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[Linen style envelope with "Mrs. A. P. George Richmond, Texas" printed on it]

Description: Linen style envelope has writing in blue ink on front that reads: "Cousin Babe Pictures". The flap on the back of the envelope reserved for the return address has text that reads: "Mrs. A. P. George Richmond, Texas". The envelope is lined with blue paper. The envelope contained four photographs.
Date: 1954
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A Letter Concerning Mineral Wells High School 1953 Graduation]

Description: A letter is shown here (dated November 27, 2002) from R. B. Shiflet to Bob Bellamy, concerning the Mineral Wells High School graduating classes of 1953 and 1954. It states that the move to the "new" campus occurred during the Christmas holidays of 1953. The letter also describes classroom conditions during this period. Houston School faculty members are mentioned, as well. They included R. B. Shiflet, Mrs. D. R. (Ferne) Hudson and Mrs. Mildred Burnham.
Date: 1954?
Creator: R. B. Shiflet
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Letter from Dudley Frasier to Charles Green

Description: Letter regarding the wife of an associate of O. Henry living in Austin.
Date: September 30, 1954
Creator: Frasier, Dudley
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Letter from Dudley Frasier to Trueman O'Quinn

Description: Letter regarding complimentary copy of "The Heart of O. Henry" to Trueman O'Quinn
Date: October 1, 1954
Creator: Frasier, Dudley
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from Lyndon B. Johnson to John J. Herrera - 1954-11-11]

Description: Letter from Lyndon B. Johnson sending his regrets that John J. Herrera was unable to attend a testimonial banquet due to injuries and inviting Herrera to write to him again if he needs anything else in the future. The letter is typed on letterhead for the United States Senate Office of the Democratic Leader in Washington, D.C.
Date: November 11, 1954
Creator: Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Roy Hofheinz to John J. Herrera - 1954-05-18]

Description: Letter from Mayor Roy Hofheinz to John J. Herrera, dated May 8, 1954. Hofheinz extends his thanks for the invitation to attend a graduation ceremony but states that he will be out of town at the time.
Date: May 18, 1954
Creator: Hofheinz, Roy, 1912-1982
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Luciano Santoscoy - 1954-05-15]

Description: Letter to Luciano Santoscoy, National Director of Publicity and Editor of LULAC NEWS, from John J. Herrera, describing Herrera's emotions towards the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling supporting the progression towards abolition of Hispanic discrimination in Texas. "The word is beautiful and culminates the heartbreaking efforts of more than a dozen lawyers who worked for more than twenty years to overrule the iron clad opinions of the highest Texas courts."
Date: May 15, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to J.C. Machuca - 1954-01-19]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to the Honorable J.C. Machuca describing in detail the accomplishments of his trip to Washington, "The exclusion of our people from serving on petit, grand juries and as grand jury commissioners goes to the very fundamentals that we, of LULAC hold dear [...] The case was argued [...] we were very well received [...] This is the first time in the history of our people that a case involving the civil rights of Latin Americans has been heard by the Supreme Court of the United States."
Date: January 19, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Attachment to letter from John J. Herrera to J.C. Machuca - 1954-01-19]

Description: Attachment to a letter from John J. Herrera to the Honorable J.C. Machuca where at the request of Machuca, Herrera summarizes his accomplishments as National President of LULAC. This attachment includes mention of the increase in the expansion of the organization as well as council formation, widespread increase in LULAC awareness, LULAC's involvement with the fight against the Pecos Texas School segregation and collaboration with other Latin American organizations.
Date: January 19, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from J.C. Machuca to John J. Herrera - 1954-01-19]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from J.C. Machuca apologizing for the imposition of a previous request (which is not specified) in a previous letter. Machuca expresses a sense of subtle urgency in his request to Herrera and goes on to thank Herrera for his guidance for the publication of the February 1954 issue of LULAC NEWS.
Date: January 19, 1954
Creator: Machuca, J.C.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from J.C. Machuca to John J. Herrera - 1954-01-21]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from J.C. Machuca extending Machuca's congratulations to Herrera for being sworn in by the Supreme Court of the United States granting him the right to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States. Machuca acknowledges and appreciates Herrera's cooperation and collaboration on providing documents that Machuca requested in a previous letter and expresses that they will be turned over to Director of Publicity, Mr. Luciano Santoscoy. Machuca promises a prompt return of a publicity picture that was sent to Machuca in a previous correspondence from Herrera.
Date: January 21, 1954
Creator: Machuca, J.C.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from J.C. Machuca to John J. Herrera - 1954-02-02]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from J.C. Machuca communicating to Herrera the progress of a Jubilee issue release of LULAC NEWS in the middle of the month of February with the "able supervision of our Director of Publicity, Mr. Luciano Santoscoy." He expresses gratitude towards John's cooperation and participation. Machuca also wishes Herrera well on a case that Herrea is working on: "Hope the decision in the Delgado case will be a favorable one, so that justice will prevail".
Date: February 2, 1954
Creator: Machuca, J.C.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from José E. Chapa to John J. Herrera - 1954-02-06]

