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[Advertisement for José E. Chapa's radio programs -1953]
Advertisement for two radio programs hosted by José E. Chapa in Chicago and Evanston, including dates, times, and frequencies.
[Advertisement from Houston Times All-Church Press for Political Advertising]
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."
[Affidavit from Abel Cisneros - 1951-07-10]
Statement from Abel Cisneros, President of Wharton County LULAC Council Number 170, notarized by Isabel S. Rivera, dated July 10, 1951. This statement is concerning a discriminatory incident in which three men of Mexican descent were refused service on grounds of their race.
[Affidavit from Angelita Cisneros]
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.
[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-06-30]
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.
[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-09]
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.
[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-09-30]
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.
[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-09-30]
An affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros made for the purpose of procuring a dependency discharge for her husband, Private Abel Cisneros. The document was not signed by Mrs. Cisneros.
[Affidavit from Ernest Rosales - 1957-11-06]
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.
[Affidavit from Ernest Rosales, page one - 1957-11-06]
Document contains the sworn statement from Ernest Rosales. Rosales describes the events related to a fight and a shooting. Statement is notarized by John J. Herrera.
[Affidavit from Matilde Cisneros - 1954]
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.
[Agenda for trip to Mexico, October 5, 1951]
Agenda for a trip to Mexico from October 5-13, 1951. Sightseeing plans on agenda mention visiting Mexico City, Acapulco, Guadalajara, Veracruz. Includes meeting with the Mayor and City Officials of Mexico City at City Hall, and introduction to President Miguel Alemán Valdés.
[Agenda of LULAC's Day of Outing, August 17, 1952]
Agenda of LULAC's Day of Outing held Sunday, August 17, 1952, on picnic grounds off of Beaumont Highway.
[Agenda of the LULAC Supreme Council Meeting, August 10, 1952]
Agenda of the LULAC Supreme Council Meeting held August 10, 1952, in Austin, Texas.
[Agenda of the LULAC Supreme Council Meeting, January 16-18, 1953]
Agenda of the LULAC Supreme Council Meeting held in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on January 17 and 18, 1953.
[Agenda of the LULAC Supreme Council Meeting, January 16-18, 1953]
Agenda for LULAC Supreme Council Meeting held in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on January 17 and 18, 1953.
[Agreement regarding petition, Augustine Picaso vs.Trustees of the Nixon Independent School District of Nixon, Texas - 1951-12-03]
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.
[Annotated list of LULAC Officers and Councils - April 13, 1953]
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.
[Anonymous letter to John Herrera - 1950-03-06]
Anonymous letter to John J. Herrera regarding issue of having a special police squad for Latin-Americans.
[Appointment of Gus C. Garcia to position of LULAC National Organizer by John J. Herrera, LULAC National President - July 20, 1952]
Onionskin paper copy of appointment of Gus C. Garcia to position of LULAC National Organizer by John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated July 20, 1952.
[Appointment of Jacob I. Rodriguez to position of LULAC National Director of Publicity and Editor of LULAC News by John J. Herrera, LULAC National President - July 20, 1952]
Onionskin paper copy of appointment of Jacob I. Rodriguez to position of LULAC National Director of Publicity and Editor of LULAC News by John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated July 20, 1952.
[Appointment of Reynaldo de la Garza to position of LULAC National Special Organizer At Large by John J. Herrera, LULAC National President - July 20, 1952]
Onionskin carbon copy of the appointment of Reynaldo de la Garza to position of LULAC National Special Organizer At Large by John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated July 20, 1952.
[Article on San Jacinto Day Celebration - 1958-04-22]
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.
[Attachment to letter from John J. Herrera to J.C. Machuca - 1954-01-19]
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.
[Attendance Record of LULAC Council Number 34 - 1953]
Handwriten attendance record of LULAC event in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contains both names and addresses of men and women in attendance.
[Biographical information on Dr. Martin Hames Bickham]
Magazine article clipped from unknown magazine with biographical information about Dr. Martin Hayes Bickham. Scholar who studied social problems of American communities.
[Biographies of John J. Herrera - 1952-10-04]
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.
[Bishops' Committee for the Spanish Speaking Newsletter, Number 25, August 1953]
Newsletter Number 25 of the Bishops' Committee for the Spanish Speaking of Houston, Texas, dated August 1953. Handwritten note indicates "read at convention, November, 1953," but does not show which article was read.
Boletin a los clubes y sociedades Mexicanas de Houston, Texas
Bulletin announcing the recipients of a $250.00 scholarship.
[Bond notice from the Office of the Sheriff to John J. Herrera - 1956-07-31]
Bond notice warning John J. Herrera from the Harris County Sheriff's Department, C. V. "Buster" Kern, Sheriff. The notice warns Herrera to return the bond lest he be blacklisted.
