Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library - Browse

ABOUT BROWSE FEED

Abstract of Title to Part of Block 4 of "Westview Addition" to the City of Houston, SSBB, in Harris County, Texas

Description: Abstract of title to part of block 4 of the "Westview Addition" to the City of Houston, including the General Warranty Deeds, Assignment of V/T & D/T, Agreement, Right-of-Way Deed, Quit-Claim Deed, Release of Interest, Release of V/T, Release of V/L, Assignment of M/L, Release of M/L for the property area.
Date: July 20, 1944
Creator: Texas Abstract Company Incorporated
Item Type: Legal Document

[Affidavit signed by Ernesto Herrera - 1948-12-07]

Description: Notarized affidavit regarding two tracts of land owned by Ernesto Jimenez Herrera. One lot is in the Houston Suburban Estates subdivision and the other two lots are in the City Gardens subdivision. Herrera does not claim any of these properties as his homestead. Instead he is leasing his business property at 124 Preston Avenue.
Date: July 12, 1948
Creator: Herrera, Ernesto Jimenez
Item Type: Legal Document

[Amendment to LULAC Charter - 1940-04-15]

Description: Copy of an Amendment to League of United Latin American Citizens Charter dated April 15, 1940. The amendment extends the territorial limits of the corporation from "The State of Texas" to "United States of America".
Date: April 15, 1940
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Item Type: Legal Document

[Announcement of The League of United Latin American Citizens Council No. 60 dance]

Description: An announcement on LULAC Council No. 60 letterhead for their dance to be held on Sunday, December 9, 1945 with honored guest Macario Garcia, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Other special invited guests included the Mexican Consul,the Chairman of the Good Neighbor Commission, the mayor of Houston, Sgt. Cleto Rodriguez (another Congressional Medal of Honor winner), and other LULAC delegations from San Antonio and Laredo.
Date: December 6, 1945
Creator: The League of United Latin American Citizens Council No. 60
Item Type: Text

[Birth announcement and photograph]

Description: Photograph of a baby girl with dark hair, visible from the chest up. An accompanying page has two baby footprints and a lock of hair. Text in the upper-left corner says: "Name: Baby Girl Louvier, Weight: 6 lbs 15 oz, Date: 6-21-45 at 8:51 p.m."
Date: 1945-06~
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Scouts of America Charter for Troop #426, Houston, Texas]

Description: The original charter of Boy Scout Troop #426 of Houston, Texas dated October 31, 1943. The troop was sponsored by The League of United Latin American Citizens, with John J. Herrera as Scoutmaster of the troop. It is printed in color on the official Boy Scouts of America charter form.
Date: October 31, 1943
Creator: Boy Scouts of America
Item Type: Text

[Case number 68, Committee on Fair Employment Practice in the matter of Shell Oil Company]

Description: Legal document of charges brought by the United States Fair Employment Committee in the matter of Shell Oil Company, Incorporated, and Oil Workers International Union, Local 367, C.I.O. for engaging in discriminatory employment practices. A hearing was ordered by the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice to examine the complaints filed with the said committee. This document was signed on behalf of Shell Oil Company by P.E. Foster, refinery manager, and John C. Quilty, Industrial Manager. C.B. Locke, President, signed for Oil Workers International Union, local 367, C.I.O., and Emanuel H. Bloch, Trial Counsel, signed for the President's Committee of Fair Employment Practice.
Date: December 30, 1944
Creator: United States. Committee on Fair Employment Practice
Item Type: Legal Document

[Contract between Felix H. Morales and Charles L. Belfi - May 10, 1947]

Description: A memorandum of a contract made between Felix H. Morales and Charles L. Belfi in Bexar County, Texas. The contract stated that Morales had employed Belfi as the general manager of the proposed radio station in Houston, Harris County, Texas. The contract listed the salary and commission terms Belfi was to receive as well as housing and transportation accommodations. The full term of the contract was to expire after ten years on May 10, 1957 and it was signed by both parties and notarized.
Date: May 10, 1947
Creator: Morales, Felix H.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Copy of case number 68, Committee on Fair Employment Practice in the matter of Shell Oil Company]

Description: Copy of a legal document of charges brought by the United States Fair Employment Committee in the matter of Shell Oil Company, Incorporated, and Oil Workers International Union, Local 367, C.I.O. for engaging in discriminatory employment practices. A hearing was ordered by the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice to examine the complaints filed with the said committee. This document was signed on behalf of Shell Oil Company by P.E. Foster, refinery manager, and John C. Quilty, Industrial Manager. C.B. Locke, President, signed for Oil Workers International Union, local 367, C.I.O., and Emanuel H. Bloch, Trial Counsel, signed for the President's Committee of Fair Employment Practice.
Date: December 30, 1944
Creator: United States. Committee on Fair Employment Practice
Item Type: Legal Document

Cortez new Lulac President

Description: Newspaper clipping from "San Antonio Light" announcing Raoul A. Cortez as the new LULAC President-General and names of other office bearers of LULAC. Cortez pledged to fight against segregation of Latino Americans in public schools. San Antonio was selected for the 1949 convention for the LULAC sessions.
Date: June 14, 1948
Item Type: Clipping

[Credentials certification letter from Corpus Christi LULAC Council Number One to LULAC Credentials Committee - 1949-01-11]

Description: Onionskin paper copy of credentials certification letter from George J. Galvez, Secretary, and Elias Licona, President, of Corpus Christi LULAC Council Number 1 to LULAC Credentials Committee dated January 11, 1949. This certifies that Hector de Pena was appointed as delegate to the Regional LULAC Convention to be held in Houston, Texas, on January 29 and 30, 1949.
Date: January 11, 1949
Creator: Galvez, George J.
Item Type: Letter

Document No. 33682 Part 1499 - Commodities and Services, RMPR 165

Description: Revised Maximum Price Regulation No. 165, dated July 1, 1944. This document covers the services covered by the Office of Price Administration, how the price structures are established and lists the penalties for violations or evasion. Includes a sample form.
Date: July 1, 1944
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration
Item Type: Text