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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.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

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.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[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.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1969-06-10]

Description: Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to his father, John J. Herrera. The letter reiterates Douglas' concerns regarding his father's drug use and urges him to realize the danger. The last page of the letter ends mid-sentence indicating perhaps pagee are missing from the letter.
Date: June 10, 1969
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1967-08-19]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from his son, Douglas M. Herrera, dated August 19, 1967. Douglas describes conditions on base and the new commanding officer, the new camera he purchased, and his need for new glasses.
Date: August 19, 1967
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[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.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[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.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera]

Description: Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to his father, John J. Herrera which describes recent and upcoming exams and Douglas's desire to see his family at Easter vacation.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hererra, Douglas M.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[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.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrera - 1969-07-20]

Description: Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to his parents, John J. and Olivia C. Herrera, dated July 20, 1969 and mailed from Ketchikan, Alaska to Houston, Texas. Douglas informs his parents of a new job he has acquired on a salmon fishing boat and comments on the moon landing.
Date: July 20, 1969
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Telegram from Javier Merino Galindo to Douglas MacArthur Herrera - 1969-07-13]

Description: This telegram sent to Douglas MacArthur Herrera in Mexico was received by Telegrafos Nacionales on July 13, 1969. The text of the telegraph reads, "Please report at government affairs office, as soon as possible."
Date: July 13, 1969
Creator: Merino Galindo, Javier
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1967-07-30]

Description: Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to his father, John J. Herrera, dated July 30, 1967. The letter details Douglas's current military operation, "Paul Bunyon II", as well as discussing his wife, Lynda, and her decision to leave their home and move to California.
Date: July 30, 1967
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

The Lawyer's Oath

Description: The Lawyer's Oath from Article 309, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Poll tax receipt for John J. Herrera, County of Harris - 1947]

Description: 1947 Harris County poll tax receipt number 73795 for John J. Herrera. It includes demographic information about Herrera and is signed by the deputy of the Harris County Assessor and Collector of Taxes. Dates of elections are listed on the back.
Date: January 22, 1948
Creator: Harris County (Tex.)
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Poll tax receipt for John J. Herrera, County of Harris - 1954]

Description: 1954 Harris County poll tax receipt number 194210 for John J. Herrera. It includes demographic information about Herrera and is signed by the deputy of the Harris County Assessor and Collector of Taxes. Dates of elections are listed on the back.
Date: January 31, 1955
Creator: Harris County (Tex.)
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Poll tax receipt for John J. Herrera, County of Harris - 1938]

Description: 1938 Harris County poll tax receipt number 32167 for John J. Herrera. It includes demographic information about Herrera and is signed by the deputy of the Harris County Assessor and Collector of Taxes.
Date: January 30, 1939
Creator: Harris County (Tex.)
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library