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[A Woman and a Man Posing for a Picture Outdoors]

Description: Black and white photograph of an unidentified woman and man standing together in the yard of a white house with several windows. A tree trunk is visible to the left of the them. In the background, a few people are relaxing in wooden Adirondack lawn chairs. One of the figures is Alfred Hansen.
Date: August 1948
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[A Hispanic Couple Wearing Traditional Costumes]

Description: Photograph of a Hispanic couple dressed in traditional costumes. The first costume consists of a light, flowing dress with ruffles. The girl wearing this costume is also holding a folding fan, smiling, and standing on the right. The second costume consists of a dark, decorated jacket and matching knee-length pants. The two people are standing next to a building with windows on the right-hand side of the image and a grassy field with palm trees on the left-hand side. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Pres-Mex Pan-Am. Day".
Date: April 19, 1948
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Two Children in Front of a Church Steeple]

Description: Photograph of two children playing in front of a church building. The two little boys are standing across the street from the church; one is riding a tricycle and the other is standing and facing him. The church has a tall, narrow steeple with a cross on top of the thin, pointed roof. The steeple is attached to the double-door entrance of the church, and there are two windows on either side. A sidewalk winds from the entrance to the back of the building. There is a telephone pole and electric wires that stretch across the image in front of the church building. There is a decorative border around the image, and a handwritten note on the back that reads, "Taft".
Date: June 1948
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Letter from Frank A. Martinez to Raoul A. Cortez - 1948-01-29]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter to Raoul A. Cortez, Regional Governor of Texas League of United Latin American Citizens in San Antonio, Texas, dated January 29, 1948 from Frank A. Martinez, Secretary of the San Angelo, Texas, LULAC. This is a request to charter or revive a LULAC organization in San Angelo, listing the proposed officers and members. The letter references a $5.00 charter fee that is included. Martinez also requests use of the previous LULAC organization's council number 29. This carbon copy was sent to John J. Herrera.
Date: January 29, 1948
Creator: Martinez, Frank A.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Raoul A. Cortez to John J. Herrera - 1948-08-12]

Description: Letter from Raoul A. Cortez, President General of LULAC, to John J. Herrera, LULAC Regional Governor, dated August 12,1948. This is a reply to John Herrera's letter of August 6, 1948. President General Cortez encourages Herrera to call together the Houston area councils for a local convention, with a larger convention possibly to be held later. President General Cortez also replies to suggestions made in the earlier letter and invites Herrera to join in a visit to the LULAC Council Number 132 in El Paso, Texas.
Date: August 12, 1948
Creator: Cortez, Raoul A.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Programa de trabajos que me propongo realizar, de llegar a la Presidencia Nacional de L.U.L.A.C.

Description: Document details a list of goals for Herrera to strength his case to be national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens. Goals include continuing his work on anti-discrimination and anti-segregation laws, and creating scholarships for Hispanic American students.
Date: 1948
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Raoul A. Cortez - 1948-07-08]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC Regional Governor, to Raoul A. Cortez, President General of LULAC, dated July 8, 1948. This is a congratulatory letter on the election of Cortez to the office of President General of LULAC. Herrera also requests the names of the president and secretary of every active Texas Council so that he can contact them and offer his services to help the movement of LULAC.
Date: July 8, 1948
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Raoul A. Cortez - 1948-10-06]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC Regional Governor, to Raoul A. Cortez, President General of LULAC, dated October 6, 1948. This is a request for a charter for the El Campo LULAC men's Council. It also mentions organizing a council in Wharton County and discusses spreading LULAC councils into Jackson, Brazoria and Fort Bend Counties.
Date: October 6, 1948
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Cortez new Lulac President

Description: Newspaper clipping from "San Antonio Light" announcing Raoul A. Cortez as the new LULAC President-General and names of other office bearers of LULAC. Cortez pledged to fight against segregation of Latino Americans in public schools. San Antonio was selected for the 1949 convention for the LULAC sessions.
Date: June 14, 1948
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Raoul A. Cortez - 1948-08-06]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC Regional Governor, to Raoul A. Cortez, President General of LULAC, dated August 6, 1948. This is a request for 250 copies of the latest issue of the LULAC News to be distributed in areas that are being affected by the Segregated Mexican School court case. Herrera also feels that a Regional Convention of LULAC would help inform delegates how to cope with local situations of illegal segregation. Also included are some recommendations of Herrera's for updates to the LULAC constitution, frequency of LULAC News printing, and distribution of LULAC lapel buttons, application cards, and membership cards.
Date: August 6, 1948
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Press release sent to Houston newspapers on John J. Herrera's letterhead - 1948-10-08]

