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Discrimination story condemned

Description: Newspaper clipping of article "Discrimination Story Condemned," written by J. H. Plenn, Staff Writer of San Antonio Express newspaper, dated March 13, 1951. Review of article published in March 27, 1951, issue of Look Magazine entitled "City Wilderness." The article was based on a study of living conditions among persons of Mexican descent in Texas.
Date: March 13, 1951
Creator: Plenn, J. H.
Item Type: Clipping

[Letter from Albert Armendariz to Oscar M. Laurel - 1953-07-29]

Description: Copy of a letter from Albert Armendariz, LULAC National President, to Oscar M. Laurel, LULAC National Legal Advisor, dated July 29, 1953. Armendariz requests that Laurel continue to request am itemized account statement from Murguia Printers to make sure that LULAC was not being overcharged for newspaper printing costs.
Date: July 29, 1953
Creator: Armendariz, Albert
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Alonso S. Perales to John J. Herrera - 1952-04-18]

Description: Letter from Alonso S. Perales of San Antonio, Texas, to John J. Herrera, dated April 18, 1952. Perales requests data on voters in Harris County, voters of Latin-American extraction in the county, and how many elected and appointed public officials in Houston and Harris County are of Latin-American descent.
Date: April 18, 1952
Creator: Perales, Alonso S.
Item Type: Letter

[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.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gus C. Garcia to John J. Herrera - 1952-01-21]

Description: Letter from Gus C. Garcia to John J. Herrera dated January 21, 1952. Garcia discusses the ramifications of a report, most likely the study entitled "The Wetback in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas," written by Lyle Saunders and Olen E. Leonard.
Date: January 21, 1952
Creator: Garcia, Gustavo C.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Homer Whitt to John J. Herrera - 1950-05-22]

Description: Letter from Homer Whitt, Whitt Printing Company of San Antonio, Texas, to John J. Herrera, dated May 22, 1950. This is in reply to Herrera's letter of May 9,1950, regarding printing LULAC placards. Whitt quotes prices and quantities and also refers Herrera to some some Houston firms that could produce windshield stickers as Whitt Printing does not print them.
Date: May 22, 1950
Creator: Whitt, Homer
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez to John J. Herrera - 1951-01-06]

Description: Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez to John J. Herrera, LULAC First National Vice-President, dated January 6, 1951. This acknowledges the change of dates for the Regional LULAC Convention and confirms that amended proclamations will be sent to the active LULAC Councils. Rodriguez also confirms that he will speak at the convention.
Date: January 6, 1951
Creator: Rodriguez, Jacob I.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez to John J. Herrera - 1953-06-11]

Description: Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez, LULAC National Director of Publicity, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated June 11, 1953. Rodriguez discusses issues concerning LULAC News that might arise at the upcoming National Convention.
Date: June 11, 1953
Creator: Rodriguez, Jacob I.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez to John J. Herrera - 1953-06-15]

Description: Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez, Executive Secretary-Manager of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in San Antonio, Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC Past National President, dated June 15, 1953. Rodriguez addresses Herrera's defeat for re-election as LULAC National President and expresses appreciation for work done during Herrera's tenure as president. Rodriguez also mentions outstanding LULAC News bills which include Munguia printers who printed the newsletter.
Date: June 15, 1953
Creator: Rodriguez, Jacob I.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez to John J. Herrera - 1953-08-26]

Description: Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez, Executive Secretary-Manager of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in San Antonio, Texas, to John J. Herrera, dated August 26, 1953. Rodriguez sends an invitation to Herrera to attend Fiestas Patrias in Mexico City September 12-17, 1953. An interview with Mexican President Ruiz Cortines is on the agenda. Travel details and costs are also discussed.
Date: August 26, 1953
Creator: Rodriguez, Jacob I.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Jake Rodriguez to James DeAnda - 1953-06-01]

Description: Letter from Jake Rodriguez, LULAC National Director of Publicity, to James DeAnda, LULAC Executive Secretary, dated June 1, 1953. This letter was sent in reply answering questions about the publication of the LULAC News.
Date: June 1, 1953
Creator: Rodriguez, Jake
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from James DeAnda to Jacob I. Rodriguez - 1953-05-26]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from James DeAnda, LULAC Executive Secretary, to Jacob I. Rodriguez, Editor, LULAC News, dated May 26, 1953. This letter is a follow-up on a suggestion made at LULAC Supreme Council meeting to negotiate with Hal Purser of Houston, Texas, to take over publishing the LULAC News in July, 1953. It contains pertinent questions about circulation numbers, advertising rates, and addressograph plates.
Date: May 26, 1953
Creator: DeAnda, James
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Jesse Gonzalez to John J. Herrera - 1950-10-02]

Description: Letter from Jesse Gonzalez of "Jesse Gonzalez and His Orchestra", San Antonio, Texas, to John J. Herrera dated October 2, 1950. This letter and accompanying envelope originally also contained copies of a contract to be signed and returned with a deposit for an upcoming event.
Date: October 2, 1950
Creator: Gonzalez, Jesse
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Commanding Officer 2595th Base Service Squadron - 1950-11-09]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC First National Vice-President, to Commanding Officer, 2595th Base Service Squadron, Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, dated November 9, 1950. This is a request to release Private first class (Pfc.) Albert O. Garza on a three-day pass so that he can serve in a color guard for the Armistice Day Parade in Houston, Texas, on November 11, 1950.
Date: November 9, 1950
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Cosme Hinojosa - 1952-12-01]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, to the Honorable Cosme Hinojosa, Consul General of Mexico for the State of Texas, dated December 1, 1952. Herrera writes regarding the blacklisting by the Mexican Government of Brazoria County. Herrera requests a record of complaints of discrimination against Brazoria County which he will use during his meeting with Brazoria County. Herrera also requests a representative from the Consul General's office to attend the meeting with him.
Date: December 1, 1952
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Emilio Caceres - 1950-11-03]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Emilio Caceres of San Antonio, Texas, dated November 3, 1950. Inquires about pricing and availability of Caceres' orchestra for a LULAC dance to be held December 17, 1950 in Houston.
Date: November 3, 1950
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo - 1953-01-12]

Description: Onionskin carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, to Frank M. Pinedo, LULAC Texas Regional Governor in Austin, Texas dated January 12, 1953. Herrera writes that he will seek re-election as LULAC National President and asks Pinedo to consider running for re-election as LULAC Texas Regional Governor. Herrera mentions Jake Rodriguez's trip to Mexico on behalf of George Strake's bid for United States Ambassador to Mexico. The letter also includes travel plans for Carlsbad, New Mexico and San Angelo, Texas, to visit groups interested in reviving LULAC councils. Post-script notes thatHerrera had received an invitation to Governor Allan Shivers Inaugaural Reception.
Date: January 12, 1953
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter