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Certificate of Title to a Motor Vehicle

Description: Certificate of Title to a Motor Vehicle issued to John J. Herrera for a 1966 Pontiac station wagon.
Date: September 28, 1966
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Exhibits A and B, Manuel Uriarte vs. LULAC]

Description: Documents are labeled "Exhibit A" and "Exhibit B". Exhibit A, a letter from Federico Perez-Molina, Project Director, to Manuel Uriarte, is dated June 21, 1976, and printed on League of United Latin American Citizens National Enterprise Development letterhead. The letter confirms an offer of employment to Uriarte. Exhibit B is a memorandum to Manuel Uriarte dated October 21, 1976, which terminates his employment.
Date: {1976-06-21,1976-10-21}
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Joseph A. Porto with Affidavit and Motion for Summary Judgement - 1977-03-22]

Description: Letter from Joseph A. Porto, dated March 22, 1977, directed to Ray Hardy, District Clerk of Harris County, and Alfred J. Hernandez, Attorney for Defendant. The letter refers to the enclosures, Affidavit in Support of Attorney's Fees and Motion for Summary Judgement, regarding American Express versus League of United Latin American Citizens.
Date: March 22, 1977
Creator: Porto, Joseph A.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Default Judgement, American Express vs. LULAC - 1977-02-14]

Description: Default Judgement in the case of American Express vs. League of United Latin American Citizens is signed by Joseph A. Porto, attorney for the Paintiff, and a notary public. The document does not include the judge's signature.
Date: February 14, 1977
Creator: Porto, Joseph A.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Plaintiff's Original Petition and Exhibit A, American Express vs LULAC - 1976-11-05]

Description: Plaintiff's Original Petition and Exhibit A in the case of American Express vs LULAC, signed and submitted by the law offices of Joseph A. Porto. Exhibit A includes a balance statement from American Express for the account of Joe Velez and a deposition given by M. L. Diamond.
Date: November 5, 1976
Creator: Porto, Joseph A.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

Description: Bills of sale of a slave named Nancy. The initial bill was written by notary William Christy in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jacob Sevy is selling Nancy, approximately 15, to John Covington Thomas of Gainsville, Alabama, for $1,200. Handwritten bills are added explaining that John C. Thomas sells Nancy to James Chessher in August 1838 for $3,000, who in turn sells her to Stephen Jackson of Jefferson County, Texas, in 1840 for $1,000. A separate paper is included with a description of this document.
Date: June 18, 1838
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Summons, John A. Moyer d/b/a Central States Appraisal Company vs. LULAC - 1976-04-09]

Description: Document is a summons in the case of John A. Moyer d/b/a Central States Appraisal Company vs. League of United Latin American Citizens, Aurora LULAC Council #4002, and Douglas L. Clark. Signed by Clerk of Court of Kane County, Jan Carlson, the summons indicates a suit in the amount of $9,200.00 which must be answered within 30 days.
Date: April 9, 1976
Creator: Carlson, Jan
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Complaint, John A. Moyer d/b/a Central States Appraisal Company vs. LULAC - 1976-04-12]

Description: Complaint filed on April 12, 1976, in the case of John A. Moyer d/b/a Central States Appraisal Company vs. League of United Latin American Citizens, Aurora LULAC Council #4002, and Douglas L. Clark. The document is signed and submitted by R. D. Schilling, attorney for the plaintiff, of Goldsmith, Dyer, Thelin, Schiller & Dickson.
Date: April 12, 1976
Creator: Goldsmith, Dyer, Thelin, Schiller & Dickson
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

["Exhibit A" Corrected Copy 39-6662, December 9, 1950]

Description: Document from Texas Governor Allan Shivers granting the remission of bond forfeiture judgement against John J. Herrera.
Date: December 9, 1950
Creator: Shivers, Allan, 1907-1985
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Power of Attorney granted by Manuel Gonzales and John J. Herrera to Ray A. Gano, April, 1977]

