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Confirmation 1956

Description: Black and white photograph of a confirmation class standing on the steps of [Danevang Lutheran Church] in formal attire. The group is composed of six girls in dresses, six boys in white shirts and ties, and one male in the back wearing a suit. On either side of the group, two hand rails and two windows are visible in the background.
Date: 1956
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Draft of article by John J. Herrera - 1956-10-22]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy draft of an article by John J. Herrera dated October 22, 1956. This article was Herrera's rebuttal to Felix Tijerina's article on support of the Eisenhower-Nixon administration. "We have bitterly realized in their past administrations that we were the last to be hired and the first to be hired. We will continue to support the Democratic party and their nominees, Stevenson and Kerauver." Herrera also writes: "the great majority of the Latinos do not share his enthusiasm for the Republican Party, as 97 percent of the Latinos work for a living and do not own their business (as Mr. Tijerina does), or are professional people." At the top of this article in Spanish, there is a note which reads as such in English: "(Note: Despite certain Mexican 'leaders' knowing that Nixon 'was of the tricky politics' since October of 1956 many here in Houston on the radio or the TV begged 'Now more than ever four more years of Nixon': The least they should do is now after the failure, is to ask for forgiveness from the people before continuing to make recommendations on who to vote for."
Date: October 22, 1956
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[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

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Hector Garcia - 1956-11-26]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera replying to Hector Garcia's letter, stating that Herrera will contact other American G.I. Forum members in Houston for the convention issue of G.I. Forum for 1954 and other issues that he had asked for. Herrera has one issue which is battered and dirty. However, Garcia is welcome to use it.
Date: November 26, 1956
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to James DeAnda - 1956-02-13]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to James DeAnda, about the cases appearing in the latest issue of South Western Reporter, 285, S.W. 2nd, No. 1, pages 1-320, issue 1956. Herrera also writes about the Texas Regional Convention of LULAC to be held in Corpus Christi on 18th and 19th February, and requests DeAnda to make proper arrangements for welcoming the past National President of the League.
Date: February 13, 1956
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Jose O. Garza to John J. Herrera - 1956-11-02]

Description: Letter from Jose O. Garza, District Governor, District Number 13 to John J. Herrera dated November 2, 1956. Garza expresses to Herrera his distaste of combining the name of LULAC with politics. Garza explains to Herrera that some "printed leaflets" that were sent out with "yours and Mr. Felix Tijerinas's point of views" did the opposite of what LULAC represented, which was create a separation from the Anglo community instead of an integration and equality. "This is the frequent and calculated way that you use the word "LATINOS" [...] This classification that you give our people only serves to weaker the bonds we seek to tie with our anglo conpatriots." Garza goes on to say, "Inasmuch as we encourage our members to partake of politics as individuals, we will not partake of any politics as an organization."
Date: November 2, 1956
Creator: Garza, Jose O.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from M. C. Gonzalez to John J. Herrera - 1956-05-09]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from M.C. Gonzalez, dated May 9, 1956 asking Herrera to endorse Gonzalez and support him as he runs for office of the National President of LULAC. Gonzalez was the presenter of the nomination speech for National President for John J. Herrera.
Date: May 9, 1956
Creator: Gonzales, M. C.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Magdaleno Lopez to J. B. Casas - 1956]

Description: Letter from Magdaleno Lopez of Council Number 290 to J. B. Casas requesting Herrera's presence at the Installation Banquet of Council Number 290 as well as the East Chicago Ladies Council Number 294. The Installation Banquet is to take place at the Gary, Indiana Gary Hotel on December 9, 1956 at 7:00 PM.
Date: 1956
Creator: Lopez, Magdaleno
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Ralph Yarborough to John J. Herrera - 1956-06-03]

Description: Letter from Ralph Yarborough asking for John J. Herrera's support during the 1956 gubernatorial campaign and urging Herrera to rally more support amongst relatives, friends, and neighbors. The letter is typed on letterhead for Yarborough for Governor Headquarters with the campaign slogan: "It's cleanup time in Texas!"
Date: June 3, 1956
Creator: Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

LULAC News, Volume 23, Number 10, May 1956

Description: Monthly magazine of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) contains official notices, agendas, and other organizational information as well as articles and anecdotes submitted by members. This issue is dedicated to the LULAC National Convention, including a profile on Judge Harold Medina, the keynote speaker.
Date: May 1956
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes Performing]

Description: Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes performing under a string of balloons and in front of walls adorned with hand drawn artwork. There are four men in the foreground. The first and last are playing guitars and and two men in the middle are holding saxophones. In the background to the left is a man playing piano, while to the right is a man playing a drum set that has the band's name emblazoned on the bass drum.
Date: 1956~
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Poll tax receipt for John J. Herrera, County of Harris - 1955]

Description: 1955 Harris County poll tax receipt number 226353 for John J. Herrera. It includes demographic information about Herrera and is signed by the deputy of the Harris County Assessor and Collector of Taxes. Dates of elections are listed on the back.
Date: January 26, 1956
Creator: Harris County (Tex.)
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Poll tax receipt for John J. Herrera, County of Harris - 1957]

Description: 1957 Harris County poll tax receipt number 30438 for John J. Herrera. It includes demographic information about Herrera and is signed by the deputy of the Harris County Assessor and Collector of Taxes. Dates of elections are listed on the back.
Date: January 26, 1956
Creator: Harris County (Tex.)
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Portrait of John & Gordon Pedersen

Description: Christmas card bearing a printed color illustration of a lit candle in a candle holder. Across the top, there are two lines of text; one running horizontally that reads "1956" and the second running diagonally across the paper which reads "Greetings." When opened, on the right side of the card, there is a photograph of two men in front of a backdrop in a well-lit space. They are both wearing suit jackets and bow ties. The older man on the left has been identified as Pastor John Pedersen. To his right is Gordon Pedersen. Opposite the photograph is hand-written text in green ink that reads, "Dear Friends. We wish you a merry Christmas and a good and blessed New Year. Gordon + John Pedersen."
Date: 1956
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society