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[Advertisement of a baseball tournament at Cleveland Diamond field]

Description: Poster advertisement of a baseball grand tournament to be played beginning August 25, 1940 at the Cleveland Diamond field, Houston, Texas. The tournament is offered by the "Aces Fours Recreational Club" called the Latin American Baseball tournament. The first team to play is Aztecas vs. Sugarland, starting at 10 a.m. ; the second team is Port Arthur vs. Southern Select playing at 1:45 p.m.; the third team is Galveston 'Blue Moon' vs. New Gulf Tigers, playing at 4:00 p.m. The entrance fee is 33 cents.
Date: August 25, 1940
Creator: Aces Fours Recreational Club
Item Type: Poster
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Guillermo R. Aquayo to John J. Herrera - 1960-09-16]

Description: Letter from Guillermo R. Aquayo to John J. Herrera, dated September 16, 1960. Aquayo has recently received a letter from J. B. Casas and writes to Herrera about the letter.
Date: September 16, 1960
Creator: Aquayo, Guillermo R.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Flyer for the film “La Paloma"]

Description: Flyer for the film "La Paloma", giving a summary, cast list and details of the movie shown at Teatro Azteca. The film starred Medea de Novara as Empress Carlota.
Date: 1937
Creator: Azteca Films Distributing Company
Item Type: Pamphlet
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

A Comfort Christmas

Description: Book about the history of Christmas in Comfort, Texas and the influence of "German, English and Hispanic cultures" on Christmas celebrations (p. 3). The book includes recipes for German Sweet potato salad, deer sausage, carne guisada con mole, and buneulos, as well as bread, rice and cookies.
Date: 1996
Creator: Bohnert, Paula & Bohnert, Hannah
Item Type: Book
Partner: Anne and Mike Stewart Collection

[Club Recreativo Internacional, 1935]

Description: Photograph of the members of Club Recreativo Internacional, 1935. From center top (left to right): Carlos Salazar, Vice Presidente ; Jesus de la Isla, Secretario ; Arcadio P. Castillo, Pro-Secretario ; Jose P. Castillo, Tesorero ; Donagiano C. Perez, Pro-Tesorero ; Jesus M. Chapa, 1st Vocal ; Carlos Y. Alcalde, 2nd Vocal ; Guillermo Aguilar, 4th Vocal ; Fredezmindo Lopez ; Francisco Brett, 3rd Vocal ; Ramon C. Gernandez, Precidente. From upper left to lower right: Arnoldo G. Lara ; Mario Montemayor ; Jose L. Torres ; Antonio G. Luna ; Eduardo Pascoe ; Emilio Torres ; Juan Rodriguez ; Eulogio Quintanilla ; D. Salvador Estrella ; Julio S. Perez ; Tomas Martinez ; Alberto Guera ; Ramon Rodriguez ; Silvestre Alguesiur ; Emilio Esparza ; Felix Tijerira ; Romingo A. Varrdo ; Foroteo Hernandez ; Francisco Moreno ; Juan Pantoja ; Tomas Carrera ; Bernardo Contreras ; Estleuan Reyna ; Manuel Lopez ; Jose Alonzo ; Isidao Ibarra ; Tomas Moreno ; Alejandro Vega ; Jesus Garcia ; Manuel Ortegon ; Francisco Tijerina ; Ernesto Olivares ; Francisco Alvarez ; Felipe Alvarado ; Ramon Serena ; Jose Luis Perez ; Ricardo R. Cruz ; Manuel Aleman ; Ernesto Campos ; Guiillermo Espanrza ; Luis Peguero ; Felix de la Isla ; J. J. Mercado ; Rodrigo Garcia R. ; Manuel Crespo ; Rex Salmeron ; Luis Ripley ; Nicasio H. Cedrio ; Manuel N. Cantu
Date: 1935
Creator: Cantu Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Armando Carles-Peralta to John J. Herrera - 1964-01-31]

