Finding Aid to the AIDS Community-Based Organizations Records, 1989-1993

Finding Aid written by Julia Bazar
UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections
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Finding Aid to the AIDS Community-Based Organizations Records, 1989-1993

Collection Number: MSS 98-49

UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections
Finding Aid Written By:
Julia Bazar
Date Completed:
February 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: AIDS community-based organizations records
Date (inclusive): 1989-1993
Collection Number: MSS 98-49
Collector : AIDS History Project
Extent: Number of containers: 1 carton Linear feet: 1.25
Repository: The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections
University of California, San Francisco
530 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
Phone: (415) 476-8112
Fax: (415) 476-4653
Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collres/archives/contactform.html
URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collres/archives/
Abstract: This collection consists of information from 26 different Community based AIDS Organizations, collected by Willie Walker as part of the University of California San Francisco's AIDS History Project.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/ .

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives & Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management 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 by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AIDS Community-Based Organizations Records, MSS 98-49, The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections, University of California, San Francisco.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Separated Material

None

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
AIDS (Disease)
AIDS (Disease) in children
AIDS Religious response
AIDS Health Project
Adolescent HIV Coalition
African-American Men's Caucus
AIDS Educators Network
AIDS Health Project
Communidad Unida en Respuesta AL SIDA (CURAS)
HIV Educators Group
HIV Housing Network
HIV Treatment Advocate
Interfaith Conference on AIDS and ARC (1987 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Interreligious Coalition on AIDS
Instituto Famliar de la Raza
KAIROS House
Latino Coalition on AIDS/SIDA
Most Holy Redeemer Parish (San Francisco, Calif.)
Latino Coalition on AIDS/SIDA
National Minority AIDS Council
Needle Exchange Community Task Force
San Francisco Medical Society
STOP AIDS Project
Urban Indian Health Board (San Francisco)
Visiting Nurses and Hospice of San Francisco
AIDS Intervention Training Center

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The University of California, San Francisco acquired these files as a part of the AIDS History Project, an NHPRC sponsored project that took place between 1987 and 1995.

System of Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically by name of organization.

Processing Information

Processed by Julia Bazar, March 2005

Organizational Histories

UCSF AIDS History Project was started in 1987 to promote the preservation of historically significant resources relating to the beginning of the AIDS Epidemic, focusing on the responses by community-based organizations (CBOs) within San Francisco. Nancy Zinn, Head of Archives and Special Collections at the UCSF Library, was the Principal Investigator for the project until her retirement. She was subsequently replaced by Robin Chandler, who became the Principal Investigator for the project in April 1995. Bill (aka Willie) Walker was the Archivist for the project. In 1991 a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant was received to fund the AIDS History Project Records Survey. More than 50 agencies were surveyed to identify the records that should be permanently preserved. A second two-year NHPRC grant funded an extended survey of collections and development of an acquisition plan. A major part of the project was providing instruction in records management practices to the CBOs. A third NHPRC grant was received in 1993 for another two years for the Records Acquisition and Processing Project (RAPP) phase; this grant lasted until July 1995, later extended to December 1995.
The organizations represented in this collection cover a range of starting dates and structures, from the AIDS HIV Nightline, a project of the San Francisco Suicide Prevention, which was started around 1986, to the HIV Educators Support Group, which was organized in 1991 by David Baker. The HIV AIDS Housing Network was a coalition of other AIDS and social service organizations, such as: Catholic Charities, Homeless Advocacy Project, AIDS Foundation, BCA, Hope House, Harvey Milk Club, Red Cross Homeless Prevention, DSS, Mayor's Office, Larkin Street, and Shanti.
Some of the organizations targeted ethnic or special-needs communities. The Adolescent HIV Coalition, the Children's AIDS Network, and the Youth Environment Study focused on children and teenagers. Latino issues were addressed by CURAS (Communidad Unida en Respuesta Al SIDA or Community United in Response to AIDS/SIDA), the Latino Coalition on AIDS/SIDA, the Latino Commission on AIDS, the Latino Service Needs within the SF AIDS Service System report and, Instituto Familiar de la Raza. Native American AIDS issues are addressed by the Urban Indian Health Board. African American organizations are represented by the African-American Men's Caucus and the Black Coalition on AIDS. The National Minority AIDS Council draws on several different minority-based organizations.
There are two broad religious coalitions, the Interfaith Conference on AIDS and the Interreligious Coalition on AIDS, and one congregationally based organization, the Most Holy Redeemer Support Group, in the collection. Medical and treatment issues are represented by the AIDS Educators Network, the AIDS Health Project, the San Francisco Medical Society AIDS Task Force, the VNA (Visiting Nurses Association) of San Francisco, and the HIV Treatment Advocate. The other organizations in the collection are KAIROS House, the Needle Exchange Community Task Force, and the Stop AIDS Project.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection was created as part of the University of California San Francisco's AIDS History Project (1987 to 1995). Willie Walker, the archivist for the project, acquired one folder of institutional records from each of 26 Community-Based Organizations. Some of these folders have since been separated into two to four folders primarily due to size, but the Stop AIDS Project was also divided thematically.
The organizations represented within this collection cover a wide variety of subject matters from race, religious groups, and AIDS educators, to crisis lines, medical responses, and treatment issues, to adolescents and children, housing, and intravenous drug users. These folders contain minutes, newsletters, grant proposals, procedural manuals, teaching manuals, training manuals, fundraising documents, budgets, flyers, and other organizational materials.

