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[View Through a Scaffold of Danevang Lutheran Church Chapel During Remodeling]

Description: Black and white photograph of the Danevang Lutheran Church chapel under construction, as seen through a scaffold partially visible in the foreground of the picture. Another scaffold is placed against the altar wall in the background, which has been stripped down to drywall dotted with paint. A unidentified man who is not facing the camera is working at a saw horse on the right.
Date: 1968
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Remodeling Crew Working on Reconstruction of Danevang Lutheran Church Chapel]

Description: Six black and white photographs arranged on a sheet of black construction paper; four photographs are on the front. The top left corner photograph is of a painter in a white t-shirt; there are various cans of paint visible behind him. The top right photograph is of Ed Riha, a carpenter and wood finisher, working with a power saw. The bottom right photograph is of the alcove that is pentagonal in shape, with a scaffold in front. This is where the new altar will be located; a cross has already been affixed to the center. It is accompanied by a label that says, "the dark paneling across the front of the church was financed by the Memorial Fund." The photograph on the bottom left is of David Sciba, the contractor, who is working with some planks of wood near a sawhorse that is partially visible to his left. The backside of the sheet has the remaining two photographs. The one on the left is of a man dressed in overalls, using a hammer on the door frame of the "cryroom," according to the accompanying label. The photo on the right is of a multi-tiered scaffold set against a wall of the chapel at the top of which a cross is affixed. According to the accompanying label, this scaffold is being used to reconstruct the balcony.
Date: 1968
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Pastor Kenneth Carmichael and his Family]

Description: Two photographs, one of Pastor Kenneth Carmichael with two women inside a church, and a second of the Pastor's children. In the top photograph, The woman on the far left has been identified as Dorothy Carmichael, the Pastor's wife. She wears glasses and a light-colored dress with a tie. Next to her is Wanda Swendsen Plentl, who served as organist for the church. Pastor Kenneth stands on the far right behind a wooden pulpit. Behind them, a candelabra and a few bushes can be seen. The bottom photograph shows two of Pastor Carmichael's children, Suzanne and Scott. A third child is on the far right, identified as Janet Christensen. They are all seated on a bed with thick wooden posts. A window can be seen in the background.
Date: 1968/1972
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Scaffold Inside the Danevang Lutheran Church During Remodeling]

Description: Black and white photograph of a few scaffolds inside the chapel of Danevang Lutheran Church, which was under construction at the time. In the background, drywall dotted with paint is visible behind a three-tiered scaffold. A wooden sawhorse sits in the center of the picture with a few slim pieces of wood balanced on its top.
Date: 1968
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Remodeling of the Danevang Lutheran Church]

Description: Three black and white photographs glued to a black sheet of construction paper. They are arranged in a "T" on the sheet along with handwritten labels. The photo on the top left is of O.V. Christensen, Dave Sciba, and Paul Wahlberg -- president, builder, and architect respectively -- standing hunched over a table. The photo to the right is of Ed Riha, whose job title is unknown, and Dave Sciba, deliberating over a plank of wood. The bottom photo is of Paul Wahlberg standing on an elevated platform and working on the interior ceiling. A hanging light fixture is to his right.
Date: 1968
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Birthday card from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1968-04-11]

Description: A Hallmark birthday card sent to John J. Herrera from his son, Douglas M. Herrera. The front of the card is an image of a man fishing in a stream and the interior contains printed birthday poem. The card also includes a handwritten message concerning the death of Dr. King and Douglas' belief "The prospects for peace are now the best that have existed in a great while and was all hope that this war will be settled soon."
Date: April 11, 1968
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

1968 Confirmation

Description: Color photograph of a confirmation class dressed in white religious robes and standing in front of an altar that has a religious figure in its center. The group is composed of seven boys and two girls who are accompanied by an older man in a dark suit, identified as Pastor Eric Moller.
Date: 1968
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - April 20, 1968]

Description: Speech by John J. Herrera delivered at the San Jacinto Day celebration on April 20, 1968. Herrera was there as a representative of the League of United Latin American Citizens and placed a wreath on the monument on their behalf. Below the typed speech is a handwritten note "Original Text. Needless to say - I knocked 'em dead J.H. 04/20/68 San Jacinto". The reverse of the page has a handwritten letter to Herrera's son, Doug, telling him about his speech and that he was thinking about the boys fighting in Vietnam.
Date: April 20, 1968
Creator: Herrera, John J.
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Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from J. P. Kennedy to John J. Herrera - 1968-11-18]

Description: Letter from J. P. Kennedy from the University of Texas at Houston Dental Branch, to John J. Herrera, renewing Herrera's acquaintance through a newspaper photograph, which he has enclosed with his letter. Kennedy also asks Herrera to watch a program on Channel 8 at 8:30 p.m. on November 19, 1968.
Date: November 18, 1968
Creator: Kennedy, J. P.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John B. Connally to John J. Herrera - 1968-07-19]

Description: Letter from Governor John B. Connally to John J. Herrera thanking Herrera for his kind thoughts. Connally states that he will not issue a certificate to make Patricia J. Collins an Honorary Texas Citizen as she was "evidently a true Texan now."
Date: July 19, 1968
Creator: Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Mario Garza Ramos to John J. Herrera - November 7, 1968]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from a public notary, Mario Garza Ramos, in Matamoros in Mexico, formally giving Herrera authority on behalf of Ana García de Barguiarena and Roberto Barguirena Menchaca with regards to a 1968 Volkswagen car with Mexican registration for their younger son, Roberto Barguiarena García.
Date: November 7, 1968
Creator: Ramos, Mario Garza
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard from Douglas M. Herrera to John Herrera - September 23, 1968]

Description: Postcard sent to John J. Herrera, Mike, and Shep in Houston, Texas from John's son, Douglas M. Herrera in Mexico. Text: "23 Sept 68, Dear Dad, Mike, Shep, San Luis is a pretty pace, muchas bonitas mujeres but I'm itching to get to la Ciudad D. F. So I'm catching the 11:30 A.M. bus out tomorrow so I can register for classes & begin the next day. Having a Corona on you all fellas. Wish me luck, I need it. DMH." The front of the postcard has images of four buildings in San Luis Potosi, identified on the reverse as Teatro de La Paz/La Paz Theatre, Plaza de los Fundadores/The Founders Square, La Caja del Agua/The Water Box, and Palacio de Gubierno/Government Palace.
Date: September 23, 1968
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Remodeling Danevang Lutheran Church]

Description: Black and white photograph of the chapel inside Danevang Lutheran Church during its reconstruction. A tall scaffold is visible in the alcove of the altar area, which is pentagonal in shape. Wooden rafters provide support to the ceiling above.
Date: 1968
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrera - 1968-10-13]

Description: Letter to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrera from their son, Douglas M. Herrera, dated October 13, 1968. Douglas describes watching the Olympic Games in Mexico, and his plans to move to a different apartment near the Mexican university he is attending. The letter switches from Spanish to English. Douglas explains, “I guess I’ve murdered the family tongue enough for one letter so I’ll revert to a bit of jolly ole English.”
Date: October 13, 1968
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Name tag for John J. Herrera - 1968]

Description: Name card for John J. Herrera of Texas from the Victory 1968 Conference of the Democratic National Committee. The Democratic Party emblem of a donkey is shown on the top left in red.
Date: 1968
Creator: Democratic National Committee (U.S.)
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library