Description: Letter from Armando Carles-Peralta asking John J. Herrera to send a letter of introduction on his behalf to Thomas Mann, the Secretary for Latin American Affairs, to discuss the upcoming Panamanian elections with attention paid to fighting Communism. The letter is typed on Carles-Peralta's own letterhead for the Panamanian Corporations, Laws and Maritime Documentation.
Date: January 31, 1964
Creator: Carles-Peralta, Armando
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from J. B. Casas to John J. Herrera - 1967-03-03]

Description: Letter from J. B. Casas to John J. Herrera, dated March 3, 1967. Casas reminiscences on his political campaign 20 years before, and tells Herrera about his real estate business. Casas asks for news of acquaintances and the political scene in Texas.
Date: March 3, 1967
Creator: Casas, J. B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from José E. Chapa to John J. Herrera - 1954-02-06]

Description: Letter from José E. Chapa to John J. Herrera (in Spanish) expressing his sincere admiration of the "campaign for the dignity of the Mexican in Texas and the continuous battle for the fight against discrimination and segregation." Chapa goes on to explain to Herrera that Chapa no longer works for "the magazine" (it is not indicated what magazine) and informs Herrera that Chapa is now the correspondent for an industrial magazine that is very popular in Mexico. Chapa also informs Herrera that Chapa has a radio show and is the Manager of the new distribution company of Carta Blanca (a Mexican brand of beer) as well as the Director of the Committee for Mexican Patriots. Chapa gives Herrera details on a fundraiser for the fight against Polio, which was created by Chapa and "la Colonia". Chapa expresses that he is ecstatic to have raised $3,052.91 and applauds the efforts of "our people". Chapa tells Herrera about the rising unemployment numbers and expresses that "the immigration officials are trying to hold back the invasion of wetbacks, puerto ricans and the blacks from the south." Chapa expresses to Herrera that the following evening Chapa would speak at a banquet and speak about the unemployment problems affecting Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Chicago. As a side comment and as part of his closing statement, Chapa expresses to Herrera that Chapa has not found anyone that peaks his interest, as he himself does not know what he is looking for (marriage prospects), and Chapa tells Herrera that if Herrera has anyone in mind to please send her Chapa's way.
Date: February 6, 1954
Creator: Chapa, José E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Adolfo Chavez Calderon to Gus C. Garcia - 1960-02-15]

Description: Letter from Adolfo Chavez Calderon to Gus C. Garcia, advising Garcia about possible legal options for a divorce, to be obtained either in Mexico or in Europe.
Date: February 15, 1960
Creator: Chavez Calderon, Adolfo
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Sandra Cisneros to Sterling Houston - November 4, 1997]

Description: Letter from Sandra Cisneros to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She invites him to a celebration honoring MacArthur guests and the stage play "Ofrendas del Alma, del Corazon, y de la Mente" (translated to Offerings from the Soul, the Heart, and the Mind). At the end of her letter, she provides instructions to her home.
Date: November 4, 1997
Creator: Cisneros, Sandra
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Business card of Manuel Urbina]

Description: Business card of Manuel Urbina II, who had a Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin. Card lists Urbina's contact information at the College of the Mainland in Texas City, Texas, and his home address in Pasadena, Texas. On the back of the card is the address for Leo's Mexican Restaurant.
Date: unknown
Creator: College of the Mainland
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Manuel Angel Colon to members of LULAC - 1976-10-23]

Description: Letter from Manuel Angel Colon, dated October 23, 1976. The governor of New Jersey has announced the renaming of the International Airport in Newark. Colon, on behalf of LULAC, has submitted the suggestion of the Roberto Clemente International Airport.
Date: October 23, 1976
Creator: Colon, Manuel Angel
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard portrait of Franco Jimenez]

Description: Postcard featuring an image of Franco Jimenez taken in Fresno, California. Franco is sitting on a chair, dressed in a suit and bow tie.
Date: October 29, 1924
Creator: Comet Photo Studio
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library