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Guide to the Shanti Records
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Series 1 Board of Directors 1987-2003

Physical Description: 38 folders

Series Description

The bulk of the records in this series consist of board meeting agendas and minutes from 1997 to 2003. They document Shanti's organizational structure and its social and political work. Materials include packets for the board members that contain financial statements and auditors' reports, demographic characteristics of Shanti clients and volunteers, event flyers, board job descriptions, reports and program evaluations. Other materials in this series include an agreement with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, annual reports and a copy of Shanti's by-laws.


Arrangement of the Series:
Arranged alphabetically, by subject.
Box: Folder 1: 1

Agreement Between Shanti and San Francisco AIDS Fund and related letter. 1987, undated.

Box: Folder 1: 2

Annual Reports 1990-1992

Box: Folder 1: 3

By-Laws. 1998 February

Box: Folder 1: 4-38

Meetings, Agendas and Minutes. 1997-2003


Series 2 Organizational Records 1983-2000

Physical Description: 6 folders, 2 videotapes and 1 CD

Series Description

This series includes materials from other organizations; publicity materials, such as brochures; fundraising materials, such as donor outreach correspondence, an "Into the Light" campaign video and a promotional CD; press releases; materials related to events, including a 1998 video of Shanti's Annual Awards dinner; PWA and Activities Program updates; and one letter from, and one note about Eric Rofes, Shanti's executive director from 1989-1993.


Arrangement of the Series:
Arranged alphabetically, by subject, with audio-visual materials at the end of the series.
Box: Folder 1: 40

ACT UP Golden Gate Action Alerts and Other Materials. Circa 1992-1994

Box: Folder 1: 41

Brochures. 1994-2003, undated

Box: Folder 1: 42

Fundraising Letters. 1983-1995, undated

Box: Folder 1: 43

Press Releases and Event Materials. 1988-2003, undated

Box: Folder 1: 44

PWA UPdates and Activities Program UPdates. 1990-1992

Box: Folder 1: 45

Rofes, Eric - Correspondence. 1989

Box: Folder 1

"I'll Be There": 1995/96 Into the Light Campaign Video," VHS tape. 1995 October 26

Box: Folder 1

"Shanti's Annual Awards Dinner," VHS tape. 1998 November 12

Box: Folder 1

"Shanti Project Collection 2," CD. 2000


Series 3 Newsletters 1983-2006

Physical Description: 5 folders

Series Description

This series is comprised of issues of five different Shanti newsletters: Eclipse, Grapvine, Heartspace, Our Times and Voices.


Arrangement of the Series:
Arranged alphabetically, by title.
Box: Folder 1: 46-47

Eclipse. 1983-1994

Box: Folder 1: 48

Grapevine and Heartspace: A Newsletter Especially for Volunteers. 1988-1991

Box: Folder 1: 49

Our Times. 1994-1999

Box: Folder 1: 50

Voices. 1999-2006


Series 4 Training Materials 1986-2000

Physical Description: 1 folder in Carton 1, 9 folders in Box 1, 1 binder and 1 book in Carton 2

Series Description

This series documents the implementation and practice of the Shanti model, which was used by AIDS-service organizations nationwide. Materials in the series include training manuals for volunteers and participants; memos; resources from workshops; cassette tapes offering lessons on AIDS caregiving; policy materials; publications produced, or inspired, by Shanti volunteers; and an autographed copy of Sometimes My Heart Goes Numb, by Charles Garfield, originator of Shanti model.


Arrangement of the Series:
Arranged alphabetically, by subject.
Box: Folder 1: 51

AIDS Caregiving: Lessons for the Second Decade, by Charles Garfield and Cindy Spring, Cassette Tapes. 1993

Box: Folder 2: 1

Emotional Support Training Manuals. 1991 January 7 Circa 1986

Box: Folder 2: 2

In the Spirit of Service (Participant Manual, Shanti National Training Inst.). 1999

Box: Folder 2: 3

Project Volunteer Memos. 1986-1988

Box: Folder 2: 4

Publications - AIDS Vignettes: Stories of a Volunteer's Work and The Book of Life: Words from the Heart. 1996 Undated

Box: Folder 2: 5

Seminars, Workshops and Resources. 1986 1993 Undated

Box: Folder 3

Sometimes My Heart Goes Numb: Love and Grieving in a Time of AIDS. 1995

Box: Folder 3

Training Volunteers for Community Service. 2000

Box: Folder 2: 6

Tuberculosis Screening and Surveillance Policy and Procedures. 1992 January

Box: Folder 2: 7

Volunteer Training Materials. 1997 Undated

Box: Folder 2: 8-9

Volunteer Services and Training Materials Used by Kevin Burns, Volunteer Facilitator and Coordinator. 1992-1997


Series 5 Ephemera 1996-2004 Undated

Physical Description: 14 items

Series Description

Materials in this series include a banner, a sash, hats, t-shirts and a scrapbook containing obituaries of people associated with Shanti.


Arrangement of the Series:
Arranged alphabetically, by media, then by subject
Box: Folder 3

"Shanti Volunteers for Life," Banner. Undated

Box: Folder 3

"The Names Project," Hat. Undated

Box: Folder 3

"Shanti Project," Hat. Undated

Box: Folder 3

Obituary Scrapbook. Undated

Box: Folder 3

"Shanti Irish" Sash. Undated

Box: Folder 3

"Our Lady of Safeway," 10th Annual AIDS Walk T-Shirt. 1996

Box: Folder 3

"Ride for Life," T-Shirt. 1997

Box: Folder 3

"Ride for Life," Third Annual Motorcycle Ride to Fight AIDS T-Shirt. 1999 October 24

Box: Folder 3

"Celebrate Life: 30 Years of Care and Support," T-Shirt. Circa 2004

Box: Folder 3

"People Transforming Lives," T-Shirt. Undated

Box: Folder 3

"The Power of Caring," T-Shirt. Undated

Box: Folder 3

"San Francisco Suicide Prevention AIDS/HIV Nightline," T-Shirt. Undated

Box: Folder 3

"Shanti," T-Shirt. Undated

Box: Folder 3

"Shanti Volunteer for Life," Green T-Shirt. Undated


Series 6 Visual Arts 1992 Undated

Physical Description: 1 print, 1 poster, 8 photographs

Series Description

Materials in this series include a 1992 woodblock print by Robin Tichane, from his series, "AIDS Dark Terrain: Twelve Stations from a Yankee Pilgrim"; a poster for recruiting Shanti Volunteers; and eight black and white photographs of People With AIDS and Shanti clients with Shanti volunteers or caregivers. Photographs include some used in the Shanti Project's 20th Anniversary brochure. There are photographs of Shanti client and volunteer Wayne Corbitt hanging out with volunteer Joy Bandy; 14-year-old Shanti client Jeff Hidalgo watching Roseanne at his home with Shanti volunteer, David Silverman; Mesha Irezarry, Shanti staff counselor, comforting AIDS patient Lee Bossell on Ward 5A, San Francisco General Hospital's AIDS ward; and Jim Ochoa and Randy Vielbiz, clients of Shanti's Latino Program, hosting a dinner party as a thank you for Shanti volunteers Tony Molina and Cintelm (Teamo) Alvarado.


Arrangement of the Series:
Original order was maintained.

Robin Tichane, "Errand into Wilderness," Woodblock Print. 1992


Shanti Volunteer Poster. Undated


8 Photographs. Circa 1990s