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[Affidavit of Support from Manuel Urbina]

Description: Affidavit submitted by Manuel Urbina, and witnessed by Alfonso Pena, in Webb County, Texas. The affidavit states that Urbina is able to support his wife, Irene Salce de Urbina, and their children, and he would like them to live with him in the United States, as they are currently residing in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Date: March 13, 1946
Creator: Urbina, Manuel
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Boy Looking at a Sculpture in a Glass Case]

Description: Photograph of a Hispanic boy bending over with his hands on his knees to look at an abstract stone sculpture. The boy, who is standing on the right-hand side of the image, is wearing a striped shirt and blue trousers with a belt. The stone sculpture is enclosed in a glass case and rested on a brown painted podium. There is a yellowed newspaper and a photograph next to it. People are visible in the background.
Date: 1998
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Alonso S. Perales - 1948-04-07]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to Alonso S. perales regarding the guardianship proceedings of the Cisneros matter. Herrera writes that he had a talk with Mrs. Mansfield, and her attorney is taking care of the matter of changing her name from Mrs. Fajardo to Mrs. Manfield. If she likes her name to be unchanged, Herrera could get the papers signed and send them to her. Herrera also mentions that he would get the file on Macario Garcia up to date and send it to her.
Date: April 7, 1948
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Legal document hiring attorneys to file a suit against the Texas Prison System on behalf of Domingo Torres]

Description: Legal document of Domingo Torres hiring attorneys, Ralph Estrada of Tuscon, Arizona, A.L. Wirin of Los Angeles, California, and John J. Herrera of Houston, Texas. Wirin and Herrera will prosecute a lawsuit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas for confining Torres to a segregated Prison Farm. Torres was convicted of rape in Matagorda, Texas and receiving a penalty of ten years in prison.
Date: unknown
Creator: Torres, Domingo
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Legal document hiring attorneys to file a suit against the Texas Prison System on behalf of Ernesto Longoria]

Description: Legal document of Ernesto Longoria hiring attorneys, Ralph Estrada of Tuscon, Arizona, A.L. Wirin of Los Angeles, California, and John J. Herrera of Houston, Texas. Wirin and Herrera will prosecute a lawsuit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas for confining Longoria to a segregated Prison Farm. Longoria was convicted of rape in Matagorda, Texas and receiving a penalty of ten years in prison.
Date: unknown
Creator: Longoria, Ernesto
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Legal document hiring attorneys to file a suit against the Texas Prison System on behalf of Ben Rios]

Description: Legal document of Ben Rios hiring attorneys, Ralph Estrada of Tuscon, Arizona, A.L. Wirin of Los Angeles, California, and John J. Herrera of Houston, Texas. Wirin and Herrera will prosecute a lawsuit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas for confining Rios to a segregated Prison Farm. Rios was convicted of rape in Matagorda, Texas and receiving a penalty of ten years in prison.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rios, Ben
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Legal document hiring attorneys to file a suit against the Texas Prison System on behalf of George Ramirez]

Description: Legal document of George Ramirez hiring attorneys, Ralph Estrada of Tuscon, Arizona, A.L. Wirin of Los Angeles, California, and John J. Herrera of Houston, Texas. Wirin and Herrera will prosecute a lawsuit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas for confining Ramirez to a segregated Prison Farm. Ramirez was convicted of rape in Matagorda, Texas and receiving a penalty of ten years in prison.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ramirez, George
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Number 25,816 in the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas, Pete Hernández, Appellant versus the State of Texas, appellee

Description: Appellant's brief for the case of Pete Hernández against the State of Texas at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Pete Hernández is suing the State of Texas for depriving him of his right to the "due process" and "equal protect clauses" of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The brief states that "persons of Mexican or Latin-American descent were intentionally, arbitrarily, capriciously and systemically excluded from service as grand jury commissioners and grand jurors."
Date: unknown
Creator: Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Harvey Rosenberg - 1954-01-22]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to Harvey Rosenberg, thanking Rosenberg for being swearing in Herrera and Gus Garcia to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Herrera asks Rosenberg to send the complete transcript of the Pedro Hernandez case, as Herrera is commissioned to write a history on it.
Date: January 22, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Judgement against the State of Texas, page seven]

Description: Supreme Court of the United States, case number 406, October term, 1953. Pete Hernández v. the State of Texas. Hernández had appealed the decision of the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas.
Date: May 3, 1954
Creator: United States. Supreme Court
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Harvey Rosenberg - 1953-12-01]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera replying to the letter sent by Harvey Rosenberg. Herrera informs Rosenberg that the case of Pete Hernández v. The State of Texas has been reset for Monday, January 11, 1954.
Date: December 1, 1953
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Judgement against the State of Texas, page seven]

Description: Supreme Court of the United States, case number 406, October term, 1953. Pete Hernández v. the State of Texas. Hernández had appealed the decision of the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas.
Date: May 3, 1954
Creator: United States. Supreme Court
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Fred Okrand to John J. Herrera - 1954-01-29]

Description: Letter from Fred Okrand on behalf of Wirin, Rissman & Okrand, Attorneys at Law, to John J. Herrera concerning the housing segregation matter in Houston, Texas. Okrand asks Herrera to provide him some facts regarding this case.
Date: January 29, 1954
Creator: Okrand, Fred
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Ralph Guzman - 1955-05-05]

Description: Letter to Ralph Guzman from John J. Herrera thanking Guzman for his visit to Houston, and inviting him to the LULAC National convention from June 10th to 12th. Herrera mentions that the housing case will be ready to file soon.
Date: May 5, 1955
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Case number 68, Committee on Fair Employment Practice in the matter of Shell Oil Company]

Description: Legal document of charges brought by the United States Fair Employment Committee in the matter of Shell Oil Company, Incorporated, and Oil Workers International Union, Local 367, C.I.O. for engaging in discriminatory employment practices. A hearing was ordered by the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice to examine the complaints filed with the said committee. This document was signed on behalf of Shell Oil Company by P.E. Foster, refinery manager, and John C. Quilty, Industrial Manager. C.B. Locke, President, signed for Oil Workers International Union, local 367, C.I.O., and Emanuel H. Bloch, Trial Counsel, signed for the President's Committee of Fair Employment Practice.
Date: December 30, 1944
Creator: United States. Committee on Fair Employment Practice
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter to John J. Herrera from Ralph Guzman - 1954-05-03]

Description: Letter from Ralph Guzman to John H. Herrera about Guzman's recent visit to Houston. Guzman has given an oral report to Al of Alianza Hispano-Americana, and Al will be communicating to John directly about the fees involved.
Date: May 3, 1954
Creator: Guzman, Ralph
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to A.L. Wirin - 1955-05-05]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to A.L. Wirin stating that Herrera is glad to hear that the report of Latin Americans in Texas prisons was found satisfactory, and that Herrera and Ralph Guzman had interviewed the plaintiffs and compiled the information needed for the case.
Date: May 5, 1955
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library