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Finding Aid for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health records

Finding aid prepared by Jane Adler and Clay Stalls, 1999 September 23

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Los Angeles County (Calif.). Dept. of Mental Health.
Title
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health records
Collection no.
0423
Date [inclusive]
1960-1992
Extent
2.0 linear ft., 5 boxes
Language
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.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health records, Collection no. 0423, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
1999 September 23
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Revision Description

 Finding aid edited, updated, and encoded by Sue Luftschein, 2010 November

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Los Angeles County (Calif.). Dept. of Mental Health. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Memorandums
  • Reports

Subject(s)

  • Child mental health services--California--Los Angeles County--Archival resources
  • Mental health planning--California--Los Angeles County--Archival resources
  • Mental health services--California--Los Angeles County--Archival resources
  • Mental health services--California--Los Angeles County--Evaluation--Archival resources
  • Mental health services--United States--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Correspondence, Memorandums, Forms 1960, 1981 

Box
1
Folder
1
Box Folder

 Letter, reports, memoranda 1960, 1981 

Scope and Content

Letter re creation Dept. of Mental Health; minutes and report of Mental Health Committee; memorandum from County; report and memorandum from State re Short-Doyle Funding; chart review checklist; partial copy of paper on history of mental health system.

1 1

 Pamphlets, reports, memorandums 1960, 1989 

Scope and Content

Pamphlets, reports, memorandum re CIS information sheet, creation of LA County Dept. of Mental Health, Short-Doyle Plan, Community Planning Council of Pasadena.

5 6

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Series 2:  Publications 

Box Folder

 Draft copy of "County of Los Angeles Short-Doyle Plan for Mental Health Services. 1981-82/1981-84. Phase I" 1981 

1 2

 Bound copy of "Los Angeles County Plan for Mental Health Services 1969-1970" 1968 

1 3

 Abstract of "Los Angeles County Plan for Mental Health Services, 1969-1970" 1969 February  

1 4

 Dept. of Mental Health Biennial Report: Fiscal Years 1959-1960, 1960-1961. Los Angeles County undated 

1 5

 Reports re various issues for LA County Dept. of Mental Health 1960-1983 

1 6

 LA County Dept. of Mental Health, Evaluation & Research Division: Patient and Services Statistics Reports, no. 3, no. 4 1966, 1967 

1 7

 Summary of "Recommendations for a National Mental Health Program," by Joint commission on Mental Illness and Health, U.S. Congress 1961 

1 8

 Run of reports published in E & R Papers, LA County Dept. of Mental Health Services 1973-1976 

2 1

 Run of reports published in E & R Papers, LA County Dept. of Mental Health 1976-1982 

2 2

 Directory of Providers (for LA County Mental Health, 1977); "Planning vs. Chaos", Proceedings of a Conference … in Los Angeles County (sponsored by LA County Dept. of Mental Health, 1966) 1966, 1977 

2 3

 LA County Dept. of Mental Health Inventory of Resources 1969 September 

2 4

 LA County Dept. of Mental Health, Evaluation & Research Division: Patient and Service Statistics, Reports no. 5, no. 6 1968 January, July 

2 5

 Behavioral Health Component of 1978 Health Systems Plan for Los Angeles County, April 1978: Diagnosis and Treatment Services 1978 April  

2 6

 Paper prepared by LA County Dept. of Mental Health, Program Development Bureau, Evaluation and Research Division: "Units of Service by Place of Treatment…"; miscellaneous papers 1971 June, 1980 

2 7

 "Community Mental Health in 1971," by Donald Schwartz 1971 

2 8

 "Some Differences between the Individual Who Is Accepted as an Inpatient and the Individual Who is Referred Away…" by Areta Crowell, Roger Rice undated 

2 9

 LA County Dept. of Mental Health Services, Client and Service Statistics, Report no. 13, 1975-76 1978 

3 1

 "Mental Health Resources in Los Angeles County: An Inventory Prepared by the County of Los Angeles Dept. of Health Services, Mental Health Services" circa 1972 

4 1

 Report on plan of consolidation of Office of Mental Health Social Services and LA County Dept. of Mental Health's Continuing Care System 1985 

4 2

 County of Los Angeles-Dept. of Mental Health, Los Angeles Fires and Civil Unrest, Nine Month Regular Program Proposal (draft) undated 

5 1

 "The Protective Services Child Health System," grant proposal prepared by Los Angeles County, Dept. of Mental Health, et al. 1992 

5 2

 Final proposal to State of California re Comprehensive Mental Health Services System for Children and Adolescents 1989 

5 3

 Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health Case Management Plan 1985 

5 4

 LA County Dept. of Mental Health reports re homeless mentally ill and Medi-Cal Mental Health Managed Care 1985 

5 5

 Study by Joseph Madonia submitted to LA County Dept.of Mental Health: "Results of a Study on Industrial Mental Health and Employee Assistance Services at Thirty Companies in Los Angeles County" 1981 

5 7

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