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[Car Parked in Front of a Church]

Description: Photograph of a car parked on the street in front of an old church. The street extends from the foreground to the left-hand side of the background. Parallel to the street, there is a wood-slatted church which is closest to the foreground, a small manse, and a large brick church in the background. The manse and the wooden church is separated by clumps of trees, bushes, and shrubs. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito 1952 old and new churches, manse in between".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Carved Stone Sign]

Description: Photograph of a carved concrete slab inset in a brick structure. There is carved writing in Spanish that translates to read, "Presbyterian Church Organized - Oct. 19, 1911, Temple Built - 1952, J.G. Cavazos, Pastor". There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito Cornerstone of new church".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Children Playing Outside with Toys]

Description: Photograph of two young girls and two young boys smiling for the camera while they play with their toys in a grassy yard at the side of a large wood-slatted building. The two young girls are sitting in the grass next to a large baby doll and a basket that with two smaller dolls. One of the boys is seated sideways on a wagon, and the other boy is riding a tricycle. Both of the boys are wearing dark jackets, fitted bomber hats, and round goggles on their heads. There is a small tree beside the children, and palm trees are visible in the background. The building behind them has four visible windows and a belfry at the front entrance in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito ()".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Church Building Under Construction]

Description: Photograph of the side of a church building in the process of being built. The half-built structure, which spans the entire width of the image, is made of brick. The entire side of the building is lined with half-round windows. The structure does not yet have a roof, however there is a belfry tower built at the front of the building which faces the right-hand side of the image. The front of the building is covered with wood beams and rafters. There are piles of wood along the side of the building. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito, 1952 Mexican Church under construction (new building)".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Church Choir Singing]

Description: Photograph of a small group of church choir members singing. The choir members, who are all wearing robes, are holding open songbooks. The singers are standing together behind a low wall. There are two girls standing in the front row on the far left-hand side of the image who are both sharing the same songbook. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Choir, San Benito 5/3/53".
Date: May 1953
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Commemorative Plaque on the Wall]

Description: Photograph of an engraved plaque hung up on a tiled wall. The plaque reads: "The Synod of Texas, Award of Recognition and Merit Presented to Central Presbyterian Church San Antonio, Texas, For having Assumed Full Responsibility for its own Maintenance and Growth in the Lord, On April 1, 1953 and Thereafter, David L. Stitt, Moderator of Synod, Ruben M. Armendariz, Pastor, Presented April 26, 1953, 'Lux Lucet In Tenebris'". The Latin phrase at the bottom of the plaque translates to read, "Light Shines in Darkness".
Date: May 1953
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Commemorative Plaque on the Wall]

Description: Photograph of an engraved plaque hung up on a tiled wall. The plaque reads: "The Synod of Texas, Award of Recognition and Merit Presented to Central Presbyterian Church San Antonio, Texas, For having Assumed Full Responsibility for its own Maintenance and Growth in the Lord, On April 1, 1953 and Thereafter, David L. Stitt, Moderator of Synod, Ruben M. Armendariz, Pastor, Presented April 26, 1953, 'Lux Lucet In Tenebris'". The Latin phrase at the bottom of the plaque translates to read, "Light Shines in Darkness".
Date: May 1953
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Commemorative Plaque on the Wall]

Description: Photograph of an engraved plaque hung up on a tiled wall. The plaque reads: "The Synod of Texas, Award of Recognition and Merit Presented to Central Presbyterian Church San Antonio, Texas, For having Assumed Full Responsibility for its own Maintenance and Growth in the Lord, On April 1, 1953 and Thereafter, David L. Stitt, Moderator of Synod, Ruben M. Armendariz, Pastor, Presented April 26, 1953, 'Lux Lucet In Tenebris'". The Latin phrase at the bottom of the plaque translates to read, "Light Shines in Darkness".
Date: May 1953
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Ferree, wetbacks' friend, jailed on contempt charge

Description: Newspaper clipping of article 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Four Men Sitting Behind a Podium]

Description: Photograph of a side view of four men dressed in suits sitting on a bench on a stage. There is a wood podium in front of the seated gentlemen. Another man is standing beside the podium on the far right-hand side of the image. There is a stack of books on top of the podium, several vases of flowers on the stage up to the foreground, and a large tabletop fan pointed toward the seated men. There is a faded handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Presbyterian ceremony at San Benito. May 3, 1953, Seated: Rev. McGee, Pastor 1st. Presby. Harlingen, David L. Stitt, Rev. Charles Robinson, 1st. Presby. San Benito, Rev. S.H. Reisner, 1st. Falfurrias. Standing - Rev. J.S. Cavazos, pastor, Mexican Presby. Ch., San Benito".
Date: May 1953
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Frank Ferree Multado y Sentenciado a 3 dias de Carcel

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.
Date: June 20, 1952
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Front of a Brick Church Building]

Description: Photograph of the front entrance of a brick church building. The entrance consists of an open archway with two lamps on either side of it and four windows. There are three steps leading up to the entrance. The top edge of the wall forms tapered steps up to the small belfry tower, which has a pointed roof and a small bell that is visible through the arched windows. The side of the church extends to the background of the image on the right-hand side of the image. There is a bent tree in the foreground that frames the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito Mexican New Church 1952".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front of Small House with Vines in Harlingen]

Description: Photograph of the front of a small, light colored house in Harlingen. There are wooden steps leading up to the front porch in front of the large, windowed front door. On either side of the door there are tall windows that frame it. There are two garden trellises with over grown vines on either side of the front porch. The roof of the house is very wide, and it slopes down toward the viewer. There is a chimney on the far right of the image. On the back of the photograph, there is handwriting visible that reads, "Harlingen- New manse 1952". There is also an upside down stamp that reads "430D".
Date: 1952
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front View of a Mexican Presbyterian Church]

Description: Photograph of the front of a Mexican Presbyterian church. There are three long windows and a sign in Spanish that translates to read, "Mexican Presbyterian Church" on the side of the building that faces the front right-hand side of the image. The yard surrounding the building and in the foreground is made up of dirt, and there is a large palm tree at the front. The front entrance of the building, which faces the left-hand side of the image, extends past the main front wall of the church, and has three steps leading up to the double doors. There are six visible windows at the front of the church, which extends into the background of the image. There are several bushes and palm trees clumped together in the front yard. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front View of a Mexican Presbyterian Church]

Description: Photograph of the front of a Mexican Presbyterian church. There are three long windows and a sign in Spanish that translates to read, "Mexican Presbyterian Church" on the side of the building that faces the front right-hand side of the image. The yard surrounding the building and in the foreground is made up of dirt, and there is a large palm tree at the front. The front entrance of the building, which faces the left-hand side of the image, extends past the main front wall of the church, and has three steps leading up to the double doors. There are six visible windows at the front of the church, which extends into the background of the image. There are several bushes and palm trees clumped together in the front yard. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Ground Breaking Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of people holding shovels on a dirt plot at a ground breaking ceremony. Four men dressed in suits and one women wearing a skirt a jacket are holding shovels. In the center of the group is Reverend Cruz Granados in a brown suit. Behind them, other men and women are looking on. Automobiles are parked on the street behind the group. Trees are visible in the distant background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Harlingen Presbyterian Church # 1]

Description: Photograph of the front righthand side of the Harlingen Presbyterian Church. Above the main entrance, which are windowed double doors, there is a three tiered tower with windows. In the background next to the church, there is a two-story house with a porch facing the same direction as the church is. There are two small trees in the foreground and a few in the background behind the house. On the back of the photograph, handwriting is visible at the top. It reads, "Harlingen 1952 Mex. Presby. Church. Old manse -used for S.S."
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Harlingen Presbyterian Church#2]

Description: Photograph of the front righthand side of the Harlingen Presbyterian Church. Above the main entrance, which are windowed double doors, there is a three tiered tower with windows. In the background next to the church, there is a two-story house with a porch facing the same direction as the church is. There are two small trees in the foreground and a few in the background behind the house. On the back of the photograph, handwriting is visible at the top. It reads, "Harlingen Church and old manse 1952"
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Harlingen Presbyterian Church #3]

Description: Photograph of the front lefthand side of the Harlingen Presbyterian Church. Above the main entrance, which are windowed double doors, there is a three tiered tower with windows. Square tile stones line the path in front of the church. Behind the church, trees and shrubs are visible, and the sky appears to be very cloudy. On the back of the photograph, handwriting at the top reads, "Harlingen 1952". There is also an upside down stamp in the middle that reads, "169D".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Large Congregation Sitting in Pews]

Description: Photograph of a large Hispanic congregation attentively facing the left-hand side of the image. The men, women, and children are all sitting at eye level in pews that fill the room. There is a man and two women sitting closely in the foreground. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito 5-3-53".
Date: May 1953
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

'Latinos' traits pamphlet blasted

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.
Date: March 11, 1952
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Alonso S. Perales to Lyle Saunders]

Description: Letter from Alonso S. Perales to Lyle Saunders. Perales protests against the unfair views expressed by Saunders and Olen H. Leonard in the pamphlet titled: "The wetback in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas". Perales demands the names and addresses of the informants in the pamphlet.
Date: December 3, 1951
Creator: Perales, Alonso S.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Ed Idar, 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."
Date: unknown
Creator: Idar, Eduardo, Jr.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library