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[Letter from Carlos E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera - 1947-03-25]
A letter to John J. Herrera written by Carlos E. Castañeda on the stationary from the History Department of The University of Texas. Castañeda provided answers to Herrera's questions from a previous letter.
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Carlos E. Castañeda - 1947-04-01]
Onionskin carbon copy of a letter sent by John J. Herrera to Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda in Austin, Texas. Herrera requests Dr. Castañeda to write a letter of support for a Spanish speaking radio station in Houston. Herrera also inquires if Dr. Castañeda could make himself available to testify as a witness in an upcoming hearing with the FCC.
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Carlos E. Castañeda - 1947-03-13]
Onionskin carbon copy of a letter sent by John J. Herrera to Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda in Austin, Texas. Herrera writes to ask for assistance with Felix H. Morales and his FCC application for a radio station. Herrera specifically asks for any news clippings or incidences of discrimination against Latin Americans of Mexican descent that could be used in support of the FCC granting the radio station to Houston rather than Mexia.
[Postcard reply to John H. Herrera about Viva Johnson meeting]
A blank invitation card for the "Viva Johnson" organization meeting on May 31,[1964] at the Driskill Hotel in Austin. It includes an RSVP either to attend the meeting or to be willing to work in their own locality in the "Viva Johnson" effort. The sender of the postcard reads: John J. Herrera, Attorney at Law, 708 Scanlan Bldg. Phone:CA-8-4-4341, Houston 2, Texas with a four cent of prepaid US postage.
[Postcard reply from Tony Cruz to John J. Herrera - 1964-05-25]
An invitation card for the "Viva Johnson" organization meeting on May 31, 1964, at the Driskill Hotel in Austin. It includes an RSVP either to attend the meeting or to be willing to work in their own locality in the "Viva Johnson" effort. The postcard is sent with a four cent of prepaid US postage, with the sender's name and address. The postcard includes Tony Cruz's reply to John J. Herrera. Cruz indicated that he will attend the meeting.
[Postcard reply from Jesse R. Segovia to John J. Herrera - 1964-05-25]
An invitation card for the "Viva Johnson" organization meeting on May 31, 1964, at the Driskill Hotel in Austin. It includes an RSVP either to attend the meeting or to be willing to work in their own locality in the "Viva Johnson" effort. The postcard is sent with a four cent of prepaid US postage, with the sender's name and address. The postcard includes Jesse Segovia's reply to John J. Herrera. Segovia indicated that he will attend the meeting.
[Postcard reply from Manuel V. Lopez to John J. Herrera - 1964-05-22]
An invitation card for the "Viva Johnson" organization meeting on May 31, 1964, at the Driskill Hotel in Austin. It includes an RSVP either to attend the meeting or to be willing to work in their own locality in the "Viva Johnson" effort. The postcard is sent with a four cent of prepaid US postage, with the sender's name and address. The postcard includes Manuel V. Lopez's reply to John J. Herrera. Lopez indicated that he will attend the meeting.
[Postcard reply from Andrew Espinosa, Jr. to John J. Herrera - 1964-05-06]
An invitation card for the "Viva Johnson" organization meeting on May 31, 1964, at the Driskill Hotel in Austin. It includes an RSVP either to attend the meeting or to be willing to work in their own locality in the "Viva Johnson" effort. The postcard is sent with a four cent of prepaid US postage, with the sender's name and address. The postcard includes Andrew Espinosa, Jr.'s reply to John J. Herrera. Andrew Espinosa, Jr. indicated that he will attend the meeting, and will bring Kenneth Groves.
Weather vane
Photocopy of a clipping from The Dallas Morning News. Richard Morehead writes from Austin, Texas, reporting on rumors that President Lyndon Johnson does not care if Texas Senator Ralph Yarborough loses his seat in the U.S. Senate.
[Letter from T. W. "Buckshot" Lane to John J. Herrera - 1957-01-07]
Letter from T. W. "Buckshot" Lane relaying to John J. Herrera the situation with a Mr. Franks paying for court costs, which Herrera would be handling, in relation to an unspecified "note."
[Letter from T. W. "Buckshot" Lane to John J. Herrera - 1955-12-28]
Letter from T. W. "Buckshot" Lane to John J. Herrera promising to work on Krueger with regards to his program and Abel Cisneros. Lane also says he will be taking a job with furniture manufacturers and work West Texas as his territory, though he is considering making a bid for Representative one more time. Lane mentions that the lack of money in politics was a large contribution to the end of his political career.
