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[Letter from Chester E. Ollison to W. S. McCree - 1953-02-03]

Description: Onionskin carbon copy of a letter from Chester E. Ollison, Appeals Counselor of the Texas Education Agency in Austin, Texas, to W. S. McCree, President of the Board of Trustees, Pecos Independent School District in Pecos, Texas, dated February 3,1953. The letter refers to a petition received from patrons of Pecos ISD regarding segregation of children of Spanish-speaking ancestry. Ollison outlines steps the school district is to take in addressing the issues cited in the petition.
Date: February 3, 1953
Creator: Ollison, Chester E.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John J. Herrera to all LULAC Councils - 1953-01-27]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National Prseident to all LULAC Councils, dated January 27,1953. Per complaints received at the LULAC Supreme Council Meeting about not receiving the LULAC News, Herrera asks for updated master mailing lists. Herrera discusses re-installation of members in San Angelo LULAC Men's Council Number 129; encourages council members to pay dues so they are eligible to attend the upcoming conventions; and mentions the court case of George Sanchez of Palacios, Texas and an upcoming meeting with the Commissioner of Education regarding the Pecos Segregated Mexican School case.
Date: January 27, 1953
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Report from Albert Armendariz to John J. Herrera and LULAC members regarding Pecos School Board hearing - 1953]

Description: Report on the Pecos School Board hearing written by Albert Armendariz, LULAC First National Vice-President, to the John J. Herrera and LULAC convention members with handwritten date of 1953. The report gives background of the Pecos School Board segregation of students of Latin American descent and covers board meetings and hearings with the State Commissioner of Education. Almendariz also lists expenses incurred while pursuing the case.
Date: 1953
Creator: Armendariz, Albert
Item Type: Report