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[Advertisement from Houston Times All-Church Press for Political Advertising]

Description: Advertisement from Houston Times All-Church Press for Political Advertising. "As your MESSENGERS TO These Influential and Civic-Working Voters, Use The Houston Times With 81 Separate Local Newspapers Each One Edited by the Reader's Own Pastor." The advertisement also boasts, "ONLY 3 1/2 Cents Per Paper"; "LEAD Your Race from the Start."
Date: 1954
Creator: Houston Times All-Church Press
Item Type: Text

[Affidavit from Ernest Rosales - 1957-11-06]

Description: Witness testimony giving Ernest Rosales's account of the night of November 1, 1957, describing Rosales and his friends being engaged in a fight with some other men, during which shots were fired. Second page of testimony is not included here.
Date: November 6, 1957
Creator: Rosales, Ernest
Item Type: Legal Document

[Annotated list of LULAC Officers and Councils - April 13, 1953]

Description: List of LULAC national officers, regional governors, district governors, and councils dated April 13, 1953. This appears to be a working copy as it contains numerous handwritten notes and corrections. The sixth page appears to be a partial membership roster of Houston members.
Date: April 11, 1953
Item Type: Text

[Article on San Jacinto Day Celebration - 1958-04-22]

Description: Partial clipping of an article from The Houston Post covering the San Jacinto Day Celebration published on April 22, 1958. The article includes two photographs: a photo of Texas Governor Price Daniel addressing the audience and posed photo of Joyce and John J. Herrera and Governor Daniel with a memorial wreath.
Date: April 22, 1958
Item Type: Clipping

[Biographies of John J. Herrera - 1952-10-04]

Description: Biographies of John J. Herrera. The first, two page biography on LULAC letterhead is dated October 4, 1952. The third page is a condensed, three paragraph biography.
Date: October 4, 1952
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Item Type: Text

[Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Complaint for Injunction and Damages, Ben Rios, et. al. vs O.B. Ellis, et. al. - 1955-07-18]

Description: Document notifying John J. Herrera that the Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Will D. Davis, had filed a Motion to Dismiss. The motion was made due to the named plaintiffs not authorizing John J. Herrera to file suit on their behalf. From the case Ben Rios, Mateo Camarillo, George Ramirez, Abraham Rios and Ernesto Langoria, vs. O. B. Ellis, as Manager of the Texas Prison System; French M. Robertson, Walter W. Cardwell, B. A. Stufflebeme, Rev. George Beto, Fred W. Shield, H. E. Treichler, H. H. Coffield, Warren S. Bellows and Henry S. Paulus, Members of the Prison Board; John Doe I through John Doe V, defendants.
Date: July 18, 1955
Creator: Davis, Will D.
Item Type: Legal Document

[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.
Item Type: Text