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[Letter from Ed Idar, Jr., to John J. Herrera - 1953-06-18]

Description: 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.
Date: June 18, 1953
Creator: Idar, Eduardo, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Matthew H. Kelly to John J. Herrera - 1953-06-19]

Description: 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.
Date: June 19, 1953
Creator: Kelly, Matthew H.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Zanaida Trevino - 1955-03-28]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of a welcome letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Zanaida Trevino, Refugio Ladies League of United Latin American Citizens Council, welcoming Trevino and the Council to LULAC. Pinedo gives details and explanations about next steps and what is expected from the newly formed Ladies Council of Refugio LULAC council to the National Office (i.e. charter fees, minutes).
Date: March 28, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Ralph Yarborough to Hector P. Garcia - 1955-04-19]

Description: 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.
Date: April 19, 1955
Creator: Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
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 John J. Herrera - 1955-05-10]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from Frank M. Pinedo, May 10, 1955 asking Herrera to be chair a seminar on "Social Welfare" at the LULAC National Convention in Galveston. Pinedo gives Herrera details on the agenda for his presentation and requests a response on whether Herrera can participate.
Date: May 10, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-05-11]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo, dated May 11,1955, in regards to Herrera's attendance at the National Convention in Galveston. Herrera agrees to be the chairman to the seminar on "Social Welfare." Herrera requests a copy of the program of speakers and seminars to be announced on the LULAC radio program in Houston.
Date: May 11, 1955
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Ralph Yarborough to John J. Herrera - 1955-06-13]

Description: Letter from Ralph Yarborough thanking John J. Herrera for the pleasure of his company at a banquet and refers to him as "a living representative of more than one historical age" due to Herrera's connections and involvement in Texas and the Southwest.
Date: June 13, 1955
Creator: Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
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 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 T. W. "Buckshot" Lane to John J. Herrera - 1955-12-28]

Description: 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.
Date: December 28, 1955
Creator: Lane, T. W.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Ralph Yarborough to John J. Herrera - 1956-06-03]

Description: Letter from Ralph Yarborough asking for John J. Herrera's support during the 1956 gubernatorial campaign and urging Herrera to rally more support amongst relatives, friends, and neighbors. The letter is typed on letterhead for Yarborough for Governor Headquarters with the campaign slogan: "It's cleanup time in Texas!"
Date: June 3, 1956
Creator: Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
Item Type: Letter