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Asociacion de Vendedores Ambulantes (Street Vendors Association) Records , 1986-1995
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Series 1. Administration, 1987-1994

Physical Description: 2 legal boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains documents collected or created by the organization including the organization's mission statement, minutes, correspondence, work notes, and any miscellaneous materials regarding the administration of the Street Vendors Association. Also included in this series are two folders of materials entitled "divisions and troubles". These materials pertain to the issues that led to the creation of two opposing factions within the Street Vendors Association and the problems that arose as a result.
Box-folder 1/1

Miscellaneous documents and materials, 1987-1994

Box-folder 1/2

Incorporation Workshop, n.d.

Box-folder 1/3

Mission statement, By-laws, 1993

Box-folder 1/4

Directorio de la Mesa Directiva, n.d.

Box-folder 1/5

Reuniones y juntas de la mesa directiva, 1993-1994

Box-folder 1/6

Reuniones, juntas y agendas generales, 1992-1994

Box-folder 1/7

Minutes and treasury notes, 1994

Box-folder 1/8

Binder of documents regarding AVA and other organizations, 1993

Box-folder 1/9

Reports, 1992-1993

Box-folder 1/10

Work notes, 1994-1995

Box-folder 2/1-2/2

Chronological file

Box-folder 2/1

"Early On", May 1987-November 1987

Box-folder 2/2

November 1987-April 1988

Box-folder 2/3-2/4

Notes from vendors meetings, [two folders], 1989

Box-folder 2/5-2/6

Documents relating to "divisions and troubles" within and pertaining to AVA, [two folders], 1994

Box-folder 2/7

Reiko's report and papers, n.d.

Box-folder 2/8

Clare Weber, CARECEN outreach coordinator's notes and miscellaneous documents, 1994


Series 2. Finance, 1986-1994

Physical Description: 1 legal box

Scope and Content Note

This series includes financial reports, expenses, and proposals; miscellaneous grant related material, notes on fundraising, and other materials pertaining to the financial management of the Street Vendors Association. The majority of the folders include applications and information regarding different grants offered to non-profit organizations.
Box-folder 3/1

Financial reports, expenses, and proposals, 1993-1994

Box-folder 3/2

Notes on fundraising, 1994-1995

Box-folder 3/3-3/16


Box-folder 3/3

Miscellaneous grant related material, 1992-1995

Box-folder 3/4

Abelard Grant, n.d.

Box-folder 3/5

California Community Foundation, . n.d

Box-folder 3/6

Campaign for Human Development, 1994

Box-folder 3/7

Claretian Fathers Local and National Fund, 1993

Box-folder 3/8

The Gas Company Grant, 1993

Box-folder 3/9

Liberty Hill Fund and Grant, 1993

Box-folder 3/10

McKay Grant, 1994

Box-folder 3/11

Peace Development Fund, 1986-1994

Box-folder 3/12

Resist Grant, 1993

Box-folder 3/13

Threshold Grant, 1994

Box-folder 3/14

Tides Fund, 1993

Box-folder 3/15

United Methodist Church Community Action Fund, 1993

Box-folder 3/16

World Vision Grant, 1993

Box-folder 3/17

Cooperativa de Prestamos, 1994

Box-folder 3/18

CARECEN's IRS letter and bank statement, 1993


Series 3. Vendors Rights Movement, 1987-1995

Physical Description: 1 legal box and 4 audio cassettes

Scope and Content Note

This series is made up of clippings, news articles, handouts, reports, audio cassettes and other materials pertaining to the vendor's rights movement organized by the Street Vendors Association. The majority of the material concerns the struggle to pass a street vending ordinance and to form a special sidewalk-vending district. Other concerns ranged from documenting street vendors testimonies against police abuse to providing educational resources for street vendors.
Box-folder 4/1

Press contact sheets and media strategy information, n.d.

Box-folder 4/2-4/3

News articles, [two folders], 1987-1995

Box-folder 4/4-4/5

Original material aid, [two folders], 1987-1988

Box-folder 4/6

Handouts, 1987-1988

Box-folder 4/7

Documento de Trabajo para un Mercado en Pico Union, a report prepared by Gilda Haas, 1994

Box-folder 4/8

Street vending ordinance, 1994

Box-folder 4/9

Formation of a special sidewalk-vending district, 1993-1994

Box-folder 4/10

Sidewalk Vending Coalition, 1994

Box-folder 4/11

Task force report on street vending in Los Angeles, 1990

Box-folder 4/12

Schools offering classes directly or indirectly related to street vendors, 1993-1994

Box-folder 4/13

Street vendor's testimonies and declarations, 1987-1994

Box-folder 4/14

Prisoner's receipt, medical record, and property release documents for street vendors, 1987-1988

Box-folder 4/15

Brief on The People vs. Jesus del Carmen Villatoro and Sonya Hernandez, 1987

Box-folder 4/16

Forms for confiscation project, 1989

Box-folder 4/17

Letter to the Pope on behalf of women street vendors, 1987

Box-folder 4/18

AFSC/Immigration information, 1987

Box-folder 4/19

Four audiocassettes of Street Vendor Meetings n.d.