La Caliente Tortillas

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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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1 newspaper clipping ; 28 cm.

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  • Tin Types
    Place of Publication: Texas City, Texas

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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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1 newspaper clipping ; 28 cm.

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"Letters to the Editor" by John J. Herrera, 1940s-1970s

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  • Publication Title: Tin Types

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Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the 19th and 20th centuries. Funding for this collection was provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

John J. Herrera Papers

This collection includes correspondences and personal items of John J. Herrera, a notable lawyer and civil rights advocate for Mexican Americans. Herrera is best known for playing a pivotal role in key cases that desegregated schools and fought the exclusion of Spanish-speaking citizens on juries.

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[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of Tin Types - 1948-09-04] (Letter)

[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of Tin Types - 1948-09-04]

Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter to the editor of Tin Types from John J. Herrera, criticizing the publication's article "La Caliente Tortillas." Herrera points out the discriminatory nature of the article and provides some background on the history of the corn tortilla and details how Mexican culture has influenced America and the world.

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[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of Tin Types - 1948-09-04], HPLM_MSS160-b1-f08-07, ark:/67531/metapth248350

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

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

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 Mrs. Paul Padilla to John J. Herrera - 1948-09-02], HPLM_MSS160-b1-f08-06, ark:/67531/metapth248349

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La Caliente Tortillas, clipping, Date Unknown; Texas City, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248347/: accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.