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[Manila envelope from R. W. Shirer]

Description: Manila envelope containing one photograph 2000.028.014b. The label on the envelope reads: "From R. W. Shirer 210 Westport Road Kansas City, Mo. Return Postage Guaranteed To Mr. C. M. Frost, 25th Floor Esperson Bldg., Houston 2, Texas." and is stamped "First Class Mail" to the top and left of the label. The envelope has a United States 10 cents Postage Stamp bearing the image of John Tyler 1841-1845 and is postmarked Kansas City Mo. Jul 29 6 PM 1955. Written in pencil across the front of envelope: "1/4 + 7/8 9/8" "9/16" On label and "C".
Date: 1955
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

Letter from Trueman O'Quinn to Dudley Frasier

Description: Letter thanking Frazier for copy of "The Heart of O. Henry." O'Quinn mentions that he reviewed the book for KTBC-TV.
Date: April 20, 1955
Creator: O'Quinn, Trueman
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from Lyndon B. Johnson to John J. Herrera - 1955-01-10]

Description: Letter from Lyndon B. Johnson expressing his gratitude for the Christmas greeting he'd received from the Herreras and wishing them a good New Year in turn from himself and Lady Bird.
Date: January 10, 1955
Creator: Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Albert Thomas to John J. Herrera - 1955-01-16]

Description: Letter from Albert Thomas, Chairman, Independent Offices Appropriations Committee to John J. Herrera, acknowledging Herrera's invitation to visit the new home of LULAC at 3004 Bagby, Houston, Texas. Regarding Herrera's request of a memento of the Liberty ships, Thomas says he will refer it to the Maritime Administration, and Thomas will let Herrera know their response.
Date: January 16, 1955
Creator: Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to T. W. "Buckshot" Lane - 1955-12-21]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter sent in response to Sheriff T. W. "Buckshot" Lane, assuring him of John J. Herrera's support for Culp Krueger for State Senate. Herrera goes on to say that he feels Krueger is "missing the boat" with Texas Latinos by not helping their mutual friend Abel Cisneros, going on at length about Cisneros's virtues and the unfairness of his situation.
Date: December 21, 1955
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from T. W. "Buckshot" Lane to John J. Herrera - 1955-12-28]

Description: Letter from T. W. "Buckshot" Lane to John J. Herrera promising to work on Krueger with regards to his program and Abel Cisneros. Lane also says he will be taking a job with furniture manufacturers and work West Texas as his territory, though he is considering making a bid for Representative one more time. Lane mentions that the lack of money in politics was a large contribution to the end of his political career.
Date: December 28, 1955
Creator: Lane, T. W.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Roy and Dene Hofheinz to John J. Herrera - 1955-04-15]

Description: Letter from Roy and Dene Hofheinz to John J. Herrera, dated April 14, 1955. The letter thanks Herrera for his support of the successful "Fair Play" campaign.
Date: April 15, 1955
Creator: Hofheinz, Roy, 1912-1982 & Hofheinz, Dene
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Judge Ben C. Connally - 1955-08-14]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to United States District Judge Ben C. Connally. The letter describes Herrera's history and involvement with the Alienza Hispano-Americano.
Date: August 14, 1955
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Will D. Davis to Judge Ben C. Connally - 1955-08-04]

Description: Letter from Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Will D. Davis, to Ben C. Connally. The letter mentions John J. Herrera's request for a time extension to work on a lawsuit. Re: CA 9009 - Ben Rios, et al vs O. B. Ellis, et al.
Date: August 4, 1955
Creator: Davis, Will D.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Ben C. Connally to John J. Herrera - 1955-08-01]

Description: Letter from Ben C. Connally to John J. Herrera. Acknowledges receipt of Herrera's letter from July 29 requesting a motion to dismiss. In re: Civil Action No. 9009 - Ben Rios, et al v O. B. Ellis, et all - Houston Division.
Date: August 1, 1955
Creator: Connally, Ben C.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Ralph Guzman to Ben C. Connally - 1955-08-12]

Description: Letter from Ralph Guzman to Ben C. Connally. Letter mentions visit to Harlem Prison Farm by John J. Herrera in April 1955. In re: Civil Action No. 9009, Rios et al v. Ellis et al.
Date: August 12, 1955
Creator: Guzman, Ralph
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Ralph Guzman to John J. Herrera - 1955-08-17]

Description: Letter from Ralph Guzman to John J. Herrera. Letter is written on stationary from Wirin, Rissman & Okrand of Los Angeles, California.
Date: August 17, 1955
Creator: Guzman, Ralph
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Will D. Davis to V. Bailey Thomas - 1955-07-18]

