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[Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez to John J. Herrera - 1953-06-15]

Description: Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez, Executive Secretary-Manager of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in San Antonio, Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC Past National President, dated June 15, 1953. Rodriguez addresses Herrera's defeat for re-election as LULAC National President and expresses appreciation for work done during Herrera's tenure as president. Rodriguez also mentions outstanding LULAC News bills which include Munguia printers who printed the newsletter.
Date: June 15, 1953
Creator: Rodriguez, Jacob I.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from José Maldonado to A. D. Azios - 1953-04-30]

Description: Letter with envelope from José Maldonado, M.D., of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to A. D. Azios, LULAC National Executive Secretary, dated April 30, 1953. Maldonado is officially filing as a candidate for the LULAC National President at National Convention held in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 13-14, 1953.
Date: April 30, 1953
Creator: Maldonado, José
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Santa Fe LULAC Councils 18 and 33 to LULAC Councils - 1953-05-06]

Description: Letter from Santa Fe, New Mexico LULAC Councils 18 and 33 to LULAC Councils dated May 6,1953. This letter is signed by Ruth A. Trujillo, President Ladies LULAC Council 18, and Miguel E. Trujillo, President Men's LULAC Council 33. This is a letter of support for Dr. José Maldonado in his bid for election to the office of LULAC National President for the 1953-54 term.
Date: May 6, 1953
Creator: Trujillo, Ruth A.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Tijerina denies LULAC 'passed word' on Nixon

Description: Article about League of United Latin American Citizens National President Felix Tijerina denies reports that LULAC has been urging members to vote against Richard Nixon in the upcoming presidential race: "The 51-year-old restaurant operator, wearing an 'Ike' pin in his lapel, said in a later statement to newsmen that he personally endorsed the Eisenhower-Nixon administration and will vote for their reelection Nov. 6."
Date: 1956
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Texas election returns

Description: Newspaper clipping from an unidentified newspaper reporting the Texas election returns issued by the Texas Election Bureau.
Date: unknown
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

People So Jubilant They Didn't Listen

Description: Newspaper article chastising both white and black racists for their jubilation at President Lyndon B. Johnson's announcement that he would not be running for re-election. The author also criticizes (and defends Johnson against) "the young," the "super-hawks," and the "doves" and decries the levels of hate directed at Johnson.
Date: April 2, 1968
Creator: Royko, Mike
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Local Lulac delegates impressed with national convention held last week-end in Laredo hotel

Description: Newspaper clipping from Palacios Beacon with handwritten date of June 28, 1951. The article is entitled "Local Lulac Delegates Impressed With National Convention Held Last Week-End in Laredo Hotel." The main topic of the article is the contest between John J. Herrera and George J. Garza for the office of National President. The voting resulted in a technical tie, with Vice President Herrera granted the right to cast the deciding vote, whereupon he cast his vote for his opponent.
Date: June 28, 1951
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

John Herrera wants tighter insurance laws

Description: Newspaper clipping about John J. Herrera published in the Houston Chronicle on July 9, 1954. The article, entitled "John Herrera Wants Tighter Insurance Laws", discusses Herrera's history and experience as well as his commitment to tighter insurance laws if elected to legislature. The clipping also includes a photograph of Herrera.
Date: July 9, 1954
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

One Republican is left in legislature

Description: Newspaper clipping from the Houston Post stating that the Democratic Party has made a clean sweep in the Texas Legislative districts, except for one Republication position in the House. There are no Republicans in the Texas State Senate.
Date: November 5, 1964
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Monthly Bulletin, El Paso LULAC Council Number 132, Volume 3, Number 31, August 1951

Description: Monthly Bulletin of El Paso LULAC Council No.132 of El Paso, Texas, dated August, 1951. References John Herrera's decision to give the deciding vote to his opponent in the LULAC Presidential election.
Date: August 1951
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Luciano Santoscoy - 1953-02-06]

Description: Copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, to Luciano Santoscoy, President of El Paso LULAC Council Number 132 of El Paso, Texas, dated February 6, 1953. The letter contains a very frank discussion of problems encountered with LULAC councils and council members. Herrera indicates that he would like to run again for LULAC National President and discusses his vision for the further development of the organization in other states.
Date: February 6, 1953
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to A. D. Azios - 1953-05-01]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to A. D. Azios, LULAC National Executive Secretary, dated May 1, 1953. Herrera is filing as a candidate for re-election to the office of LULAC National President, subject to the National Convention at Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 12-14, 1953.
Date: May 1, 1953
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Columnist attack hurt, Barry says

Description: Newspaper clipping from Houston Post about Barry Goldwater's remarks the effect of columnists and media during his campaign for President. Goldwater comments that these attach hurt his chances for the White House.
Date: November 5, 1964
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Joe Herrera to Belen Robles - 1976-06-08]

Description: Letter from Joe Herrera to Belen Robles, LULAC Vice-President for Southwest, serves as Herrera's official challenge against Leo Cardenas' eligibility to run for office of League of United Latin American Citizens State Director of Colorado. The letter is dated June 8, 1976.
Date: June 8, 1976
Creator: Herrrera, Joe
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Telegram and articles from Danny Olivas to Pete Tijerina - 1956-10-23]

Description: Copy of a telegram and articles from Danny Olivas to Pete Tijerina dated October 23, 1956 which include a telegram from Olivas to Tijerina: "We are not endorsing the Ike Dick Slate." Above the telegram, there are two articles and a telegram copied onto a piece of paper. One article with Felix Tijerina expressing his support for the Eisenhower-Nixon administration. The other article was John J. Herrera's rebuttal to Tijerina's support of the Eisenhower-Nixon administration: "We have bitterly realized in their past administrations that we were the last to be hired and the first to be hired. We will continue to support the Democratic party and their nominees, Stevenson and Kerauver." Herrera writes: "The great majority of the Latinos do not share his enthusiasm for the Republican Party, as 97 percent of the Latinos work for a living and do not own their business (as Mr. Tijerina does), or are professional people."
Date: October 23, 1956
Creator: Olivas, Danny
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Tony Campos to John J. Herrera - 1955-06-01]

Description: Letter from Tony Campos to John J. Herrera asking for Herrera's support for Frank Pinedo's re-election as National President. Campos is Pinedo's campaign manager and is asking Herrera to give the supporting or closing nomination speech. "In your hands you have the future of LULAC." Campos also writes to catch up and let Herrera know of how he is doing in Lubbock, Texas. "I am doing o.k. I got two secretaries. Not bad, eh Johnny [...] You know yourself Johnny...that when the people of Mexican descent need us, sometimes we have to sacrifice our personal life in order to help those who mostly need help."
Date: June 1, 1955
Creator: Campos, Tony
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[August Election]

Description: Clipping from St. Louis, Missouri showing the candidates from the August 1851 election for three Supreme Court Judges, Judge of the Circuit Court, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Judge of the Criminal Court, Law Commissioner, Jailor, and Assessor.
Date: August 1851
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections