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Lila Berman papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0418

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.

Dates

  • 1956 - 1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

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.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

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.

Creator

Title
Finding aid for the Lila Berman papers
Status
Completed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2011 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States