Description: Letter from Will D. Davis, Assistant Attorney General, to V. Bailey Thomas. Letter mentions that copies of the Defendants' Motions to Dismiss and To Make a More Definite Statement were forwarded to John J. Herrera.
Date: July 18, 1955
Creator: Davis, Will D.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Ralph Yarborough to Hector P. Garcia - 1955-04-19]

Description: Letter from Ralph Yarborough explaining to Dr. Hector P. Garcia a Democratic publication in the Dallas area called The White Rocker and the need for pro-Democratic writings and Spanish-language publications. Yarborough asks Garcia to explore possibilities for such in the Corpus Christi area, Nueces County, or other areas of Texas. The letter was also sent to some other publishers of Spanish-language newspapers in the state.
Date: April 19, 1955
Creator: Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Council 188 from Rosenberg, Texas to John J. Herrera - 1955-01-03]

Description: Letter from Council 188 from Rosenberg, Texas to John J. Herrera. Elias Guerrero, Chairman, Carlos M. Garcia, and Marcos Reyes cordially requesting Herrera's presence as a speaker at the Annual Banquet and appointment of new officers on January 9, 1955. Council 188's event was to take place at the county fairgrounds of Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas.
Date: March 1, 1955
Creator: Guerrero, Elias
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from F.A. Hernandez to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-03]

Description: Letter from F.A. Hernandez, President of League of United Latin American Citizens Council Number 132, to Frank M. Pinedo, asking Pinedo to please "absolve Council No. 132 publicly of any connotation of guilt" in relation to a crime committed by LULAC Council No. 8. According to the letter, LULAC Council 8 Lodge was raided by the Texas Liquor Board, which found the operation of an open saloon at the LULAC lodge. This resulted in a "flow of bad publicity" as well as being "subjected to considerable embarrassment and criticism." Hernandez calls on Pinedo to take swift and "stern corrective measures" to resolve the matter of Council No. 8 to bring order and stability back to other LULAC councils as well as Council No. 132. "We cannot sacrifice our past accomplishments and future goals, because a few deviate from the only known course leading toward our Aims and Purposes."
Date: February 3, 1955
Creator: Hernandez, F.A.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Carter Snooks - 1955-02-15]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to Carter Snooks, owner and publisher of Refugio Timely Remarks, asking Carter to publish the recent organization of the Refugio LULAC Men's Council.
Date: February 15, 1955
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter to John J. Herrera - 1955-02-15]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera, from unspecific League of United Latina American Citizens source, dated February 15, 1955, in regards to the declaration by the Supreme Council that the offices of the National Organizer and the National Chaplain are vacant and inactive. The author of the letter states "I hope that the action taken by the Supreme Council will not keep you from working very closely with me on LULAC matters [...] I would like to appoint you as a Chairman of a National Committee to study ways and means of increasing the educational opportunities that are available to persons of Spanish extraction."
Date: February 15, 1955
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Albert Armendariz to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-17]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from Albert Armendariz, League of United Latin American Citizens National Officer, to Frank M. Pinedo, stating that Armendariz no longer wishes to be National Officer of LULAC due to unfair acts committed against members of LULAC. The letter outlines the impeachment of John J. Herrera and David Longoria and mentions the action taken against the LULAC lodge. "It is no longer safe to act on behalf of the Lulac Organization, for the danger of impeachment without a hearing will menace our every action or inaction [...] it pains me greatly to know that our Organization, the Supreme Council, would be guilty of condemning without an opportunity to be heard."
Date: February 17, 1955
Creator: Armendariz, Albert
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Amado Laurel - 1955-03-28]

Description: Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Amado Laurel, Secretary of Refugio League of United Latin American Citizens Men's Council, congratulating Laurel on the formation of the Refugio Council. The letter also gives information on deadlines on fees and general guidance.
Date: March 28, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-15]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Frank M. Pinedo on League of United Latin American Council Formation in Refugio, Texas. Herrera gives Pinedo further details and names of the first LULAC meeting and names and addresses of the charter members. Herrera also lets Pinedo know that Herrera wants him to be at the installation ceremony along with Felix Tijerina.
Date: February 15, 1955
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from J.R. Lujan to John J. Herrera - 1955-03-05]

Description: Letter from J.R. Lujan to John J. Herrera. Lujan invites John J. Herrera, along with his wife Olivia, as guests of honor to the League of United Latin American Citizens Charter Installation of Officers Banquet. Lujan states that he has lined up Frank M. Pinedo, Rogers Kelley and Joe Kilgore as speakers.
Date: March 5, 1955
Creator: Lujan, J. R.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Philip Reyes - 1955-03-26]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of welcome letter from Frank M. Pinedo to Philip Reyes, New Braunfels League of United Latin American Citizens, welcoming Reyes and the Council to LULAC. Pinedo gives details and explanations about next steps and what is expected from the newly formed Council of New Braunfels LULAC council to the National Office (i.e. charter fees, minutes).
Date: March 26, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library