Herrera to Reynaldo Garza]

[Telegram from John J. Herrera to Reynaldo Garza]

Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Western Union telegram from John J. Herrera to Reynaldo Garza, inviting Garza to be the main speaker at the LULAC State Convention Banquet in Lubbock, Texas on May 8th [year unspecified].
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Telegram from John J. Herrera to Reynaldo Garza]

[Telegram from John J. Herrera to Reynaldo Garza]

Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Western Union telegram from John J. Herrera to Reynaldo Garza, inviting Garza to be the main speaker at the LULAC State Convention Banquet in Lubbock, Texas on May 8th [year unspecified].
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Ed Idar, Jr.]

[Letter from Ed Idar, Jr.]

Date: unknown
Creator: Idar, Eduardo, Jr.
Description: Letter from Ed Idar, Jr. requesting further information and clarification of Senator Rogers Kelley's and LULAC's reactions to "WHO will assume the responsibility of seeing that Mexican-American citizens in the Valley qualify as voters." Idar, Jr. writes: "it is incumbent that we be informed if the LULAC meeting in Harlingen endorsed the words of Senator Kelley and if such endorsement is in line with basic LULAC policy."
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
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