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[Letter from Oscar Holcombe to John J. Herrera - 1938-12-13]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from Oscar Holcombe thanking Herrea for circulating petitions on Holcombe's behalf during Holcombe's recent, successful mayoral campaign in Houston.
Date: December 13, 1938
Creator: Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Frank E. Mann to John J. Herrera - 1939-06-30]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrea from Houston City Commissioner #2 Frank E. Mann. Mann had received a letter from one of Herrera's associations congratulating the city council on a new wage structure. The new structure has clear minimums and maximums that employees can earn through ability or longevity.
Date: June 30, 1939
Creator: Mann, Frank E.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Oscar Holcombe to John J. Herrera - 1939-08-22]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from Houston Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Holcombe advises Herrea to contact Houston City Secretary H. C. Jacobs about Herrera's reinstatement in the water department.
Date: August 22, 1939
Creator: Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Oscar Holcombe to Olivia C. Herrera - August 24, 1939]

Description: Letter to Mrs. Olivia C. Herrera, wife of John J. Herrera, from Houston Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Holcombe acknowledges Mrs. Herrera's letter concerning her husband, whom Holcombe refers to as "Johnny," and informs Mrs. Herrera that he had written to Mr. Herrera two days before suggesting that Mr. Herrera meet with City Secretary H. C. Jacobs.
Date: August 24, 1939
Creator: Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968
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.
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.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[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 Mr. Hausler - 1942-08-14]

Description: Letter to Mr. Hausler, Personnel Superintendent at the Brown Ship Yard in Houston, Texas from John J. Herrera dated August 14, 1942. Written on LULAC letterhead, the letter is concerning "discrimination against workers of Mexican extraction." John J. Herrera is writing to inquire if Mr. Hausler is aware of these practices.
Date: August 14, 1942
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from E. L. Hausler to John J. Herrera - 1942-08-17]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from E. L. Hausler, Personnel Director at the Brown Shipbuilding Company in Houston, Texas dated August 17, 1942. This is a reply to concerns about discrimination in hiring practices with an invitation to visit the site.
Date: August 17, 1942
Creator: Hausler, E. L.
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.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

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

Description: Page 2 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.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Note from H.P.S to John J. Herrera - 1943-06-30]

Description: Note to John J. Herrera from H.P.S. that reads "$10.00 cash fee July 1943 Bar Exam." The word "retake" appears in the upper right-hand corner.
Date: June 30, 1943
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Senor Liciendado Ezequiel Padilla - 1943-08-02]

Description: Letter written in Spanish from John J. Herrera to Senor Liciendado Ezequiel Padilla, Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores, Mexico, D.F. dated August 2, 1943. Includes a handwritten postcript written by John J. Herrera stating "He sent the picture! 8/11 same year."
Date: August 2, 1943
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Manuel M. Ortiz to John J. Herrera - 1943-09-08]

Description: Letter from Manuel M. Ortiz to John J. Herrera, from a scrapbook. Ortiz sends Herrera his congratulations and wishes for good luck. The envelope is attached to the same scrapbook page, right below the letter.
Date: September 8, 1943
Creator: Ortiz, Manuel M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Carlos E. Castañeda - 1943-09-14]

Description: Letter to Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda from John J. Herrera, thanking Castañeda for sending Herrer's license to practice law. Herrera mentions that he will work for the victims of discrimination against Hispanic Americans and African Americans.
Date: September 14, 1943
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Carlos E. Castañeda to John J. Hererra - 1944-01-23]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from Carlos E. Castañeda about the outcome of the Shell Oil Company case concerning discrimination against Mexicans and Latin Americans. Castañeda also asks Herrera to contact Mr. Fridge and ask Fridge to send the complete transcript of the hearing. He was curious to know about the recommendations he had written for Herrera's sister-in-law.
Date: January 23, 1944
Creator: Castañeda, Carlos E.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Kenneth Krahl to John J. Herrera - 1944-02-17]

Description: Letter from Kenneth Krahl, secretary of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, to John J. Herrera, printed on organizational letterhead and dated February 17, 1944. The letter extends an invitation to join the Sons of the Republic of Texas to Herrera's two brothers in the armed services.
Date: February 17, 1944
Creator: Krahl, Kenneth
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Percy Foreman to John J. Herrera - 1944-05-13]

Description: Letter from Percy Foreman to John Herrera about discrimination against a sizable portion of Mexican American citizens in Harris county. He requests the names of Mexican American citizens who are qualified voters in Harris County so that they can be eligible for selection as Grand Jurors or Grand Jury Commissioners.
Date: May 13, 1944
Creator: Foreman, Percy
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from M. C. Gonzales to John J. Herrera - 1944-07-20]

Description: A letter on League of United Latin American Citizens letterhead to John J. Herrera from M. C. Gonzales dated July 20, 1944. Mr. Gonzales is asking John Herrera to find a U.S. citizen of Mexican descent who wants to vote but is not permitted. There were attorneys willing to volunteer their time in a test case for LULAC.
Date: July 20, 1944
Creator: Gonzales, M. C.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Carlos E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera - 1944-07-22]

Description: Letter from Carlos E. Castañeda to John J. Herrera, asking him about the resolution and whether it was adopted. Castañeda wished to have a copy of it in its final form. Written in pencil at the bottom left corner: "apologize."
Date: July 22, 1944
Creator: Castañeda, Carlos E.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library