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Silicon Valley AIDS Leadership Center Records
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The Silicon Valley AIDS Leadership Center (SVALC) Records (1989-2011) consist of administrative records, audiotapes, ephemera, financial records, photographs, press clippings, and videotapes. The SVALC, which operated as a nonprofit agency from 1989 to 2011, raised money to benefit bay area AIDS resource centers through an annual "10k Walk for AIDS" event and other fundraisers. As a result of the economic recession and external difficulties securing corporate sponsors, The organization disbanded in early 2011.
The Silicon Valley AIDS Leadership Center (SVALC) was founded in 1989 as a beneficial agency to support Bay Area AIDS and HIV-positive patients. SVALC was widely known for organizing the Walk for AIDS and Unmask the Mysteries fundraisers, which raised funds to benefit AIDS resource centers in the region. Major corporate sponsors included San Jose software company Xilinx. For tax exemption purposes, SVALC formed a separate organization called the Santa Clara County AIDS Coalition, later renamed AIDS Coalition Silicon Valley (ACSV), in 1999 to organize the Walk for AIDS and Unmask the Mysteries events.
6.0 linear feet(approx) 7 boxes, 1 flat file drawer and 1 framed poster.
Copyright has been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives 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 reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Access to financial and youth volunteer records in Series I is restricted and may only be obtained with the explicit permission of the Director of Special Collections at San Jose State University.