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[Campaign card for Fred Hofheinz from John J. Herrera]

Description: Postcard size campaign card for Fred Hofheinz by John J. Herrera. On the front of the card is a cartoon picture of Hofheinz noting the issues of the campaign. Above the illustration reads: "El Alcalde," or "The Mayor". Message from Herrera on the back of the card.
Date: June 22, 1975
Creator: Herrera, John J.

[Campaign card for Fred Hofheinz from John J. Herrera]

Description: Postcard size campaign card for Fred Hofheinz by John J. Herrera. On the front of the card is a cartoon picture of Hofheinz noting the issues of the campaign. Above the illustration reads: "El Alcalde," or "The Mayor". Message from Herrera on the back of the card.
Date: June 22, 1975
Creator: Herrera, John J.

[Christmas postcard and calendar from The Dominican Sisters of Saint Thomas Aquinas]

Description: Christmas postcard sent by The Dominican Sisters of Saint Thomas Aquinas which includes a color illustration on the front of angels and a Christmas tree and a printed 1968 calendar on the reverse. The print on the reverse reads, "Todos por Dios Las Hermanas Dominicas de Santo Tomas de Aquino les desean una Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano Nuevo, Av. Azcapotzalco No. 422, Mexico 16, D. F., Tel. 27-37-56"
Date: unknown
Creator: Dominican Sisters of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Convair-Liner Flying the Blue Skyway

Description: Curt Teich color postcard of a Continental Airlines Convair-Liner titled "Convair-Liner Flying the Blue Skyway." Notes concerning LULAC written on the back of the postcard.
Date: unknown
Creator: Curt Teich & Co.

[Invitation from The All Americans Council of the National Democratic Committee to a reception]

Description: Invitation postcard from The All Americans Council of the National Democratic Committee for a reception at the Rice Hotel Crystal Ballroom on Sunday November 1, 1964. The speakers will be Albert Thomas, from the Congressional 8th District and Dr. Edward D. Re, Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, Washington D.C. At the bottom of the card shows "L.B.J. for the U.S.A." Response card with envelope included.
Date: November 1, 1964
Creator: All Americans Council of the National Democratic Committee

["LBJ for the USA" postcard]

Description: Blank postcard promoting Lyndon B. Johnson with the slogan "LBJ for the USA" and "Vote Democratic."
Date: 1964
Creator: Democratic National Committee (U.S.)

[Postcard from Alfred to John J. Herrera - 1966]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera postmarked 1966 in Washington D.C. The front of the postcard has a color image of the White House and is identified on the back of the card as "The White House - North Front". The handwritten note on the back of the postcard reads, "Dear John, Having a beautiful visit here. Both Phil and I have been getting around to see quite a few people. Regards, Alfred".
Date: 1966
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[Postcard from Bernice to John Herrera - 1966-02-14]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera from Bernice, postmarked February 14, 1966, in El Paso, Texas. The front of the postcard features an image of a cavern with stalactites and stalagmites which is identified on the reverse of the card as Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. The handwritten note on the reverse of the card reads, "Hi, Last card left. Bernice".
Date: February 14, 1966
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[Postcard from Douglas M. Herrera to John Herrera - 1968-09-23]

Description: Postcard sent to John J. Herrera, Mike, and Shep in Houston, Texas from John's son, Douglas M. Herrera in Mexico. Text: "23 Sept 68, Dear Dad, Mike, Shep, San Luis is a pretty pace, muchas bonitas mujeres but I'm itching to get to la Ciudad D. F. So I'm catching the 11:30 A.M. bus out tomorrow so I can register for classes & begin the next day. Having a Corona on you all fellas. Wish me luck, I need it. DMH." The front of the postcard has images of four buildings in San Luis Potosi, identified on the reverse as Teatro de La Paz/La Paz Theatre, Plaza de los Fundadores/The Founders Square, La Caja del Agua/The Water Box, and Palacio de Gubierno/Government Palace.
Date: September 23, 1968
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.

[Postcard from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1971-10-19]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera and his wife Olivia from their son, Douglas M. Herrera. The postcard was mailed from Merida, Mexico to Houston, Texas and details the next portion of Douglas's journey and receipt of his father's telegram. The front image is of a hackney coach with "mestizas", two women standing in traditional dress in front of Saint John's Temple.
Date: October 19, 1971
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.

[Postcard from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1976-08-02]

Description: Postcard from Douglas M. Herrera to his parents, John J. and Olivia C. Herrera. The image on the front of the postcard is a portrait of Lyndon B. Johnson from the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas. Douglas is visiting Austin on business and stopped by the presidential library with his son Michael.
Date: August 2, 1976
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
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[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.

