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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

[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 Ed Idar, Jr. to John J. Herrera - 1955-12-27]

Description: Letter from Ed Idar, Executive Secretary of the American GI Forum of Texas, to John J. Herrera, requesting Herrera to make a five minute radio tape to address the poll tax rallies in January in each of the three Valley counties.
Date: December 27, 1955
Creator: Idar, Eduardo, Jr.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Number 25,816 in the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas, Pete Hernández, Appellant versus the State of Texas, appellee

Description: Appellant's brief for the case of Pete Hernández against the State of Texas at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Pete Hernández is suing the State of Texas for depriving him of his right to the "due process" and "equal protect clauses" of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The brief states that "persons of Mexican or Latin-American descent were intentionally, arbitrarily, capriciously and systemically excluded from service as grand jury commissioners and grand jurors."
Date: unknown
Creator: Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Editorial from the Wharton Spectator by Mary Lee Shannon]

Description: Editorial article titled "Frankly speaking" written by the editor, Mary Lee Shannon, expressing her opinion on the "Mexican problem" in Wharton County.
Date: October 14, 1949
Creator: Shannon, Mary Lee
Item Type: Article
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Judgement against the State of Texas, page seven]

Description: Supreme Court of the United States, case number 406, October term, 1953. Pete Hernández v. the State of Texas. Hernández had appealed the decision of the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas.
Date: May 3, 1954
Creator: United States. Supreme Court
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Judgement against the State of Texas, page seven]

Description: Supreme Court of the United States, case number 406, October term, 1953. Pete Hernández v. the State of Texas. Hernández had appealed the decision of the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas.
Date: May 3, 1954
Creator: United States. Supreme Court
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to James H. B. House, page two - 1940-11-09]

Description: Page 2 of a letter to Houston City Commmissioner James H. B. House from John J. Herrera. Herrera begins by congratulating House's recent reelection. Herrera reiterates his criticisms with House, including House's failure to provide a better wage scale that would help Hispanic Americans employees of the City.
Date: November 9, 1940
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to James H. B. House, page one - 1940-11-09]

Description: Page 1 of a letter to Houston City Commmissioner James H. B. House from John J. Herrera. Herrera begins by congratulating House's recent reelection. Herrera reiterates his criticisms with House, including House's failure to provide a better wage scale that would help Hispanic Americans employees of the City.
Date: November 9, 1940
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from A.L. Wirin to John J. Herrera - 1955-04-20]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from A.L. Wirin, informing Herrera that Wirin has undertaken a number of Civil Liberties cases for the Alianza Hispano Americana, which has opened a Civil Liberties Department. Wirin suggests that The Alianza might be willing to undertake some housing segregation cases, and also cases of segregation of Mexican prisoners in or near Houston.
Date: April 20, 1955
Creator: Wirin, A.L.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Judgement against the State of Texas]

Description: Supreme Court of the United States, case number 406, October term, 1953. Pete Hernández v. the State of Texas. Hernández had appealed the decision of the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas.
Date: May 3, 1954
Creator: United States. Supreme Court
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Dr. Hector P. Garcia to John J. Herrera - 1980-09-11]

Description: Letter from Dr. Hector P. Garcia congratulating John J. Herrera on being honored. Garcia praises Herrera for his accomplishments in defending Mexican-American civil rights and for his bravery in fighting discrimination. Garcia notes that he will not be able to attend the event in person.
Date: September 11, 1980
Creator: Garcia, Hector P., -1996
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Re: Right to Abolish Segregation of Latin-American School Children

Description: Article about the segregation of Hispanic American children in public schools in Texas, and how the efforts of those in the League of United Latin American Citizens helped strike down segregation of Hispanic American school children.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Article
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from George I. Sánchez to John J. Herrera - 1955-05-13]

Description: Letter from George I. Sánchez to John J. Herrera, thanking Herrera for his participation in the Alianza Hispano-Americana-sponsored test of the prison farm segregation, and giving clues as how to prepare for arguments from the opposition.
Date: May 13, 1955
Creator: Sánchez, George Isidore, 1906-1972
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from A.L. Wirin to John J. Herrera - 1954-04-16]

Description: Letter from A.L. Wirin to John H. Herrera asking whether there has been any further development from the time Herrera and Gus had a meeting in Washington regarding segregation of Mexican Americans, at the Public Housing Project in Houston.
Date: April 16, 1954
Creator: Wirin, A.L.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Carlos E. Castañeda, page one - 1943]

Description: Page 1 of a letter from John J. Herrera to Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda, detailing the firing of eleven Hispanic women from Brown Shipyard. The women were laid off on July 23, 1944. Herrera is recommending the case to the Committee on Fair Employment Practice's office.
Date: 1943?
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Carlos E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera - 1945-01-02]

Description: Letter from Carlos E. Castañeda to John Herrera regarding the release to the press of Exhibit 5 from the hearing, the stipulation agreed upon. The hearing was successful on every point desired, except that they had to "sacrifice our friend Alba". Castañeda asks Herrera to suggest that Alba make an application through WMC and be referred to the refinery.
Date: January 2, 1945
Creator: Castañeda, Carlos E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Carlos E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera - 1944-08-24]

Description: Letter from Carlos E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera requesting Herrera to send the complete and detailed statements of the complaints regarding discriminatory lay-offs of Mexican and Latin American employees at the Brown Shipyard.
Date: August 24, 1944
Creator: Castañeda, Carlos E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Carlos E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera - 1944-11-15]

Description: Letter from Carlos E. Castañedato John J. Herrera urging Herrera to keep in contact with Latin Americans in Houston and its vicinity, and let them know that Castañeda and Herrera will help them if they are discriminated against in any manner.
Date: November 15, 1944
Creator: Castañeda, Carlos E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Gus C. Garcia to John J. Herrera - 1960-02-01]

Description: Letter from Gus C. Garcia to John J. Herrera, asking Herrera of the dates, names and places of the second Pete Hernández trial, as Garcia wants to issue a reprint of the pamphlet "A cotton picker finds justice" and bring it up-to date.
Date: February 1, 1960
Creator: Garcia, Gustavo C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Memorandum from Ruben Bonilla, Jr. to the LULAC National Executive Board - 1979-10-29]

Description: Memorandum from Ruben Bonilla Jr., League of United Latin American Citizens National President, directed to members of the LULAC National Executive Board regarding the proposed nomination of Judge Charles Renfrew as Deputy U.S. Attorney General. The memo, dated October 29, 1979, expresses strong opposition to this nomination based on Renfrew's perceived prejudice against Hispanics.
Date: October 29, 1979
Creator: Bonilla, Ruben, Jr.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Notes on discrimination at a skating rink - 1952-04-18]

Description: Notes on an instance of discrimination at a skating rink that occurred April 18, 1952. The parties involved are listed and suggestions for resolution from John J. Herrera are listed also.
Date: April 18, 1952
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from D. D. Peck to Police Chief B. W. Payne, Mayor Oscar Holcombe, City Commissioners, and John J. Herrera - 1950-03-20]

Description: Letter from D. D. Peck, Voters League in Houston, Texas, to Houston Police Chief B. W. Payne, Mayor Oscar Holcombe, City Commissioners, and John J. Herrera dated March 20, 1950. This letter addresses complaints against, and John J. Herrera's defense of, Mexican Americans and immigration issues in Houston.
Date: March 20, 1950
Creator: Peck, D. D.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library