Description: Letter from José E. Chapa to John J. Herrera (in Spanish) expressing his sincere admiration of the "campaign for the dignity of the Mexican in Texas and the continuous battle for the fight against discrimination and segregation." Chapa goes on to explain to Herrera that Chapa no longer works for "the magazine" (it is not indicated what magazine) and informs Herrera that Chapa is now the correspondent for an industrial magazine that is very popular in Mexico. Chapa also informs Herrera that Chapa has a radio show and is the Manager of the new distribution company of Carta Blanca (a Mexican brand of beer) as well as the Director of the Committee for Mexican Patriots. Chapa gives Herrera details on a fundraiser for the fight against Polio, which was created by Chapa and "la Colonia". Chapa expresses that he is ecstatic to have raised $3,052.91 and applauds the efforts of "our people". Chapa tells Herrera about the rising unemployment numbers and expresses that "the immigration officials are trying to hold back the invasion of wetbacks, puerto ricans and the blacks from the south." Chapa expresses to Herrera that the following evening Chapa would speak at a banquet and speak about the unemployment problems affecting Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Chicago. As a side comment and as part of his closing statement, Chapa expresses to Herrera that Chapa has not found anyone that peaks his interest, as he himself does not know what he is looking for (marriage prospects), and Chapa tells Herrera that if Herrera has anyone in mind to please send her Chapa's way.
Date: February 6, 1954
Creator: Chapa, José E.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Texas Governor Allan Shivers to John J. Herrera - 1954-03-23]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from Texas Governor Allan Shivers. Shivers expresses gratitude to Herrera for a previous letter from Herrera in which Herrera offered more information in support of Judge John Snell, Jr., to succeed Judge Frank Williford as Judge of Criminal District Court of Harris County.
Date: March 23, 1954
Creator: Shivers, Allan, 1907-1985
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Alberto Cadena to John J. Herrera - 1954-03-26]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from District Governor of League of United Latin American Citizens, Alberto Cadena, reminding John of a LULAC meeting that was to be held in Beaumont on the 28th day of March at the K.C. Hall. Cadena expresses his sincere desire for Herrera to attend the meeting.
Date: March 26, 1954
Creator: Cadena, Alberto C.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from T.W. Buckshot Lane to John J. Herrera - 1954-04-04]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from T.W. Buckshot Lane. Lane addresses Herrera as his "Friend Johnny" and asks Herrera to once again join the race to run for the office of Harris County Representative. Lane expresses his confidence in being elected if his name is on the ballot to run for the position of Representative of Wharton County, which he confides in Herrera that he is considering. "If you have plans for another race then in the event the two of us are lucky I think there is no doubt about it, we can together gets things done, your legal training and brains, my guts and big mouth, we should do things."
Date: April 4, 1954
Creator: Lane, T.W. Buckshot
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Reynaldo de la Garza and Bennie Cantu to John J. Herrera - 1954-04-10]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from General Chairman Reynaldo de la Garza and Bennie Cantu from the San Antonio LULAC Council No. 2 inviting Herrera to the "traditional Feria de las Flores" (which translates to the Flower Show) which is a dinner dance that raised money for the LULAC Scholarship Fund. Herrera was invited to attend as the guest of honor to the dinner dance on Friday, April 30th at the Seven Oaks Country Club. "This particular evening has been set aside especially for the purpose of honoring our former 'Reyes Feos', all of you will receive the recognition at this dinner dance to which you are so justly entitle." The translation of "Reyes Feos", is "The Ugly Kings" which is a non-profit organization that raises money for scholarships that are awarded to deserving Texas students.
Date: April 10, 1954
Creator: De la Garza, Reynaldo
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Ralph W. Yarborough to John J. Herrera - 1954-04-10]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from Ralph W. Yarborough, thanking Herrera for his offer of aid to Yarborough's campaign for Governor of Texas, if Yarborough decides to announce to run. Yarborough explains the different dilemmas, as well as the hope of running for office. Yarborough shares statistics on votes and percentages of statewide averages of voters and asks Herrera for advice and recommendations in regards to the increase of voting statistics. The letter mentions the following enclosures with this letter: biographical sketch, a copy of the State Observer for December 14, 1953, and a copy of the State Observer for October 19, 1953.
Date: April 10, 1954
Creator: Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez to John J. Herrera - 1954-04-12]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from Jacob I. Rodriguez, Public Relations Chairman of San Antonio League of United Latin American Citizens, extending an official invitation to the "Banquete de Los Reyes honoring the Ugly Kinds of our La Feria de las Flores." This letter gives further details on the location and the date and time of the banquet and requests Herrera's presence and reservation.
Date: April 12, 1954
Creator: Rodriguez, Jacob I.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Frederick Wiener to John J. Herrera - 1954-04-16]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from Frederick Wiener, Executive Director of Jewish Vocational Service, thanking John for attendance and attention at a meeting had on April the 15th at the Jewish Vocational Service offices. Wiener gives further details of a discussion held at the meeting of working with the station KLVL to "stimulate the community to employ the psychically handicapped." Wiener asks Herrera or Mr. Gomez to follow up on the proposal and to notify him to continue on the further interest on behalf of both parties.
Date: April 16, 1954
Creator: Wiener, Frederick
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Oscar M. Laurel - 1954-04-20]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to Oscar M. Laurel, National Legal Adviser, League of United Latin American Citizens advising Laurel of the official number of appropriate days that are required to announce the candidates for the National Presidency of LULAC was 45 days instead of 60. Herrera reassures Laurel of Herrera's certainty of this number: "I am very certain of it because I was the first national president after said resolution that was called upon to put said resolution into effect". Herrera goes on to inform Laurel that Herrera's candidacy for national president had already been submitted to the Houston Council Number 60.
Date: April 20, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[List of addresses of previous officials of the League of United Latin American Citizens]