Description: Document grants Power of Attorney for Manuel Gonzales, National President of League of United Latin American Citizens, and John J. Herrera, National Legal Advisor of LULAC, to Ray A. Gano, the State Director of LULAC for the state of Arizona, dated April 1977. The document is unsigned.
Date: April 1977
Creator: Gonzales, Manuel & Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Andrew & Dagny Jensen Marriage License

Description: Marriage license provided to Anders Jessen Jensen and Dagny Andersen from the Wharton County courthouse. There is a black and white illustration at the very top of the document of a bell composed entirely of small flowers, with a leafy vine emerging from the back of the bell and encircling it in an arc. This bell is inside a circular motif with decorative geometric elements around the edge, and is flanked on both sides by bold, Old English text that declares the document as a Marriage License. Hand-written text has been placed in several areas: where it calls for the names of the couple, dates, signatures, etc. The actual ceremony was ordained by Pastor J. A. M. Rodholm. When closed, the information provided in the opened document is condensed into the upper half of the document's back.
Date: December 29, 1922
Creator: Kral, F. L.
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Affidavit from Ben Rios]

Description: Document is a signed statement from Ben Rios who was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 1 in Fort Bend County, Texas. Rios had retained attorneys Ralph Estrada, A. L. Wirin, and John J. Herrera to prosecute a suit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rios, Ben
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Draft of Formal Charges against Joseph R. Benites - 1976-10-09]

Description: Draft of formal charges against Joseph R. Benites for violating LULAC Constitution, Article XI Section 7, subsections a (2),(3),(4),(5),(6),(7). A list of LULAC debts related to the charges is attached. Signed by Ray A. Gano, Manuel Gonzales, and Deborah Alvarado on October, 9, 1976.
Date: October 9, 1976
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Draft of Formal Charges against Joseph R. Benites, 1976-10-09]

Description: Draft of formal charges against Joseph R. Benites for violating LULAC Constitution, Article VI Section 7 a(8). Signed by Ray A. Gano, Manuel Gonzales, and Deborah Alvarado on October, 9, 1976.
Date: October 9, 1976
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Draft of Formal Charges against Joseph R. Benites, 1976-10-09]

Description: Draft of formal charges against Joseph R. Benites for violating LULAC Constitution, Article XI Section 7, subsections a (2),(3),(4),(5),(6),(7). A list of LULAC debts related to the charges is attached. Signed by Ray A. Gano, Manuel Gonzales, and Deborah Alvarado on October, 9, 1976.
Date: October 9, 1976
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Draft of Formal Charges against Joseph R. Benites, 1976-10-09]

Description: Draft of formal charges against Joseph R. Benites for violating LULAC Constitution, Article VI Section 7(4). Signed by Ray A. Gano, Manuel Gonzales, and Deborah Alvarado on October, 9, 1976.
Date: October 9, 1976
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Ernesto Longoria]

Description: Document signed by Ernesto Longoria stating that he was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 2 in Fort Bend County, Texas. Longoria had retained attorneys Ralph Estrada, A. L. Wirin, and John J. Herrera to prosecute a suit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Longoria, Ernesto
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Abraham Rios]

Description: Document signed by Abraham Rios that states he was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 1 in Fort Bend County, Texas. Rios had retained attorneys Ralph Estrada, A. L. Wirin, and John J. Herrera to prosecute a suit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rios, Abraham
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Alianza Hispano Americana, Civil Rights Department]

Description: Document describing suit filed in Federal Court at Houston, Texas in behalf of plaintiffs Ben Rios, et al. The suit was sponsored by the Alianza Hispano-Americana. Attorneys for the plaintiffs are John J. Herrera of Houston; Ralph C. Estrada of Tucson; A. L. Wirin and Marshall Ross of Los Angeles.
Date: unknown
Creator: Alianza Hispano Americana
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Abraham Rios]

Description: Document signed by Abraham Rios who was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 1 in Fort Bend County. Rios had retained attorneys Ralph Estrada, A. L. Wirin, and John J. Herrera to prosecute a suit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rios, Abraham
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library