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Scouting, Volume 48, Number 2, February 1960

Description: Monthly publication of the Boy Scouts of America, written for Boy Scout leaders, officials, and others interested in the work of the Scouts. It includes articles about events and activities, updates from the national headquarters, topical columns and essays, and news from various chapters nationwide. A table of contents begins on page 2.
Date: February 1960
Creator: Boy Scouts of America
Partner: Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum

Eulogy at the graveside ceremonies for Macario Garcia

Description: Eulogy for Macario Garcia, written by John J. Herrera and presented at Macario's burial ceremonies at the Veteran's Administration Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Garcia at died on December 24, 1972. Herrera's eulogy draws comparisons between Garcia and President Harry Truman, who died only 37 hours after Garcia. Truman had awarded Garcia the Congressional Medal of Honor on August 23, 1945.
Date: December 27, 1972
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Raul Perez - 1949-01-12]

Description: Carbon copy of a letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC Regional Governor, to Raul Perez, President of LULAC Council of Kingsville, Texas, dated January 12, 1949. This letter is in answer to Perez's inquiry about topics to be discussed at the Texas Regional Convention to be held in Houston, Texas, on January 29 and 30, 1949. Topics are to include: the fifty-cent a month member assessment; and ways and means to advise the Legislature what action should be taken against illegal transportation and hiring of braceros in Texas. Also to be discussed was a proposed trip of LULACs to see President Truman about this matter and civil rights legislation.
Date: January 12, 1949
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Sam Rayburn in President Truman's Inuagural Parade

Description: Black and white photograph of Sam Rayburn riding in the front seat of a convertible vehicle during President Harry S. Truman's January 20, 1949 inaugaural parade. Sam Rayburn sits in the passenger side front seat of the vehicle. In the back are (from left to right): Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Fred Vinson, Mrs. Roberta Vinson and Lucinda Rayburn (Sam Rayburn's sister and longtime hostess). The men both wear dark colored top coats and top hats. The women both wear dark colored coats and hats. Lucinda's hat includes a veil which she wears over her face. In the background of the photo is another convertible with people sitting inside. In the far background is a crowd of people sitting/standing in bleachers. They cannot be seen clearly.
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Radio station K.L.V.L. 30 second spot for John Connally for governor]

Description: Radio spot for K.L.V.L. by John J. Herrera in support of the re-election of John Connally as governor of Texas. Herrera particularly cites the creation of jobs for Latinos under Governor Connally, and cites a quote from President Harry Truman about the difference between the Republican and Democratic parties.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Telegram from Alonso S. Perales to John J. Herrera - 1945-11-14]

Description: Telegram sent from Alonso S. Perales through Western Union informing John J. Herrera to tell all organizations that the Fair Employment Practice Commission (FEPC) will be closing. Perales urges Herrera to organize efforts to write to President Harry Truman, Senators Alben W. Barkley, Wallace White, and W. Lee O'Daniel, and John Connally, urging for action on Senate Bill 101. The bill covered the "return of uses to states," and would leave minority groups without protection against discrimination.
Date: November 14, 1945
Creator: Perales, Alonso S., 1898-1960
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library