Berman (Lila) papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
0418
Finding Aid Author
Sue Luftschein
Finding Aid Date
2011 February
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Dates

  • 1956 – 1998 (Creation)

Extents

  • 4 Linear Feet (Whole)
    4 boxes

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  • Abstract

    The Lila Berman papers consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, and notes, collected and created by Lila Berman, that document the establishment and provision of mental health services in the Los Angeles area, 1965-1998. The bulk of the collection covers the passage of various mental health insurance bills in the California Assembly and State Senate, and the activities of the California Council on Mental Health's Citizens Advisory Council, of which Berman was the first chair.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Lila Berman papers, Collection no. 0418, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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.

  • Biographical note

    Lila Berman played an active role in the provision of mental health services in the Los Angeles area and in citizen participation in the formation of mental health policy in California. She was instrumental in the creation of the California Council on Mental Health's Citizens Advisory Council in 1968 and served as its first chair; served as the president of the California Coalition for Mental Health; and served as Executive Director of the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Centers.

  • Scope and Content

    The Lila Berman papers consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, and notes, collected and created by Lila Berman, that document the establishment and provision of mental health services in the Los Angeles area, 1965-1998. The bulk of the collection covers the passage of various mental health insurance bills in the California Assembly and State Senate, and the activities of the California Council on Mental Health's Citizens Advisory Council, of which Berman was the first chair.

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