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[Letter from John J. Herrera to A. D Ruiz - 1957-07-25]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to A. D. Ruiz of Fidelity Finance Corporation to accompany a check sent on behalf of Felix Tijerina. A copy of the cashier's check issued by River Oaks State Bank is included.
Date: July 25, 1957
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Wanda Swendsen

Description: Studio portrait photograph of a woman, identified as Wanda Swendsen, in a well-lit space. She has short brown hair and smiles at the camera openly. She wears gold earrings, gold necklace, and a thick, cable-knit sweater over a grid-pattern collar shirt. Accompanying information states: "Wanda Swendsen Plentl, daughter of Fred and Marie Swendsen of Danevang, was organist at Danevang Lutheran Church during the tenure of Mrs. Verner Petersen in 1957-1960. She graduated from El Campo High School in 1961. After four years of college, she returned for an extended period of time as organist -- era 1966-1985."
Date: 1957/1960
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Ralph Yarborough - 1957-03-09]

Description: Onionskin carbon copy of a letter sent to Ralph Yarborough by John J. Herrera informing Yarborough of a possible banquet to be held in Houston in honor of Senator Henry B. Gonzalez, Albert U. Trevino, and other Latin American leaders in honor of their victory in Bexar County. Herrera inquires what days in March Yarborough could be in town to attend the banquet, which could also function as a fundraising event for him.
Date: March 9, 1957
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to George I. Sánchez - 1957-12-12]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to George Sánchez regarding Gus, a mutual acquaintance. Gus is staying with Herrera at Herrera's home since being discharged from the hospital and his health is improving. The law firm of Herrera and Garcia has moved to a new place. Herrera is seriously considering a run for the legislature and will have Gus take care of his law business and his speech making. Gus and Herrera would like to go to Austin to discuss the Harris County political situation with Sánchez .
Date: December 12, 1957
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Ralph Yarborough to John J. Herrera - 1957-06-04]

Description: Letter from Senator Ralph Yarborough to John J. Herrera to accompany a letter sent to Yarborough after his conference with the Department of the Army. Yarborough assures Herrera that he will continue trying to help Herrera's son. A handwritten note appended to the bottom assures Herrera that Yarborough is not quitting and knows they are both accustomed to fighting on.
Date: June 4, 1957
Creator: Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Ernest Rosales - 1957-11-06]

Description: Witness testimony giving Ernest Rosales's account of the night of November 1, 1957, describing Rosales and his friends being engaged in a fight with some other men, during which shots were fired. Second page of testimony is not included here.
Date: November 6, 1957
Creator: Rosales, Ernest
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[League of United Latin American Citizens Charter Amendment - 1957-09-13]

Description: Document is an amendment to the League of United Latin American Citizens charter that is dated September 13, 1957. The amendment indicates a change in the governing body, approves the use of "LULAC" as the corporation's non-official name, defines the principal office location, and outlines membership stock by class of member.
Date: September 13, 1957
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[League of United Latin American Citizens Charter Amendment - 1957-09-13]

Description: Document is an amendment to the League of United Latin American Citizens charter that is dated September 13, 1957. The amendment indicates a change in the governing body, approves the use of "LULAC" as the corporation's non-official name, defines the principal office location, and outlines membership stock by class of member.
Date: September 13, 1957
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library