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  Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
 County: Travis County, TX
 Collection: John J. Herrera Papers
[Letter from John E. Cahoon to the State Board of Examiners on behalf of John J. Herrera - 1940-09-05]
Letter from John E. Cahoon tot he Texas State Board of Examiners recommending that John J. Herrera be permitted to take the State Bar Examination. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248485/
[Letter from W. A. Lee to the Board of Legal Examiners and the Houston Bar Association - 1942-09-28]
Recommendation letter for John J. Herrera from W. A. Lee to the Board of Legal Examiners and the Houston Bar Association. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248481/
[Letter from Ben Belish to the Board of Legal Examiners - 1942-09-25]
Recommendation letter for John J. Herrera from Ben Belisch, Manager of the City Cab Company, to the Board of Legal Examiners. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248484/
[Letter from John M. Herrera to Donald Mathis - 1965-10-02]
Letter from John M. Herrera to Donald Mathis concerning the Harris County Economic Opportunity Committee and the Anti-Poverty Program. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248519/
[Letter from H. W. Elrod to the Houston Bar Association and the Board of Legal Examiners - 1942-09-28]
Recommendation letter from H. W. Elrod, Principal of Dow Junior High School, to The Houston Bar Association and The Board of Legal Examiners, in Austin, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248491/
[Resolutions from LULAC Council Number Sixty to be presented at the National Convention]
Handwritten transcription of resolutions to be presented by Council No. 60 of LULAC at the national convention to be held at Austin on June 11, 12 and 13, 1948. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248862/
[Resolution of the League of United Latin American Citizens - 1948]
Resolution adopted by the League of United Latin American Citizens at the National Convention in Austin, Texas, paying a tribute to Frank V. Lozano who had served LULAC for several years. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248863/
[Letter from Mark White to John J. Herrera - 1977-03-28]
Letter from Mark White, Texas Secretary of State, to John J. Herrera, dated March 28, 1977, and certified by Patricia Cantrell. The letter requests remittance of payment of $3.90 for "the enclosed plain copy of all instruments for the League of United Latin American Citizens." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth251054/
[Official Certification of documents, American Express vs. LULAC - 1977-02-04]
Official Certification of documents regarding American Express vs. League of United Latin American Citizens by Texas Secretary of State Mark White is dated February 4, 1977. The certification indicates documents were sent, but unable to be delivered, to LULAC's agent, Roberto Ornales. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth251547/
[Letter from J. J. Hickman to John J. Herrera - 1951-09-27]
Letter from J. J. Hickman, Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas State Industrial Union Council, in Austin, Texas, to John J. Herrera, dated September 27, 1951. Hickman invites Herrera to attend the 15th Annual Convention of the Texas State Industrial Union Council to be held in Waco, Texas on November 16-18, 1951. Hickman asks Herrera to consult with the Committee on Latin American Affairs during the convention. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250201/
[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to John J. Herrera - 1952-03-06]
Letter from Frank M. Pinedo of Austin, Texas, to John J. Herrera dated March 6, 1952. Pinedo invites Herrera to attend the new member installation for the Austin LULAC Council on March 16, 1952. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250230/
[Letter from John M. Herrera to John B. Connally - 1964-03-10]
A letter from John M. Herrera to Honorable John B. Connally, Governor of the State of Texas, dated March 10, 1964. This letter is thanking Governor Connally for his "wonderful reception at the signing of the LULAC PROCLAMATION." Additionally Herrera inquires about Governor Connally's re-election. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250686/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-05-11]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo, dated May 11,1955, in regards to Herrera's attendance at the National Convention in Galveston. Herrera agrees to be the chairman to the seminar on "Social Welfare." Herrera requests a copy of the program of speakers and seminars to be announced on the LULAC radio program in Houston. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250535/
[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to John J. Herrera - 1955-05-10]
Letter to John J. Herrera from Frank M. Pinedo, May 10, 1955 asking Herrera to be chair a seminar on "Social Welfare" at the LULAC National Convention in Galveston. Pinedo gives Herrera details on the agenda for his presentation and requests a response on whether Herrera can participate. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250533/
LULAC, labor of love
