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[Letter from A.L. Wirin to John J. Herrera - 1954-04-16]

Description: Letter from A.L. Wirin to John H. Herrera asking whether there has been any further development from the time Herrera and Gus had a meeting in Washington regarding segregation of Mexican Americans, at the Public Housing Project in Houston.
Date: April 16, 1954
Creator: Wirin, A.L.
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

[Peter J. A. Petersen About to Board Flight]

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Peter J. A. Petersen, traveling by Braniff Airline to Minnesota from Houston, Texas, to attend his daughter Elna Mickelsen's funeral. He is dressed in formal attire and holds a folded coat on his right arm. Standing in front of the airplane, the wing's propeller, a few windows, and the staircase leading up to the inside are visible.
Date: July 1954
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Aerial View of Danevang School

Description: Aerial photograph of Danevang School in Danevang, Texas. It is the largest building in the photograph: a single-story structure with a mansard roof with dark shingles and several windows on the first floor. A small playground to the right consists of a few see-saws and a swing set. Further right, a basketball court can be seen. To the left, there appears to be a gas station. The building is amidst a large, rural farm area. Besides the gas station and the school building, there are only a few other buildings, possibly homes, and land that has been tilled.
Date: October 1954
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Ship Passing Under Bridge]

Description: Aerial photograph of a ship that has just passed under a large bridge, identified as Rainbow Bridge. The ship is in the right center of the photograph and extends from the bridge to the edge of the frame. The bridge is on the left side of the photograph and a truck and car are visible driving over it. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photograph as J. C. Watkins, and handwriting dates it from September 22, 1954.
Date: September 22, 1954
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[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

Well done, Mr. Shepperd

Description: Clipping of an article in The Waco News-Tribune about Texas attorney general John Ben Shepperd and his accomplishments, while in office, for the state of Texas. The article addresses Shepperd's foil of a "Communist inspired plot". It also elaborates on Shepperd's staff and his accomplishments on "a staggering amount of legal labor expended on behalf of the people of Texas." There is an emphasis at the end of the return of unused budget money to the state treasury, a show of his "efficiency" while in office.
Date: January 22, 1954
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Angelita Cisneros]

Description: An affidavit from Angelita Cisneros in which she states she is a dependent of Private Abel Cisneros and is making a request for a dependency discharge. The document is neither signed nor notarized.
Date: June 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Angelita
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta]

Description: Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta cast at Tyrell Elementary School. Rows of students are lined up and wearing mostly agricultural costumes. Janis Joplin is the fifth child from the right. Behind the children, there is a backdrop of a night scene set along the stage curtain. A mixed group of adults and children are seated before the stage.
Date: 1954-05~
Creator: Rice Studio
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[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 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

[The Texian, Volume 1, Number 3, March 31, 1954]

Description: A copy of Vol. 1 No. 3 of The Texian that was mailed to John J. Herrera. The newsletter is published by Sons of the Republic of Texas and includes a letter from the president of Sons of the Republic of Texas as well as lists of new chapters and members.
Date: March 31, 1954
Creator: Sons of the Republic of Texas
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 Patrick Flores to John J. Herrera - 1954-04-27]

Description: Letter from Patrick Flores to John J. Herrera wishing him luck on his and LULAC's efforts to bring Baytown together as a community. Flores mentions seeing Herrera's name on a program for a Coronation Ceremony and beneficial supper, but it is not indicated which he is addressing. This letter was written from St. Mary's Seminary in La Porte, Texas.
Date: April 27, 1954
Creator: Flores, Patrick
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Officer With Automobile Accident]

Description: Photograph of Officer Tommy Baxter standing behind an automobile accident. Two cars have been badly damaged, and one is flipped upside down and on top of the other one. There is one man standing in the background looking at the wreck. Writing on the back of the photograph states that there was a death involved.
Date: 1954
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[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 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 Frederick Wiener to John J. Herrera - 1954-04-16]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from Frederick Wiener, Executive Director of Jewish Vocational Service, thanking John for attendance and attention at a meeting had on April the 15th at the Jewish Vocational Service offices. Wiener gives further details of a discussion held at the meeting of working with the station KLVL to "stimulate the community to employ the psychically handicapped." Wiener asks Herrera or Mr. Gomez to follow up on the proposal and to notify him to continue on the further interest on behalf of both parties.
Date: April 16, 1954
Creator: Wiener, Frederick
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter to Ed Idar, Jr., page one - 1954-05-05]

Description: Letter to Ed Idar, Jr. from an unknown source, informing Idar that John J. Herrera announced that he would be a candidate to the Legislature for "place 5 from Harris County." The author of the letter states that Herrera was convinced to run by "a group of businessmen, including Jewish and Negro Leaders." The letter also explains Herrera's platform to run for Legislature: "jury service for women, no sales tax, no tax increase of any kind, and he is very to backing up on the wetback problem as is possible within state Jurisdiction." Copies of the letter were sent to Hector P. Garcia and Chris Alderete.
Date: May 5, 1954
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library