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[Agreement regarding petition, Augustine Picaso vs.Trustees of the Nixon Independent School District of Nixon, Texas - 1951-12-03]

Description: Agreement regarding petition of Augustine Picaso versus Trustees of the Nixon Independent School District of Nixon, Texas, dated December 3, 1951. This is the rendering of final agreement following the hearing of the above petition before the Commissioner of Education of the State of Texas, J. W. Edgar. It was agreed that segregation practices in Nixon Independent School District shall cease with regards to children of Latin-American descent.
Date: December 3, 1951
Creator: Edgar, J. W.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Letter from Albert Armendariz to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-17]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from Albert Armendariz, League of United Latin American Citizens National Officer, to Frank M. Pinedo, stating that Armendariz no longer wishes to be National Officer of LULAC due to unfair acts committed against members of LULAC. The letter outlines the impeachment of John J. Herrera and David Longoria and mentions the action taken against the LULAC lodge. "It is no longer safe to act on behalf of the Lulac Organization, for the danger of impeachment without a hearing will menace our every action or inaction [...] it pains me greatly to know that our Organization, the Supreme Council, would be guilty of condemning without an opportunity to be heard."
Date: February 17, 1955
Creator: Armendariz, Albert
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Ed Idar, Jr., to John J. Herrera - 1953-06-18]

Description: Letter from Ed Idar, Jr., State Chairman of the American GI Forum of Texas, to John J. Herrera, dated June 18, 1953. Idar expresses disappointment in Herrera's loss in his bid for re-election as LULAC National president and his feelings regarding the way LULAC was operating at the time. Idar also extends an invitation to Herrera to attend the American GI Forum convention in Ft. Worth on July 31 - August 2, 1953.
Date: June 18, 1953
Creator: Idar, Eduardo, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from F.A. Hernandez to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-03]

Description: Letter from F.A. Hernandez, President of League of United Latin American Citizens Council Number 132, to Frank M. Pinedo, asking Pinedo to please "absolve Council No. 132 publicly of any connotation of guilt" in relation to a crime committed by LULAC Council No. 8. According to the letter, LULAC Council 8 Lodge was raided by the Texas Liquor Board, which found the operation of an open saloon at the LULAC lodge. This resulted in a "flow of bad publicity" as well as being "subjected to considerable embarrassment and criticism." Hernandez calls on Pinedo to take swift and "stern corrective measures" to resolve the matter of Council No. 8 to bring order and stability back to other LULAC councils as well as Council No. 132. "We cannot sacrifice our past accomplishments and future goals, because a few deviate from the only known course leading toward our Aims and Purposes."
Date: February 3, 1955
Creator: Hernandez, F.A.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Frank Ferree to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission - 1952-05-27]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission in Austin, Texas, dated May 27, 1952. The letter addresses discriminatory decisions of attorneys during jury selection in the Texas courts when choosing between Latin American or Anglo jurors. The letter also relates details of judgment in court case against Roberto Jiminez in Brownsville, mentioning irregularities in jury selection and possible perjury of witnesses.
Date: May 27, 1952
Creator: Ferree, Frank
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to A. R. Vasquez - 1955]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of a welcome letter from Frank M. Pinedo to A. R. Vasquez, New Harlingen League of United Latin American Citizens, welcoming Vasquez and the Council to LULAC. Pinedo gives details and explanations about next steps and what is expected from the newly formed Council of Harlingnen LULAC council to the National Office (i.e. charter fees, minutes).
Date: March 28, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Amado Laurel - 1955-03-28]

Description: Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Amado Laurel, Secretary of Refugio League of United Latin American Citizens Men's Council, congratulating Laurel on the formation of the Refugio Council. The letter also gives information on deadlines on fees and general guidance.
Date: March 28, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to John J. Herrera - 1950-10-13]

