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[Letter from John A. Marzola to John J. Herrera - 1961-10-30]

Description: Letter from John A. Marzola to John J. Herrer, handwritten in ink and dated October 30, 1961. The letter indicates that Marzola is awaiting Herrera's response and action regarding an incident of discrimination against the Latin American children at Columbus Elementary.
Date: October 30, 1961
Creator: Marzola, John A.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John A. Marzola to John J. Herrera - 1961-11-17]

Description: Letter from John A. Marzola to John J. Herrera, handwritten in ink on lined paper and dated November 17, 1961. Marzola commends Herrera for the letter against Marley Giddens but defends Mrs. Clayton who Marzola says is innocent in the issues at Columbus Elementary School.
Date: November 17, 1961
Creator: Marzola, John A.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John A. Marzola to John J. Herrera - 1961-11-27]

Description: Letter from John Marzola to John J. Herrera, handwritten on lined paper and dated November 27, 1961. Marzola asks if Herrera will attend a meeting in Columbus, Texas, on December 3rd and informs him of the meeting that took place on November 19th. The envelope addressed to Herrera from Marzola is postmarked in Columbus, Texas, on November 27, 1961.
Date: November 27, 1961
Creator: Marzola, John A.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from A. C. Turner to Elsi Broussard - 1961-12-18]

Description: Letter from A. C. Turner, a member of the Board of Pardons and Paroles for Texas to Mrs. Elsi Broussard in reply to her petition for her son, Freddie M. Broussard, to have a parole hearing. Turner informs Mrs. Broussard that the Board will not review his case until May 1962 so that he can serve more time for his crime of "murder with malice."
Date: December 18, 1961
Creator: Turner, A. C.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to William Ruben Lozano - 1961-05-18]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to William Ruben Lozano on behalf of Senator William "Bill" Blakley requesting Lozano's support of that candidate. The typed letter begins with "Dear Fellow Democrat"; a handwritten note after this adds "Oops!" In the bottom left corner, Herrera has written a personal note to Lozano that he hopes this letter finds him well.
Date: May 18, 1961
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from William D. Bonilla to John J. Herrera - 1961-11-01]

Description: Letter from William D. Bonilla to John J. Herrera, dated November 1, 1961. The letter refers to discrimination on the part of the School Superintendent in Columbus, Texas, and asks for Herrera's assistance in planning the action League of United Latin American Citizens will be taking.
Date: November 1, 1961
Creator: Bonilla, William D.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from William D. Bonilla to John J. Herrera - 1961-11-01]

Description: Letter from William D. Bonilla to John J. Herrera, dated November 1, 1961, and typed on "State Director of LULAC for Texas" letterhead. In the letter, Bonilla refers to the issue of discrimination in schools in Columbus, Texas, and the committee being sent to Herrera's office on November 4, 1961.
Date: November 1, 1961
Creator: Bonilla, William B.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Marley Giddens - 1961-11-16]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera directed to Marley Giddens, Superintendent of Schools care of Columbus Elementary School, dated November 16, 1961. Herrera informs Giddens that he represents the parents of many Latin American children at the Columbus Elementary School who are protesting Giddens actions as superintendent on October 26, 1961. Herrera requests a meeting with Giddens and a committee of parents involved in a recent situation regarding Latin American students at the school. The meeting was requested on behalf of William D. Bonilla, State Director of League of United Latin American Citizens. The letter is copied to John A. Marzola, Frank M. Valdez, and William D. Bonilla.
Date: November 16, 1961
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Juan Ante - 1961-05-18]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera soliciting Juan Ante's support for Bill Blakley in the upcoming run-off primary. Herrera names several strengths of Blakley and expresses his concerns for the possibility of the Republican candidate being elected instead, who has been ignoring the Latin Americans of Texas in Herrera's estimation.
Date: May 18, 1961
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter of recommendation from John J. Herrera for his son, John Michael Herrera - 1960-01-11]

Description: Open letter in recommendation by John J. Herrera for his son, John Michael Herrera. The letter was possibly sent to Ralph Yarborough, Bob Casey, Albert Thomas, Dennis Chavez, Jim Wright, Gus C. Garcia, Albert Peña, Dr. Hector Peña, and Woodrow Seals.
Date: January 5, 1961
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

A Proposal from Dorrance D. Roderick to the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) for the establish of an Institute of Inter-American Relations in El Paso, Texas

Description: Document titled "A Proposal from Dorrance D. Roderick to League of United Latin American Citizens for the establishment of an Institute of Inter-American Relations in El Paso, Texas." The report was submitted on December 1, 1961, and includes the proposal, purpose, approach, implementation, and financing plans.
Date: December 1, 1961
Creator: Roderick, Dorrance D.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Anniversary Celebration for Abelone and Louise Harton at Danevang Community Hall]

Description: Black and white photograph of a group of people gathered for a portrait at a celebration in honor of Abelone Harton and Louise Harton, who are commemorating their wedding anniversary. The group is arranged in several rows behind a table where the eldest individuals are seated. The table has been set with plates and utensils and has a tiered cake at its center. A thick, velvet curtain monogrammed with a "D" is directly above the group of people. On the back of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "Dear Abelone and all of yours: herewith our best wishes for a good Christmas and a happy new year for you all. From Aunt Stephanie & Uncle Peter, Dec. 15, 1961."
Date: 1961
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait During Formal Event]

Description: Photograph of several unidentified women, gathered together for a group picture inside a home residence. They belong to the 1961 San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., a service organization advocating cultural and economic empowerment for African-American women. They wear elegant formal attire and stand in a long row. A cloth-covered table with cut-out lace trim is in the middle. A large punch bowl, a floral arrangement, candles, and stacked dishes have been placed on top.
Date: 1961
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[1961 Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait]

Description: Photograph of several unidentified women, gathered together for a group picture inside a home residence. They belong to the 1961 San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., a service organization advocating cultural and economic empowerment for African-American women. They wear formal attire and are grouped into two rows. Living room furniture and decor can be seen around them.
Date: 1961
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Billboard for Safe Driving]

Description: Photograph of Police Officer/Captain Tommy Baxter in front of a billboard for safe driving. He is looking at the billboard with another man in a suit, who is pointing towards it. The billboard reads, "Smart drivers light up at dusk." Writing on the back of the photograph describes the scene and dates it 1961. There is also a stamp that identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Date: 1961
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1961-04-21]

Description: Draft of a speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day, April 21, 1961. Herrera speaks as a representative of League of United Latin American Citizens and places a wreath on the monument on their behalf as he states he has done for 22 years.
Date: April 21, 1961
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library