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  Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
 Collection: John J. Herrera Papers
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[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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Texas Outdoors: What Happened to De Zavala Park Plan?

Texas Outdoors: What Happened to De Zavala Park Plan?

Date: unknown
Creator: Ozmore, Keith
Description: Newspaper clipping that addresses the status of the De Zavala Park plan and the history of the site designated for the park.
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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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La Caliente Tortillas

La Caliente Tortillas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Article about tortilla warming on gas heaters. The article details an incident where a Mexican American called "Pedro" was burned when lighting a gas heater to warm a tortilla, leading Tom Watson to turn off the gas and end the practice of heating tortillas in Ore Storage. Contains handwritten notes.
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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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Tin Types

Tin Types

Date: August 1948
Creator: Tin Processing Corporation
Description: Clipping of heading only for monthly newsletter, Tin Types. This issue is volume IV, number 8.
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Editor viewpoints: purpose of penal code: to reform

Editor viewpoints: purpose of penal code: to reform

Date: January 1, 1976
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Editorial written by John J. Herrera suggesting that some of the systemic problems with the Harris County penal code be addressed. Using the issue of Harris County jail overcrowding to illustrate his point, Herrera recommends that the penal code be revised to better screen convicted criminals and expedite criminal cases to move offenders through the system more efficiently.
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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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Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Date: May 31, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Letter to the editor in response to a story about a discriminatory sign posted at a business in Needville, Texas. John J. Herrera recounts his experiences with discrimination and the exclusion of Mexican Americans in Houston and around the state.
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The Texas diplomatic core

The Texas diplomatic core

Date: March 2, 1972
Creator: Ashby, Lynn
Description: Newspaper article providing details regarding the 1836 Texas Independence Convention and the delegates that were in attendance.
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