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Amin David papers (Collection)

 Collection
Identifier: LH-2017-01
The document collection contains newspaper articles, event programs, case studies, court case documents, and speeches from 1996 - 2016. Awards, certificates of appreciation from various individuals and community organizations range from 1976 – 2016, from such organizations as the Orange County Probation Dept., Hispanic Council of Realtors, Orange County Board of Education, League of United Latin American Citizens, the Anaheim Police Dept., and the Anti-Defamation League.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1976 - 2016

Extent

6 boxes (6 document boxes and multiple oversize items)

Biographical / Historical

Amin David moved to California from Chihuahua, Mexico and became a U.S. Citizen. He is best known for founding Los Amigos of Orange County as a result of struggles between the community and police in Anaheim. Los Amigos tackled issues on education, civil rights, public safety, government transparency, and arts and culture. He served as president of Los Amigos until 2012 and held breakfast meetings every Wednesday at Jagerhaus Restaurant in Anaheim. Anyone who needed help was invited to speak out and was helped. He also took on issues in other Orange County communities, such as Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. In 1971 he became the first chair of the Orange County Human Relations Commission, and in 1977, the first Latino appointed to the Anaheim Planning Commission. He was also a founding member of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development, Orange County Community Housing Corporation, and an active member of the Anaheim police chief’s advisory board. He also ran two successful plumbing and materials companies in Anaheim. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Custodial History

Donated to CSUF Pollak Library by the David family in December 2016.
Title
Amin David papers
Status
completed
Author
Jaime Cornejo
Date
2018 March
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Pollak Library South
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton CA 92831-3599 USA US
(657) 278-4751