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[1961 Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait]

Description: Photograph of several unidentified women, gathered together for a group picture inside a home residence. They belong to the 1961 San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., a service organization advocating cultural and economic empowerment for African-American women. They wear formal attire and are grouped into two rows. Living room furniture and decor can be seen around them.
Date: 1961
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

1961 Confirmation Class

Description: Copy negative of the 1961 confirmation class of Danevang Lutheran Church, which is located in Wharton County, Texas. The students are all wearing long white robes. From left to right, top to bottom, the students pictured are Donald Dippel, James Olson, and Bruce Lauritsen in the top row; and Kathleen Skow and Sharon Andersen in the bottom row.
Date: 1961
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Anniversary Celebration for Abelone and Louise Harton at Danevang Community Hall]

Description: Black and white photograph of a group of people gathered for a portrait at a celebration in honor of Abelone Harton and Louise Harton, who are commemorating their wedding anniversary. The group is arranged in several rows behind a table where the eldest individuals are seated. The table has been set with plates and utensils and has a tiered cake at its center. A thick, velvet curtain monogrammed with a "D" is directly above the group of people. On the back of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "Dear Abelone and all of yours: herewith our best wishes for a good Christmas and a happy new year for you all. From Aunt Stephanie & Uncle Peter, Dec. 15, 1961."
Date: 1961
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Announcement of the formation of PASO, Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations - 1961-04-06]

Description: Announcement for the formation and naming of the Political Association for Spanish Speaking Organizations (PASO) addressed to all former members of the Viva Kennedy clubs, M.A.P.A., and other interest groups. The new board of directors is given and a call to action urges those interested in setting up local PASO chapters in their communities.
Date: April 6, 1961
Creator: Garcia, Hector P., -1996 & McCormick, Carlos
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[BF form for clemency - 1961-06-24]

Description: Uncompleted form to request clemency from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Date: June 24, 1961
Creator: Texas. Board of Pardons and Paroles
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[BF form for clemency - 1961-06-24]

Description: Uncompleted form to request clemency from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Date: June 24, 1961
Creator: Texas. Board of Pardons and Paroles
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Billboard for Safe Driving]

Description: Photograph of Police Officer/Captain Tommy Baxter in front of a billboard for safe driving. He is looking at the billboard with another man in a suit, who is pointing towards it. The billboard reads, "Smart drivers light up at dusk." Writing on the back of the photograph describes the scene and dates it 1961. There is also a stamp that identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Date: 1961
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Campaign letter from Larry Blackmon for Jim Wright - 1961-02-03]

Description: Campaign letter from Larry Blackmon, Director of the Jim Wright for U.S. Senate Campaign, Texas headquarters, urging all Houstonians to come to a reception at the Rice Hotel at 4 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 1961 to honor and support Jim Wright for U.S. Senate.
Date: February 3, 1961
Creator: Blackmon, Larry
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Case file card for Dorothy Whiddon, December 4, 1961]

Description: Card containing case information for Dorothy Whiddon. Herrera handled Whiddon divorce from her husband. Herrera's fee was $157.50 and Whiddon had paid in full. The divorce was granted on March 5, 1962.
Date: December 4, 1961
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait During Formal Event]

Description: Photograph of several unidentified women, gathered together for a group picture inside a home residence. They belong to the 1961 San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., a service organization advocating cultural and economic empowerment for African-American women. They wear elegant formal attire and stand in a long row. A cloth-covered table with cut-out lace trim is in the middle. A large punch bowl, a floral arrangement, candles, and stacked dishes have been placed on top.
Date: 1961
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1961-04-21]

Description: Draft of a speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day, April 21, 1961. Herrera speaks as a representative of League of United Latin American Citizens and places a wreath on the monument on their behalf as he states he has done for 22 years.
Date: April 21, 1961
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Flyer for the re-election of Houston Mayor Lewis Cutrer]