Speech by John J. Herrera for League of United Latin American Citizens Week held at Driscoll Hotel. The speech, delivered on February 19, 1966, is titled "LULAC, Labor of Love." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250613/
[Agreement regarding petition, Augustine Picaso vs.Trustees of the Nixon Independent School District of Nixon, Texas - 1951-12-03]
Agreement regarding petition of Augustine Picaso versus Trustees of the Nixon Independent School District of Nixon, Texas, dated December 3, 1951. This is the rendering of final agreement following the hearing of the above petition before the Commissioner of Education of the State of Texas, J. W. Edgar. It was agreed that segregation practices in Nixon Independent School District shall cease with regards to children of Latin-American descent. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250212/
[Roster of LULAC Ladies Council Number 202 of Austin, Texas - 1953]
Roster of LULAC Ladies Council Number 202 of Austin, Texas, with handwritten date of 1953. Lists members, officers and their addresses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250327/
[Resolution to honor John Rooney, Congressman from New York City]
Resolution submitted by the Austin LULAC Council Number 85 to the LULAC National Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas, undated. This resolution honored John Rooney, Congressman from New York City, for his efforts in exposing the "wetback situation" in Texas and in securing the appropriation of funds for enforcement of immigration laws. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250242/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Ed Idar, Jr. - 1952-06-12]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Ed Idar, Jr., Chairman, American G. I. Forum of Texas in Austin, Texas, dated June 12, 1952. Herrera outlines the expected votes of various LULAC councils in Texas and New Mexico in Herrera's bid for the position of LULAC National President. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250244/
[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Zanaida Trevino - 1955-03-28]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of a welcome letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Zanaida Trevino, Refugio Ladies League of United Latin American Citizens Council, welcoming Trevino and the Council to LULAC. Pinedo gives details and explanations about next steps and what is expected from the newly formed Ladies Council of Refugio LULAC council to the National Office (i.e. charter fees, minutes). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250522/
[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Rudy Garza - 1955-03-28]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of a welcome letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Rudy Garza, Floresville League of United Latin American Citizens, welcoming Garza and the Council to LULAC. Pinedo gives details and explanations about next steps and what is expected from the newly formed Council of Floresville LULAC council to the National Office (i.e. charter fees, minutes). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250521/
[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to A. R. Vasquez - 1955]
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). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250520/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to G.W. Gillean - 1955-04-20]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter ton from John J. Herrera, dated April 20, 1955, addressing the matter of helping Gillean obtain a beer license in LULAC's name. Herrera is responding to a letter that Gillean sent to Joe Garza from LULAC Council Number 235 in Beaumont. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250526/
[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Louis Hernandez - 1955-03-28]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of a welcome letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Louis Hernandez, Texas City League of United Latin American Citizens, welcoming Hernandez and the Council to LULAC. Pinedo gives details and explanations about next steps and what is expected from the newly formed Council of Texas City LULAC council to the National Office (i.e. charter fees, minutes). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250523/
[Letter from F.A. Hernandez to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-03]
Letter from F.A. Hernandez, President of League of United Latin American Citizens Council Number 132, to Frank M. Pinedo, asking Pinedo to please "absolve Council No. 132 publicly of any connotation of guilt" in relation to a crime committed by LULAC Council No. 8. According to the letter, LULAC Council 8 Lodge was raided by the Texas Liquor Board, which found the operation of an open saloon at the LULAC lodge. This resulted in a "flow of bad publicity" as well as being "subjected to considerable embarrassment and criticism." Hernandez calls on Pinedo to take swift and "stern corrective measures" to resolve the matter of Council No. 8 to bring order and stability back to other LULAC councils as well as Council No. 132. "We cannot sacrifice our past accomplishments and future goals, because a few deviate from the only known course leading toward our Aims and Purposes." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250508/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Ed Idar Jr. - 1955-12-21]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter to Ed Idar Jr. from John J. Herrera dated December 21, 1955 addressing the political issues with the American GI Forum poll tax drive in the Valley, Texas. "I don't see anything wrong in the efforts of the American Gi Forum conducting this type of civic drive in the Valley. I think it should have been done long ago." Herrera writes that the Latin American people of Mexican descent should all be able to vote and pay the poll tax in preservation and contribution to the "American way of life." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250564/