Container List

 

Series 1 AIDS Community-Based Organization Records 1989-1993

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically by name of organization.

Scope and Content Note

The HIV Educators Support Group folder includes an announcement of the founding meeting of the organization and a network resource list, as well as newsletters. The AIDS Educators Network also includes a members list, along with announcements and minutes. The Children's AIDS Network folder contains information on the first two meetings of the network (1989), while the Youth Environment Survey (YES) folder contains information on Project Menu (Methods of Estimating Needle Users at Risk for AIDS) The Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA) folder(s) contains a wide range of information from minutes to handwritten notes, including programs from their first two annual awards dinners, newsletters, position papers and proposals. The African-American Men's Caucus folder consists of four issues of the Chain Links newsletter. The Community United in Response to AIDS/SIDA (CURAS) folder includes information on disputes and controversies within the organization. The Latino Coalition on AIDS/SIDA, contains a wide range of materials including handwritten notes on some of their meetings. The Latino Commission on Aids and the Latino Service Needs within the SF AIDS Service System folders each contain a major report. The National Minority AIDS Council folder contains correspondence with a local Asian American group and copies of the NMAC Update and the T.A.-Technical Assistance Newsletter, as well as the Public Policy Primer. The Urban Indian Health Board folder primarily concerns the need for emergency funds. A directory of religious-based AIDS counselors can be found in the Interreligious Coalition on AIDS Folder, while the Interfaith Conference on AIDS contains the proceedings of their conference held March 21-22, 1987. The Most Holy Redeemer Support Group folder includes a training manual Care for Persons with AIDS/ARC. The Stop AIDS Project has been subdivided into the largest number of individual folders. The Proposal for a National Stop AIDS Resource Center, and the Core Volunteer Training materials were given their own folders because of their discrete nature. The three separate folders containing a Progress Report, Program Statistics, and Project Reports have been combined into a single folder and the final folder holds the remaining items from this organization. The VNA Visiting Nurses Association) San Francisco folder contains only a single flyer about their services.
Carton 1, Folder 1

Adolescent HIV Coalition - Minutes, memorandum 1991-1992

Carton 1, Folder 2

African-American Men's Caucus - Newsletters 1990-1991

Carton 1, Folder 3

AIDS Educators Network - Minutes, correspondence, drafts 1988-1989

Carton 1, Folder 4

AIDS Health Project - Procedures/Forms and Description 1984-1992

Carton 1, Folder 5

AIDS Health Project - Grant Request and "Stress Management Leader's Guide" 1986-1987

Carton 1, Folder 6

AIDS HIV Nightline - Training Manual & other training materials 1990

Carton 1, Folder 7

Black Coalition on AIDS 1988-1991

Carton 1, Folder 8

Black Coalition on AIDS 1991-1992

Carton 1, Folder 9

Children's AIDS Network - info on first two meetings 1989

Carton 1, Folder 10

CURAS (Communidad Unida en Respuesta Al SIDA or Community United in Response to AIDS/SIDA) - Correspondence etc 1991-1993

Carton 1, Folder 11

HIV Educators Support Group - correspondence and agendas 1991-1992

Carton 1, Folder 12

HIV Housing Network - Minutes from 3 meetings 1992-1993

Carton 1, Folder 13

HIV Treatment Advocate - Minutes from 2 meetings, correspondence 1989

Carton 1, Folder 14

Interfaith Conference on AIDS -Proceedings March 21-22, 1987

Carton 1, Folder 15

Interreligious Coalition on AIDS - minutes, flyers, newsletters, etc. 1989-1992

Carton 1, Folder 16

Instituto Famliar de la Raza - Spanish & Bilingual flyers 1987-1990

Carton 1, Folder 17

KAIROS House - flyer and Together We Care c. 1989

Carton 1, Folder 18

Latino Coalition on AIDS/SIDA - Minutes, correspondence, etc. 1987-1992

Carton 1, Folder 19

Latino Commission on AIDS - letter and draft of the "Latino Agenda for Action in the AIDS Epidemic" 1991

Carton 1, Folder 20

Latino Service Needs Within the SF AIDS Service System - Report "Summary Statement of Latino Service 1988

Carton 1, Folder 21

Most Holy Redeemer Support Group -- "Home-Care Volunteer Intensive Training" Manual August 1986

Carton 1, Folder 22

National Minority AIDS Council - correspondence, newsletters and Public Policy Primer 1990-1992

Carton 1, Folder 23

Needle Exchange Community Task Force (NECTF) - Prevention Point literature, and NECTF reports 1989

Carton 1, Folder 24

SF Medical Society AIDS Task Force - Agenda, minutes, correspondence. 1988-1989

Carton 1, Folder 25

Stop AIDS Project "Proposal for a National Stop AIDS Resource Center" 1988

Carton 1, Folder 26

Stop AIDS Project Core Volunteer Training 1990

Carton 1, Folder 27

Stop AIDS Project Progress Report, Program Statistics and Program Reports 1990-1991

Carton 1, Folder 28

Stop AIDS Project Board Retreats, Flyer, etc. 1987-1991

Carton 1, Folder 29

Urban Indian Health Board - Board reports and request for city funds 1987

Carton 1, Folder 30

VNA (Visiting Nursing Association) of San Francisco - single undated flyer of "Home, Community & Hospice Care" and other services c. 198?

Carton 1, Folder 31

Youth Environment Study (YES) : AIDS Intervention Training Center - Report on MENU (Methods of Estimating Needle Users at Risk for AIDS) Project, other flyers/correspondence 1988-1990