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  Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
 County: Fort Bend County, TX
Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past
Letter to the editor in response to a story about a discriminatory sign posted at a business in Needville, Texas. John J. Herrera recounts his experiences with discrimination and the exclusion of Mexican Americans in Houston and around the state. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248354/
Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past
Letter to the editor in response to a story about a discriminatory sign posted at a business in Needville, Texas. John J. Herrera recounts his experiences with discrimination and the exclusion of Mexican Americans in Houston and around the state. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248346/
[Invoice from The Fort Bend Reporter of Rosenberg, Texas to John J. Herrera - 1950-08-15]
Invoice on account of The Fort Bend Reporter of Rosenberg, Texas, sent to John J. Herrera, dated August 15, 1950. This invoice is for a letter to Mrs. Jackson dated August. 11, 1950. The cost was 10 cents per line, totaling $16.20. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250026/
[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages four through eight]
Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and George Ramirez, #129694. Ellis questioned Ramirez about his involvement in the federal lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Ramirez and notarized July 13, 1955. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249493/
[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages fourteen through eighteen]
Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Mateo Camarillo, #129696. Ellis questioned Camarillo about attorney John Herrera and the pending lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Camarillo and notarized on July 13, 1955. Document of a voluntary statement from inmate Ernesto Longorio, #129700. Longorio stated that he did not give permission for his name to used in the segregation lawsuit against the Texas Prison System. The statement is signed and notarized on July 13, 1955. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249495/
[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages nine through thirteen]
Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Ben Rios, #129698. Ellis questioned Rios about Attorney John Herrera and the pending lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Ben Rios and notarized July 13, 1955. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249494/
[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages one through three]
Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Abraham Rios, #129699. Rios claimed to have no knowledge of attorney John J. Herrera filing a suit against the Prison System. The document was signed by Rios and notarized July 13, 1955. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249492/
[Letter from A. D. Azios to LULAC Councils and Officers - 1952-11-05]
Letter from A. D. Azios, LULAC Executive Secretary, to all LULAC Officers, and Texas LULAC Councils of District Eight, dated November 5, 1952. Proclamation advising of an upcoming Texas LULAC District Number 8 Convention to be held November 16,1 952 in Rosenberg, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250442/
[Letter from Council 188 from Rosenberg, Texas to John J. Herrera - 1955-01-03]
Letter from Council 188 from Rosenberg, Texas to John J. Herrera. Elias Guerrero, Chairman, Carlos M. Garcia, and Marcos Reyes cordially requesting Herrera's presence as a speaker at the Annual Banquet and appointment of new officers on January 9, 1955. Council 188's event was to take place at the county fairgrounds of Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250507/
[Letter from Jack Vargas to John J. Herrera - 1977-01-28]
Letter from Jack Vargas, LULAC Director of Prison Rehabilitation, to John J. Herrera, inviting Herrera to attend the 3rd Annual Banquet for LULAC's Rehabilitation Program at the Central Unit in Sugarland, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth251032/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to George J. Garza - 1951-01-15]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC First National Vice-President, to George J. Garza, LULAC National President, dated January 15, 1951. Notification of new LULAC Council formed in Rosenburg, Texas, where eighteen members were installed. The letter lists the names of the officers and members. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250154/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to George J. Garza - 1951-01-15]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC First National Vice-President, to George J. Garza, LULAC National President, dated January 15, 1951. Notification of new LULAC Council formed in Rosenburg, Texas, where eighteen members were installed. The letter lists the names of the officers and members. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250156/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Gus C. Garcia - 1952-01-24]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Gus C. Garcia dated January 24, 1952. Original letter contained checks enclosed from Wharton, Fort Bend, and Houston Ladies LULAC Councils. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250220/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Jacob I. Rodriguez - 1950-11-03]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC First National Vice-President, to Jacob I. Rodriguez, LULAC District 5 Governor, dated November 3, 1950. Explains process of Houston LULAC Council offer to hold the Texas Regional LULAC Convention in Houston on January 20 and 21, 1950. Also discusses a November 12th LULAC meeting in Wharton County to meet with prospective members from Matagorda, Brazoria, Wharton, Fort Bend, Jackson and Victoria counties. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250123/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Jose Hernandez - 1950-11-17]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Jose Hernandez of Rosenberg, Texas, dated November 17, 1950. Acknowledges Hernandez' attendance at a LULAC meeting in Wharton County, Texas. Also includes an invitation to attend a LULAC meeting and dance in Palacios, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250139/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Jose Hernandez - 1950-12-06]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Jose Hernandez of Rosenberg, Texas, dated December 6, 1950. Update on LULAC events in Palacios, Bay City, and Eagle Lake, Texas, and originally enclosed LULAC literature. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250147/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Lassie Jackson - 1950-07-20]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC First National Vice-President, to Mrs. Lassie Jackson of Rosenberg, Texas, dated July 20, 1950. This is a response to Jackson's letter which was published in the Rosenberg Herald and The Texas Coaster pertaining to her objections to the banning of the "Czech Hour" on the radio station. Apparently in her letter she referred to Latin Americans of her community as Communists. Herrera is answering on behalf of the Latin American citizenry of Fort Bend County. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250029/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to League of United Latin American Citizens members - 1950]
