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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.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Alonso S. Perales - 1948-04-07]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to Alonso S. perales regarding the guardianship proceedings of the Cisneros matter. Herrera writes that he had a talk with Mrs. Mansfield, and her attorney is taking care of the matter of changing her name from Mrs. Fajardo to Mrs. Manfield. If she likes her name to be unchanged, Herrera could get the papers signed and send them to her. Herrera also mentions that he would get the file on Macario Garcia up to date and send it to her.
Date: April 7, 1948
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter of recommendation from John J. Herrera for his son, John Michael Herrera - 1960-01-11]

Description: Open letter in recommendation by John J. Herrera for his son, John Michael Herrera. The letter was possibly sent to Ralph Yarborough, Bob Casey, Albert Thomas, Dennis Chavez, Jim Wright, Gus C. Garcia, Albert Peña, Dr. Hector Peña, and Woodrow Seals.
Date: January 5, 1961
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Partial letter by John J. Herrera]

Description: Page two of a letter by John J. Herrera. Includes at the end a transcription of the letter Herrera received from J. L. Goggans notifying Herrera that he had passed the State Bar Examinations.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of The Houston Post - 1972-05-22]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to the Editor, "Sound Off", of the Houston Post. Herrera gives his opinion about the feature story appearing in the Houston Post written by Jose Andres Chacon. The article had featured famous Mexican Americans with regard to the late Gus Garcia.
Date: May 22, 1972
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[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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Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[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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Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[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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Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

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

[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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Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library