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[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 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 John J. Herrera to G.W. Gillean - 1955-04-20]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter ton from John J. Herrera, dated April 20, 1955, addressing the matter of helping Gillean obtain a beer license in LULAC's name. Herrera is responding to a letter that Gillean sent to Joe Garza from LULAC Council Number 235 in Beaumont.
Date: April 20, 1955
Creator: Herrera, John J.
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 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 John J. Herrera to Ed Idar Jr. - 1955-12-21]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter to Ed Idar Jr. from John J. Herrera dated December 21, 1955 addressing the political issues with the American GI Forum poll tax drive in the Valley, Texas. "I don't see anything wrong in the efforts of the American Gi Forum conducting this type of civic drive in the Valley. I think it should have been done long ago." Herrera writes that the Latin American people of Mexican descent should all be able to vote and pay the poll tax in preservation and contribution to the "American way of life."
Date: December 21, 1955
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Pauline Santos to Paul Gil - 1952-10-13]

Description: 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.
Date: October 13, 1952
Creator: Santos, Pauline
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 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 to John J. Herrera - 1955-02-15]

Description: 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."
Date: February 15, 1955
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-15]

Description: 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.
Date: February 15, 1955
Creator: Herrera, John J.
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 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 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 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 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

LULAC, labor of love

Description: 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."
Date: February 19, 1966
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text

Newsflash from KCOR, June 15, 1948]

Description: Newsflash from KCOR radio station, reporting on news from Austin, Texas, from Raoul A. Cortez, President of the League of United Latin American Citizens. Judge Ben H. Rice, Jr., from the Federal Court in Austin, has ordered a statewide ban on segregation of Mexican-American children in Texas schools, stating that the practice is unconstitutional and violates the 14th Amendment.
Date: June 15, 1948
Creator: KCOR
Item Type: Text

[Letter from Carlos E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera - 1949-03-12]

Description: Letter from C. E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera requesting him to find the nearest location of the Chilean Consulate to obtain a visa for him, for his upcoming trip to Chile, Brazil and Argentina. Castañeda has already sent his application for a visa to the Consulates of Brazil and Argentina. On the letter handwritten in pencil: "Hurry, a favor to consider. 8th floor, P5111, New Orleans...Consul of Chile"
Date: March 12, 1949
Creator: Castañeda, Carlos E.
Item Type: Letter