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  Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Language: English
 Collection: John J. Herrera Papers
[Draft of article by John J. Herrrera, "My 17 Minutes with John F. Kennedy", Houston Chronicle - 1983-11-21]

[Draft of article by John J. Herrrera, "My 17 Minutes with John F. Kennedy", Houston Chronicle - 1983-11-21]

Date: November 21, 1983
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Draft of an article by John J. Herrera published in the Houston Chronicle on November 21, 1983. The article, titled "My 17 Minutes with John F. Kennedy", recounts Kennedy's trip to Houston and the brief time Herrera was able to spend with him. It also describes how Herrera and his family heard the news of Kennedy's assassination the following day.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
Rites Wednesday for John Herrera

Rites Wednesday for John Herrera

Date: October 14, 1986
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper article published in the Houston Post on October 14, 1986. The article, titled "Rites Wednesday for John Herrera", announces Herrera's recent passing, contains a brief obituary, and lists information regarding the memorial services.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Obituary for John J. Herrera, Houston Post - 1986-10-14]

[Obituary for John J. Herrera, Houston Post - 1986-10-14]

Date: October 14, 1986
Creator: unknown
Description: Obituary for John J. Herrera published in the Houston Post on October 14, 1986.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Speech by John J. Herrera for Testimonial Banquet]

[Speech by John J. Herrera for Testimonial Banquet]

Date: 1980
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Speech to be given at Testimonial Banquet by John J. Herrera. In it Herrera expresses gratitude for the honor and details events from his life and his affiliations, which have shaped him as individual as well as his career.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Reverend P. F. Flores to Roberto Ornelas - 1980-08-29]

[Letter from Reverend P. F. Flores to Roberto Ornelas - 1980-08-29]

Date: August 29, 1980
Creator: Flores, P. F.
Description: Letter from Reverend P. F. Flores to Roberto Ornelas explaining that Flores will not be able to attend the "roasting" of John J. Herrera. Flores expresses his gratitude toward Herrera for devoting Herrera's time to help teach Mexican-American children that were boycotting a segregated school in Pearland.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
Banquet New Names

Banquet New Names

Date: 1980
Creator: unknown
Description: List of invitees (or attendees) for John J. Herrera Testimonial Banquet. Document includes names, titles, employers, and occupations.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[List of friends and colleagues of John J. Herrera]

[List of friends and colleagues of John J. Herrera]

Date: 1980
Creator: unknown
Description: List of "special friends" that worked with John J. Herrera during his career. The letter attached is addressed to Angel from Mike and explains the contents of the list.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Dr. Hector P. Garcia to John J. Herrera - 1980-09-11]

[Letter from Dr. Hector P. Garcia to John J. Herrera - 1980-09-11]

Date: September 11, 1980
Creator: Garcia, Hector P., -1996
Description: Letter from Dr. Hector P. Garcia congratulating John J. Herrera on being honored. Garcia praises Herrera for his accomplishments in defending Mexican-American civil rights and for his bravery in fighting discrimination. Garcia notes that he will not be able to attend the event in person.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Highlights of 1980 LULAC Convention]

[Highlights of 1980 LULAC Convention]

Date: June 1980
Creator: unknown
Description: The document lists by date events at the 1980 League of United Latin American Citizens Convention.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Notice of Trial Date with envelope, American Express vs. LULAC - 1980-08-13]

[Notice of Trial Date with envelope, American Express vs. LULAC - 1980-08-13]

Date: August 13, 1980
Creator: Texas. District Court (234th Judicial District)
Description: Notice of trial date sets the case of American Express vs. LULAC on the general docket of the 234th Judicial District of Texas on September 22, 1980. The notice is dated August 13, 1980, and lists Smith, Berg & Associates as attorneys for the plaintiff and John J. Herrera as attorney for the defense. The envelope is from Porto, Trueheart & Associates to John J. Herrera and sent via certified mail.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
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