[Letter from Oscar Holcombe to Olivia C. Herrera - August 24, 1939]

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Letter to Mrs. Olivia C. Herrera, wife of John J. Herrera, from Houston Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Holcombe acknowledges Mrs. Herrera's letter concerning her husband, whom Holcombe refers to as "Johnny," and informs Mrs. Herrera that he had written to Mr. Herrera two days before suggesting that Mr. Herrera meet with City Secretary H. C. Jacobs.

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2 p. ; 27 cm.

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Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968 August 24, 1939.

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  • Alternate Title: [Letter from Oscar Holcombe to Olivia C. Herrera - 1939-08-24]
  • Main Title: [Letter from Oscar Holcombe to Olivia C. Herrera - August 24, 1939]

Description

Letter to Mrs. Olivia C. Herrera, wife of John J. Herrera, from Houston Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Holcombe acknowledges Mrs. Herrera's letter concerning her husband, whom Holcombe refers to as "Johnny," and informs Mrs. Herrera that he had written to Mr. Herrera two days before suggesting that Mr. Herrera meet with City Secretary H. C. Jacobs.

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2 p. ; 27 cm.

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John J. Herrera Correspondence re Oscar Holcombe, Frank Mann, Latin American Club of Harris County, & Commissioner J.H.B. House, 1930s-1941

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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 to John J. Herrera from Houston Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Holcombe advises Herrea to contact Houston City Secretary H. C. Jacobs about Herrera's reinstatement in the water department.

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[Letter from Oscar Holcombe to John J. Herrera - 1939-08-22], HPLM_MSS160-b2-f02-02, ark:/67531/metapth248701

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  • August 24, 1939

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  • Sept. 5, 2012, 6:20 a.m.

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  • July 26, 2013, 8:08 a.m.

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Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968. [Letter from Oscar Holcombe to Olivia C. Herrera - August 24, 1939], letter, August 24, 1939; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248702/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.