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[Letter from Arturo Vasquez, LULAC Treasurer, to All Councils - 1954]

Description: Letter from Arturo Vasquez, League of United Latin American Citizens Treasurer, to All Councils notifying them of delinquent and paid up Councils. "If your Council has not remit Dues, etc., please remit same as we don't have money in the Bank now." At the bottom of the letter, there is a note "TO ALL REGIONAL AND DISTRICT GOVERNORS" asking for them to assist Arturo in collecting debts due and recognizing only the Councils that have paid at the next meeting.
Date: 1954
Creator: Vasquez, Arturo
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 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

[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 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.
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
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 A.L. Wirin to John J. Herrera - 1954-02-05]

Description: Letter from A.L. Wirin to John J. Herrera asking Herrera to reply to the questions asked by Fred Okrand and send them before Wirin's trip to Houston, so that the suit can be filed when Wirin is in Houston.
Date: February 5, 1954
Creator: Wirin, A.L.
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 John J. Herrera to Manuel Jimenez - 1954-02-13]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Manuel Jimenez. Herrera urges Jimenez to consider returning to the United States, where Herrera can help him.
Date: February 13, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to A.L. Wirin - 1954-02-19]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to A.L. Wirin regarding the housing situation in Houston. Herrera thinks that right now it would not be feasible to file a case for discrimination against Latin Americans until he is able to fully go into the matter.
Date: February 19, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Roderick J. Watts to Sons of the Republic of Texas member - 1954-02-22]

Description: Letter from Roderick J. Watts, President of Sons of the Republic of Texas, typed on organizational letterhead and dated February 22, 1954. The letter informs members of the Texas Independence Day luncheon to be held on March 2, 1954, at the Rice Hotel.
Date: February 22, 1954
Creator: Watts, Roderick J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from A.L. Wirin to John J. Herrera - 1954-02-23]

Description: Letter from A.L. Wirin to John J. Herrera about the Houston housing matter. Wirin suggests that if there is no community agreement regarding this matter, it should be dropped.
Date: February 23, 1954
Creator: Wirin, A.L.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Manuel Jimenez - 1954-03-03]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Manuel Jimenez concerning citizenship, business opportunities, and car theft.
Date: March 3, 1954
Creator: Jimenez, Manuel
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 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 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 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