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[Letter from John J. Herrera to Carl Sears - 1952-02-08]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National Organizer, to Carl Sears, Chief of Special Services of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston, Texas, dated February 8, 1952. Herrera asks about the procedure for the Houston LULAC Councils to work with the veterans at the VA Hospital.
Date: February 8, 1952
Creator: Herrera, John J.
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 Chester E. Ollison to W. S. McCree - 1953-02-03]

Description: Onionskin carbon copy of a letter from Chester E. Ollison, Appeals Counselor of the Texas Education Agency in Austin, Texas, to W. S. McCree, President of the Board of Trustees, Pecos Independent School District in Pecos, Texas, dated February 3,1953. The letter refers to a petition received from patrons of Pecos ISD regarding segregation of children of Spanish-speaking ancestry. Ollison outlines steps the school district is to take in addressing the issues cited in the petition.
Date: February 3, 1953
Creator: Ollison, Chester E.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John C. Gonzalez to John J. Herrera - 1953-02-06]

Description: Handwritten letter from John C. Gonzalez of Palacios, Texas to John J. Herrera, dated February 6, 1953. This is a cover letter for Bay City newspaper clipping about sheriff's response to an earlier LULAC newspaper article.
Date: February 6, 1953
Creator: Gonzalez, John C.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Luciano Santoscoy - 1953-02-06]

Description: Copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, to Luciano Santoscoy, President of El Paso LULAC Council Number 132 of El Paso, Texas, dated February 6, 1953. The letter contains a very frank discussion of problems encountered with LULAC councils and council members. Herrera indicates that he would like to run again for LULAC National President and discusses his vision for the further development of the organization in other states.
Date: February 6, 1953
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Luciano Santoscoy - 1953-02-06]

Description: Copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, to Luciano Santoscoy, President of El Paso LULAC Council Number 132 of El Paso, Texas, dated February 6, 1953. The letter contains a very frank discussion of problems encountered with LULAC councils and council members. Herrera indicates that he would like to run again for LULAC National President and discusses his vision for the further development of the organization in other states.
Date: February 6, 1953
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Raymond Reyna to John J. Herrera - 1953-02-11]

Description: Letter from Raymond Reyna of Victoria, Texas to John J. Herrera, dated February 11, 1953. Reyna asks for an appointment to discuss the case of Manuel Perez, who was charged with a murder in Port Lavaca.
Date: February 11, 1953
Creator: Reyna, Raymond
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Charles F. Willis, Jr. to John J. Herrera - 1953-02-12]

Description: Letter from Charles F. Willis, Jr., Special Assistant to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated February 12, 1953. A thank you letter from President Eisenhower on behalf of LULAC's recommendation of Dr. George W. Strake for appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.
Date: February 12, 1953
Creator: Willis, Charles F., Jr.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Felix Soliz to John J.Herrera - 1953-02-17]

Description: Letter from Felix Soliz, Secretary of LULAC Council Number 217 in Port Arthur, Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated February 17, 1953. Solis invites Herrera to attend a Port Arthur LULAC Council meeting on February 22, 1953 where Miss Emily Rimmer will speak about Junior LULAC work.
Date: February 17, 1953
Creator: Soliz, Felix
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Julian Castillo to John J. Herrera - 1953-02-25]

Description: Letter from Julian Castillo, Secretary of Fort Bend County LULAC Council Number 188 of Richmond, Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated February 25, 1953. Castillo invitates Herrera to Council Number 188's second anniversary banquet to be held March 8, 1953.
Date: February 25, 1953
Creator: Castillo, Julian
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 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 John J. Herrera to A. L. Vetrano - February 6, 1959]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to A. L. Vetrano & Co., providing an account of an auto collision his wife and daughter were involved in two days earlier.
Date: February 6, 1959
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to A. C. Thornton - 1952-02-09]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to A. C. Thornton, Assistant Chief of Police, recommending William Self for a license to drive a taxicab. Herrera briefly describes the history of their acquaintance, which went back to 1939 when Herrera was driving a taxi while attending law school.
Date: February 9, 1952
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Roy Floyd - 1953-02-17]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter of recommendation from John J. Herrera to Roy Floyd, the Director of Civil Service, on behalf of Manuel M. Ortiz, who hoped to transition from truck driver to employment with the City of Houston.
Date: February 17, 1953
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to L. D. Morrison - 1952-02-05]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Chief of Police L. D. Morrison on behalf of Frank G. Hernandez, requesting a waiver on the height requirement for Frank G. Hernandez upon his application to the police force.
Date: February 5, 1952
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from J. W. Mills - 1951-02-13]

Description: Letter from J. W. Mills, Clerk of the Harris County District Courts, certifying the remission of bond forfeiture in Scire Facias No. 1005, for which John J. Herrera had been the guarantor, and that Scire Facias No. 1003 was still pending.
Date: February 13, 1951
Creator: Mills, J. W.
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