Description: List of Addresses for unknown letters to be sent to previous officials of the League of United Latin American Citizens. Includes: Mr. Albert Armendariz (Regional President), Mr. Cruz Fernandez (First Vice President), Mrs. M.L. Armendariz (Executive Secretary), Luciano Santoscoy (National Director of Publicity), Mr. Edmundo Moreno (National Secretary), Mr. Frank Pinedo (Regional Governor of Texas), Mrs. Tillie Gonazles (Regional Governor of New Mexico), Mr. Issac Sandoval (Regional Governor of Colorado), Mr. Ernest Flores (Special Organizer of New Mexico).
Date: April 20, 1954
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Oscar M. Laurel to Albert Armendariz - 1954-04-15]

Description: Letter from Oscar M. Laurel to Albert Armendariz, National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens addressing the reasoning behind the sixty day requirement of the submission of names of candidates running for the office of national president: "To notify the national office sixty days prior to the national convention is merely to appraise all the councils throughout the League of the names of the persons so interested." This resolution was created to help with "the matter of so called 'dark horses' who, by reason of political strategy and maneuver withold until the last minute the placing of their names in nomination."
Date: April 15, 1954
Creator: Laurel, Oscar M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Emily Rimmer Vasquez to John J. Herrera - 1954-11-23]

Description: Letter from Emily Rimmer Vasquez, Junior Director to John J. Herrera where she addresses Herrera as Johnnie and inquires about Herrera's job duties as National Organizer for LULAC. Vasquez also mentions Albert Armendariz's position as an organizer and questions Herrera about it.
Date: November 23, 1954
Creator: Vasquez, Emily Rimmer
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library