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[Letter from John J. Herrera to Mr. Hausler - 1942-08-14]

Description: Letter to Mr. Hausler, Personnel Superintendent at the Brown Ship Yard in Houston, Texas from John J. Herrera dated August 14, 1942. Written on LULAC letterhead, the letter is concerning "discrimination against workers of Mexican extraction." John J. Herrera is writing to inquire if Mr. Hausler is aware of these practices.
Date: August 14, 1942
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Advertisement of a baseball game between Prison All Stars and Southern Select]

Description: Advertisement for a baseball game between the Prison All stars (a team selected from the best players of the Texas Prison system) and Southern Select (All Mexican team of Houston) at the Prison Stadium in Huntsville, Texas on Sunday, August 9, 1942. Entertainment by Prison Military Band. The game starts at 2:00 p.m. General admission is 25 cents (federal tax included). At head of poster, "Double-Header".
Date: August 9, 1942
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Notice of Classification

Description: Notice of classification document sent out by the Local Board in Wharton, Texas, to Ejner Larsen Wind in Danevang. The front side lists the registrant name as well as a stamp of approval and a signature by a member of the Local Board (name is partially visible but a hard crease halfway down the middle of the postcard has rendered it difficult to read). It ends with fine print concerning the right to appeal. On the back, there is postage information.
Date: August 8, 1942
Creator: United States. Government Printing Office.
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Advertisement of a baseball game between Seguin Apaches and Southern Select]

Description: Advertisement for two baseball games to be played between Seguin Apaches and Southern Select at the Cleveland Diamond field, Houston, Texas on Sunday, July 26, 1942 starting at 3 p.m. The names of the players of each team are shown on the poster. Entrance fee: Men: 35 cents ; Women: 20 cents plus taxes.
Date: July 26, 1942
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Felicitas Latlip's War Ration Book One]

Description: War Ration Book One that belonged to Felicitas Latlip. Felicitas Latlip's address and physical description is recorded. The booklet contains 2 unused ration stamps for a variety of goods.
Date: May 4, 1942
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Frank Latlip, Senior's War Ration Book One]

Description: War Ration Book One that belonged to Frank Latlip, Sr. Frank Latlip's address and physical description is recorded. The booklet contains 2 unused ration stamps for a variety of goods.
Date: May 4, 1942
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Rosalio Gonzalez's War Ration Book One]

Description: War Ration Book One that belonged to Rosalio Gonzalez. Rosalio Gonzalez's address and physical description is recorded. The booklet contains 13 unused ration stamps for a variety of goods.
Date: May 4, 1942
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Highlights at San Jacinto Day celebration here

Description: Newspaper clipping of an article covering the San Jacinto Day Celebration published on April 22, 1942. The article is pasted on a piece of brown paper along with John J. Herrera's business card that lists his profession as "Notary Public, Income Tax Work". The article includes four photographs including one of John J. Herrera holding a memorial wreath.
Date: April 22, 1942
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1942-04-21]

Description: Speech delivered by John J. Herrera on April 21, 1942 at San Jacinto Memorial Park for the 106th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Herrera reminds the audience of the important role Latin American patriots played in the battle for Texas independence and continue to play in modern times. Herrera cites international unity as the key to victory in World War II.
Date: April 21, 1942
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Poll tax receipt for John J. Herrera, County of Harris - 1941]

Description: 1941 Harris County poll tax receipt number 53574 for John J. Herrera. It includes demographic information about Herrera and is signed by the deputy of the Harris County Assessor and Collector of Taxes. Dates of elections are listed on the back.
Date: January 31, 1942
Creator: Harris County (Tex.)
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Poll tax receipt for Olivia C. Herrera, County of Harris - 1941]

Description: 1941 Harris County poll tax receipt number 47738 for Mrs. Olivia C. Herrera. It includes demographic information about Herrera and is signed by the deputy of the Harris County Assessor and Collector of Taxes. Dates of elections are listed on the back.
Date: January 31, 1942
Creator: Harris County (Tex.)
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Program for League of United Latin American Citizens Banquet Honoring President General George I. Sánchez]

Description: A program for the LULAC banquet honoring President General George I. Sánchez and Licenciado Manuel C. Gonzales on Sunday, January 18, 1942 at the Texas State Hotel Mezzanine in Houston, Texas. The program includes a menu of the dinner and a list of the speeches and speakers. John J. Herrera gave a speech, "The Problems of the Latin American in Houston Territory."
Date: January 18, 1942
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Duus Family Holiday Greeting Photograph]

Description: Two photographs of the same image of the Duus family, which were used as a holiday greeting card and have been placed together with the aid of a small piece of adhesive on the back of the right photograph. The portrait of the family positions Pastor Vagn Duus on the leftmost side, holding a young a boy. The pastor's wife, identified as Gerda Duus, is in the middle, holding a baby in front of her and Sybil Duus on the right. The two boys have not been properly identified, although names have been provided in accompanying information (Verner and Erling). Text beneath the portrait says, "Season's Greetings from Our House to Your House" and has a simple line drawing of a landscape beneath it.
Date: 1942/1947
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Duus Family Portrait]

Description: Studio portrait photograph of the Duus family in front of a blank backdrop. The three individuals in the back are standing and embracing each other, all of whom are the children of Gerda and Pastor Vagn Duus. On the back row from left to right are Verner, Sibyl, and Erling Duus. Sibyl's hand appears to be around the shoulder of her mother, Gerda, who wears horn-rimmed glasses, a blazer, and matching skirt. She is seated on the arm rest of a wooden chair, which is occupied by Pastor Vagn Duus. The words "Merry Christmas" have been printed on the top margin of the photograph. There is hand-written text on the back, but with the exception of the heading, which reads, "To Danish Ladies Aid member", the rest appears to be written in Danish or a similar Germanic language.
Date: 1942/1947
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society