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[Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Complaint for Injunction and Damages, Ben Rios, et. al. vs O.B. Ellis, et. al. - 1955-07-18]

Description: Document notifying John J. Herrera that the Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Will D. Davis, had filed a Motion to Dismiss. The motion was made due to the named plaintiffs not authorizing John J. Herrera to file suit on their behalf. From the case Ben Rios, Mateo Camarillo, George Ramirez, Abraham Rios and Ernesto Langoria, vs. O. B. Ellis, as Manager of the Texas Prison System; French M. Robertson, Walter W. Cardwell, B. A. Stufflebeme, Rev. George Beto, Fred W. Shield, H. E. Treichler, H. H. Coffield, Warren S. Bellows and Henry S. Paulus, Members of the Prison Board; John Doe I through John Doe V, defendants.
Date: July 18, 1955
Creator: Davis, Will D.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages four through eight]

Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and George Ramirez, #129694. Ellis questioned Ramirez about his involvement in the federal lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Ramirez and notarized July 13, 1955.
Date: July 15, 1955
Creator: Ellis. O. B.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages fourteen through eighteen]

Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Mateo Camarillo, #129696. Ellis questioned Camarillo about attorney John Herrera and the pending lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Camarillo and notarized on July 13, 1955. Document of a voluntary statement from inmate Ernesto Longorio, #129700. Longorio stated that he did not give permission for his name to used in the segregation lawsuit against the Texas Prison System. The statement is signed and notarized on July 13, 1955.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages nine through thirteen]

Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Ben Rios, #129698. Ellis questioned Rios about Attorney John Herrera and the pending lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Ben Rios and notarized July 13, 1955.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages one through three]

Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Abraham Rios, #129699. Rios claimed to have no knowledge of attorney John J. Herrera filing a suit against the Prison System. The document was signed by Rios and notarized July 13, 1955.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Transcript of recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and George Ramirez]

Description: Transcript copy of a recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and George Ramirez. on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and George Ramirez, #129694. Ellis questioned Ramirez about his involvement in the federal lawsuit filed against the Prison System. Document is to certify that the content is true and correct. Last page does not contain signature from Ramirez and is not notarized.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Transcript of recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and Ben Rios - 1955-07-05]

Description: Transcript copy of a recorded conversation between Mr. Ellis and Ben Rios on July 5, 1955. Document is to certify that the content is true and correct. Last page does not contain signature from Mr. Rios and is not notarized.
Date: July 5, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Legal agreement of private donation received from Felix Tijerina to the League of United Latin American Citizens]

Description: Legal agreement of private donation received from Felix Tijerina to the League of United Latin American Citizens to Sponsor a Road Show and Dance by Gonzalo Moya. This document was written to detail and elaborate on a monetary donation received from Felix Tijerina, Texas Regional Governor of the League of United Latin American Citizens, to organize and fund a Road Show and Dance for the purpose of raising funds for an Educational Program.
Date: March 1, 1955
Creator: Tijerina, Felix, 1905-1965
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Poll tax receipt for John J. Herrera, County of Harris - 1954]

Description: 1954 Harris County poll tax receipt number 194210 for John J. Herrera. It includes demographic information about Herrera and is signed by the deputy of the Harris County Assessor and Collector of Taxes. Dates of elections are listed on the back.
Date: January 31, 1955
Creator: Harris County (Tex.)
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Legal Resolution for the Acquisition of a Club House for Use of Members of League of United Latin American Citizens, 1955]

Description: Legal Resolution for the Acquisition of a Club House for Use of Members of League of United Latin American Citizens. The resolution mentions the location of the club house to be acquired for use by LULAC members as a club house with the physical address: 3002-3004 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas. The resolution also states that the money for the purchase of the club house, $15,500.00, is to be loaned to LULAC by Felix Tijerina at the rate of 6% per annum to be paid within five years.
Date: 1955
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library