Description: Press release on John J. Herrera's letterhead sent to the Editor of The Houston Post, dated October 8, 1948. Also handwritten on this copy is an indication that the same press release was sent to the Houston Press and Houston Chronicle. It is an announcement that LULAC President General Raoul A. Cortez will be in Houston for a meeting called in his honor to give a report on the effects of the Segregated Mexican School judicial decision.
Date: October 8, 1948
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Newsflash from KCOR, June 15, 1948]

Description: Newsflash from KCOR radio station, reporting on news from Austin, Texas, from Raoul A. Cortez, President of the League of United Latin American Citizens. Judge Ben H. Rice, Jr., from the Federal Court in Austin, has ordered a statewide ban on segregation of Mexican-American children in Texas schools, stating that the practice is unconstitutional and violates the 14th Amendment.
Date: June 15, 1948
Creator: KCOR
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Myrtle Waldman and Her Children]

Description: Black and white photograph of a mother and her children posed outdoors for a picture in front of a house. The mother, Myrtle Waldman, is visible from the chest up; on her lap is a sizable blanket where her infant daughter is laying. To her left, Myrtle's other daughter is seen peeking from behind the blanket, visible from the chin up. The trunk of a tree and a few bushes are in the background.
Date: August 15, 1948
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Andrew Berndt and Myrtle Waldman]

Description: Black and white photograph of a woman and a man (identified as Myrtle Hansen Waldman and Andrew E. Berndt) standing in a grassy area near an automobile. The two individuals are both wearing hats. Near Myrtle's feet are a basket and a suitcase. Andrew is standing directly next to the car. A dirt road is visible behind them.
Date: August 1, 1948
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Annette and Beverly Waldman

Description: Black and white photograph of two young girls who are sisters, standing outdoors on a lawn and posing for a photograph. The girls, who are holding hands, are identified as Annette Waldman and Beverly Waldman. They are both wearing dresses and the older sister has a purse in one of her hands. Behind them is a large bush.
Date: April 1948
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Christmas Card from Pedersen Family]

Description: Christmas card sent out by the Pedersen family from Danevang, Texas. The front page of the card bears an image of the family - Gordon, Alice, and Pastor John - around a piano. Alice is seated at it as she lays her hands on the keys and looks slightly to the right at the camera. She wears a light-colored jacket with dark trim accents and glasses. Her husband, Pastor John, stands behind her on the right wearing a two-piece suit. Finally, Gordon, next to Alice on the left, has his hands behind his back and wears a collar shirt and dark, belted pants. The back of the card bears a second image. This time, of Gordon Pedersen resting his hands on a horizontal sign with the bold heading that reads, "DANEVANG." He wears a hat and is standing outdoors in a grassy area. The caption beneath this image reads: "Our best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. Alice, Gordon & John Pedersen."
Date: 1948/1953
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Group Photo

Description: Photograph of a group of men, women, and children standing outdoors a short distance away from the front entrance of a house. Names have been provided, but accompanying information has not matched given names to the positions of the individuals pictured. They are arranged close together and are dressed in casual attire. The back end of a car can be seen on the rightmost part of the image; behind that, a neighboring single-story house with an inclined roof.
Date: 1948~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Myrtle Waldman

Description: Black and white photograph of Myrtle Waldman standing outdoors and smiling for the camera in the yard of a wooden-sided house that is visible in the background. She is wearing glasses and a dress with an asymmetrical button placket. The back of a wooden chair is partially visible on the bottom left corner of the picture; she has her hand placed atop its back.
Date: August 1948
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Dr. John J. Pendergrass Obituary]

Description: Clipping from Dr. John J. Pendergrass' obituary, who passed on January 17, 1948. The text gives a biographical account of the doctor's education, family background, and retirement to Wharton county. It continues on the second page with anecdotes of his charity work. It ends with a small list of his surviving family, including his wife, two children, a sister, a brother, and five grandchildren.
Date: 1948
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Alice Hansen, I. E. Hansen, and Michael Brodsgaard on Automobile]

Description: Photograph of a child, identified as I. Elva Hansen (Babe), a woman, identified as Alice Hansen, and a man, identified as Michael Brodsgaard, on an automobile. The man and the woman are seated in the front seats, while the child is standing on the protruding part of the car's right fender. There are a couple of houses far away in the distance. Hand-written text in ink on the back of the photograph reads, "Babe and Alice Hansen 1948 Michael Brodsgaard on fender."
Date: 1948
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Family Relaxing in Their Yard]

Description: Black and white photograph of a woman and two men sitting on lawn chairs in the yard of a house that is partially visible behind them. The woman, identified as Anna Nielsen, is wearing a dress and glasses and has her hair in a bun; she is checking her fingernails. To her immediate right is her husband, Peter, who is leaning forward in his chair with his arms on his knees. Beside him is Alfred Nielsen, the couples' nephew; he is leaning back in his seat with his hands behind his head.
Date: August 1948
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society