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[Group of People Seated in a Room]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women seated in a large room looking up at the camera. On the right wall, there are four windows, a shelving system where hats have been placed, and a domed arbor with hanging vegetation. On the left wall, there is an entryway that has been uncovered by a pulled curtain. From right to left, excluding the cropped women on the right-most side, the individuals nearest the wall have been identified as Mona Harton Bendixon, Rudy Bendixon, Wilhelm Harton's wife and Wilhelm Harton himself next to her (possibly - both identities have not been confirmed), Peter Harton, Stephanie (no last name provided), Dagmar Harton Crosswait, Burton Crosswait, Stephanie Harton Swendsen, Julius Swendsen, and Jens Harton. On the opposite side of the table, starting right to left, these individuals have been identified as Laurits Harton, Abelona Harton, Louis Bonugli, Johanna Bonugli, Carl Harton, and Louise Harton. No other names have been provided. On the back of the photograph, there is a hand-written letter from Peter Harton, but its content or addressee cannot be read with certainty.
Date: December 15, 1956
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Invoice from The Fort Bend Reporter of Rosenberg, Texas to John J. Herrera - 1950-08-15]

Description: Invoice on account of The Fort Bend Reporter of Rosenberg, Texas, sent to John J. Herrera, dated August 15, 1950. This invoice is for a letter to Mrs. Jackson dated August. 11, 1950. The cost was 10 cents per line, totaling $16.20.
Date: August 15, 1950
Creator: Fort Bend Reporter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages four through eight]

Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and George Ramirez, #129694. Ellis questioned Ramirez about his involvement in the federal lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Ramirez and notarized July 13, 1955.
Date: July 15, 1955
Creator: Ellis. O. B.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Frank Pinedo to John J. Herrera - 1955-06-15]

Description: Letter from Frank Pinedo to John J. Herrera thanking Herrera for his loyal support and for the nominating speech he made at the National Convention. Pinedo also writes to Herrera about his thoughts on the election of the new National President. "I am disappointed but have concluded that I was beat by the manuevering an machinations of the Laredo group at the Convention [...] but since Laredo won't do anything for our League I am looking forward to the day when we can recapture our organization."
Date: June 15, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez to John J. Herrera - 1953-06-15]

Description: Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez, Executive Secretary-Manager of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in San Antonio, Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC Past National President, dated June 15, 1953. Rodriguez addresses Herrera's defeat for re-election as LULAC National President and expresses appreciation for work done during Herrera's tenure as president. Rodriguez also mentions outstanding LULAC News bills which include Munguia printers who printed the newsletter.
Date: June 15, 1953
Creator: Rodriguez, Jacob I.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to B. W. Payne - 1950-08-15]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of a letter from John J. Herrera to Houston Chief of Police B. W. Payne dated August 15, 1950. This is a reference letter for Rufus L. Ramirez who would like to apply to be a policeman for the City of Houston. Ramirez is one-half inch short of the height requirement, and Herrera feels his personal and military qualifications should be considered.
Date: August 15, 1950
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Blas M. Salinas - 1950-09-15]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC First National Vice President, to Blas M. Salinas, LULAC National Executive Secretary-Legal Adviser, dated September 15, 1950. This is replying to Salinas' concerns about the Galveston LULAC Council, suggested sites for the Regional LULAC Convention, and the query if "LULAC" has ever been copyrighted.
Date: September 15, 1950
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-15]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo on League of United Latin American Council Formation in Refugio, Texas. Herrera gives Pinedo further details and names of the first LULAC meeting and names and addresses of the charter members. Herrera also lets Pinedo know that Herrera wants him to be at the installation ceremony along with Felix Tijerina.
Date: February 15, 1955
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to George J. Garza - 1951-01-15]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC First National Vice-President, to George J. Garza, LULAC National President, dated January 15, 1951. Notification of new LULAC Council formed in Rosenburg, Texas, where eighteen members were installed. The letter lists the names of the officers and members.
Date: January 15, 1951
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to George J. Garza - 1951-01-15]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC First National Vice-President, to George J. Garza, LULAC National President, dated January 15, 1951. Notification of new LULAC Council formed in Rosenburg, Texas, where eighteen members were installed. The letter lists the names of the officers and members.
Date: January 15, 1951
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Luciano Santoscoy - 1954-05-15]

Description: Letter to Luciano Santoscoy, National Director of Publicity and Editor of LULAC NEWS, from John J. Herrera, describing Herrera's emotions towards the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling supporting the progression towards abolition of Hispanic discrimination in Texas. "The word is beautiful and culminates the heartbreaking efforts of more than a dozen lawyers who worked for more than twenty years to overrule the iron clad opinions of the highest Texas courts."
Date: May 15, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Luciano Santoscoy - 1954-05-15]

Description: Letter to Luciano Santoscoy from John J. Herrera. Herrera gives Santoscoy details of the United States Supreme Court vs. Pete Hernandez (the case fighting against the practice of discrimination of Latin Americans from Grand & Petit juries, and as Grand jury commissioners) and the "glorious victory." Herrera tells Santoscoy, "I think you should print the whole decision in LULAC News for our posterity also giving credit to Carlos and Gus for their perseverance work and use of their own funds to the end that the Hernandez case be won." Herrera also tells Santoscoy that he will not be running for National President of LULAC as he plans to run for the Texas Legislature from Harris County. Herrera mentions in the letter the personal phone call from Senator Daniel Price announcing the Hernandez case victory.
Date: May 15, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library