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Finding Aid to the Mountains AIDS Foundation Records, 1994-2002

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan, (c) 2013

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
Mountains AIDS Foundation.
Title
Mountains AIDS Foundation records
Collection no.
Coll2013.068
Date [inclusive]
1994-2002
Extent
0.6 linear foot., 1 archive carton
Language
English
Abstract
Legal documents, meeting minutes and agendas, programs, flyers, correspondence, photographs, floppy disks, financial records, and clippings related to the Mountains AIDS Foundation, 1994-2002. The nonprofit operated the Sacred Mountain Retreat Program at Zaca Lake, consisting of a five day, four night, non-sectarian, spiritually-oriented retreat for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Mountains AIDS Foundation Records, Coll2013-068, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Administrative History

The Mountains AIDS Foundation was founded in 1994 by Phyllis Shankman and based in Santa Monica, California. The primary feature of the nonprofit was the Sacred Mountain Retreat Program at Zaca Lake, north of Santa Barbara, consisting of a five day, four night, non-sectarian, spiritually-oriented program for people living with HIV/AIDS. Offered 5 to 6 times a year, the retreats were designed to offer participants an opportunity to address their feelings of fear and confusion, and explore their capacity for healing, self-acceptance, self-care, and living more successfully with HIV/AIDS. The nonprofit was dissolved in 2002 and operation of the Sacred Mountain Retreat Program taken over by Growing Edge.

Source: Box 1, Folder 4, Mountains AIDS Foundation Records, Coll2013-068, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Scope and Contents

Legal documents, meeting minutes and agendas, programs, flyers, correspondence, photographs, floppy disks, financial records, and clippings related to the Mountains AIDS Foundation, 1994-2002.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
(c) 2013
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries 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.

Acquisition

Donated by Phyllis Shankman, February 16, 2011.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

The Sony D2S-12M videocassette master and the VHS copy of the Mountains AIDS Foundation promotional video (dated June 24, 1996, runtime 10:48 minutes) has been separated and cataloged into the ONE audiovisual collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • AIDS (Disease)--Patients, Counseling of
  • AIDS (Disease)--Patients--Mental health
  • Spiritual retreats--California

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Mountains AIDS Foundation records 1994-2002 

Box Folder

 Applications and forms circa 1998-2001 

1 2

 Clippings, press coverage of Mountains AIDS Foundation 1995-2000 

1 3

 Corporate records 1994-2000 

Scope and Contents note

Includes articles of corporation, by-laws, meeting minutes, applications, and permits.

1 1

 Correspondence and testimonials 1998-2001 

1 4

 Dissolution records 2000-2002 

1 5

 Donations 1998-1999 

1 6

 Event programs 1995-1999 

1 7

 Floppy disks 2001, undated 

Scope and Contents note

Six 3.5 inch floppy disks.

1 8

 Fraud case, board of directors 2000 

1 9

 Garden Party and Silent Auction forms and speech transcript circa 1998 

1 10

 Meeting minutes and agendas 1998-2000 

Scope and Contents note

Includes a 1998 budget spreadsheet.

1 11

 Mission statement, by-laws, and board of directors list 1995-1998 

1 12

 Photographs 2000, undated 

Scope and Contents

Three inkjet color printouts, twenty-one color photographic prints, and five black-and-white photographic prints of Mountains AIDS Foundation events and retreats.

1 13

 Published materials circa 1995-1999 

Scope and Contents note

Includes flyers, information pamphlets, mailers, newsletters (first two issues), and stationary.

1 14

 Secretary of State and Internal Revenue Service records 1994-2002 

1 15

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