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Finding Aid to the Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force Records, 1985-1992
MSS 94-49  
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Description
Materials from the Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force, and other similar organizations, consisting of meeting minutes, organizational records, and correspondence. Materials from other organizations were compiled by members of TWAAFT.
Background
The Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force (TWAATF) was the first organization in San Francisco to focus on the needs of people of color affected by AIDS. The actual founding date was never recorded, but it appears to have been in the later part of 1985. Principal founders were Ernest Andrews, Calu Lester, and Larry Saxon, and other early leaders included Norm Nickens and Pat Norman. One of its first accomplishments was the organization of a Conference on Ethnic Minorities and AIDS, held at UCSF in 1986. That conference drew more people into active involvement, including Hank Tavera, who was later elected Chair of TWAAFT.
Extent
Number of containers: 2 cartons Linear feet: 2
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manager of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCSF Library and 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.