Description: Letter from Frank M. Pinedo, Secretary of Austin, Texas, LULAC Council Number 85, to John J. Herrera, dated October 13, 1950. This letter is regarding a payment for an Austin LULAC Council event that was returned for insufficient funds. Herrera's assistance is sought to contact the person who wrote the check.
Date: October 13, 1950
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to John J. Herrera - 1955-05-10]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from Frank M. Pinedo, May 10, 1955 asking Herrera to be chair a seminar on "Social Welfare" at the LULAC National Convention in Galveston. Pinedo gives Herrera details on the agenda for his presentation and requests a response on whether Herrera can participate.
Date: May 10, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Louis Hernandez - 1955-03-28]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of a welcome letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Louis Hernandez, Texas City League of United Latin American Citizens, welcoming Hernandez and the Council to LULAC. Pinedo gives details and explanations about next steps and what is expected from the newly formed Council of Texas City LULAC council to the National Office (i.e. charter fees, minutes).
Date: March 28, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Philip Reyes - 1955-03-26]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of welcome letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Philip Reyes, New Braunfels League of United Latin American Citizens, welcoming Reyes and the Council to LULAC. Pinedo gives details and explanations about next steps and what is expected from the newly formed Council of New Braunfels LULAC council to the National Office (i.e. charter fees, minutes).
Date: March 26, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Rudy Garza - 1955-03-28]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of a welcome letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Rudy Garza, Floresville League of United Latin American Citizens, welcoming Garza and the Council to LULAC. Pinedo gives details and explanations about next steps and what is expected from the newly formed Council of Floresville LULAC council to the National Office (i.e. charter fees, minutes).
Date: March 28, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Texas LULAC Members - 1953-05-23]

Description: Letter from Frank M. Pinedo, LULAC Texas Regional Governor, to Texas LULAC members dated May 23, 1953. This newsletter contains information about the convention, the Supreme Council Meeting, and the names of LULAC District Governors appointed to various committees.
Date: May 23, 1953
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Zanaida Trevino - 1955-03-28]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of a welcome letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Zanaida Trevino, Refugio Ladies League of United Latin American Citizens Council, welcoming Trevino and the Council to LULAC. Pinedo gives details and explanations about next steps and what is expected from the newly formed Ladies Council of Refugio LULAC council to the National Office (i.e. charter fees, minutes).
Date: March 28, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Frank Pinedo to John J. Herrera - 1955-06-15]

Description: Letter from Frank Pinedo to John J. Herrera thanking Herrera for his loyal support and for the nominating speech he made at the National Convention. Pinedo also writes to Herrera about his thoughts on the election of the new National President. "I am disappointed but have concluded that I was beat by the manuevering an machinations of the Laredo group at the Convention [...] but since Laredo won't do anything for our League I am looking forward to the day when we can recapture our organization."
Date: June 15, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Fred Okrand to George I. Sánchez - 1951-04-19]

Description: Letter from Fred Okrand, Attorney at Law and partner in firm of Wirin, Rissman & Okrand of Los Angeles, California, to Professor George I. Sánchez of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, dated April 19, 1951. Okrand is seeking a reference for a Texas attorney who would look into a matter concerning a "Negro property owner" in east Texas. There is a handwritten note from Professor Sanchez to John J. Herrera asking Herrera if he will write to Okrand.
Date: April 19, 1951
Creator: Okrand, Fred
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from George I. Sánchez to John J. Herrera - 1953-06-09]

Description: Letter from George I. Sánchez, Director of the American Council of Spanish-Speaking People, to John J. Herrera, dated June 9,1953. Sánchez writes of his support for John J. Herrera's re-election as LULAC National President but also expresses concerns about LULAC's effectiveness on a state and national scale.
Date: June 9, 1953
Creator: Sánchez, George Isidore, 1906-1972
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from J. J. Hickman to John J. Herrera - 1951-09-27]

Description: Letter from J. J. Hickman, Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas State Industrial Union Council, in Austin, Texas, to John J. Herrera, dated September 27, 1951. Hickman invites Herrera to attend the 15th Annual Convention of the Texas State Industrial Union Council to be held in Waco, Texas on November 16-18, 1951. Hickman asks Herrera to consult with the Committee on Latin American Affairs during the convention.
Date: September 27, 1951
Creator: Hickman, J. J.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez to John Ben Shepperd - 1953-03-03]

Description: Copy of a letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez, LULAC National Director of Publicity, to John Ben Shepperd, Texas Attorney General, dated March 3, 1953. Rodriguez recommends Frank Pinedo for appointment to the position of Assistant Attorney General.
Date: March 3, 1953
Creator: Rodriguez, Jacob I.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Ben Shepperd to John J. Herrera - 1953-03-12]

Description: Letter from John Ben Shepperd, Attorney General of Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated March 12, 1953. Shepperd acknowledges Herrera's letter recommending Frank M. Pinedo for a position in the Attorney General's office.
Date: March 12, 1953
Creator: Shepperd, John Ben
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Collins to Matthew H. Kelly - 1953-03-21]

Description: Carbon copy of letter from John Collins, C.S.B., of the Basilian Fathers Mexican Mission Center in Rosenberg, Texas to Rev. Matthew H. Kelly of Austin, Texas, dated March 21, 1953. This was a cover letter for enclosures about Planned Parenthood information.
Date: March 21, 1953
Creator: Collins, John
Item Type: Letter