[Postcard from El Rey Bonito to John J. Herrera]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera from El Rey Bonito is postmarked Monterrey, Mexico. The image on the front of the card is a building that is identified on the reverse of the card as "Palacio de Gobierno. Monterrey, N.L., Mexico." The handwritten notes reads, "Greeting to you Mr. Herrera. Regards to Miss Hernandez Mr. Fielder y al abogados Pansas El Lic Tazzo el chofer d Welch Ortiz El Rey Bonito".
Date: unknown
Creator: Bonito, El Rey

[Postcard from Jesse to John Herrera]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera, undated and covered on the outside with color illustrations of street scenes with the text "Souvenir Folder of New Orleans, Louisiana" across the top. The folder opens to reveal multiple color illustrations of buildings and monuments in New Orleans with captions to identify. The handwritten message reads "Just me! 'Doe!' am passing thru and will drop you a letter later. Jesse". The text on the interior reads "New Orleans, LA., America's most interesting city" as well as a lengthy description of the sights and history of New Orleans.
Date: unknown

[Postcard from Jesse to John J. Herrera - 1944-07-26]

Description: Postcard from Jesse to John J. Herrera. Postcard features an image of the United States Supreme Court Building on Capitol Hill. Caption on the front of the postcard reads: "U. S. Supreme Court, Showing Library of Congress, Washington, D.C."
Date: July 26, 1944

[Postcard from "Les Argentinos" to John J. Herrera]

Description: Undated postcard to John J. Herrera, signed "Les Argentinos", not postmarked. The handwritten note refers to a mutual acquaintance staying in Mexico who was recently ill. The color image on the front of the postcard shows a city with domed buildings surrounded by palm trees, identified on the back as G.P.O. and Garden, Bombay, India.
Date: unknown

[Postcard from Lillian to John J. Herrera - 1966]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera is postmarked Rome, Italy, but the postmark date is obscured. The front of the card is a color image of a building which is identified on the back of the card as St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The handwritten note reads: "Onto Monte Carlo & Paris & Louvre [?] Lillian".
Date: 1966

[Postcard from Luciano Santoscoy to John J. Herrera - 1952-08-12]

Description: Postcard from Luciano Santoscoy of El Paso, Texas, to John J. Herrera, dated August 12, 1952. After sitting in on a school board meeting in Pecos, Texas, Luciano is encouraging LULAC to take a serious look at the local issues.
Date: August 12, 1952
Creator: Santoscoy, Luciano

[Postcard from Robert B. Cruz to John J. Herrera - 1950-10-23]

Description: Postcard from Robert B. Cruz to John J. Herrera dated October 23, 1950. This postcard grants Herrera permission to have the Regional LULAC Convention in Houston and asks for possible dates for the convention.
Date: October 23, 1950
Creator: Cruz, Robert B.

[Postcard from Robert B. Cruz to John J. Herrera - 1950-10-23]

Description: Postcard from Robert B. Cruz to John J. Herrera dated October 23, 1950. This postcard grants Herrera permission to have the Regional LULAC Convention in Houston and asks for possible dates for the convention.
Date: October 23, 1950
Creator: Cruz, Robert B.

[Postcard from Terry Serna to John J. Herrera - 1962-07-16]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera from Terry Serna that reads: "Hi Johnny! Still in the convention mood. Having a ball before returning to the grind! Terry Serna." The front of the postcard has the image of of a waterfall with people in the foreground. The image is identified on the back of the postcard as "Cascada La Cola De Caballo, Horsetail Falls near Monterrey. Monterrey, N. L., Mexico"
Date: July 13, 1962
Creator: Serna, Terry

[Postcard from Tom Puente to John J.Herrera - 1955-08-13]

Description: Postcard from Tom Puente to John Herrera dated August 13, 1955 and postmarked Chicago, Illinois. The front of the postcard is a color illustration of a cowboy on a horse looking at at a woman walking away. The text above reads: "Reckon yer new in these parts Lady - ya oughta wear somethin' under them chaps!" The back of the postcard has the handwritten message, "Hello Johnnie, Sorry I didn't get to see you again while I was here in Houston. Hope to see you next year. Regards to all our friends for me. P.S. Rusty havn't wretten to me for a while, 1642 E 53rd St. Apt. 304, Tom Puente."
Date: August 13, 1955
Creator: Puente, Tom