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Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health records

 Collection
Identifier: 0423

Scope and Content

The bulk of the material in this collection consists of studies, reports, and other publications that the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health has either issued or commissioned. The collection holds material dating from the Department’s creation in 1960 through 1992. Under the series "Publications," and in box 5, folder 1, can be found a draft copy of a County Mental Health response program to natural disasters and "civil unrest." This, as the draft makes clear, was written after the riots of 1992.

Dates

  • 1960 - 1992

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA’s collections from the copyright holder.

Administrative history

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health was created in 1960, by an ordinance of the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, upon recommendation of the Mental Health Advisory Board. The purpose of the new Department was to operate under the provisions of the Short-Doyle Act, with an initial budget of $1,000,000. The Department has continued to grow and now stands as one of the larger in the nation.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The bulk of the material in this collection consists of studies, reports, and other publications that the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health has either issued or commissioned, 1960-1992.

Arrangement

The series "Publications" was established to describe the chief part of the collection. To describe the character of the other material in this collection the catch-all title "Correspondence, Memoranda, and Forms" was established.

Title
Finding Aid for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health records
Status
Completed
Author
Jane Adler and Clay Stalls
Date
1999 September 23
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