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Letter from Alonso S. Perales to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
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Perales, Alonso S., 1898-1960;. Letter from Alonso S. Perales to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt - Page 1. April 15, 1944. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 22, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales/item/36/show/34.

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Perales, Alonso S., 1898-1960;. (April 15, 1944). Letter from Alonso S. Perales to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt - Page 1. Selections from the Alonso S. Perales Papers. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales/item/36/show/34

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Title Letter from Alonso S. Perales to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Perales, Alonso S., 1898-1960
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • San Antonio, Texas
Date April 15, 1944
Description Typewritten letter copy, by Alonso S. Perales, dated San Antonio, Texas, April 15, 1944, to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, asking that she intercede with the president with regard to supporting equality of the Latin American peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Mexican Americans
Subject.Topical (AAT)
  • activists
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • United States. President.
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Perales, Alonso S., 1898-1960
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Washington (D.C.)
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
Physical Description 2 page typed copy letter
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2010-002, Box 5, Folder 4, Item 20
Original Collection Alonso S. Perales Papers
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=436
Digital Collection Selections from the Alonso S. Perales Papers
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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File Name index.cpd
Conference In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican American Public Intellectuals
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Transcript April 15, 1944^ Personal Please permit us to commend you upon the excels nt work which s\ ■ Dear Mrs. Roosevelt you have been doing for our Nation, And, in fact, for all the liber ty\ loving peoples of the world. The local press has kept us informed of your activities. We are indeed very fortunate to have a First Lady of the Land like you. You are such a great asset to our country. We wish to avail ourselves to invite your attention to a problem that is pressing for solution. The enclosures speak for themselves. We have not received a reply from President Roosevelt. Of course, we realize that he is extremely busy with much more important matters. However, this is an important matter too, and we sincerely hope US President Roosevelt and you will do aa*. the favor of giving it some consideration in the not distant future. There are at least three million Inhabitants of Hispanic descent in the United States who would like to have an expression from 1 resident Roosevelt upon the subject. We should like to see our Federal Government act in this matter, and, of course, our only hope of getting action is trhough our great President Roosevelt. All the Latin American peoples, throughout the Western Hemisphere, would be highly gratified to see this problem solved by means of a good Federal Law. It is the only solution, and the sooner our Government acts, the better it will be. It will do much to unite the peoples of the Americas. If our country were to pass such a law, we are certain the other American Republics would be glad to pass one too. If President Roosevelt cannot receive §&because of his many 63