Letter from John J. Herrera to LULAC members, handwritten date of 1950 on bottom of page. This letter is a notice to LULAC members of a day-long LULAC meeting sponsored by the Wharton County LULAC council for prospective members from Matagorda, Brazoria, Wharton, Fort Bend, Jackson and Victoria counties. It covers the agenda, speakers, and points to be discussed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250128/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Raoul A. Cortez - 1948-10-06]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC Regional Governor, to Raoul A. Cortez, President General of LULAC, dated October 6, 1948. This is a request for a charter for the El Campo LULAC men's Council. It also mentions organizing a council in Wharton County and discusses spreading LULAC councils into Jackson, Brazoria and Fort Bend Counties. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249945/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Robert Aguilar, Jr. - 1950-07-20]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Robert Aguilar, Jr., American Legion Post "Lazaro Pena 631" of Rosenberg, Texas, dated July 20, 1950. This is responding to a request for advice on answering a letter published in the newspaper. Herrera indicates he has drafted an answer to be submitted to the newspaper and will read the original letter on his Saturday morning radio show. He also encourages the men of the Latin American Legion Post to consider forming a LULAC Council in Rosenberg. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250028/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Sheriff Rue Lincecum - 1950-08-08]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Rue Lincecum, Sheriff of Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas, dated August 8, 1950. This is a complaint against Deputy Sheriff Gregory Answlda for an unprovoked attack on Samuel Ortega with a blackjack on August 6, 1950. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250041/
[Letter from Jose F. Hernandez to John J. Herrera]
Letter from Jose F. Hernandez to John J. Herrera. Hernandez, of the Villarreal Funeral Home in Rosenberg, Texas, writes to Herrera asking for Herrera's help in a local matter. Manuel Ortega's son, Samuel Ortega, was beaten by the police. Hernandez includes information about Samuel Ortega. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250032/
[Letter from Jose F. Hernandez to John J. Herrera - 1951-05-15]
Letter from Jose F. Hernandez of Rosenberg, Texas to John J. Herrera, dated May 15, 1951. Hernandez asks Herrera to stop at the LULAC meeting in Rosenburg. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250167/
[Letter from Jose F. Hernandez to John J. Herrera - 1952-01-22]
Letter from Jose F. Hernandez, secretary of LULAC Council Number 188 of Rosenberg, Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National Organizer, dated January 22, 1952. The letter was originally accompanied by an enclosed a check contributed by the council. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250224/
[Letter from Julian Castillo to John J. Herrera - 1952-03-21]
Letter from Julian Castillo of Richmond, Texas, Secretary of the LULAC Council in Rosenburg, Texas, to John J. Herrera, dated March 21, 1952. The letter addresses issues about council members not receiving records from past officers. Also comments on some members monopolizing council meetings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250247/
[Letter from Mrs. Pete De La Rosa to John J. Herrera - 1955-05-26]
Letter from Mrs. Pete De La Rosa to John J. Herrera. Mrs. De La Rosa thanks Herrera for visiting her husband at Harlem Camp #1 in Richmond. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249500/
[Letter from R. L. Gaston to John J. Herrera - 1961-10-23]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from R. L. Gaston, Sheriff of Fort Bend County, to John J. Herrera, dated October 23, 1961. The letter is regarding County Court Cause #10,131, State vs. Arnulfo J. Serrana. The letter refers to an enclosed check which refunds $10 paid in excess of the $86 fine which was due in this case. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250623/
[Letter from Ralph Guzman to Ben C. Connally - 1955-08-12]
Letter from Ralph Guzman to Ben C. Connally. Letter mentions visit to Harlem Prison Farm by John J. Herrera in April 1955. In re: Civil Action No. 9009, Rios et al v. Ellis et al. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249473/
[Letter from Robert Aguilar, Jr., to John J. Herrera - 1950-07-20]
Letter from Robert Aguilar, Jr., Chaplain of American Legion Post "Lazaro Pena 631" in Rosenberg, Texas, to John Herrera, with a handwritten date of July, 1950. The letter originally had an enclosure of a newspaper clipping dated July 14, 1950 from The Fort Bend Reporter of Rosenberg, Texas. Apparently this newspaper article was an open letter in which segregation issues were discussed. The American Legion Post members felt that an answer should be written in response and were turning to LULAC for advice. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250027/
[Snapshots from the Santos Carrion Collection]
Photograph of four snapshots from the Santos Carrion Collection, circa 1920s-1940s. Includes portrait of Carmen Mendoza, people outside church buildings, and a church building in Rosenberg, Texas. Four images. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222302/
[Transcript of recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and Abraham Rios - 1955-07-05]
Transcript copy of a recorded conversation between Mr. Ellis and Abraham Rios on July 5, 1955. Document was to certify that the content was true and correct. Last page did not contain a signature from Mr. Rios and was not notarized. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249485/
[Transcript of recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and Ben Rios - 1955-07-05]
Transcript copy of a recorded conversation between Mr. Ellis and Ben Rios on July 5, 1955. Document is to certify that the content is true and correct. Last page does not contain signature from Mr. Rios and is not notarized. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249481/
[Transcript of recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and George Ramirez]
Transcript copy of a recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and George Ramirez. on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and George Ramirez, #129694. Ellis questioned Ramirez about his involvement in the federal lawsuit filed against the Prison System. Document is to certify that the content is true and correct. Last page does not contain signature from Ramirez and is not notarized. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249480/
[Transcript of recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and Mateo Camarillo]
Transcript copy of a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Mateo Camarillo, #129696. Ellis questioned Camarillo about attorney John Herrera and the pending lawsuit filed against the Prison System. Ellis questions Camarillo about his involvement in the segregation suit and his association with attorney John J. Herrera. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249484/