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Figueroa (David Damian) Papers
CSRC.131  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
11.8 linear feet (20 boxes; 2 record storage cartons; 2 flat boxes; 1 oversize box)
Restrictions
These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of materials, including but not limited to infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.
Availability
Open for research.