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Finding Aid to the Multicultural AIDS Resource Center, 1988-1993
MSS 94-19  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Multicultural AIDS resource center
    Date (inclusive): 1988-1993
    Collection Number: MSS 94-19
    Creators : Multicultural AIDS Resource Center
    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: Correspondence, minutes, speeches, manuals, reports, and training files created by the Multicultural AIDS Resource Center.
    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


    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], Multicultural AIDS Resource Center, MSS 94-19, The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections, University of California, San Francisco.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Collections

    GAPA Community HIV Project, MSS 95-02
    National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, MSS 94-59
    Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force, MSS 94-49

    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)
    AIDS (Disease)--Political aspects--United States
    AIDS (Disease)--Social aspects--United States
    Minorities--Health and hygiene--United States
    Multicultural AIDS Resource Center

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Multicultural AIDS Resource Center Records were donated to the UCSF Library by David Nashimoto in 1994.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Nancy Zinn and Josué Hurtado, 1994

    Organizational History

    The Multicultural AIDS Resource Center (MARC) was a subsidiary project of the Multicultural Training Resource Center (MTRC). MTRC was created in 1984 by Sala Udin, an experienced community organizer who was interested in helping people of color to increase skills and knowledge in community organizing. MARC was created to train the statewide contractors that serve people of color, about multicultural approaches to AIDS education and prevention. Its two main programs were Abraxas, which developed a multi-cultural HIV Antibody Test educational campaign, and a three year state-funded Technical Assistance Program.
    Besides these two primary operations, MARC staff were key players in developing strong advocacy for AIDS services appropriate to the diverse cultures of people of color in the San Francisco Bay Area. Records selected for retention document each of these activities.
    As other organizations that focused on gay men of color grew and began to secure more service contracts, and reporting requirements became more demanding, MTRC found itself increasingly under-funded and out of step. Both MARC and the Multicultural Training Resource Center closed in early 1993.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The two main programs documented in this collection are Abraxas and a three year, state-funded Technical Assistance Program. Under the latter, MARC developed curricula for eight and sixteen hour trainings, which began to take place in 1989. It also established a library and information resource which included an in-house database and linkage to major public and proprietary electronic databases, as well as monographs, articles, videos and other materials on AIDS, substance abuse, and multi-culturalism. Other training resources in this collection include packets on Black Leadership in AIDS (9/87), Black Sexuality & AIDS (1989), Sexual and Drug Behavior Change in Minority Communities (1989), and a generic training manual on AIDS and Minorities (1989).
    Materials in this collection include: correspondence, minutes, speeches, manuals, reports, and training files.