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[Second Ward Merchant's Softball Team, 1944]

Description: Photograph of the Second Ward Merchant's Softball team, with thirteen players in uniform and another four coaches and assistants. The team is posed in front of 2002 Congress Avenue Grocers. A collection of bats and mitts lie in the foreground.
Date: July 23, 1944
Creator: Litterst Commercial Photo Company
Item Type: Photograph
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[Soldiers pose in front of military tank]

Description: Photograph of eighteen soldiers posing in front of a military tank during the summer of 1948. One man, facing away from the camera, stands at the entrance to the tank. Two other tanks flank the group.
Date: August 1948
Item Type: Photograph

[Affidavit of Support from Manuel Urbina]

Description: Affidavit submitted by Manuel Urbina, and witnessed by Alfonso Pena, in Webb County, Texas. The affidavit states that Urbina is able to support his wife, Irene Salce de Urbina, and their children, and he would like them to live with him in the United States, as they are currently residing in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Date: March 13, 1946
Creator: Urbina, Manuel
Item Type: Legal Document

[Letter from Manuel Urbina to Philip R. Brown - 1946-11-08]

Description: Letter from Manuel Urbina to Philip R. Brown reporting on Urbina's progress with the congregation in Freeport, Texas. Urbina has met with some resistance in his work in the community, but he continues to reach out to his congregation.
Date: November 8, 1946
Creator: Urbina, Manuel
Item Type: Letter

[Los Panchos, musical group]

Description: Photograph of musical group, Los Panchoes, in a bar. The trio stand along the bar, with three other men and two bar employees visible behind them.
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph

[Court document suggesting means to curb juvenile delinquency]

Description: Written recommendation to the Harris County grand jury regarding measures to curb juvenile delinquency. Dated July 7, 1944 and submitted by John J. Ruiz, D.A. Fraser, John J. Herrera and Philip J. Montalbo.
Date: July 7, 1944
Creator: Ruiz, John J.; Fraser, D. A.; Herrera, John J. & Montalbo, Philip J.
Item Type: Text

[Wedding photograph of Joe Castillo and his wife]

Description: Wedding photograph of Joe Castillo and his wife, taken around 1940. The bride is wearing a white silk long dress, with white decorated band on her head and a veil. She holds a bunch of white flowers in her hand, wearing white gloves. The groom, Joe Castillo, is wearing a black suit and tie with a white flower boutonniere on his coat. He also is wearing white gloves.
Date: 1940
Creator: Barton Texas History Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Dalila]

Description: Photograph of a woman named Dalila. She wearing a dress and a large coat, and is standing on the porch of a house.
Date: June 18, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter from Jose Angel Medrano to Elizabeth Cisneros - 1947-08-02]

Description: Letter to Elizabeth Cisneros, Secretary, Club Recreativo Regis, inviting members of the club to the first anniversary Ball of the Club Recreativo de Veterans, Houston, Texas, on August 3, 1947. The letter is signed by Jose Angel Medrano of Club Recreativo de Veteranos. Included with the letter are two typed sheets of the names of the 1947 members of Club Recreativo de Veteranos, Houston, Texas, with their addresses.
Date: August 2, 1947
Creator: Medrano, Jose Angel
Item Type: Letter