[Letter from John J. Herrera to Ruth A. Morton - April 29, 1953]

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Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, to Ruth A. Morton, secretary to the American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dated April 29, 1953. This is a reply to Morton's letter of April 10, 1953, inquiring about the migrant agricultural labor situation in Texas. The American Friends Service Committee offered to help and John Herrera suggests they undertake a program to set up rest stations for migrant workers.

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2 p. ; 28 cm.

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Herrera, John J. April 29, 1953.

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  • Alternate Title: [Letter from John J. Herrera to Ruth A. Morton - 1953-04-29]
  • Main Title: [Letter from John J. Herrera to Ruth A. Morton - April 29, 1953]

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Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, to Ruth A. Morton, secretary to the American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dated April 29, 1953. This is a reply to Morton's letter of April 10, 1953, inquiring about the migrant agricultural labor situation in Texas. The American Friends Service Committee offered to help and John Herrera suggests they undertake a program to set up rest stations for migrant workers.

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2 p. ; 28 cm.

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LULAC: John J. Herrera Correspondence and Documents as National President, April-May, 1953

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Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the 19th and 20th centuries. Funding provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

John J. Herrera Papers

Correspondences and personal items of John J. Herrera, a notable lawyer and civil rights advocate for Mexican Americans. Known for his role in desegregating schools, he fought the exclusion of Spanish-speaking citizens on juries.

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[Letter from Ruth A. Morton to John Herrera - 1953-04-10] (Letter)

[Letter from Ruth A. Morton to John Herrera - 1953-04-10]

Letter from Ruth A. Morton, Field Secretary, Community Relations Program, American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to John Herrera dated April 10, 1953. This is an inquiry about the migrant agricultural labor situation in Texas and how the American Friends Service Committee can determine if there is a need for specific programs to help migrant agricultural workers.

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[Letter from Ruth A. Morton to John Herrera - 1953-04-10], HPLM_MSS160-b5-f19-12, ark:/67531/metapth250360

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  • April 29, 1953

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Herrera, John J. [Letter from John J. Herrera to Ruth A. Morton - April 29, 1953], letter, April 29, 1953; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250359/: accessed August 4, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.