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[Card from Betsy B. Johnson to John J. Herrera]

Description: Greeting card sent from Betsy B. Johnson to John J. Herrera. The front of the card has a newspaper clipping and the words "You're in the news!" and inside, the text says "It's always nice to read good things about friends!" A handwritten note on the inside of the card says: "Keep up the good work. ¡Es espléndido Betsy B. Johnson, Liaison Offices, GCCSA."
Date: unknown
Creator: Johnson, Betsy B.

[Christmas card from the Galverro family to the John J. Herrera family]

Description: The front of the card has a color illustration of holly and Christmas bells with the text "Merry Christmas" in the top right corner. the interior of the card contains the text "To wish you the best at Christmas and all through the year". The handwritten note says, "We wish you with much affection Blanca, Paty, Blanca y Freddy S. Galvorro."
Date: unknown
Creator: Galvorro, Blanca; Galvorro, Paty & Galvorro, Freddy S.

Empadronese O Registrese y Page Su Poll

Description: Notice written by member of the League of United Latin American Citizens Council Number 60, Houston, Texas. The notice informs members that they should register to vote and discusses the end of the poll tax.
Date: 1965
Creator: Navarro, J. F.; Guerra, D. & Rodrigues, J.

[Endorsement of Governor John B. Connally -1964-04-25]

Description: An endorsement of Governor John B. Connally released by his re-election campaign, touting Connally as the Governor sympathetic to Hispanic-American needs. A handwritten note in the upper corner notes: "5000 [sheets?] to go into paper."
Date: April 25, 1964
Creator: Herrera, John J.

[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

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1971-04-13]

Description: Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to his father, John J. Herrera, dated April 13, 1971 and mailed from Merida, Yucatan, to Houston, Texas. Douglas wishes Herrera a happy birthday and describes his travels in Mexico and plans to visit the Mayan temples.
Date: April 13, 1971
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrera - 1968-10-13]

Description: Letter to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrera from their son, Douglas M. Herrera, dated October 13, 1968. Douglas describes watching the Olympic Games in Mexico, and his plans to move to a different apartment near the Mexican university he is attending. The letter switches from Spanish to English. Douglas explains, “I guess I’ve murdered the family tongue enough for one letter so I’ll revert to a bit of jolly ole English.”
Date: October 13, 1968
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.

[Letter from Efrain G. Dominguez to John J. Herrera - 1952-12-02]

Description: Letter from Professor Efrain G. Dominguez, Consul Adscrito, Consul General's office of Mexico, San Antonio, Texas to John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated December 2, 1952. Dominguez writes to Herrera, who is scheduled to meet with the Brazoria Chamber of Commerce to discuss the blacklisting of Brazoria County by the Mexican government.
Date: December 2, 1952
Creator: Dominguez, Efrain G.

[Letter from Ernesto Herrera to John J. Herrera]

Description: Short note from Ernesto Jimenez to John J. Herrera on Hotel Colonial letterhead. Ernesto writes that since he hasn't heard from John, he hopes John is doing better well.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, Ernesto Jimenez

[Letter from Gustavo - 1964-06-13]

Description: Letter from Gustavo dated June 13, 1964. On one side of the paper is a hand colored border with "The Wolf and the Seven Kids" written in pencil. The reverse of the paper has a handwritten note that translate to, "Lady I am in search of a home and you along with my kids are going to come with me, whether you want to or not and I could care less who opposes. Gustavo."
Date: June 13, 1964

[Letter from Henry B. Gonzales, Albert A. Pena, Hector P. Garcia and Roberto Ornelas to all Texas voters - 1960]

Description: Letter from Henry B. Gonzales, Albert A. Pena, Hector P. Garcia and Roberto Ornelas urging those of Hispanic American descent to vote for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson in the upcoming election on November 8, 1960. The letter argues that if all of the Hispanic Americans in Texas vote for the democratic ticket, it may decide which way the state votes, since the rest of Texas is fairly split between the Republican and Democratic tickets.
Date: 1960
Creator: Gonzalez, Henry B. (Henry Barbosa), 1916-2000; Pena, Albert A., Jr.; Garcia, Hector P., -1996 & Ornelas, Roberto