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Banquet New Names

Description: List of invitees (or attendees) for John J. Herrera Testimonial Banquet. Document includes names, titles, employers, and occupations.
Date: 1980
Item Type: Text

Bonilla says state must provide better education for minorities

Description: Newspaper clipping about that Rubén Bonilla, Head of the League of United Latin American Citizens, responding to the statistics from the Texas Education Agency. Bonilla says that the Texas schools may soon have white populations in the minority over Mexican American and African American students. It will be necessary for the Texans to adjust their way of life to provide for the economic needs of a growing minority population.
Date: January 22, 1980
Item Type: Clipping

Civil Rights activist Herrera to be honored

Description: An article published in the Houston Chronicle on October 4, 1986 and written by Maureen Bayless Balleza. The article, "Civil right activist Herrera to be honored", describes the life and career of John J. Herrera and lists information regarding a benefit to be held in his honor.
Date: October 4, 1986
Creator: Balleza, Maureen Bayless
Item Type: Clipping

[Contact sheet of Site of Orcoquisac and La Placita Market]

Description: Contact sheet of images on a roll of film shot of Site of Orcoquisaz and La Placita Market in Houston, Texas, identified on the back with handwritten notes. The first row of images are of a grassy area edged by trees; the second and third rows of images include grassy areas, water and a lake, surrounded by trees. The fourth row includes images of water edged by trees, and two of men (identified as Kevin Ladd and Harry) standing in grassy areas; one of the men is holding an object and gesturing to his left. The fifth row includes two images of water surrounded by trees; the third image includes a building with a sign that says "La Placita Farmer's Market" with additional advertisements in English and Spanish, and a man is walking on the sidewalk next to the business. The final three images include storefronts of businesses that have signs in Spanish.
Date: July 1987
Creator: Kerek, T.
Item Type: Photograph

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

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.
Date: November 21, 1983
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Article

[Letter from Angel Fraga to Tom Kreneck - 1987-06-01]

Description: Letter from Angel Z. Fraga to Dr. Tom Kreneck at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center dated June 1, 1987, on letterhead. The letter indicates that Fraga has forwarded a copy of a speech by John J. Herrera. The enclosed speech was given on June 22, 1975, at the first anniversary of the three Hispanic City Judges appointed by Mayor Hofheinz. The enclosure also includes copies of four photographs with captions of the event.
Date: June 1, 1987
Creator: Fraga, Angel Z.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Burtis M. Dougherty to John J. Herrera - 1980-02-04]

Description: Letter from Burtis M. Dougherty for James P. Turner of the Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. to John J. Herrera. Dougherty asks Herrera to send a copy of the court's order in Delgado vs. Bastrop ISD and the order issued by the Commissioner of Education.
Date: February 4, 1980
Creator: Dougherty, Burtis M.
Item Type: Letter

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

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.
Date: September 11, 1980
Creator: Garcia, Hector P., -1996
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Manuel Urbina to Thomas H. Kreneck - 1986-10-31]

Description: Letter from Manuel Urbina, II, to Thomas H. Kreneck, Director of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, dated October 31, 1986. The letter accompanied seventeen documents and two folders containing information on the life and work on Reverend Manuel Urbina, of the Magnolia Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. The donation to the Houston Metropolitan Research Center also includes a book written about Urbina by his widow, Irene Salce de Urbina.
Date: October 31, 1986
Creator: Urbina, Manuel
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Manuel Urbina to Thomas H. Kreneck - 1986-11-17]

Description: Letter from Manuel Urbina, II, to Thomas H. Kreneck, Director of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, dated November 17, 1986. The letter accompanied Documents No. VII A and VIII A, which had been omitted from a previous donation of Manuel Urbina's documents by his family. Urbina also sends Kreneck copies of photographs of the ceremony at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.
Date: November 17, 1986
Creator: Urbina, Manuel
Item Type: Letter

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

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.
Date: August 29, 1980
Creator: Flores, P. F.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Shirley Greenly Macias to the family of John J. Herrera - 1987-01-27]

Description: Letter from Shirley Green Macias, Assistant Editor of the Texas Bar Journal, to the family of John J. Herrera, printed on organization letterhead and dated January 27, 1987. The letter offers condolences on the death of John J. Herrera and asks for information so that a memorial can be published in the next issue of the journal. A self addressed stamped envelope is included for response.
Date: January 27, 1987
Creator: Macias, Shirley Greenly
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Thomas H. Kreneck to Shirley Greenly Macias - 1987-04-13]

Description: Letter from Thomas H. Kreneck, Ph.D., of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center to Shirley Greenly Macias, Assistant Editor of the Texas Bar Journal. The letter, dated April 13, 1987, is printed on HMRC letterhead. Kreneck is communicating, on behalf of the Herrera family, the information needed to complete the memorial in the Texas Bar Journal.
Date: April 13, 1987
Creator: Kreneck, Thomas H.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Thurman Gupton to John J. Herrera - 1980-07-30]

Description: Personal letter from retired Judge Thurman Gupton to John J. Herrera in reply to an earlier letter from Herrera catching up on their friendship. Gupton comments on Herrera's successful open-heart surgery performed by Dr. Denton Cooley and reminisces over the cases Herrera presented in his court. The letter's envelope is also included.
Date: July 30, 1980
Creator: Gupton, Thurman
Item Type: Letter

[Letter to Manuel Urbina from Sally Peck - 1985-10-08]

Description: Letter from Sally Peck, Director of Financial Development of the Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, to Manuel Urbina, II. Reverend Urbina had sent a donation of $246 to the American Red Cross form the Reverend Manuel Urbina Memorial Foundation, Inc. Peck thanks Urbina for the foundation's donation for the victims of the 1985 Mexico City Earthquake.
Date: October 8, 1985
Creator: Peck, Sally
Item Type: Letter

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

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.
Date: August 13, 1980
Creator: Texas. District Court (234th Judicial District)
Item Type: Legal Document