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Finding Aid to the Mountains AIDS Foundation Records, 1994-2002 Coll2013.068
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  • Acquisition
  • Separated Materials note
  • Processing Information
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Scope and Contents
  • Administrative History
  • Preferred Citation

  • Title: Mountains AIDS Foundation records
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.068
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.6 linear foot. 1 archive carton
    Date (inclusive): 1994-2002
    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.
    creator: Mountains AIDS Foundation.

    Acquisition

    Donated by Phyllis Shankman, February 16, 2011.

    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.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

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

    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.

    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.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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