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[Announcement of The League of United Latin American Citizens Council No. 60 dance]

Description: An announcement on LULAC Council No. 60 letterhead for their dance to be held on Sunday, December 9, 1945 with honored guest Macario Garcia, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Other special invited guests included the Mexican Consul,the Chairman of the Good Neighbor Commission, the mayor of Houston, Sgt. Cleto Rodriguez (another Congressional Medal of Honor winner), and other LULAC delegations from San Antonio and Laredo.
Date: December 6, 1945
Creator: The League of United Latin American Citizens Council No. 60

[Boy Scouts of America Charter for Troop #426, Houston, Texas]

Description: The original charter of Boy Scout Troop #426 of Houston, Texas dated October 31, 1943. The troop was sponsored by The League of United Latin American Citizens, with John J. Herrera as Scoutmaster of the troop. It is printed in color on the official Boy Scouts of America charter form.
Date: October 31, 1943
Creator: Boy Scouts of America

Document No. 33682 Part 1499 - Commodities and Services, RMPR 165

Description: Revised Maximum Price Regulation No. 165, dated July 1, 1944. This document covers the services covered by the Office of Price Administration, how the price structures are established and lists the penalties for violations or evasion. Includes a sample form.
Date: July 1, 1944
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration

[The fight for democracy - proofread copy]

Description: Speech given by Carlos E. Castañeda at San Jacinto on April 21, 1943. Castañeda speaks of the unconquerable determination to do or die by the army of "freemen" to preserve the liberty and freedom of the country in face of the brutal tyranny by the "army of a dictator".
Date: April 21, 1943
Creator: Castañeda, Carlos E.

[Handwritten notecard listing Texas City LULAC Council members]

Description: Notecard listing Texas City LULAC Council members and their elected positions. Date of October 1947 is written in pencil. Appears to be same list of members mentioned in John J. Herrera's letter of October 2, 1947 to Dr. José Maldonado, President General of League of United Latin American Citizens, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Date: October 1947

[Invoice to Fred Rosales from Manuel G. Vela]

Description: Invoice to Fred Rosales, Secretary, LULAC Council No. 60 from Manuel G. Vela, Treasurer, League of United Latin American Citizens dated June 1, 1946. This is a request for payment of outstanding membership fees, and advertisement fees. It has handwritten notes from John J. Herrera listing expenses and to indicate paid in full.
Date: June 1, 1946
Creator: Vela, Manuel G.

[KLEE radio station announcer's introduction of John J. Herrera - 1948-08-25]

Description: KLEE radio station announcer's introduction of John J. Herrera for C.V. Buster Kern. The introduction highlight's the Herrera family's history in Texas. Includes disclaimer that the following broadcast is a paid commercial bought by friends of C. V. "Buster" Kern, in behalf of Kern's candidacy for Harris County Sheriff.
Date: August 25, 1948
Creator: KLEE (Radio station : Houston, Tex.)

[League of United Latin American Citizens Resolution]

Description: Onionskin paper copy of Resolution Number 1 of the League of United Latin American Citizens from the Regional Convention at San Antonio, Texas, held September 20-21, 1947. This is an unsigned carbon copy with signature lines for Ike Martinez, Council #12, and B. D. Serna, Council #56. The resolution was to have each LULAC Council contribute to a School Improvement Fund to carry out measures to improve educational conditions and facilities for children of Latin-American descent in the state of Texas.
Date: September 20, 1947
Creator: League United Latin American Citizens

LULAC and the Latin-American in Texas

Description: Draft of speech written by John J. Herrera titled "LULAC And The Latin-American in Texas." Discusses growing numbers of Spanish-speaking people in Texas and the role of LULAC as a liaison between them and the Anglo community to address issues of separateness in the communities. Notably the most pressing issue for LULAC has been the immigrant laborers and the ensuing problems of health, education, welfare, housing and employment.
Date: 1940/1959
Creator: Herrera, John J.

[LULAC News Invoice to Houston Council No. 60 -1948-01-28]

Description: Invoice from the "LULAC News" editor, G. J. Garza, in Laredo, Texas, to the LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) Houston Council No. 60. The invoice is for 95 extra "LULAC News" copies at 10 cents per copy, totaling $9.50.
Date: January 28, 1948
Creator: Garza, G. J.

Newsflash from KCOR, June 15, 1948]

Description: Newsflash from KCOR radio station, reporting on news from Austin, Texas, from Raoul A. Cortez, President of the League of United Latin American Citizens. Judge Ben H. Rice, Jr., from the Federal Court in Austin, has ordered a statewide ban on segregation of Mexican-American children in Texas schools, stating that the practice is unconstitutional and violates the 14th Amendment.
Date: June 15, 1948
Creator: KCOR

[Notecard listing Texas City LULAC Council members]

Description: Notecard listing Texas City LULAC Council members and their elected positions. Appears to be same list of members mentioned in John J. Herrera's letter of October 2, 1947 to Dr. José Maldonado, President General of League of United Latin American Citizens, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Date: 1947

[Press release by LULAC to Houston newspapers - 1949-03-25]

Description: Carbon copy of press release sent to Houston Chronicle, Houston Post, and Houston Press, as indicated by handwritten entries dated March 25, 1949. The Houston Junior LULAC installation was held March 27, 1949 at the Havana Club of 100 young men and women between the ages of 14 and 18. The guest of honor at the installation ceremonies was Dr. Carlos C. Castaneda of the University of Texas.
Date: March 25, 1949
Creator: Herrera, John J.

[Resolution of Thanks from Texas LULAC Councils - 1949-01-30]

Description: Resolution by Texas councils of LULAC at the Regional Convention in Houston, Texas, January 29 and 30, 1949, to give a vote of thanks to the lawyers winning the case of Delgado vs. The Bastrop Independent School District which outlawed the Segregated Mexican School in Texas. The end of this letter contains a short handwritten note in pencil.
Date: January 30, 1949
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens