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[Affidavit from Abel Cisneros - 1951-07-10]

Description: 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.
Date: July 10, 1951
Creator: Cisneros, Abel
Item Type: Legal Document

[Agenda for trip to Mexico, October 5, 1951]

Description: 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.
Date: October 5, 1951
Item Type: Text

[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

[Bulletin from National LULAC President to all LULAC Councils - 1951]

Description: 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.
Date: 1951
Creator: National LULAC President
Item Type: Letter

Discrimination story condemned

Description: 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.
Date: March 13, 1951
Creator: Plenn, J. H.
Item Type: Clipping

[Invoice from The D. L. Ballich Company to LULAC - 1951-06-05]

Description: Invoice from The D. L. Ballich Company of Houston Texas to Houston LULAC Council dated June 5, 1951. This invoice is for delegate, visitor, and member badges printed for the LULAC Council and shipped to Ernest Eguia on April 20, 1951.
Date: June 5, 1951
Creator: The D. L. Ballich Company
Item Type: Text

[Letter from Albert Thomas to John J. Herrera - 1951-09-06]

Description: Letter from Congressman Albert Thomas, Eighth District, Houston, Texas, to John J. Herrera, dated September 6, 1951. This letter acknowledges receipt of the copy of Herrera's letter to Congressman Graham Arthur Barden concerning changes in the Federal Child Labor Law. Thomas indicates his willingness to speak to Barden on the issue.
Date: September 6, 1951
Creator: Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Alonso S. Perales to Lyle Saunders]

Description: Letter from Alonso S. Perales to Lyle Saunders. Perales protests against the unfair views expressed by Saunders and Olen H. Leonard in the pamphlet titled: "The wetback in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas". Perales demands the names and addresses of the informants in the pamphlet.
Date: December 3, 1951
Creator: Perales, Alonso S.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Arthur R. Gomez to Houston LULAC, page one - 1951-09-14]

Description: Page one of a letter from Arthur R. Gomez of Houston, Texas to LULAC of Houston, Texas, dated September 14, 1951. This is a thank-you letter to Houston LULAC for setting up a scholarship honoring Gomez's brother, Roy Gomez, who died in the service of his country.
Date: September 14, 1951
Creator: Gomez, Arthur R.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Arthur R. Gomez to Houston LULAC, page two - 1951-09-14]

Description: Page two of a letter from Arthur R. Gomez of Houston, Texas to LULAC of Houston, Texas, dated September 14, 1951. This is a thank-you letter to Houston LULAC for setting up a scholarship honoring Gomez's brother, Roy Gomez, who died in the service of his country.
Date: September 14, 1951
Creator: Gomez, Arthur R.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from D. R. Taylor to John J. Herrera - 1951-08-07]

Description: Letter and envelope from D. R. Taylor, District Sales Manager, Pan American World Airways, Mexican Government Tourist Bureau, Houston, Texas, to John J. Herrera, dated August 7, 1951. Includes an invitation to lunch with Dr. Francisco del Rio y Canedo, Director General Mexican Government Tourist Bureau, on August 14, 1951 at the Shamrock Hotel in Houston, Texas.
Date: August 7, 1951
Creator: Taylor, D. R.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Don R. Samson to John Herrera - 1951]

Description: Letter from Don R. Samson, chief of the Los Angeles County Probation Office, to attorney John J. Herrera requesting a reference for Manuel Villasenor, age 26, who was convicted of petty theft. The letter requests that Herrera provide information about his relationship to Villasenor and opinions regarding his mental and physical condition, family situation, and other relevant information.
Date: 1951
Creator: Samson, Don R.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Ed Idar, Jr., to George J. Garza - 1951-12-14]

Description: Letter from Ed Idar, Jr., Assistant Director of the American Council of Spanish Speaking Persons, to George J. Garza, President of LULAC, dated December 14, 1951. This is a request for LULAC's mailing list so that the ACSSP can communicate with the LULAC members.
Date: December 14, 1951
Creator: Idar, Eduardo, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Floyd Martin to John J. Herrera - 1951-04-09]

Description: Letter from Floyd Martin, Manager, World Trade Department, Houston Chamber of Commerce, Houston, Texas, to John J. Herrera, Houston LULAC Council, dated April 9, 1951. Letter originally included material about Pan American Day to be held April 14, 1951 and requested that information be passed on within the LULAC organization.
Date: April 9, 1951
Creator: Martin, Floyd
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 Gene Gutierrez to John J. Herrera - 1951-12-29]

Description: Letter from Gene Gutierrez of LULAC Council Number 184 in Palacios, Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National Organizer, dated December 29, 1951. Gutierrez requests legal advice following an act of discrimination against one of their LULAC members who was refused service at the Rainbow Inn of Palacios, Texas.
Date: December 29, 1951
Creator: Gutierrez, Gene
Item Type: Letter