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[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of the Mail Bag, Houston Press - 1941-06-09]

Description: Copy of a letter to the editor written by John J. Herrera regarding the discrimination faced by Latin-Americans in Texas and the United States. Herrera believes that if the United States provides opportunities and equal treatment for all races and nationalities, it will influence other countries to do the same and foster good working relationships with foreign countries, namely those in Latin-America.
Date: June 9, 1941
Creator: Herrera, John J.

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.

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

Description: 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.
Date: September 2, 1948
Creator: Padilla, M. S.

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1966-10-24]

Description: Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John J. Herrera, dated October 24, 1966. The letter, mailed from Fort Polk, Louisiana to Houston, Texas, describes a recent visit from Douglas's wife, Lynda, and his brother, Mickey. Douglas expresses concern over the separation of his brother, Mickey, from his wife, Sally, and suggests that Mickey needs professional, psychiatric help and may need to go back to the V. A. or State hospital.
Date: October 24, 1966
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1971-01-09]

Description: Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to his father, John J. Herrera, dated January 7, 1971 and mailed from Puebla, Mexico, to Houston, Texas. The letter states that Douglas M. Herrera has been relieved of his position at the County Clerk's Office. He explains that he has returned to school to take education courses in the hopes of qualifying to teach.
Date: January 7, 1971
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.

[Birthday card from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1968-04-11]

Description: A Hallmark birthday card sent to John J. Herrera from his son, Douglas M. Herrera. The front of the card is an image of a man fishing in a stream and the interior contains printed birthday poem. The card also includes a handwritten message concerning the death of Dr. King and Douglas' belief "The prospects for peace are now the best that have existed in a great while and was all hope that this war will be settled soon."
Date: April 11, 1968
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.