The David Damian Figueroa Papers document his years of philanthropy and advocacy work in civil rights and public policy. His
materials also reflect his earlier work in the entertainment industry. The collection includes photographs, correspondence,
ephemera, books, periodicals, and audio and visual materials.
David Damian Figueroa was born April 4, 1962 in Buckeye, Arizona. As a child and through his adolescence, he worked various
jobs, including fieldwork, cleaning houses, dish-washing, and bussing tables. In 1981 he graduated from Yuma High School.
After graduation, he was selected to tour as a principal vocalist and principal dancer in the international group Up With
People / Viva La Gente. He then went on to attend Lamson Business College in Tucson, Arizona where he received his diploma
in finance and accounting. While he attended school, he moonlighted as the lead vocalist in the Tejano band Louie Ramirez
y su Orquesta Ritmo Suave performing at dances, weddings, quinceañeras, bars, the lodge for the local Veterans of Foreign
Wars, and casino ballrooms.
11.8 linear feet
(20 boxes; 2 record storage cartons; 2 flat boxes; 1 oversize box)
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