Description: Flyer for the re-election of Houston Mayor Lewis Cutrer created by the Political Association of Spanish Speaking Organizations (PASO). A meeting will be held for volunteers on Saturday, December 2, 1961 at the Latin American Hall. Includes a record of what Lewis Cutrer's administration has accomplished in its current term.
Date: December 2, 1961
Creator: Political Association of Spanish Speaking Organizations
Item Type: Poster
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Flyer for the re-election of Houston Mayor Lewis Cutrer]

Description: Flyer for the re-election of Houston Mayor Lewis Cutrer created by the Political Association of Spanish Speaking Organizations (PASO). A meeting will be held for volunteers on Saturday, December 2, 1961 at the Latin American Hall. Includes a record of what Lewis Cutrer's administration has accomplished in its current term.
Date: December 2, 1961
Creator: Political Association of Spanish Speaking Organizations
Item Type: Poster
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Funeral Program for Martha McPherson, May 13, 1961]

Description: Funeral program for Sister Martha McPherson, died May 1961. The funeral was held May 13, 1961 at Mount Zion First Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. C. William Black, Jr. The funeral arrangements were made through Lewis Funeral Services and she was buried in East View Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: May 13, 1961
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: San Antonio Public Library

[Funeral Program for Virgil Adamson, Sr., September 15, 1961]

Description: Funeral program for Virgil Adamson, Sr., born March 12, 1894 and died September 9, 1961. The funeral was held September 15, 1961 at St. Paul Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. J. H. Carruthers. The funeral arrangements were made through Lewis Funeral Home and he was buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery near San Antonio, Texas.
Date: September 15, 1961
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: San Antonio Public Library

[Internal Revenue Service Form 990 - 1961]

Description: U.S. Treasury Department-Internal Revenue Service Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax.
Date: 1961
Creator: United States. Internal Revenue Service
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Judgment No. 97413, John J. Johancsik vs John J. Herrera - 1961-02-20]

Description: Copy of the judgment for John J. Johancsik vs John J. Herrera, ruling against defendant Herrera and setting the amount for damages and interest rate of repayment. The document has been signed by Herrera, but no one else, nor is a judge's name attached.
Date: February 20, 1961
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from A. C. Turner to Elsi Broussard - 1961-12-18]

Description: Letter from A. C. Turner, a member of the Board of Pardons and Paroles for Texas to Mrs. Elsi Broussard in reply to her petition for her son, Freddie M. Broussard, to have a parole hearing. Turner informs Mrs. Broussard that the Board will not review his case until May 1962 so that he can serve more time for his crime of "murder with malice."
Date: December 18, 1961
Creator: Turner, A. C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from A. W. Buchek to John J. Herrera - 1961-01-24]

Description: Letter from A. W. Buchek of the Small Business Administration requesting John J. Herrera's update on a possible borrower's progress in getting a permit from the City of Houston to put additional cabs on the street.
Date: January 24, 1961
Creator: Buchek, A. W.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Albert Thomas to John J. Herrera - 1961-01-17]

Description: Letter from Congressman Albert Thomas to John J. Herrera in response to a letter Herrera wrote about his son's interest in a government service position.
Date: January 17, 1961
Creator: Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Albert Thomas to John J. Herrera - 1961-06-06]

Description: Letter from Albert Thomas, Chairman, Independent Offices and Deficiencies of Appropriation Committee; Member of Joint Committee on Atomic Energy and Department of Defense, to Jon J. Herrera concerning Herrera's son, John Michael. Thomas will try to find a job for John Michael Herrera in one of the Government agencies.
Date: June 6, 1961
Creator: Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Albert Thomas to John J. Herrera - 1961-07-05]

Description: Letter from Albert Thomas to John J. Herrera regarding the choice of Louis G. Jasso as Deputy United States Marshall. Thomas writes that he will speak a word on Jasso's behalf to Senator Yarbororugh and Vice President Johnson who have the recommending authority, and asks Jasso to contact them also.
Date: July 5, 1961
Creator: Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library