[Letter from Will D. Davis to Judge Ben C. Connally - 1955-08-04]
Letter from Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Will D. Davis, to Ben C. Connally. The letter mentions John J. Herrera's request for a time extension to work on a lawsuit. Re: CA 9009 - Ben Rios, et al vs O. B. Ellis, et al.
[Letter from Ralph Yarborough to Hector P. Garcia - 1955-04-19]
Letter from Ralph Yarborough explaining to Dr. Hector P. Garcia a Democratic publication in the Dallas area called The White Rocker and the need for pro-Democratic writings and Spanish-language publications. Yarborough asks Garcia to explore possibilities for such in the Corpus Christi area, Nueces County, or other areas of Texas. The letter was also sent to some other publishers of Spanish-language newspapers in the state.
[Letter from Mark White to John J. Herrera - 1977-03-28]
Letter from Mark White, Texas Secretary of State, to John J. Herrera, dated March 28, 1977, and certified by Patricia Cantrell. The letter requests remittance of payment of $3.90 for "the enclosed plain copy of all instruments for the League of United Latin American Citizens."
LULAC, labor of love
Speech by John J. Herrera for League of United Latin American Citizens Week held at Driskill Hotel. The speech, delivered on February 19, 1966, is titled "LULAC, Labor of Love."
LULAC, labor of love
Speech by John J. Herrera for League of United Latin American Citizens Week held at Driscoll Hotel. The speech, delivered on February 19, 1966, is titled "LULAC, Labor of Love."
[Letter from William D. Bonilla to John J. Herrera - 1962-01-29]
Letter from William D. Bonilla to John J. Herrera typed on State Director of League of United Latin American Citizens letterhead and dated January 29, 1962. Bonilla requests that Herrera attend the State Convention to be held in Austin, Texas, on February 2, 3, 4, 1962.
[Letter from John J. Herrera to John B. Connally - 1963-01-04]
Onionskin carbon copy of a letter from John J. Herrera to John B. Connally, Governor-Elect for the State of Texas, dated January 4, 1963. The letter has COPY stamped across the center in red. The letter asks that Connally consider finding a position for Herrera's son, John Michael Herrera, who is completing a pre-law degree.
[Letter from John J. Herrera to John B. Connally - 1963-05-18]
Onionskin carbon copy o f a letter from John J. Herrera to John B. Connally, Governor of the State of Texas, dated May 18, 1963. Herrera invites Connally to be the main speaker at the banquet at the Texas State LULAC Convention.
[Letter from John J. Herrera to John B. Connally - 1963-09-09]
Onionskin carbon copy of a letter from John J. Herrera to John B. Connally, Governor of the State of Texas, dated September 9, 1963. In the letter, Herrera indicates his belief that Latin-Americans in Texas do not trust PASO or their leader Albert Peña, Jr.
[Letter from John J. Herrera to John B. Connally - 1963-09-09]
Onionskin carbon copy of a letter from John J. Herrera to John B. Connally, Governor of the State of Texas, dated September 9, 1963. In the letter, Herrera indicates his belief that Latin-Americans in Texas do not trust PASO or their leader Albert Peña, Jr.
[Letter from Fred Okrand to George I. Sánchez - 1951-04-19]
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.
[Letter from J. J. Hickman to John J. Herrera - 1951-09-27]
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.
[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.
[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to John J. Herrera - 1952-03-06]
Letter from Frank M. Pinedo of Austin, Texas, to John J. Herrera dated March 6, 1952. Pinedo invites Herrera to attend the new member installation for the Austin LULAC Council on March 16, 1952.
[Resolution to honor John Rooney, Congressman from New York City]
Resolution submitted by the Austin LULAC Council Number 85 to the LULAC National Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas, undated. This resolution honored John Rooney, Congressman from New York City, for his efforts in exposing the "wetback situation" in Texas and in securing the appropriation of funds for enforcement of immigration laws.
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Ed Idar, Jr. - 1952-06-12]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Ed Idar, Jr., Chairman, American G. I. Forum of Texas in Austin, Texas, dated June 12, 1952. Herrera outlines the expected votes of various LULAC councils in Texas and New Mexico in Herrera's bid for the position of LULAC National President.
