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4-H Dancers

Description: Photograph of a group of young girls posing for the camera in front of a curtain backdrop. They are wearing traditional Danish costumes, which consists of a pointed hat with ribbon attachments, a vest-like bodice tied across their bust, and a tied apron over a full skirt with horizontal stripes running across the bottom of the skirt. On the back row, from left to right, the girls have been identified as Jane Laustrup, Neva Bram, Peggy Bram, Sharon Krag, and Annette Waldman. On the front row, from left to right, they have been identified as Carolyn Lauritsen, Sharon Roberts, Beverly Waldman, and Eleanor Berndt. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists their names again, and a secondary, upside down blue line of text reads, "Danish Dancers, Return to Lillian Roberts".
Date: 1950/1959
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

4-H Dancers

Description: Photograph of a group of young girls posing for the camera in front of a curtain backdrop. They are wearing traditional Danish costumes, which consists of a pointed hat with ribbon attachments, a vest-like bodice tied across their bust, and a tied apron over a full skirt with horizontal stripes running across the bottom of the skirt. On the back row, from left to right, the girls have been identified as Jane Laustrup, Neva Bram, Peggy Bram, Sharon Krag, and Annette Waldman. On the front row, from left to right, they have been identified as Carolyn Lauritsen, Sharon Roberts, Beverly Waldman, and Eleanor Berndt. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists their names again, and a secondary, upside down blue line of text reads, "Danish Dancers, Return to Lillian Roberts".
Date: 1950/1959
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

4-H Girls in Danish Costumes

Description: Copy negative of a group of 4-H girls dressed in Danish costumes, dancing around a Christmas tree in the Danevang Community Hall, located in Wharton County. Eight young girls are wearing dresses and hats, and they are holding hands with each other.
Date: December 1958
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1953 Confirmation Class

Description: Copy negative of the 1953 Confirmation class at Danevang Lutheran Church, which is located in Wharton County. In the picture, four young boys and two young girls are standing outside the church. They are wearing suits and dresses. From left to right, the members pictured are Alfred Gann, unknown boy, Jeanne Swendsen, Anna Marie Smith, Howard Ledwig and Allen Lauritsen.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[1955 Confirmation Class of the Danevang Lutheran Church]

Description: Color photograph of a group of youth standing outside of the Danevang Lutheran Church which is partially visible behind them. The group is comprised of several girls and a few boys. The girls are all wearing dresses and the boys are wearing suits and have floral boutonnieres pinned to their lapels. A girl in a green dress and a girl in a white dress standing next to her are both holding books in their hands. The door of the building in the background is open.
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[1958 Confirmation Class]

Description: Photograph of the 1958 confirmation class and their pastor gathered for a group picture inside a church. Behind them, inside a small alcove is a statue of Jesus Christ with hands outspread in front of him looking down. They are all wearing formal attire. The boys wear two-piece suits and the girls are in light-colored dresses. They all have corsages pinned to their chests. From left to right, they have been identified as: Top row: Harold Smith, Ronnie Dippel, David Hildpold, Lilburn Shulty (possibly), and Pastor Jespersen. Bottom row: Gendra Bram (possibly), Marilyn Thaysen, Beverly Waldman, and "Mike" Brodsgaard. These names are also hand-written on the back of the photograph in black ink.
Date: 1958
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Advertisement from Houston Times All-Church Press for Political Advertising]

Description: Advertisement from Houston Times All-Church Press for Political Advertising. "As your MESSENGERS TO These Influential and Civic-Working Voters, Use The Houston Times With 81 Separate Local Newspapers Each One Edited by the Reader's Own Pastor." The advertisement also boasts, "ONLY 3 1/2 Cents Per Paper"; "LEAD Your Race from the Start."
Date: 1954
Creator: Houston Times All-Church Press
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Aerial Photograph of School]

Description: Aerial photograph of a school building surrounded by farmland. The date Oct. 1954 is written on the back.
Date: October 1954
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Aerial View of Brodsgaard Farm

Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of the Brodsgaard family farm in Wharton County, Texas. In the image, a large field is pictured, and in the center of the field, there is a two-story home as well as several other one-story buildings. According to sources, the farm belonged to Soren Brodsgaard, and was later given to his son, Chris Brodsgaard.
Date: 1952~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Aerial View of Danevang Co-op

Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of the Danevange Farmers Cooperative Society, as noted on the front of the photograph. The co-op is located in Danevange, Texas.
Date: 1954
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Aerial View of Danevang School

Description: Aerial photograph of Danevang School in Danevang, Texas. It is the largest building in the photograph: a single-story structure with a mansard roof with dark shingles and several windows on the first floor. A small playground to the right consists of a few see-saws and a swing set. Further right, a basketball court can be seen. To the left, there appears to be a gas station. The building is amidst a large, rural farm area. Besides the gas station and the school building, there are only a few other buildings, possibly homes, and land that has been tilled.
Date: October 1954
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Aerial View of Drawbridge]

Description: Aerial photograph of Pleasure Pier Drawbridge. A large ship has just passed through the bridge and it is still drawn. There are cars waiting for the ship to pass, and the town can be seen on the other side of the river. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Date: September 17, 1955
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Aerial View of Ship Passing Through Drawbridge]

Description: Aerial photograph of a ship and a town on the edge of a river. The ship is passing through a bridge identified as Please Pier Drawbridge, and cars can be seen waiting for it to pass. The buildings extend into the background.
Date: 1955
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Affidavit from Abel Cisneros - 1951-07-10]

Description: Statement from Abel Cisneros, President of Wharton County LULAC Council Number 170, notarized by Isabel S. Rivera, dated July 10, 1951. This statement is concerning a discriminatory incident in which three men of Mexican descent were refused service on grounds of their race.
Date: July 10, 1951
Creator: Cisneros, Abel
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Angelita Cisneros]

Description: An affidavit from Angelita Cisneros in which she states she is a dependent of Private Abel Cisneros and is making a request for a dependency discharge. The document is neither signed nor notarized.
Date: June 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Angelita
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-06-30]

Description: An affidavit from Dolores Cisneros, the wife of Private Abel Cisneros. Dolores listed the family's monthly living expenses and provided information about her medical condition. The document was signed and notarized on June 30, 1954.
Date: June 30, 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Dolores L.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-09]

Description: An affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros with her request for a hardship discharge for her husband, Private Abel Cisneros. The document is signed but not dated or notarized in September 1954.
Date: September 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Dolores L.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-09-30]

Description: An affidavit from Dolores Cisneros, the wife of Private Abel Cisneros. Dolores lists the family's monthly living expenses and provides information about her medical condition. The document is not signed and has John J. Herrera as the Harris County Notary Public.
Date: September 30, 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Dolores L.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-09-30]

Description: An affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros made for the purpose of procuring a dependency discharge for her husband, Private Abel Cisneros. The document was not signed by Mrs. Cisneros.
Date: September 30, 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Dolores L.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Ernest Rosales - 1957-11-06]

Description: Witness testimony giving Ernest Rosales's account of the night of November 1, 1957, describing Rosales and his friends being engaged in a fight with some other men, during which shots were fired. Second page of testimony is not included here.
Date: November 6, 1957
Creator: Rosales, Ernest
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Ernest Rosales, page one - 1957-11-06]

Description: Document contains the sworn statement from Ernest Rosales. Rosales describes the events related to a fight and a shooting. Statement is notarized by John J. Herrera.
Date: November 6, 1957
Creator: Rosales, Ernest
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Matilde Cisneros - 1954]

Description: An affidavit from Matilde Cisneros, mother of Private Abel Cisneros. The purpose of the affidavit was to petition the United States Army for a dependency discharge for her son, Abel Cisneros. The document is not signed.
Date: 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Matilde
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Agenda for trip to Mexico, October 5, 1951]

Description: Agenda for a trip to Mexico from October 5-13, 1951. Sightseeing plans on agenda mention visiting Mexico City, Acapulco, Guadalajara, Veracruz. Includes meeting with the Mayor and City Officials of Mexico City at City Hall, and introduction to President Miguel Alemán Valdés.
Date: October 5, 1951
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library