Scope and Contents
Title: Deaf AIDS Center (San Francisco, Calif.) Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1987-2011
Date (bulk): 1987-1996
Identifier/Call Number: SFH 71
Deaf AIDS Center (San Francisco, Calif.).
(4 photograph albums + 1 DVD)
San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
The Deaf AIDS Center Collection documents the educational and social activities of the Center through photographs, flyers,
The collection is stored onsite.
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk
hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
[Identification of item], Deaf AIDS Center Collection (SFH 71), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.
Albums donated by Frank Lester, December 2011. DVD recording of the 16th annual Deaf AIDS Memorial (December 3, 2005) donated
by Daniel Sonnenfeld in 2012.
The Deaf AIDS Center was founded in 1986 by Darol Nance. The original team members included St. Benedict's Church, Deaf Service
Network–-North, Interpreting Service at St. Benedict's, Father Ken Canedo, Father Tom Coughlin, Garet Stark, and other staff
and volunteers. In the 1990s, the Deaf AIDS Center became part of the University of California, San Francisco, Center on Deafness.
Scope and Contents
The collection documents the activities of the Deaf AIDS Center through albums of photographs and ephemera. The Center organized
educational workshops and conferences, retreats, an annual memorial for those who died of AIDS, and quilt panel sewing bees
for the NAMES Project. There is a videorecording of the 16th annual Deaf AIDS memorial service from 2005.
The collection is arranged into two series: Series 1. Albums; and Series 2. Audiovisual Materials. The albums are arranged
in chronological order.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Deaf AIDS Center (San Francisco, Calif.).--Archives
Deaf AIDS Memorial (16th : 2005 : San Francisco, Calif.).
Nance, Darol Frank, 1937-2012.
Deaf--Health and hygiene--Congresses.
Safe sex in AIDS prevention.