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[Letter from Robert Aguilar, Jr., to John J. Herrera - 1950-07-20]

Description: Letter from Robert Aguilar, Jr., Chaplain of American Legion Post "Lazaro Pena 631" in Rosenberg, Texas, to John Herrera, with a handwritten date of July, 1950. The letter originally had an enclosure of a newspaper clipping dated July 14, 1950 from The Fort Bend Reporter of Rosenberg, Texas. Apparently this newspaper article was an open letter in which segregation issues were discussed. The American Legion Post members felt that an answer should be written in response and were turning to LULAC for advice.
Date: July 1950
Creator: Aguilar, Robert, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from A. D. Azios to LULAC Councils and Officers - 1952-11-05]

Description: Letter from A. D. Azios, LULAC Executive Secretary, to all LULAC Officers, and Texas LULAC Councils of District Eight, dated November 5, 1952. Proclamation advising of an upcoming Texas LULAC District Number 8 Convention to be held November 16,1 952 in Rosenberg, Texas.
Date: November 5, 1952
Creator: Azios, A. D.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Julian Castillo to John J. Herrera - 1952-03-21]

Description: Letter from Julian Castillo of Richmond, Texas, Secretary of the LULAC Council in Rosenburg, Texas, to John J. Herrera, dated March 21, 1952. The letter addresses issues about council members not receiving records from past officers. Also comments on some members monopolizing council meetings.
Date: March 21, 1952
Creator: Castillo, Julian
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Julian Castillo to John J. Herrera - 1953-01-13]

Description: Letter from Julian Castillo (signed "Julius"), Secretary of LULAC Council Number 188 of Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated January 13, 1953. Castillo invites Herrera to attend the Fort Bend County Round Up with Council Number 188 members.
Date: January 13, 1953
Creator: Castillo, Julian
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Julian Castillo to John J. Herrera - 1953-02-25]

Description: Letter from Julian Castillo, Secretary of Fort Bend County LULAC Council Number 188 of Richmond, Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated February 25, 1953. Castillo invitates Herrera to Council Number 188's second anniversary banquet to be held March 8, 1953.
Date: February 25, 1953
Creator: Castillo, Julian
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Collins to John J. Herrera - 1953-04-04]

Description: Letter from the Very Rev. John Collins of the Basilian Fathers Mexican Mission Center in Rosenberg, Texas to John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated April 4, 1953. This letter acknowledges Herrera's letter refuting personal endorsement or LULAC endorsement of Planned Parenthood literature. Rev. Collins encourages Herrera to publicly deny these policies.
Date: April 4, 1953
Creator: Collins, John
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Collins to Matthew H. Kelly - 1953-03-21]

Description: 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.
Date: March 21, 1953
Creator: Collins, John
Item Type: Letter

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages fourteen through eighteen]

Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Mateo Camarillo, #129696. Ellis questioned Camarillo about attorney John Herrera and the pending lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Camarillo and notarized on July 13, 1955. Document of a voluntary statement from inmate Ernesto Longorio, #129700. Longorio stated that he did not give permission for his name to used in the segregation lawsuit against the Texas Prison System. The statement is signed and notarized on July 13, 1955.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages nine through thirteen]

Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Ben Rios, #129698. Ellis questioned Rios about Attorney John Herrera and the pending lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Ben Rios and notarized July 13, 1955.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages one through three]

Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Abraham Rios, #129699. Rios claimed to have no knowledge of attorney John J. Herrera filing a suit against the Prison System. The document was signed by Rios and notarized July 13, 1955.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Transcript of recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and George Ramirez]

Description: Transcript copy of a recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and George Ramirez. on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and George Ramirez, #129694. Ellis questioned Ramirez about his involvement in the federal lawsuit filed against the Prison System. Document is to certify that the content is true and correct. Last page does not contain signature from Ramirez and is not notarized.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Transcript of recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and Mateo Camarillo]

Description: Transcript copy of a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Mateo Camarillo, #129696. Ellis questioned Camarillo about attorney John Herrera and the pending lawsuit filed against the Prison System. Ellis questions Camarillo about his involvement in the segregation suit and his association with attorney John J. Herrera.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages four through eight]

Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and George Ramirez, #129694. Ellis questioned Ramirez about his involvement in the federal lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Ramirez and notarized July 13, 1955.
Date: July 15, 1955
Creator: Ellis. O. B.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Letter from R. L. Gaston to John J. Herrera - 1961-10-23]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from R. L. Gaston, Sheriff of Fort Bend County, to John J. Herrera, dated October 23, 1961. The letter is regarding County Court Cause #10,131, State vs. Arnulfo J. Serrana. The letter refers to an enclosed check which refunds $10 paid in excess of the $86 fine which was due in this case.
Date: October 23, 1961
Creator: Gaston, R. L.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Council 188 from Rosenberg, Texas to John J. Herrera - 1955-01-03]

Description: Letter from Council 188 from Rosenberg, Texas to John J. Herrera. Elias Guerrero, Chairman, Carlos M. Garcia, and Marcos Reyes cordially requesting Herrera's presence as a speaker at the Annual Banquet and appointment of new officers on January 9, 1955. Council 188's event was to take place at the county fairgrounds of Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas.
Date: March 1, 1955
Creator: Guerrero, Elias
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Jose F. Hernandez to John J. Herrera]

Description: Letter from Jose F. Hernandez to John J. Herrera. Hernandez, of the Villarreal Funeral Home in Rosenberg, Texas, writes to Herrera asking for Herrera's help in a local matter. Manuel Ortega's son, Samuel Ortega, was beaten by the police. Hernandez includes information about Samuel Ortega.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hernandez, Jose F.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Jose F. Hernandez to John J. Herrera - 1952-01-22]

Description: Letter from Jose F. Hernandez, secretary of LULAC Council Number 188 of Rosenberg, Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National Organizer, dated January 22, 1952. The letter was originally accompanied by an enclosed a check contributed by the council.
Date: January 22, 1952
Creator: Hernandez, Jose F.
Item Type: Letter

Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Description: Letter to the editor in response to a story about a discriminatory sign posted at a business in Needville, Texas. John J. Herrera recounts his experiences with discrimination and the exclusion of Mexican Americans in Houston and around the state.
Date: May 31, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Clipping