[Letter from Pauline Santos to Paul Gil - 1952-10-13]
Letter from Pauline Santos of Elgin, Texas, to Paul Gil of Austin, Texas, dated October 13, 1952. Santos relates dates and names of people discriminated against at three different business establishments. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250264/
[Quarterly LULAC Information Sheet from Ladies LULAC Council Number 202 - 1953]
Quarterly LULAC Information Sheet from Ladies LULAC Council Number 202 of Austin, Texas, signed by Mrs. R. M. Bautista. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250416/
[Letter from Frank Ferree to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission - 1952-05-27]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250272/
[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to John J. Herrera - 1950-10-13]
Letter from Frank M. Pinedo, Secretary of Austin, Texas, LULAC Council Number 85, to John J. Herrera, dated October 13, 1950. This letter is regarding a payment for an Austin LULAC Council event that was returned for insufficient funds. Herrera's assistance is sought to contact the person who wrote the check. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250101/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to LULAC National and Council Officers and District Governors]
Letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, to all LULAC National Officers, District Governors, and Council Officers. The letter calls for a LULAC Supreme Council Meeting for August 10, 1952, in Austin, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250452/
[Agenda of the LULAC Supreme Council Meeting, August 10, 1952]
Agenda of the LULAC Supreme Council Meeting held August 10, 1952, in Austin, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250451/
[Letter to John J. Herrera - 1955-02-15]
Letter to John J. Herrera, from unspecific League of United Latina American Citizens source, dated February 15, 1955, in regards to the declaration by the Supreme Council that the offices of the National Organizer and the National Chaplain are vacant and inactive. The author of the letter states "I hope that the action taken by the Supreme Council will not keep you from working very closely with me on LULAC matters [...] I would like to appoint you as a Chairman of a National Committee to study ways and means of increasing the educational opportunities that are available to persons of Spanish extraction." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250512/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-15]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo on League of United Latin American Council Formation in Refugio, Texas. Herrera gives Pinedo further details and names of the first LULAC meeting and names and addresses of the charter members. Herrera also lets Pinedo know that Herrera wants him to be at the installation ceremony along with Felix Tijerina. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250517/
[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Philip Reyes - 1955-03-26]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of welcome letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Philip Reyes, New Braunfels League of United Latin American Citizens, welcoming Reyes and the Council to LULAC. Pinedo gives details and explanations about next steps and what is expected from the newly formed Council of New Braunfels LULAC council to the National Office (i.e. charter fees, minutes). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250519/
[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Amado Laurel - 1955-03-28]
Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Amado Laurel, Secretary of Refugio League of United Latin American Citizens Men's Council, congratulating Laurel on the formation of the Refugio Council. The letter also gives information on deadlines on fees and general guidance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250516/
[Letter from Frank Pinedo to John J. Herrera - 1955-06-15]
Letter from Frank Pinedo to John J. Herrera thanking Herrera for his loyal support and for the nominating speech he made at the National Convention. Pinedo also writes to Herrera about his thoughts on the election of the new National President. "I am disappointed but have concluded that I was beat by the manuevering an machinations of the Laredo group at the Convention [...] but since Laredo won't do anything for our League I am looking forward to the day when we can recapture our organization." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250552/
