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Finding aid for the Lila Berman papers

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2011 February

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Berman, Lila
Title
Lila Berman papers
Collection no.
0418
Date [inclusive]
1956-1998
Extent
4.0 linear ft., 4 boxes
Language
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.

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

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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.

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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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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2011 February
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • California Alliance for the Mentally Ill. -- Archives
  • California Association for Mental Health. -- Archives
  • California Coalition for Mental Health. -- Archives
  • California Conference of Local Mental Health Directors. -- Archives
  • California Council of Community Mental Health Centers. -- Archives
  • California Council on Mental Health. -- Archives
  • California Network of Mental Health Clients. -- Archives
  • California. Dept. of Mental Hygiene. -- Archives
  • Los Angeles Council of Community Mental Health Centers. -- Archives
  • San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic. -- Archives
  • San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Centers. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Memorandums
  • Newsletters
  • Notes
  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

  • Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions--20th century--Archival resources

Personal Name(s)

  • Berman, Lila -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Community mental health services--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Health insurance--Law and legislation--California--Archival resources
  • Nonprofit organizations--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 California Alliance for the Mentally Ill 1997-1998 

2 20

 California Association for Mental Health 1966 

2 22

 California Coalition for Mental Health 1982 

2 30

 California Conference of Local Mental Health Directors 1993 

2 11

 California Conference of Local Mental Health Directors 1965-1983 

2 12

 California Conference of Local Mental Health Directors Realignment Study 1982-1988 

2 19

 California Council of Community Mental Health Centers 1980-1983 

2 10

 California Council on Mental Health 1992 January 23 

2 13

 California Council on Mental Health 1986 

2 14

 California Council on Mental Health 1987 

2 15

 California Council on Mental Health 1988 

2 16

 California Council on Mental Health 1989 

2 17

 California Council on Mental Health 1990 

Scope and Contents note

Resolution Honoring Lila Berman

2 18

 California Department of Mental Hygiene 1965-1969 

2 21

 California Department of Mental Hygiene 1970-1971 

2 26

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1965-1966 

3 1

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1970-1973 

3 2

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1981-1982 

3 3

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1968-1969 

3 5

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1969 May-1969 September  

3 6

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1970 March-1970 May 

3 8

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1970 August-1970 December 

3 10

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1971 

3 11

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1972 

3 12

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1973 

3 13

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1974 

3 14

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1975-1976 

3 15

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1977 

3 16

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1978 

4 1

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1979 

4 2

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1980 

4 3

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1981 

4 4

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1982 

4 5

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1983 

4 6

 Citizen's Advisory Council 1984 

4 7

 Citizen's Advisory Council California Local Mental Health Advisory Boards 1992 

3 4

 Citizen's Advisory Council Citizen's Advisory Council 1970 June-1970 July  

Scope and Contents note

Number 1

3 9

 Citizen's Advisory Council Consumer Steering Committee 1970 January 

Scope and Contents note

Self-Help Contract

2 32

 Citizen's Advisory Council CP: Communtity Programs for Mental Health 1969 October-1970 February 

Scope and Contents note

Number 1

3 7

 Citizen's Advisory Council Mental Health Advisory Board 1970-1971 

2 24

 Citizen's Advisory Council State Hospital Issues 1983 

2 28

 Citizen's Advisory Council Summary of Changes to State Advisory Groups 1985 

4 8

 CNMHC--California Network of Mental Health Clients 1985-1986 

1 12

 Council for E. H. Child 1965-1966 

2 31

 Health Insurance Legislation California 1991 

Scope and Contents note

Assembly Bills AB 377/AB 1903

1 22

 Health Insurance Legislation California 1987 

Scope and Contents note

Senate Bills SB 735

1 23

 Health Insurance Legislation California 1989 

Scope and Contents note

Senate Bills SB 6

1 24

 Health Insurance Legislation California 1990 

Scope and Contents note

Assembly Bills AB 1240

1 25

 Health Insurance Legislation California 1987 

Scope and Contents note

Assembly Bills AB 360

1 26

 Health Insurance Legislation California 1985-1987 

Scope and Contents note

Assembly Bills AB 2361

1 27

 Health Insurance Legislation California 1979-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Assembly Bills AB 2848

1 28

 Health Insurance Legislation California 1983-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Assembly Bills AB 4515

1 29

 Health Insurance Legislation California 1985 

Scope and Contents note

Assembly Bills AB 4518

1 30

 Health Insurance Legislation California 1986 

Scope and Contents note

Senate Bills SB 1265

1 31

 Health Insurance Legislation California 1987 

Scope and Contents note

Assembly Bills AB 600

1 32

 Health Insurance Legislation California 1988 

Scope and Contents note

Assembly Bills AB 300

1 33

 Health Insurance Legislation California 1989 

Scope and Contents note

Assembly Bills AB 2752

1 34

 Health Insurance Legislation Resources 1987 

Scope and Contents note

Employer Health Care Plans

1 14

 Health Insurance Legislation Resources and Correspondence 1987 

1 15

 Health Insurance Legislation Resources and Correspondence 1988 

1 16

 Health Insurance Legislation Resources and Correspondence 1988 

1 17

 Health Insurance Legislation Resources and Correspondence 1988 

1 18

 Health Insurance Legislation Resources and Correspondence 1988 

1 19

 Health Insurance Legislation Resources and Correspondence 1989 

1 20

 Health Insurance Legislation Resources and Correspondence 1989 

1 21

 Health Insurance Legislation: Lila Berman's Notes 1986 

1 13

 Los Angeles Council of Community Mental Health Centers 1979-1980 

2 1

 Los Angeles Council of Community Mental Health Centers 1969-1971 

2 2

 Los Angeles Council of Community Mental Health Centers 1976-1977 

2 3

 Los Angeles Council of Community Mental Health Centers 1978 

2 4

 Los Angeles Council of Community Mental Health Centers 1979 

2 5

 Los Angeles Council of Community Mental Health Centers 1980 

2 6

 Los Angeles Council of Community Mental Health Centers 1981 

2 7

 Los Angeles Council of Community Mental Health Centers 1982 

2 8

 Los Angeles Council of Community Mental Health Centers 1983 

2 9

 Los Angeles Council of Community Mental Health Centers Regional Conventions 1985 

2 25

 Metropolitan State Hospital 1956-1973 

1 36

 Project NOVA 1971-1974 

1 35

 Resources California 1989 

Scope and Contents note

Ventura County

1 7

 Resources California 1988-1989 

Scope and Contents note

Local Resources

1 8

 Resources California 1983-1989 

Scope and Contents note

Insurance Bibliography

1 10

 Resources California 1964 October 30 

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlets from California and Local Health Agencies

1 11

 Resources Mental Health Policy 1972-1987 

2 23

 Resources National Publications 1990 

Scope and Contents note

Community Support Network News

1 1

 Resources National Publications 1965-1998 

Scope and Contents note

"State Report, Natonal Association of Mental Health Directors"

1 2

 Resources National Publications 1985 May 

Scope and Contents note

State Health Reports

1 4

 Resources National Publications 1980 

Scope and Contents note

Mental Health Report

1 5

 Resources National Publications 1985 October 10 

Scope and Contents note

Open Minds

1 6

 Resources National Publications 1988-1989 

Scope and Contents note

"Refugees and Their Caregivers"

1 9

 Resources Western Region 1986-1990 

1 3

 San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic 1966-1982 

2 27

 San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Centers 1979-1981 

Scope and Contents note

Resignation

2 29

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