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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 Angelita Cisneros]

Description: An affidavit from Angelita Cisneros in which she states she is a dependent of Private Abel Cisneros and is making a request for a dependency discharge. The document is neither signed nor notarized.
Date: June 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Angelita
Item Type: Legal Document

[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-06-30]

Description: An affidavit from Dolores Cisneros, the wife of Private Abel Cisneros. Dolores listed the family's monthly living expenses and provided information about her medical condition. The document was signed and notarized on June 30, 1954.
Date: June 30, 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Dolores L.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-09]

Description: An affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros with her request for a hardship discharge for her husband, Private Abel Cisneros. The document is signed but not dated or notarized in September 1954.
Date: September 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Dolores L.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-09-30]

Description: An affidavit from Dolores Cisneros, the wife of Private Abel Cisneros. Dolores lists the family's monthly living expenses and provides information about her medical condition. The document is not signed and has John J. Herrera as the Harris County Notary Public.
Date: September 30, 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Dolores L.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Affidavit from Matilde Cisneros - 1954]

Description: An affidavit from Matilde Cisneros, mother of Private Abel Cisneros. The purpose of the affidavit was to petition the United States Army for a dependency discharge for her son, Abel Cisneros. The document is not signed.
Date: 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Matilde
Item Type: Legal Document

[Attachment to letter from John J. Herrera to J.C. Machuca - 1954-01-19]

Description: Attachment to a letter from John J. Herrera to the Honorable J.C. Machuca where at the request of Machuca, Herrera summarizes his accomplishments as National President of LULAC. This attachment includes mention of the increase in the expansion of the organization as well as council formation, widespread increase in LULAC awareness, LULAC's involvement with the fight against the Pecos Texas School segregation and collaboration with other Latin American organizations.
Date: January 19, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day, San Jacinto Monument - 1954-04-21]

Description: Draft of the speech delivered by John J. Herrera on April 21, 1954, marking the one hundred and eighteenth anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Herrera compares the Battle of San Jacinto to the Korean War and states that "Our Texas men are proving themselves again and again defenders of the American way of life." Herrera spoke on behalf of the League of United Latin American Citizens and presented an offering to the memory of those who died in the Battle of San Jacinto.
Date: April 21, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text
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John Herrera wants tighter insurance laws

Description: Newspaper clipping about John J. Herrera published in the Houston Chronicle on July 9, 1954. The article, entitled "John Herrera Wants Tighter Insurance Laws", discusses Herrera's history and experience as well as his commitment to tighter insurance laws if elected to legislature. The clipping also includes a photograph of Herrera.
Date: July 9, 1954
Item Type: Clipping

[Judgement against the State of Texas]

Description: Supreme Court of the United States, case number 406, October term, 1953. Pete Hernández v. the State of Texas. Hernández had appealed the decision of the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas.
Date: May 3, 1954
Creator: United States. Supreme Court
Item Type: Legal Document

[Judgement against the State of Texas, page seven]

Description: Supreme Court of the United States, case number 406, October term, 1953. Pete Hernández v. the State of Texas. Hernández had appealed the decision of the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas.
Date: May 3, 1954
Creator: United States. Supreme Court
Item Type: Legal Document

[Judgement against the State of Texas, page seven]

Description: Supreme Court of the United States, case number 406, October term, 1953. Pete Hernández v. the State of Texas. Hernández had appealed the decision of the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas.
Date: May 3, 1954
Creator: United States. Supreme Court
Item Type: Legal Document

Let's swap program ideas: plans for using all available resources for better council programs in all fields of LULAC service

Description: Announcement from League of United Latin American Citizens Director of Publicity for Idea Exchanges to be Published in LULAC News. This is a call for all ideas and programs to be shared between other program chairmen of LULAC councils in order to create new and engaging activities and councils for future LULAC council meetings.
Date: 1954
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Item Type: Text
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[Letter from A.L. Wirin to John J. Herrera - 1954-02-05]

Description: Letter from A.L. Wirin to John J. Herrera asking Herrera to reply to the questions asked by Fred Okrand and send them before Wirin's trip to Houston, so that the suit can be filed when Wirin is in Houston.
Date: February 5, 1954
Creator: Wirin, A.L.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from A.L. Wirin to John J. Herrera - 1954-04-16]

Description: Letter from A.L. Wirin to John H. Herrera asking whether there has been any further development from the time Herrera and Gus had a meeting in Washington regarding segregation of Mexican Americans, at the Public Housing Project in Houston.
Date: April 16, 1954
Creator: Wirin, A.L.
Item Type: Letter