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[Speech by Sarah T. Hughes on being a female lawyer]

Description: Typescript of undated speech by Sarah T. Hughes discussing her experiences and people's expectations of her as a woman in the legal profession while practicing in Dallas. She gives her views on different aspects of the legal profession, including specialization, civil and criminal practice, winning and losing cases, and her enjoyment of appellate work and research in preparing cases on appeal. Before concluding the speech, Ms. Hughes describes her enjoyment of political participation via the legal profession. She also expresses her interest in campaigning for public office and entering politics in the future.
Date: [1928..1930]
Creator: Hughes, Sarah T. (Sarah Tilghman), 1896-1985
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard of Francisco Javier Mina]

Description: Postcard of Francisco Javier Mina. Mina was a solider and lawyer in Mexico who was a prominent figure in the Mexican revolution.
Date: unknown
Creator: Tarjeta Postal
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Legal document hiring attorneys to file a suit against the Texas Prison System on behalf of Domingo Torres]

Description: Legal document of Domingo Torres hiring attorneys, Ralph Estrada of Tuscon, Arizona, A.L. Wirin of Los Angeles, California, and John J. Herrera of Houston, Texas. Wirin and Herrera will prosecute a lawsuit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas for confining Torres to a segregated Prison Farm. Torres was convicted of rape in Matagorda, Texas and receiving a penalty of ten years in prison.
Date: unknown
Creator: Torres, Domingo
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Legal document hiring attorneys to file a suit against the Texas Prison System on behalf of Ernesto Longoria]

Description: Legal document of Ernesto Longoria hiring attorneys, Ralph Estrada of Tuscon, Arizona, A.L. Wirin of Los Angeles, California, and John J. Herrera of Houston, Texas. Wirin and Herrera will prosecute a lawsuit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas for confining Longoria to a segregated Prison Farm. Longoria was convicted of rape in Matagorda, Texas and receiving a penalty of ten years in prison.
Date: unknown
Creator: Longoria, Ernesto
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Legal document hiring attorneys to file a suit against the Texas Prison System on behalf of Ben Rios]

Description: Legal document of Ben Rios hiring attorneys, Ralph Estrada of Tuscon, Arizona, A.L. Wirin of Los Angeles, California, and John J. Herrera of Houston, Texas. Wirin and Herrera will prosecute a lawsuit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas for confining Rios to a segregated Prison Farm. Rios was convicted of rape in Matagorda, Texas and receiving a penalty of ten years in prison.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rios, Ben
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Legal document hiring attorneys to file a suit against the Texas Prison System on behalf of George Ramirez]

Description: Legal document of George Ramirez hiring attorneys, Ralph Estrada of Tuscon, Arizona, A.L. Wirin of Los Angeles, California, and John J. Herrera of Houston, Texas. Wirin and Herrera will prosecute a lawsuit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas for confining Ramirez to a segregated Prison Farm. Ramirez was convicted of rape in Matagorda, Texas and receiving a penalty of ten years in prison.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ramirez, George
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Lewis Dickson to John J. Herrera - 1948-01-10]

Description: Letter from Lewis Dickson to John J. Herrera typed on "Law Offices of Lewis Dickson" letterhead, dated January 10, 1948. Dickson expresses gratitude for Herrera's help during his recent campaign.
Date: January 10, 1948
Creator: Dickson, Lewis
Item Type: Letter
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Edited speech by John J. Herrera introducing Attorney General John L. Hilll - 1977-12-17]

Description: Edited speech by John J. Herrera delivered on December 17, 1977, on behalf of Honorable John L. Hill, candidate for governor of Texas. The speech serves to promote the candidate as well as introduce Hill as the keynote speaker and includes handwritten edits by Herrera.
Date: December 17, 1977
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Harvey Rosenberg - 1954-01-22]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to Harvey Rosenberg, thanking Rosenberg for being swearing in Herrera and Gus Garcia to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Herrera asks Rosenberg to send the complete transcript of the Pedro Hernandez case, as Herrera is commissioned to write a history on it.
Date: January 22, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Harvey Rosenberg - 1953-12-01]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera replying to the letter sent by Harvey Rosenberg. Herrera informs Rosenberg that the case of Pete Hernández v. The State of Texas has been reset for Monday, January 11, 1954.
Date: December 1, 1953
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Supreme Court of Texas Attorney Certificates]

Description: 15 cards issued by the Supreme Court of Texas to John J. Herrera certifying his membership of the State Bar and enrollment as an attorney in the Supreme Court of Texas in the 1950s and 1960s.
Date: unknown
Creator: Supreme Court of Texas
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Resume of John J. Herrera

Description: Resume of John J. Herrera listing his educational background, work experience, social and civic associations, and some basic biographical information, including the name of his wife, Olivia, and the number of children he has.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

League of United Latin-American Citizens Resume of John J. Herrera

Description: Resume of John J. Herrera's work in the League of United Latin-American Citizens organization describing his work on two major civil rights cases as well as the night he hosted President John F. Kennedy at a LULAC Function.
Date: September 28, 1967
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Speech to the Chicano law students of T.S.U.

Description: Speech to the Chicano law students of T.S.U., delivered by John J. Herrera on October 11, 1973. In the speech he relayes advice based on his experience and career and urges the students to be involved in their communities.
Date: October 11, 1973
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Resume of John J. Herrera]

Description: Resume of John J. Herrera discussing his background and the highlights of his career without detailing the exact dates of when he worked at different jobs.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Speech to the Chicano law students of T.S.U.

Description: Speech to the Chicano law students of T.S.U., delivered by John J. Herrera on October 11, 1973. In the speech he relayes advice based on his experience and career and urges the students to be involved in their communities. This is a heavily edited version of this speech with notes and markings throughout.
Date: October 11, 1973
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Speech to the Chicano law students of T.S.U.

Description: Speech to the Chicano law students of T.S.U., delivered by John J. Herrera on October 11, 1973. In the speech he relayes advice based on his experience and career and urges the students to be involved in their communities. This is a heavily edited version of this speech with notes and markings throughout.
Date: October 11, 1973
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Speech on being a lawyer by John J. Herrera]

Description: Speech given by John J. Herrera discussing the challenges of being a Mexican-American lawyer in the Southwest. Herrera ends his speech on a hopeful note mentioning the meeting between President Lyndon B. Johnson of the United States and President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz of Mexico to affirm a mutual dedication to better understanding and trade relations.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Harvey Rosenberg - 1953-12-01]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera replying to the letter sent by Harvey Rosenberg. Herrera informs Rosenberg that the case of Pete Hernández v. The State of Texas has been reset for Monday, January 11, 1954.
Date: December 1, 1953
Creator: Herrera John J.
Item Type: Letter
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