Finding Aid to the Mountains AIDS Foundation Records, 1994-2002 Coll2013.068

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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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

 

Mountains AIDS Foundation records 1994-2002

Box 1, Folder 2

Applications and forms circa 1998-2001

Box 1, Folder 3

Clippings, press coverage of Mountains AIDS Foundation 1995-2000

Box 1, Folder 1

Corporate records 1994-2000

Scope and Contents note

Includes articles of corporation, by-laws, meeting minutes, applications, and permits.
Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence and testimonials 1998-2001

Box 1, Folder 5

Dissolution records 2000-2002

Box 1, Folder 6

Donations 1998-1999

Box 1, Folder 7

Event programs 1995-1999

Box 1, Folder 8

Floppy disks 2001, undated

Scope and Contents note

Six 3.5 inch floppy disks.
Box 1, Folder 9

Fraud case, board of directors 2000

Box 1, Folder 10

Garden Party and Silent Auction forms and speech transcript circa 1998

Box 1, Folder 11

Meeting minutes and agendas 1998-2000

Scope and Contents note

Includes a 1998 budget spreadsheet.
Box 1, Folder 12

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

Box 1, Folder 13

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.
Box 1, Folder 14

Published materials circa 1995-1999

Scope and Contents note

Includes flyers, information pamphlets, mailers, newsletters (first two issues), and stationary.
Box 1, Folder 15

Secretary of State and Internal Revenue Service records 1994-2002