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[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

[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

[Letter from Ralph Yarborough to John J. Herrera - 1957-04-06]

Description: Letter from Senator Ralph Yarborough thanking John J. Herrera for his support, along with Latino support from all around Texas, for contributing to Yarborough's victory. The letter is typed on campaign letterhead reading at the top, "Judge Ralph Yarborough for U.S. Senator ... Vote April 2" and at the bottom, "Yarborough - of Texas, by Texas, for Texas."
Date: April 6, 1957
Creator: Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996

[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.

[Letter from Thurman Gupton to John J. Herrera - 1980-07-30]

Description: Personal letter from retired Judge Thurman Gupton to John J. Herrera in reply to an earlier letter from Herrera catching up on their friendship. Gupton comments on Herrera's successful open-heart surgery performed by Dr. Denton Cooley and reminisces over the cases Herrera presented in his court. The letter's envelope is also included.
Date: July 30, 1980
Creator: Gupton, Thurman

[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

LULAC chiefs claim Carter ignores rights

Description: Newspaper clipping of an article entitled "LULAC chiefs claim Carter ignores rights" by Felton West. The article states that "Mexican-American leaders accused the Carter administration Friday of having 'totally ignored' human rights for Spanish-speaking persons."
Date: unknown
Creator: West, Felton