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[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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

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

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."
Date: June 6, 1955
Creator: Vela, Manuel G.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Palm Tree in Front of a Mexican Presbyterian Church]

Description: Photograph of the side 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 facing the front 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 more windows at the front of the church, which extends into the background of the image. The front yard is decorated with several trimmed bushes and palm trees. There is writing on the front of the image that reads, "San Benito Wright" There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Memories of the Christian Endeavor, aug. 20, 1946". There is also a stamp on the back that reads, "Post Card Correspondence Address" along with a place for a stamp.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana]

Description: Photograph of Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana. The church has white wood siding, a gray shingle roof, and a decorative parapet on the roof above the main doors. Affixed to the side of the building above the windows is a sign reading "Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana." Palm trees and bushes are scattered around the area. A man in a gray suit is standing next to the front steps of the church.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Se Niega Una Peticion

Description: Newspaper article concerning Roberto Jimenez's case.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library