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The Ruiz-Herrera Family Tree

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Machado, Mauro M.

The Lawyer's Oath

Description: The Lawyer's Oath from Article 309, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas.
Date: unknown

[Speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1951-04-21]

Description: Speech delivered by John J. Herrera on April 21, 1951, marking the 115th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. He describes the battle as being between "freemen" and "the minions of despotism" and reminds the audience of the twenty-seven Mexican Texans who fought for Texas freedom.
Date: April 21, 1951
Creator: Herrera, John J.
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[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day, San Jacinto Monument - 1954-04-21]

Description: Draft of the speech delivered by John J. Herrera on April 21, 1954, marking the one hundred and eighteenth anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Herrera compares the Battle of San Jacinto to the Korean War and states that "Our Texas men are proving themselves again and again defenders of the American way of life." Herrera spoke on behalf of the League of United Latin American Citizens and presented an offering to the memory of those who died in the Battle of San Jacinto.
Date: April 21, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
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[Speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1942-04-21]

Description: Speech delivered by John J. Herrera on April 21, 1942 at San Jacinto Memorial Park for the 106th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Herrera reminds the audience of the important role Latin American patriots played in the battle for Texas independence and continue to play in modern times. Herrera cites international unity as the key to victory in World War II.
Date: April 21, 1942
Creator: Herrera, John J.
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[Speech by John J. Herrera on behalf of Sam Hoover, pages one and two]

Description: Pages 1 and 2 of a speech by John J. Herrera given on behalf of Sam Hoover, candidate for County Judge of Harris County. Herrera describes the background of Sam Hoover. Herrera indicates that he is there speaking on behalf of Sam Hoover asking for their votes. Sam Hoover was running on a platform: "Stop Loading Down the Property Owner with Additional Taxes."
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.

[Speech by John J. Herrera delivered at the San Jacinto Monument]

Description: Speech by John J. Herrera entitled "The Texas-Mexican's and the Battle of San Jacinto" in which he discusses the importance of keeping the part Mexicans played in the struggle for Texas independence alive in the public's conscience. Circa 1960s. Includes handwritten revisions.
Date: 196u
Creator: Herrera, John J.
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[Speech by John J. Herrera on behalf of Sam Hoover, pages three through seven]

Description: Pages 3 through 7 of a speech by John J. Herrera given on behalf of Sam Hoover, candidate for County Judge of Harris County. Herrera describes the background of Sam Hoover. Herrera indicates that he is there speaking on behalf of Sam Hoover asking for their votes. Sam Hoover was running on a platform: "Stop Loading Down the Property Owner with Additional Taxes."
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.

[List of handwritten names]

Description: List of handwritten names: John J. Herrera, Humberto Juarez, Jr., Alfredo Gutierrez, Dr. Hector P. Garcia, Carlos Cadena and Juan Soliz.
Date: unknown

[Speech by Gus C. Garcia - 1952-01-29]

Description: Text of the speech delivered by Gus C. Garcia before the Education Session of Third National Conference of the United States National Commission for UNESCO at New York on January 29, 1952 on education, especially for minorities in the United States.
Date: January 29, 1952
Creator: Garcia, Gustavo C.

[Partial draft of a speech by John J. Herrera]

Description: Partial draft of a speech by John J. Herrera, undated. The speech discusses Herrera's views on the hierarchy of Mexican-Americans and Mexicans in America society.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.

[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera - 1963-02-02]

Description: Draft of speech by John J. Herrera on February 2, 1963, addressing the mayor and city council regarding a recent proposition for civilian board to review charges of police brutality.
Date: February 2, 1963
Creator: Herrera, John J.

The importance of studying foreign languages

Description: Speech by John J. Herrera entitled: "The importance of studying foreign languages". Includes title page with "From the desk of Karen Bleyl" printed at the top of the paper.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.

[Draft of a speech by John J. Herrera]

Description: Draft of a speech by John J. Herrera, undated. In the speech, Herrera indicates that he was asked by Thomas Lanier to give the speech and to focus on "better understanding among the United States and Latin Americans."
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.

[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera - 1977-05-25]

Description: Draft of a speech by John J. Herrera given on May 25, 1977, at a benefit dance honoring Houston's Mexican-American judges hosted by Image De Houston, A National Organization Concerned with Government Employment for Hispanics.
Date: May 25, 1977
Creator: Herrera, John J.