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1949 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photo of the 1949 confirmation class, composed of four girls and four boys. The girls are each wearing a white dress and the boys are each wearing suits. Each individual has a flower pinned to their chests. They stand in two rows in front of an altar that features a figure of Jesus Christ.
Date: 1949
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[1949 Confirmation Class of Danevang Lutheran Church]

Description: Black and white copy print of a confirmation class standing behind a banister in the Danevang Lutheran Church chapel. The class is comprised of four boys and four girls; they are arranged in a line alternating between girls and boys. The girls are wearing dresses and the boys are wearing suits and ties; all of them have a floral boutonniere attached to their clothes. Facing them is a robed clergy member, identified as Pastor John Pedersen. He is holding a book with a cross on its cover. The chapel windows are visible in the background.
Date: 1949
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Class of 1949 Confirmation Dinner

Description: Copy negative of a group portrait at the Danevang Community Hall in 1949. The group of people are celebrating with a dinner confirmation. There are large tables with chairs, dinner ware on the tables, and flowers decorating the hall. Standing in top row is Eddie Petersen, Lars L. Wind, Smike Skow, Cecelia Hansen, Donald Nielsen, Darleen Juhl, Ellis (Pee Wee) Wind, Elenora Hansen, Mrs. John Pedersen, Pastor John Pedersen, Dagmar Thyssen, Virgil Harton, Norma Lee Skow, Erling Thaysen, Peter Westerholm, Walter Nielsen, B. D. Krag, and Johannes Hansen. The second row consists of H. J. Berndt, Einer Wind, Mrs. H. O. Jensen, Olga Andersen, Margaret Juhl, Emilie Nielsen, Marilyn Skov, Dora Wind, Carl Thyssen, Ida Thyssen, Agnes Hansen, Ramona Harton, Marie Thaysen, Marie Swendsen, Mrs. E. H. Jensen, Dora Krag (holding daughter Sharon), Karen Berdnt, Hans J. Nelsen. Standing in the third row is Carl Thaysen, Arnold Juhl, Niels Carlesen, Bill Harton, Mrs. Anker Jensen, Mrs. Eddie Petersen, Wanda Swendsen, Marilyn Thaysen, Mrs. Carl Harton, Gerda Thyssen Rhodes, Esther Harton, Anna Petersen, Anges Juhl Jensen, Hazel Nielsen, Mrs. Walter Nielsen, and Martin Nielsen. The people sitting in the bottom row are Viggo Juhl, P. J. A. Petersen, Carl Harton, Mrs. P. J. A. Petersen, Elizabeth Juhl, Mrs. Westerholm, Gene Wilbert Hansen, Abalone Westerholm, Bine Andersen, and Anna Nygaard.
Date: 1949
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Class]

Description: Copy negative of four unidentified young ladies, and three unidentified young men standing in front of the alter inside Danevang Church, located in Wharton County. The young men and women are dressed up in suits and white dresses, and they are facing the pastor of the church. Pastor John Pedersen is standing in front of the confirmation students, wearing long robes and holding a bible.
Date: 1949
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Credentials certification letter from Corpus Christi LULAC Council Number One to LULAC Credentials Committee - 1949-01-11]

Description: Onionskin paper copy of credentials certification letter from George J. Galvez, Secretary, and Elias Licona, President, of Corpus Christi LULAC Council Number 1 to LULAC Credentials Committee dated January 11, 1949. This certifies that Hector de Pena was appointed as delegate to the Regional LULAC Convention to be held in Houston, Texas, on January 29 and 30, 1949.
Date: January 11, 1949
Creator: Galvez, George J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Five Women at Farm Bureau Queen's Contest]

Description: Photograph of five girls at a beauty pageant in El Campo, Texas, headed by the Farm Bureau of Wharton County. They are standing on a wooden floor beneath a hanging set of streamers. They wear long dresses of varying colors, prints, and tailoring. From left to right, they have been identified as: unknown, Mary Dorotik (possibly Dornak), Elaine Hansen, LaVanne Ladewig, and Lillie Jensen. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists their names. Additionally, a small newspaper article was cut and taped to the back. It reads: "Danevang Girl Queen EL CAMPO, July 22 - (Sp) - Elaine Hansen, 16, of Danevang, was chosen Farm Queen of Wharton County here Friday. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Hansen and will represent the Wharton County Farm Bureau in the district contest at Wharton in September. Lillie Jensen of Danevang was second and Mary Dorotik of ___ was third."
Date: 1949
Creator: Connie's Studio
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Flood

Description: Copy negative of Arnold Juhl's house after a rainstorm. The whitewashed house is surrounded with floodwater, trees, and shrubs.
Date: 1949
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Half of a Church on a Trailer]

Description: Photograph of half of a church building on a trailer in a field in Corpus Christi, Texas. There are houses in the background. The following is written on the top of the photograph: "La primera mitad llegó a su destino. 2238 Belton st." "Mar. 1949 Studer S. A. Tex" is printed at the bottom.
Date: March 1949
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Hans Krag & N. Thaysen Home

Description: Photograph of two-story home taken from a distance during the winter. The house belongs to Hans Krag and N. C. Thaysen. It has intersecting gable roofs and light-colored siding. A second structure can be seen on the rightmost side of the image. There is a telephone phone on the left and a row of small trees. A decorative border surrounds the photograph.
Date: February 1949
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Leland Olds: The Record vs. The Propaganda

Description: Text of a speech given by Senator Lyndon B. Johnson in the U.S. Senate, outlining reasons why Leland Olds should not be granted a nomination to the Federal Power Commission.
Date: 1949
Creator: Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Bob Cruz to all Texas LULAC Councils - 1949-11-25]

Description: Letter from Bob Cruz, Texas LULAC Regional Governor, to all Texas Councils of LULAC dated November 25, 1949. This is a call for a Regional Convention to be held in Corpus Christi on January 28 and 29, 1950. It also contains requests for monthly reports, plans for local Christmas programs, and meeting dates of local councils.
Date: November 25, 1949
Creator: Cruz, Bob
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Bob Cruz to Texas LULAC Councils - 1949-11-25]

Description: Letter from Bob Cruz, LULAC Texas Regional Governor, to all Texas Councils of LULAC dated November 25, 1949. This is a notification of the upcoming Regional Convention to be held in Corpus Christi, Texas, on January 28 and 29, 1950. Cruz asks for hotel reservation requests, resolutions and recommendations to be presented, and monthly reports of local council activities. On the reverse side of this letter is a typed draft of a telegram from John J. Herrera, Acting Texas Regional LULAC Governor, asking for a program of the convention and conveying hotel reservation requests.
Date: November 25, 1949
Creator: Cruz, Bob
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Carlos E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera - 1949-03-12]

Description: Letter from C. E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera requesting him to find the nearest location of the Chilean Consulate to obtain a visa for him, for his upcoming trip to Chile, Brazil and Argentina. Castañeda has already sent his application for a visa to the Consulates of Brazil and Argentina. On the letter handwritten in pencil: "Hurry, a favor to consider. 8th floor, P5111, New Orleans...Consul of Chile"
Date: March 12, 1949
Creator: Castañeda, Carlos E.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Carter Wesley to John J. Herrera - 1949-02-01]

Description: Letter from Carter Wesley, Editor of the Houston Informer, to John J. Herrera dated February 1, 1949. Carter is acknowledging receipt of a copy of the LULAC News sent by Herrera. Carter is impressed by the magazine and wants to subscribe. He also acknowledges the similarities of the segregation issues faced by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the League of United Latin American Citizens.
Date: February 1, 1949
Creator: Wesley, Carter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library