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A Lecture on Sectarian Influence in Schools, and on the Sabbath and Sunday Mail Question.

Description: Text of a speech given by J. A. Stewart regarding sectarian influence in schools, mail delivery on Sunday. Contents: The Author's Habit of Thought and his Religion; Reason and Sophistry--A Contrast; Sectarian Influence in Schools; Sabbath Desecration, or Sunday Mails and Monday Elections; The Records of Heaven, or the Vision of Boards, a Poetic Dream.
Date: 1859
Creator: Stewart, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Description: Letter to the editor in response to a story about a discriminatory sign posted at a business in Needville, Texas. John J. Herrera recounts his experiences with discrimination and the exclusion of Mexican Americans in Houston and around the state.
Date: May 31, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Editor viewpoints: 'Chicano' Is a part of the idiom

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to the Houston Chronicle in response to Mrs. Marta Daumas' letter published on August 9th criticizing the use of the word "Chicano". Herrera explains that this word, once part of the Mexican American slang, has now become an American language idiom. He and other Mexican-Americans, unlike Mexicans from Mexico, appreciate the appellation as a source of pride and recognition of their Mexican ancestry.
Date: August 23, 1973
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Description: Letter to the editor in response to a story about a discriminatory sign posted at a business in Needville, Texas. John J. Herrera recounts his experiences with discrimination and the exclusion of Mexican Americans in Houston and around the state.
Date: May 31, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Article: Why I Have Shared]

Description: Editorial article written by Dr. May Owen, describing her reasons for establishing the May Owen Trust through the Texas Medical Association, citing her long interest in the medical profession and ways that she has found to pay back the people that supported her throughout her career.
Date: unknown
Creator: Owen, May
Partner: Texas Medical Association

[President's Page Draft]

Description: Draft text of a "President's Page" column written by Dr. May Owen, president of the Texas Medical Association. In the article, she discusses the responsibilities of doctors to assist in teaching and building relationships with local doctors and other medical professionals.
Date: unknown
Creator: Owen, May
Partner: Texas Medical Association

[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.
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.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of Tin Types - 1948-09-04]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter to the editor of Tin Types from John J. Herrera, criticizing the publication's article "La Caliente Tortillas." Herrera points out the discriminatory nature of the article and provides some background on the history of the corn tortilla and details how Mexican culture has influenced America and the world.
Date: September 4, 1948
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of the Houston Chronicle - 1974-04-13]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter to the editor of the Houston Chronicle criticizing its article endorsing Judge Jimmie Duncan and insisting that it is biased and inaccurate. John J. Herrera claims the editorial overlooks some important facts about the judge and misrepresents his character.
Date: April 13, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of Viewpoints, Houston Chronicle - 1973-08-16]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to the Houston Chronicle in response to Marta Daumos' letter published on August 9th criticizing the use of the word "Chicano." Herrera explains that this word, once part of the Mexican American slang, has now become an American language idiom. Herrera and other Mexican-Americans, unlike Mexicans from Mexico, appreciate the appellation as a source of pride and recognition of their Mexican ancestry.
Date: August 16, 1973
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

The next four years

Description: An editorial from the New York Times endorsing George McGovern for the President of the United States.
Date: September 28, 1972
Creator: New York Times
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Humphrey: an excellent choice

Description: Photocopy of an editorial from the Saturday Evening Post stating that Hubert Humphrey is an excellent choice for the post of Vice-President to Lyndon Johnson.
Date: September 26, 1964
Creator: Saturday Evening Post
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

John J. Herrera Wants A Shrine to Gen Zaragoza, page one

Description: Editorial expanding on some of the events mentioned or related to those outlined in John J. Herrera's letter to the editor. In his letter Mr. Herrera seeks support from the United States and Mexico to build a commemorative shrine to General Ignacio Zaragoza, the South Texas Mexican patriot and hero of the Battle of Puebla. The Editor follows with a detailing of several events in Mexican history from the Texas Revolution in 1836 to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1862-1867.
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston Post
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of Sound Off, Houston Post]

Description: Onionskin carbon copy of a letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of the Houston Post for the "Sound Off" column. In his letter, Herrera seeks support from the United States and Mexico to build a commemorative shrine to General Ignacio Zaragoza, the South Texas Mexican patriot and hero of the Battle of Puebla.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

John J. Herrera Wants A Shrine to Gen Zaragoza, page two

Description: Editorial from an unidentified newspaper expanding on some of the events mentioned or related to those outlined in John J. Herrera's letter to the editor. In his letter Herrera seeks support from the United States and Mexico to build a commemorative shrine to General Ignacio Zaragoza, the South Texas Mexican patriot and hero of the Battle of Puebla. The Editor follows with a detailing of several events in Mexican history from the Texas Revolution in 1836 to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1862-1867.
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston Post
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library