Finding Aid to the Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force Records, 1985-1992

Finding Aid written by Nancy Zinn, completed June 2007
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Finding Aid to the Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force Records, 1985-1992

Collection Number: MSS 94-49

UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections
Finding Aid Written By:
Nancy Zinn, completed June 2007
Date Completed:
October 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force records
Date (inclusive): 1985-1992
Collection Number: MSS 94-49
Creators : Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force
Extent: Number of containers: 2 cartons Linear feet: 2
Repository: The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections
University of California, San Francisco
530 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
Phone: (415) 476-8112
Fax: (415) 476-4653
Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collres/archives/contactform.html
URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collres/archives/
Abstract: Materials from the Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force, and other similar organizations, consisting of meeting minutes, organizational records, and correspondence. Materials from other organizations were compiled by members of TWAAFT.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/ .

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manager of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management 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 by the reader.
Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force Records, MSS 94-49, Archives and Special Collections, UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, University of California, San Francisco.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Related Collections

Multicultural AIDS Resource Center, MSS 94-19 [finding aid to the collection] 
Bay Area HIV Support & Education Services, MSS 93-18
National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, MSS 94-59 [finding aid to the collection] 
GAPA Community HIV Project, MSS 95-02 [finding aid to the collection] 

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
AIDS (Disease)--Social aspects--United States
AIDS (Disease)--United States--History
AIDS (Disease)--California--San Francisco
Minorities--Health and hygiene--United States
Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force Records were donated to UCSF in 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Nancy Zinn and Josue Hurtado

Organizational History

The Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force (TWAATF) was the first organization in San Francisco to focus on the needs of people of color affected by AIDS. The actual founding date was never recorded, but it appears to have been in the later part of 1985. Principal founders were Ernest Andrews, Calu Lester, and Larry Saxon, and other early leaders included Norm Nickens and Pat Norman. One of its first accomplishments was the organization of a Conference on Ethnic Minorities and AIDS, held at UCSF in 1986. That conference drew more people into active involvement, including Hank Tavera, who was later elected Chair of TWAAFT.
TWAAFT activities primarily involved advocacy for people of color with AIDS, as well as lobbying for support of agencies that served and supported people of color. This collection documents how TWAAFT - and other coalitions that subsequently evolved - pressured the Health Commission, the San Francisco AIDS Office, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Shanti Project, and other AIDS organizations to deal with issues of race and the need for a multicultural approach to education and treatment. Among the results of this campaign was the formation by the San Francisco AIDS Office of a Minority AIDS Advisory Committee (renamed people of color HIV Advisory Committee in 1990). While TWAAFT was primarily a watchdog and advocacy organization, key members were also active in the AIDS/ARC Vigil and other groups, as well as needle exchanges, immigration rights, and numerous other social issues. TWAATF representatives also sat on the initial Ryan White Care Council. With the growth of other organizations serving people of color with AIDS however, the original role that TWAATF served had diminished, and its final meetings were held in 1991.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection provides a good overview of the evolution of a multicultural perspective in the response to AIDS in San Francisco. The materials consist of meeting minutes, organizational records, and correspondence. There are also materials from other organizations, compiled by members of TWAAFT, found in the second series. This collection is organized into two series: "TWAAFT Records" and "Information Regarding other AIDS Related Agencies and Services." The second series has been further organized into four subseries, by subject matter.

Container List

 

Series 1 Records 1987-1991

Physical Description: 12 Folders : Carton 1, Folders 1/1-1/12

Scope and Content Note

This series contains records created by the Third World AIDS Task Force (TWAAFT). It includes information on the history of TWAAFT and its organizational structure, meeting minutes, lists of members, and correspondence.
Carton 1, Folder 1

History, Organization, and Policy Statements 1987-1991

Carton 1, Folder 2

Western Regional Conference on AIDS & Ethnic Minorities 1986

Carton 1, Folder 3

Planning 1985-1986

Carton 1, Folder 4

Meeting Minutes September 1986 - October 1990

Carton 1, Folder 5

Membership and Meeting Rosters 1986-1990

Carton 1, Folder 6

Steering Committee Election 1989

Carton 1, Folder 7

Notes of Chair Hank Tavera undated

Carton 1, Folder 8

Correspondence From Chair to Members 1986-1990

Carton 1, Folder 9

Correspondence From TWAFFT 1986-1990

Carton 1, Folder 10

Correspondence To TWAAFT 1986-1991

Carton 1, Folder 11

General Announcements From Others undated

Carton 1, Folder 12

Staff Position Notices From Others undated

 

Series 2 Other AIDS Related Agencies and Services 1986-1991

Physical Description: 23 Folders : Carton 2, Folders 2/1-2/23

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of documents from other groups that demonstrate TWAAFT's wide-ranging activities and influence. The series is organized into 4 subseries: City of San Francisco; Agencies Coalitions, and Groups Serving people of color; Miscellaneous Organizations; and Subject Files.
 

Subseries 2.1 City of San Francisco 1986-1991

Physical Description: 4 Folders : Carton 2 Folders 2/1-2/4
Carton 2, Folder 1

SF Department of Public Health/AIDS Office 1986-1991

Carton 2, Folder 2

AIDS Office; Requests for Proposals undated

Carton 2, Folder 3

Health Services Advisory Committee 1989-1991

Carton 2, Folder 4

SF Human Rights Commission 1986-1989

 

Subseries 2.2 Agencies, Coalitions, and Groups Serving People of Color 1986-1991

Physical Description: 7 Folders : Carton 2 Folders 2/5-2/11
Carton 2, Folder 5

Asian Pacific AIDS Coalition / Asian AIDS Project 1986-1991

Carton 2, Folder 6

Black Coalition on AIDS 1986-1991

Carton 2, Folder 7

Gay Men of Color Coalition 1986-1991

Carton 2, Folder 8

Latino Coalition on AIDS 1986-1991

Carton 2, Folder 9

Other Latino Groups and Information 1986-1991

Carton 2, Folder 10

Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual POC HIV Task Force 1986-1991

Carton 2, Folder 11

People of Color Advisory Commission on AIDS (California) 1986-1991

 

Subseries 2.3 Miscellaneous Organizations 1986-1991

Physical Description: 6 Folders : Carton 2 Folders 2/12-2/17
Carton 2, Folder 12

AIDS Clinical Research Forum 1986-1991

Carton 2, Folder 13

AIDS Educators Forum/Network 1986-1991

Carton 2, Folder 14

Bay Area Addiction Research and Treatment 1986-1991

Carton 2, Folder 15

Shanti Project 1986-1991

Carton 2, Folder 16

UCSF/SFGH Clinical Trials Program; Community Advisory Board 1986-1991

Carton 2, Folder 17

YES/Mid-City Consortium to Combat AIDS 1986-1991

 

Subseries 2.4 Subject Files 1988, undated

Physical Description: 6 Folders : Carton 2 Folders 2/18-2/23
Carton 2, Folder 18

POC Day of Protest & Civil Disobedience March 8, 1988

Carton 2, Folder 19

June 27th Coalition; Civil Disobedience June 27, 1988

Carton 2, Folder 20

Immigration undated

Carton 2, Folder 21

Needle Exchange undated

Carton 2, Folder 22

Women undated

Carton 2, Folder 23

General POC Events, Issues, Clippings undated