[Letter from Pauline Santos to Paul Gil - 1952-10-13]
Letter from Pauline Santos of Elgin, Texas, to Paul Gil of Austin, Texas, dated October 13, 1952. Santos relates dates and names of people discriminated against at three different business establishments.
[Letter from Frank Ferree to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission - 1952-05-27]
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.
[Telegram from John J. Herrera, A. D. Azios, and James DeAnda, James to Allan Shivers]
Telegram sent to Governor Allan Shivers from the Law Offices of John J. Herrera, recommending the appointment of Judge John Snell, Jr. to the position vacated by the late Judge Frank Williford, Jr. Herrera, Azios and DeAnda highlight Snell's impartiality to turbulent Harris County politics as a particular advantage.
[Letter from Ed Idar, Jr. to readers of American GI Forum News Bulletin - 1953-10]
Letter from Ed Idar, Jr., Executive Secretary of the American GI Forum of Texas in Austin, Texas, to readers of their News Bulletin, dated October, 1953. Notification of $1.00 yearly subscription rate being instituted for the News Bulletin as of October 1, 1953.
[Quarterly LULAC Information Sheet from Ladies LULAC Council Number 202 - 1953]
Quarterly LULAC Information Sheet from Ladies LULAC Council Number 202 of Austin, Texas, signed by Mrs. R. M. Bautista.
[Agenda of the LULAC Supreme Council Meeting, August 10, 1952]
Agenda of the LULAC Supreme Council Meeting held August 10, 1952, in Austin, Texas.
[Letter from John J. Herrera to LULAC National and Council Officers and District Governors]
Letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, to all LULAC National Officers, District Governors, and Council Officers. The letter calls for a LULAC Supreme Council Meeting for August 10, 1952, in Austin, Texas.
[Roster of LULAC Ladies Council Number 202 of Austin, Texas - 1953]
Roster of LULAC Ladies Council Number 202 of Austin, Texas, with handwritten date of 1953. Lists members, officers and their addresses.
[Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez to John Ben Shepperd - 1953-03-03]
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.
[Letter from John J. Herrera to John Ben Shepperd - 1953-03-09]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, to John Ben Shepperd, Texas Attorney General, dated March 9, 1953. Herrera recommends that LULAC endorse Frank M. Pinedo of Austin for a position within the Attorney General's office.
[Letter from John J. Herrera to John Ben Shepperd - 1953-03-09]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, to John Ben Shepperd, Texas Attorney General, dated March 9, 1953. Herrera recommends that LULAC endorse Frank M. Pinedo of Austin for a position within the Attorney General's office.
[Letter from John Ben Shepperd to John J. Herrera - 1953-03-12]
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.
[Letter from John Collins to Matthew H. Kelly - 1953-03-21]
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.
[Letter from George I. Sánchez to John J. Herrera - 1953-06-09]
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.
[Letter from Ed Idar, Jr., to John J. Herrera - 1953-06-18]
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.
[Letter from Matthew H. Kelly to John J. Herrera - 1953-06-19]
Letter from Rev. Matthew H. Kelly, Executive Secretary of the Bishops' Committee for the Spanish Speaking in Austin, Texas, to John J. Herrera, dated June 19, 1953. Kelly expresses his regrets on Herrera's lost bid for re-election as LULAC National President.
[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Texas LULAC Members - 1953-05-23]
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.
[Letter from F.A. Hernandez to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-03]
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."
[Letter to John J. Herrera - 1955-02-15]
Letter to John J. Herrera, from unspecific League of United Latina American Citizens source, dated February 15, 1955, in regards to the declaration by the Supreme Council that the offices of the National Organizer and the National Chaplain are vacant and inactive. The author of the letter states "I hope that the action taken by the Supreme Council will not keep you from working very closely with me on LULAC matters [...] I would like to appoint you as a Chairman of a National Committee to study ways and means of increasing the educational opportunities that are available to persons of Spanish extraction."
[Letter from Albert Armendariz to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-17]
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."
[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Amado Laurel - 1955-03-28]
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.
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-15]
Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo on League of United Latin American Council Formation in Refugio, Texas. Herrera gives Pinedo further details and names of the first LULAC meeting and names and addresses of the charter members. Herrera also lets Pinedo know that Herrera wants him to be at the installation ceremony along with Felix Tijerina.
[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Philip Reyes - 1955-03-26]
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).