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[Letter from Armando Carles-Peralta to John J. Herrera - 1964-01-31]

Description: Letter from Armando Carles-Peralta asking John J. Herrera to send a letter of introduction on his behalf to Thomas Mann, the Secretary for Latin American Affairs, to discuss the upcoming Panamanian elections with attention paid to fighting Communism. The letter is typed on Carles-Peralta's own letterhead for the Panamanian Corporations, Laws and Maritime Documentation.
Date: January 31, 1964
Creator: Carles-Peralta, Armando
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from J. B. Casas to John J. Herrera - 1967-03-03]

Description: Letter from J. B. Casas to John J. Herrera, dated March 3, 1967. Casas reminiscences on his political campaign 20 years before, and tells Herrera about his real estate business. Casas asks for news of acquaintances and the political scene in Texas.
Date: March 3, 1967
Creator: Casas, J. B.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from José E. Chapa to John J. Herrera - 1954-02-06]

Description: Letter from José E. Chapa to John J. Herrera (in Spanish) expressing his sincere admiration of the "campaign for the dignity of the Mexican in Texas and the continuous battle for the fight against discrimination and segregation." Chapa goes on to explain to Herrera that Chapa no longer works for "the magazine" (it is not indicated what magazine) and informs Herrera that Chapa is now the correspondent for an industrial magazine that is very popular in Mexico. Chapa also informs Herrera that Chapa has a radio show and is the Manager of the new distribution company of Carta Blanca (a Mexican brand of beer) as well as the Director of the Committee for Mexican Patriots. Chapa gives Herrera details on a fundraiser for the fight against Polio, which was created by Chapa and "la Colonia". Chapa expresses that he is ecstatic to have raised $3,052.91 and applauds the efforts of "our people". Chapa tells Herrera about the rising unemployment numbers and expresses that "the immigration officials are trying to hold back the invasion of wetbacks, puerto ricans and the blacks from the south." Chapa expresses to Herrera that the following evening Chapa would speak at a banquet and speak about the unemployment problems affecting Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Chicago. As a side comment and as part of his closing statement, Chapa expresses to Herrera that Chapa has not found anyone that peaks his interest, as he himself does not know what he is looking for (marriage prospects), and Chapa tells Herrera that if Herrera has anyone in mind to please send her Chapa's way.
Date: February 6, 1954
Creator: Chapa, José E.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Manuel Angel Colon to members of LULAC - 1976-10-23]

Description: Letter from Manuel Angel Colon, dated October 23, 1976. The governor of New Jersey has announced the renaming of the International Airport in Newark. Colon, on behalf of LULAC, has submitted the suggestion of the Roberto Clemente International Airport.
Date: October 23, 1976
Creator: Colon, Manuel Angel
Item Type: Letter

Continuemos Adelante Viva Johnson y Humphrey

Description: Campaign pamphlet for the United States Democratic Presidential candidates for 1964. The cover of the pamphlet features pictures of President Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey and President John F. Kennedy.
Date: unknown
Creator: Democratic National Committee (U.S.)
Item Type: Pamphlet

[Democratic National Committee News Release: Aumenta el personal de la lengua española en la nomina federal]

Description: Press release from the Democratic National Committee regarding the number of federal employees who speak Spanish. The release states that under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, the federal government has already greatly increased the number of Spanish-speaking employees.
Date: March 26, 1964
Creator: Democratic National Committee (U.S.). Publicity Division
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Efrain G. Dominguez to John J. Herrera - 1952-12-02]

Description: Letter from Professor Efrain G. Dominguez, Consul Adscrito, Consul General's office of Mexico, San Antonio, Texas to John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated December 2, 1952. Dominguez writes to Herrera, who is scheduled to meet with the Brazoria Chamber of Commerce to discuss the blacklisting of Brazoria County by the Mexican government.
Date: December 2, 1952
Creator: Dominguez, Efrain G.
Item Type: Letter

[Christmas card from the Galverro family to the John J. Herrera family]

Description: The front of the card has a color illustration of holly and Christmas bells with the text "Merry Christmas" in the top right corner. the interior of the card contains the text "To wish you the best at Christmas and all through the year". The handwritten note says, "We wish you with much affection Blanca, Paty, Blanca y Freddy S. Galvorro."
Date: unknown
Creator: Galvorro, Blanca; Galvorro, Paty & Galvorro, Freddy S.
Item Type: Letter

Special 10 minutes Spanish for Ralph Yarbough

Description: Text of a speech to be given over the radio in support of Texas gubernatorial candidate Ralph Yarborough by Dr. Hector P. Garcia. Garcia relates some of the medical problems of Latinos in Texas, which he believes Yarborough will take seriously and work to alleviate, unlike Governor Allan Shivers.
Date: July 14, 1954
Creator: Garcia, Hector P., -1996
Item Type: Text

[Letter from Henry B. Gonzales, Albert A. Pena, Hector P. Garcia and Roberto Ornelas to all Texas voters - 1960]

Description: Letter from Henry B. Gonzales, Albert A. Pena, Hector P. Garcia and Roberto Ornelas urging those of Hispanic American descent to vote for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson in the upcoming election on November 8, 1960. The letter argues that if all of the Hispanic Americans in Texas vote for the democratic ticket, it may decide which way the state votes, since the rest of Texas is fairly split between the Republican and Democratic tickets.
Date: 1960
Creator: Gonzalez, Henry B. (Henry Barbosa), 1916-2000; Pena, Albert A., Jr.; Garcia, Hector P., -1996 & Ornelas, Roberto
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Henry B. Gonzales, Albert A. Peña, Jr., Hector P. Garcia and Roberto Ornelas to all Texas voters - 1960]

Description: Letter from Henry B. Gonzales, Albert A. Peña, Jr., Hector P. Garcia and Roberto Ornelas urging those of Hispanic American descent to vote for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson in the upcoming election on November 8, 1960. The letter argues that if all of the Hispanic Americans in Texas vote for the democratic ticket, it may decide which way the state votes, since the rest of Texas is fairly split between the Republican and Democratic tickets.
Date: 1960
Creator: Gonzalez, Henry B. (Henry Barbosa), 1916-2000; Peña, Albert A., Jr.; Garcia, Hector P., -1996 & Ornelas, Roberto
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 Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1971-04-13]

Description: Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to his father, John J. Herrera, dated April 13, 1971 and mailed from Merida, Yucatan, to Houston, Texas. Douglas wishes Herrera a happy birthday and describes his travels in Mexico and plans to visit the Mayan temples.
Date: April 13, 1971
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrera - 1968-10-13]

Description: Letter to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrera from their son, Douglas M. Herrera, dated October 13, 1968. Douglas describes watching the Olympic Games in Mexico, and his plans to move to a different apartment near the Mexican university he is attending. The letter switches from Spanish to English. Douglas explains, “I guess I’ve murdered the family tongue enough for one letter so I’ll revert to a bit of jolly ole English.”
Date: October 13, 1968
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Item Type: Letter

[Postcard from Douglas M. Herrera to John M. Herrera]

Description: An undated postcard to John M. Herrera from his brother. The front of the postcard is a black and white image of a seated statue above the text, "Dios Viejo, c. 500, Old God, c. 500 A.D., Escultura de ceramica, Epoca Clasica, Cultura zapoteca, Museo Frissell de Arte Zapoteca, Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico". The back of the postcard is addressed to John M. Herrera and contains a message from Herrera's brother who is traveling and asks Herrera to write to him when he can.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Item Type: Postcard