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Alfredo H. Zúñiga Research collection: Amin David papers (Collection)

Identifier: CRC-2017-01

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Majority of material found within 1976 - 2016

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.


6 boxes (6 document boxes and multiple oversize items)

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The Amin David Papers (1996-2016) provide a comprehensive look at the decades of influential community activism and civic leadership of Amin David in Orange County. An immigrant from Chihuahua, Mexico who became a U.S. citizen, David founded the impactful Los Amigos organization to address issues between police and residents. The collection contains materials documenting Los Amigos' work on education, civil rights, public safety, government transparency, and arts and culture initiatives during David's tenure as president until 2012. It also covers his pioneering roles as Orange County's first Latino Anaheim Planning Commissioner and inaugural chair of the Human Relations Commission. The papers encompass David's involvement with groups like OC Communities Organized for Responsible Development and the OC Community Housing Corporation. The collection features newspaper articles, event programs, legal case files, speeches, and awards/certificates of appreciation from organizations such as the OC Probation Department, Hispanic Council of Realtors, school boards, LULAC, Anaheim Police Department, and Anti-Defamation League.

Physical Location

Currently in PLS-340 (storage).

Custodial History

Donated to CSUF Pollak Library by the David family in December 2016.

Alfredo H. Zúñiga Research collection: Amin David papers
Jaime Cornejo
2018 March
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Repository Details

Part of the CSUF University Archives & Special Collections Repository

University Archives & Special Collections
Pollak Library South Room 352 (PLS 352)
Fullerton CA 92831-3599 USA
(657) 278-4751