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 Collection: John J. Herrera Papers
[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of the Mail Bag, Houston Press - 1941-06-09]

[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of the Mail Bag, Houston Press - 1941-06-09]

Date: June 9, 1941
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Copy of a letter to the editor written by John J. Herrera regarding the discrimination faced by Latin-Americans in Texas and the United States. Herrera believes that if the United States provides opportunities and equal treatment for all races and nationalities, it will influence other countries to do the same and foster good working relationships with foreign countries, namely those in Latin-America.
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The Ruiz-Herrera Family Tree

The Ruiz-Herrera Family Tree

Date: unknown
Creator: Machado, Mauro M.
Description: Document that details the genealogy of the Ruiz and Herrera families from 1737 to the mid 1830s. Noteworthy family members and their contributions are mentioned including Juan Manuel Ruiz, Sona Manuela de la Pena Viuda de Ruiz, and Francisco Ruiz. Pages may be missing as the document seems incomplete.
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[Historiography and coat of arms for Herrera family]

[Historiography and coat of arms for Herrera family]

Date: 1972
Creator: Halbert, Nancy L.
Description: A report on the history and origin of the surname Herrera. The report includes an image of the coat of arms.
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[Letter from Mrs. Paul Padilla to John J. Herrera - 1948-09-02]

[Letter from Mrs. Paul Padilla to John J. Herrera - 1948-09-02]

Date: September 2, 1948
Creator: Padilla, M. S.
Description: Handwritten letter from Mrs. Paul Padilla to John J. Herrera expressing her expressing her displeasure with an article in the Tin Smelter about Mexican Americans and the tortillas. She requests that Herrera write a letter to the newsletter, Tin Types, in response to the negative way in which Mexican Americans were portrayed in the article. Also, in the postscript, Mrs. Padilla asks Mr. Herrera if she could have an installation at an upcoming formal dance.
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[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1969-06-10]

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1969-06-10]

Date: June 10, 1969
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Description: Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to his father, John J. Herrera. The letter reiterates Douglas' concerns regarding his father's drug use and urges him to realize the danger. The last page of the letter ends mid-sentence indicating perhaps pagee are missing from the letter.
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[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1967-08-19]

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1967-08-19]

Date: August 19, 1967
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from his son, Douglas M. Herrera, dated August 19, 1967. Douglas describes conditions on base and the new commanding officer, the new camera he purchased, and his need for new glasses.
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[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1966-10-24]

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1966-10-24]

Date: October 24, 1966
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Description: Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John J. Herrera, dated October 24, 1966. The letter, mailed from Fort Polk, Louisiana to Houston, Texas, describes a recent visit from Douglas's wife, Lynda, and his brother, Mickey. Douglas expresses concern over the separation of his brother, Mickey, from his wife, Sally, and suggests that Mickey needs professional, psychiatric help and may need to go back to the V. A. or State hospital.
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[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1971-01-09]

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1971-01-09]

Date: January 7, 1971
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Description: Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to his father, John J. Herrera, dated January 7, 1971 and mailed from Puebla, Mexico, to Houston, Texas. The letter states that Douglas M. Herrera has been relieved of his position at the County Clerk's Office. He explains that he has returned to school to take education courses in the hopes of qualifying to teach.
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[Final Grade Report for Douglas M. Herrera, Fall 1960, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas]

[Final Grade Report for Douglas M. Herrera, Fall 1960, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas]

Date: 1960
Creator: Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas
Description: Final Grade Report for Douglas M. Herrera for the Fall 1960 semester at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A. & M.). It is addressed to John J. Herrera in Houston, Texas.
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[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera]

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera]

Date: unknown
Creator: Hererra, Douglas M.
Description: Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to his father, John J. Herrera which describes recent and upcoming exams and Douglas's desire to see his family at Easter vacation.
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