[Bulletin from National LULAC President to all LULAC Councils - 1951]
Special Bulletin from the National LULAC President to all LULAC Councils, with handwritten date of 1951. The subject of this bulletin is "National Convention Additional Information." The bulletin focuses on delegate certification prior to the 1951 LULAC National Convention. The bulletin also covers details of reception and room reservations for the convention.
[Campaign letter for the re-election of John J. Herrera as LULAC National President - 1953]
Campaign letter for re-election of John J. Herrera as LULAC National President at the National Convention held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 12-14, 1953.
[Campaign letter for the re-election of John J. Herrera as LULAC National President from Campaign Headquarters - 1953]
Campaign letter for re-election of John J. Herrera as LULAC National President from Armando Mares, Campaign Manager, to fellow LULACs.
[Card certifying Gus C. Garcia as an attorney of the Supreme Court of Texas]
Identification card, Number 11492, for Gus C. Garcia, certifying that he is enrolled as an attorney of the Supreme Court of Texas, from 28th December, 1953. Signed by the clerk, George H. Templin. It is also signed: Gus C. Garcia of San Antonio. On the reverse, there is a note: "Fees are Payable to the Clerk of the Supreme Court on the 1st day of June each year. This card is of good standing in State Bar for the period June 1, 1953 to May 31, 1954."
[Certificate from League of United Latin American Citizens to John J. Herrera - 1951-06-24]
Certificate from LULAC to John J. Herrera dated June 24, 1951. This was presented on Herrera's appointment to the office of National Organizer for the term of 1951-1952.
[Certificate from League of United Latin American Citizens to John J. Herrera - 1952-06-21]
Certificate from the League of United Latin American Citizens awarded to John J. Herrera on June 21, 1952. Awarded in appreciation of his service as LULAC National Organizer during 1951-1952.
[Certificate from League of United Latin American Citizens to John J. Herrera - 1953-10-08]
Certificate of membership for John J. Herrera in the League of United Latin American Citizens Houston Council Number 60, dated October 8, 1953.
[Certificate from the League of United Latin American Citizens to James DeAnda]
Certificate from the League of United Latin American Citizens given to James DeAnda for serving as the National Executive Secretary during 1953. Signed John J. Herrera, National President.
[Certificate of representation from LULAC Council Number 113 for Fidel Martinez - February 13, 1953]
Certificate of representation from LULAC Council Number 113 of Trinidad, Colorado for Fidel Martinez to represent the council at the LULAC Regional Convention held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 14-15, 1953.
[Commercial Broadcast Contract from KLVL Radio Station, Pasadena, Texas - 1950-05-22]
Commercial broadcast contract from KLVL Radio Station in Pasadena, Texas, signed by John J. Herrera, dated May 22, 1950. This contract was paid for by Mrs. Felix Morales and was paying for a congratulatory message to be broadcast on the radio station.
[Contract with American Federation of Musicians Local 644 and Houston LULAC Council - March 25, 1953]
Contract with American Federation of Musicians Local 644 by John J. Herrera of the Houston LULAC Council, dated March 25, 1953. The contract is written for Ralph Galvan and nine vocalists/musicians to perform on April 12, 1953 at the City Auditorium of Houston, Texas on April 12, 1953.
[Court indictment, United States of America vs. Ernesto Herrera, Arnulfo Jimenez Torres, and Trinidad Lopez Fierros - 1951-09-24]
District Court of the United States indictment for the case of United States of America versus Ernesto Herrera, Arnulfo Jimenez Torres, and Trinidad Lopez Fierros. The case concerns the unlawful acquisition, transfer, and sale of marijuana by the defendants.
[Deed for Lot 12, Block 15 of Forest River Estates, October 31, 1959]
Record of sale for the deed of a property in Forest River Estates, transferring the lot from Homes, Inc. of San Antonio to Brigido Becerra, filed in Volume 6928, page 209 of the Deed Records.
[Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Complaint for Injunction and Damages, Ben Rios, et. al. vs O.B. Ellis, et. al. - 1955-07-18]
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.
Discrimination story condemned
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.
[District 8 Convention of League of United Latin American Citizens Agenda, May 23, 1954]
Agenda for the District VIII Convention of League of United Latin American Citizens from May 23, 1954. It includes the names of presenters like John J. Herrera, Felix Tijerina, Frank Pinedo and many others.
[Draft of a speech by John J. Herrera for League of United Latin American Citizens event - 1951]
Draft of a speech for an end-of-the year celebration event for the League of United Latin American Citizens by John J. Herrera. Herrera addresses the Houston, Rosenberg, Wharton, El Campo, Palacios, Freeport, Texas City and Galveston LULAC Councils.
[Draft of article by John J. Herrera - 1956-10-22]
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."
[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1952]
Draft of a speech by John J. Herrera to be delivered on the 116th anniversary of the battle of San Jacinto, 1952. Herrera compares the fight for Texas Independence to the war in Korea as "free peoples of the world today need to unite again and stand together, regardless of race or creed in defense of human rights."
[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day, San Jacinto Monument - 1954-04-21]
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.