[Letter from Albert Armendariz to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-17]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from Albert Armendariz, League of United Latin American Citizens National Officer, to Frank M. Pinedo, stating that Armendariz no longer wishes to be National Officer of LULAC due to unfair acts committed against members of LULAC. The letter outlines the impeachment of John J. Herrera and David Longoria and mentions the action taken against the LULAC lodge. "It is no longer safe to act on behalf of the Lulac Organization, for the danger of impeachment without a hearing will menace our every action or inaction [...] it pains me greatly to know that our Organization, the Supreme Council, would be guilty of condemning without an opportunity to be heard." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250513/
[Letter from Fred Okrand to George I. Sánchez - 1951-04-19]
Letter from Fred Okrand, Attorney at Law and partner in firm of Wirin, Rissman & Okrand of Los Angeles, California, to Professor George I. Sánchez of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, dated April 19, 1951. Okrand is seeking a reference for a Texas attorney who would look into a matter concerning a "Negro property owner" in east Texas. There is a handwritten note from Professor Sanchez to John J. Herrera asking Herrera if he will write to Okrand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250194/
LULAC, labor of love
Speech by John J. Herrera for League of United Latin American Citizens Week held at Driskill Hotel. The speech, delivered on February 19, 1966, is titled "LULAC, Labor of Love." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250609/
[Envelope from John B. Connally to John Michael Herrera - 1964-04-09]
Envelope sent from John B. Connally to John M. Herrera postmarked April 9, 1964. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248534/
Newsflash from KCOR, June 15, 1948]
Newsflash from KCOR radio station, reporting on news from Austin, Texas, from Raoul A. Cortez, President of the League of United Latin American Citizens. Judge Ben H. Rice, Jr., from the Federal Court in Austin, has ordered a statewide ban on segregation of Mexican-American children in Texas schools, stating that the practice is unconstitutional and violates the 14th Amendment. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248857/
[Letter from Carlos E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera - 1949-03-12]
Letter from C. E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera requesting him to find the nearest location of the Chilean Consulate to obtain a visa for him, for his upcoming trip to Chile, Brazil and Argentina. Castañeda has already sent his application for a visa to the Consulates of Brazil and Argentina. On the letter handwritten in pencil: "Hurry, a favor to consider. 8th floor, P5111, New Orleans...Consul of Chile" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248718/
[Invitation to the wedding of Marian Royal to Abraham Kazen, III]
Invitation sent by the Darrell Royal family on the occasion of the wedding of their daughter, Marian, to Abraham Kazen III on the December 27, 1964. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248845/
[Postcard from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1976-08-02]
Postcard from Douglas M. Herrera to his parents, John J. and Olivia C. Herrera. The image on the front of the postcard is a portrait of Lyndon B. Johnson from the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas. Douglas is visiting Austin on business and stopped by the presidential library with his son Michael. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248537/
[Letter from John M. Herrera to Frausto Toscano - 1964-03-13]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John M. Herrera to Frausto Toscano, Assistant to the Governor of Texas, concerning getting votes for Governor John B. Connally's Harris County campaign. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248509/
[Letter from John L. Hill to the State Bar of Texas - 1967-12-05]
Letter from John L. Hill asking his fellow members of the State Bar of Texas to help drum up support for his impending run for Texas governor's office. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249709/
[Letter from Ralph Yarborough to John J. Herrera - 1957-04-06]
Letter from Senator Ralph Yarborough thanking John J. Herrera for his support, along with Latino support from all around Texas, for contributing to Yarborough's victory. The letter is typed on campaign letterhead reading at the top, "Judge Ralph Yarborough for U.S. Senator ... Vote April 2" and at the bottom, "Yarborough - of Texas, by Texas, for Texas." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249315/
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Texas Board of Law Examiners - 1970-01-24]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter of recommendation written by John J. Herrera to the Board of Law Examiners on behalf of Peter H. Murphy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249746/
[Letter from Price Daniel to John J. Herrera - 1959-06-19]
Letter from Governor Price Daniel to John J. Herrera, apologizing for Daniel's delayed response and thanking Herrera for his recommendation of Phil Montalbo, though someone else received the appointment. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249195/
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