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[Agenda of the first reunion de veteranos de la Revolucion Mexicana, 1910-1917]

Description: A flyer with the afternoon’s agenda - including video interviews, speeches, and awards - of first reunion de veteranos de la Revolucion Mexicana, 1910-1917. Mrs. Pancho Villa and three men who rode with Villa are interviewed in the videos, including Aurelio "Leo" Reynosa, Rafael Lorenzana Reyna, and Jesus M. Gonzalez. Included with the flyer is a souvenir bookmark from the reunion.
Date: August 30, 1987
Item Type: Text

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

[Book donation ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a book signing ceremony. The book, Biografia Del Rev. Manuel Urbina, was donated by Irene Salce de Urbina to the Houston Public Library on October 31, 1986 and signed by her. Tom Kreneck stands on the rigth. Manuel Urbina, II stands far left.
Date: October 31, 1986
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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

[Group having a conversation]

Description: Photograph of a group having a conversation, including Tom Kreneck and Irene Salce de Urbina on the far left. Manuel Urbina, II stands at far right.
Date: October 31, 1986
Item Type: Photograph
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[Group looking at document with Tom Kreneck]

Description: Photograph of a group looking at a document with Tom Kreneck, far left, at the Julia Ideson Building. Irene Salce de Urbina stands second from the right, with Manuel Urbina, II second from the left.
Date: October 31, 1986
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[Group of five people laughing]

Description: Photograph of a group of five people laughing, including Tom Kreneck and Irene Salce de Urbina on the far left. Manuel Urbina, II stands at far right.
Date: October 31, 1986
Item Type: Photograph
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