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  Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
 County: Cameron County, TX
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: John J. Herrera Papers
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
Ferree pens letters about Cameron jail

Ferree pens letters about Cameron jail

Date: July 8, 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper clipping about Frank Ferree's letters complaining about the quality of food in the Brownsville, Texas jail, hand-dated July 8, 1952.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
Frank Ferree Multado y Sentenciado a 3 dias de Carcel

Frank Ferree Multado y Sentenciado a 3 dias de Carcel

Date: June 20, 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Full page from the "El Tiempo" newspaper published in Harlingen, Texas, dated June 20, 1952, which features several articles about Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas, who was jailed on contempt charges when he wrote a letter to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission complaining that the court had been prejudiced in their decision to sentence Roberto Jiminez to a 10-year sentence.
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'Latinos' traits pamphlet blasted

'Latinos' traits pamphlet blasted

Date: March 11, 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper clipping from the Brownsville Herald of Brownsville, Texas, dated March 11, 1952. The article is entitled "Latinos' Traits Pamphlet Blasted." The article covers discussions held at an assembly of Latin Americans at Mission, Texas, on the pamphlet published by the University of Texas, "The Wetback in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas," written by Lyle Saunders and Olen E. Leonard. The assembly condemned the features of the pamphlet.
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[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.
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[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.
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[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to A. R. Vasquez - 1955]

[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to A. R. Vasquez - 1955]

Date: March 28, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of a welcome letter from Frank M. Pinedo to A. R. Vasquez, New Harlingen League of United Latin American Citizens, welcoming Vasquez and the Council to LULAC. Pinedo gives details and explanations about next steps and what is expected from the newly formed Council of Harlingnen LULAC council to the National Office (i.e. charter fees, minutes).
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[Letter from J.R. Lujan to John J. Herrera - 1955-03-05]

[Letter from J.R. Lujan to John J. Herrera - 1955-03-05]

Date: March 5, 1955
Creator: Lujan, J. R.
Description: Letter from J.R. Lujan to John J. Herrera. Lujan invites John J. Herrera, along with his wife Olivia, as guests of honor to the League of United Latin American Citizens Charter Installation of Officers Banquet. Lujan states that he has lined up Frank M. Pinedo, Rogers Kelley and Joe Kilgore as speakers.
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[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.
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[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."
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[Letter from Manuel G. Vela to John J. Herrera - 1955-06-06]

[Letter from Manuel G. Vela to John J. Herrera - 1955-06-06]

Date: June 6, 1955
Creator: Vela, Manuel G.
Description: Letter from Manuel G. Vela to John J. Herrera requesting Herrera's support for the nomination of his friend Oscar Laurel from Council Number 12 of Laredo, Texas for the office of President General of the League. Vela writes, "may I be permitted to respectfully request your aid and influence in behalf of my personal friend Oscar Laurel." Towards the bottom of the letter, there is a portion in Spanish that reads: "...please command me. As they say at the border, I request this of you as a man and as a good friend, and remember that one favor with another favor is repaid."
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