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[Agreement regarding petition, Augustine Picaso vs.Trustees of the Nixon Independent School District of Nixon, Texas - 1951-12-03]

Description: Agreement regarding petition of Augustine Picaso versus Trustees of the Nixon Independent School District of Nixon, Texas, dated December 3, 1951. This is the rendering of final agreement following the hearing of the above petition before the Commissioner of Education of the State of Texas, J. W. Edgar. It was agreed that segregation practices in Nixon Independent School District shall cease with regards to children of Latin-American descent.
Date: December 3, 1951
Creator: Edgar, J. W.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Connally Newsletter, Number 16, October 1, 1962]

Description: The Connally Newsletter issue number 16 lists a number of campaign news updates, requests for support, and talking points against the opposing Republican Party in general and Jack Cox in particular.
Date: October 1, 1962
Creator: John Connally for Governor Campaign
Item Type: Pamphlet

Fallo de la corte federal en contra de la segregación

Description: Newspaper clipping from an unknown Spanish language newspaper pasted onto a piece of KLEE stationary. The newspaper article discusses the recent ruling by Judge Ben H. Rice of the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, to end segregation of Mexican American children in public schools.
Date: 194u
Item Type: Clipping

[Invitation card from the State Democratic Executive Committee to a Welcome Dinner in honor of President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson - 1963]

Description: Invitation card sent by the Texas State Democratic Executive Committee in honor of President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson on November 22, 1963 at the Municipal Auditorium, Austin. A request of $100 per ticket is made for the contribution to the Committee.
Date: 1963
Creator: Democratic Party (Tex.). State Executive Committee
Item Type: Letter

[Invitation telegram from the State Democratic Executive Committee to a Welcome Dinner in honor of President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson - 1963-11-20]

Description: Invitation telegram sent by the Texas State Democratic Executive Committee in honor of President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson on November 22, 1963 at the Commodore Perry Hotel in Austin, Texas. The invitation was sent to Mr. and Mrs. John Herrera.
Date: November 20, 1963
Creator: Democratic Party (Tex.). State Executive Committee
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 Carlos E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera - 1949-03-12]

Description: Letter from C. E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera requesting him to find the nearest location of the Chilean Consulate to obtain a visa for him, for his upcoming trip to Chile, Brazil and Argentina. Castañeda has already sent his application for a visa to the Consulates of Brazil and Argentina. On the letter handwritten in pencil: "Hurry, a favor to consider. 8th floor, P5111, New Orleans...Consul of Chile"
Date: March 12, 1949
Creator: Castañeda, Carlos E.
Item Type: Letter

[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 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 Frank Ferree to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission - 1952-05-27]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission in Austin, Texas, dated May 27, 1952. The letter addresses discriminatory decisions of attorneys during jury selection in the Texas courts when choosing between Latin American or Anglo jurors. The letter also relates details of judgment in court case against Roberto Jiminez in Brownsville, mentioning irregularities in jury selection and possible perjury of witnesses.
Date: May 27, 1952
Creator: Ferree, Frank
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 John J. Herrera - 1950-10-13]

Description: Letter from Frank M. Pinedo, Secretary of Austin, Texas, LULAC Council Number 85, to John J. Herrera, dated October 13, 1950. This letter is regarding a payment for an Austin LULAC Council event that was returned for insufficient funds. Herrera's assistance is sought to contact the person who wrote the check.
Date: October 13, 1950
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter