Finding Aid for the Elena Popp Papers 1970 - 2006

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Elena Popp Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1970 - 2006
Collection number: 48
Creator: Popp, Elena
Extent: 100 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Elena I. Popp is an attorney and activist who has worked for several decades on behalf of social justice and change. She has worked on issues related to housing/tenants rights, the Peace movement, domestic violence, outreach to the homeless, slum abatement, and lesbian issues.



This collection of more than 100 linear feet documents her life as an activist, lawyer/advocate and political candidate.



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Physical location: Southern Regional Library Facility
Language of Material: Collection materials in English , Spanish

Access

Collection is open for research. However, the collection has not been processed by the UCLA/CSRC Library Archive as of December 2006.

Publication Rights

For students and faculty researchers of UCLA, all others by permission only. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the Librarian at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elena Popp Papers, 48, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by its creator, Elena Popp. Deed of gift on file at the UCLA/CSRC Library Archive office, 180 Haines Hall, UCLA.

Processing History

Processed by CSRC, December 2006
This collection is unprocessed as of December 2006. However, the papers have been organized by the donor, Elena Popp, into subject order.

Biography

Elena I. Popp is a longtime activist and attorney who is dedicated to working for social change. She was born in Mexico and immigrated to Los Angeles in 1968 with her mother and two younger siblings. Elena became a community activist when a teacher brought a young UFW organizer into the classroom to talk about the dangerous conditions faced by workers in the fields. Elena enlisted in the farm workers' movement that day. Since then, she has worked tirelessly on behalf of immigrants, women, children, those that live with disabling conditions, and those that do not have a place to call home.



Elena received her undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of California Los Angeles. Elena has worked for almost 20 years in legal services, focused primarily in the areas of Housing and Community Economic Development. From 1992 through 2004 Elena was an attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, a legal services program with a 72-year history of providing comprehensive legal services to low-income residents of metropolitan Los Angeles. In 1994 Elena co-founded the Healthy Homes Collaborative of Southern California an innovative coalition that addresses the health consequences of environmental hazards in childrens' environments.



She created one of the first in court domestic violence prevention programs, a model being duplicated throughout the state; founded the first non-medical model outreach team to the homeless mentally ill, a project that received national recognition and has been duplicated in other parts of the country. Was a leader in the successful effort to save 1.5 million units of affordable housing. Was a key participant in creating the Los Angeles Systematic Code Enforcement Program and other key slum abatement, childhood lead poisoning prevention and asthma prevention initiatives. She has worked in the peace movement and in other projects that seek to eliminate all forms of discrimination. She co-chaired Lesbianas Unidas, an activist group, during the 1990s. In 2006, she ran for a State Assembly Seat in District 45, but did not win.



She is currently the Executive Director of the Eviction Defense Network (EDeN) a social entrepreneurship project dedicated to increasing access to justice for low-income tenants through sliding and below market fees.

Scope and Content

This collection of over 100 linear feet documents Ms. Popp's work as an activist in various social movements, as a lawyer/advocate and a political candidate.



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Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Affordable Housing
Domestic violence
Lesbian activism
Peace movement
Political candidate
Social activism
Tenants rights


Container List

Box 1

Elena Popp Papers ca. 1990's

Physical Description: Papers

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Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles:

Administration

Management
Box 2

Elena Popp Papers 1991-2004

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Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Box 3

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Forming a Progressive Grassroots Precinct [Based Organization]:

Jobs w/Peace

Vote 90, 92-94

Coalation L.A., 88

Agenda WLA Metro

VRC

SMPPN
Box 4

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Subsidized Housing Policy aka Preservation #1
Box 5

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Subsidized Housing Policy aka Preservation #3
Box 6

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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LAFLA Policy Manuals
Box 7

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1980's

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Personal Administrative Files 1980's #1
Box 8

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1980's

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Personal Administrative Files 1980's #2
Box 9

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Peace Movement:

NV Training

NLG
Box 10

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles:

UDEAP
Box 11

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1980's

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Capacity Building:

Training and Workshops
Box 12

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Peace Movement:

Incl: Anti-Intervention
Box 13

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Homeless Advocacy #1:

OPCC
Box 14

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Homeless Advocacy #2:

OPCC
Box 15

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Subsidized Housing Policy aka Preservation #2
Box 16

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1980's-1990's

Physical Description: Photographs

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Photographs/Negatives
Box 17

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1970's

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School Work:

Written Papers
Box 18

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Miscellaneous Case:

Confindential
Box 19

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Miscellaneous:

Clients
Box 20

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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LAFLA
Box 21

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Confidential:

Legal Cases
Box 22

Elena Popp Papers 1994-2001

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LAFLA:

Admin

Housing Unit 94-01
Box 23

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Committee to Elect E.P.
Box 24

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Forming a Progressive Grassroots Precinct [Based Organization]:

Jobs w/Peace

Vote 90, 92-94

Coalation L.A., 88

Agenda WLA Metro

[VRC and SMPPN in BX #3]

Remaking L.A.
Box 25

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1980's

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Larger Cases
Box 26

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Venice Organizing
Box 27

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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LGBT:

ONC/IGLA

ACW
Box 28

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1980's

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Old Poiltical Files
Box 29

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles:

Admin
Box 30

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1970's

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School Work
Box 31

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Subsidized Housing Policy aka Preservation #4
Box 32

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Slum Buildings
Box 33

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1980's-1990's

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Conferences:

Legal

Organizing

Housing
Box 34

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Larger Cases
Box 35

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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LAFLA
Box 36

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Miscellaneous Case:

ACAF
Box 37

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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LAFLA:

DARS
Box 38

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Women's Rights
Box 39

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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UCLA Affirmative Action
Box 40

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1980's-1990's

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Subsidized Housing

[Preservation]
Box 41

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1980's-1990's

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Subsidized Housing

[Preservation]
Box 42

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Committee to Elect E.P.:

Precints Campaign
Box 43

Elena Popp Papers 1980's

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Old Political Files

1980's
Box 44

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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National Conference of Women and Law (NCWL)
Box 45

Elena Popp Papers Ca. 1990's

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Committee to Elect E.P.:

Precints Campaign:

District 45
Box 46

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Miscellaneous Cases:

Copies of Key Sheets
Box 47

Elena Popp Papers 1987

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LGBT
Box 48

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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LGBT:

Inc. Lambda
Box 49

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Miscellaneous Cases:

Copies of Key Sheets
Box 50

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Miscellaneous Cases:

Slum Overflow

Neighborhood Council Overflow
Box 51

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Progressive Precinct Network
Box 52

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Public Housing:

HARAC
Box 53

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Subsidized Housing Policy

[Preservation]
Box 54

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Miscellaneuos Cases
Box 55

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Committee to Elect E.P.
Box 56

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Lesbains Unidas (LU)
Box 57

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Special Projects
Box 58

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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National Conference of Women and Law (NCWL)
Box 59

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Miscellaneous:

Client's Copies
Box 60

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Public Housing Policy
Box 61

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Public Housing Policy
Box 62

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Law:

Av

Ludlow
Box 63

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Public Housing Policy
Box 64

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Capacity Building:

Workshops and Trainings
Box 65

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Miscellaneous:

Political
Box 66

Elena Popp Papers 2006

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Committee to Elect E.P.:

June 2006 Campaign
Box 67

Elena Popp Papers 2006

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Committee to Elect E.P.:

May/June 2006 Newspapers
Box 68

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Miscellaneous:

Client's Copies
Box 69

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Public Housing (HARAC)
Box 70

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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National Conference of Women and Law (NCWL)
Box 71

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Peace Movement

APT

NTS

ICUSP Retreat
Box 72

Elena Popp Papers 1980's

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Old Political Files 1980's
Box 73

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Miscellaneous Group Cases:

Westside Youth Assoc

Eastside Adalante
Box 74

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Posters

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Campaign Ads/Banners
Box 75

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Posters, Cloth

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Campaign Ads/Banners (Cloth)
Box 76

Elena Popp Papers n.d.

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Campaign Strategy

Ads

Meeting Notes
Box 77

Collection ID: 48 n.d.

Physical Description: Papers

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Neighborhood Councils