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Finding Aid to the Brian Mershon Papers

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan, (c) 2013

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator - Creator
Mershon, Bryan
Title
Bryan Mershon papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.093
Date [inclusive]
1948-2000
Extent
5.15 linear feet., 4 archive boxes + 1 archive carton
Language
English
Abstract
Meeting minutes and agendas, conference materials and notes, student papers and dissertation, correspondence, policy statements, audits, office forms, grant applications, employee reports, research articles and reports, directories, pamphlets, fliers, and clippings documenting Bryan Merson's work and studies in AIDS/HIV and mental health from 1983-2000. The records primarily document his work for the AIDS Regional Board of Los Angeles County's Mental Health Task Force from 1991-1994, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health from 1987-1996, and Los Angeles County Department of Health Services' Office of AIDS Programs and Policy from 1996-1998.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Brian Mershon Papers, Coll2013-093, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

Bryan Mershon received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Fuller Theological Seminary in 1986. He joined Los Angeles County's Department of Mental Health in 1987 and by 1992 was the Acting Program Head for Program Planning and Development in the Adult Services Bureau. In the early-to-mid-1990s, Mershon chaired the Pacific Center for HIV/AIDS Counseling and Psychotherapy Services Advisory Committee. By 1996, he had earned certification as an American Psychological Association HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) trainer, and later that year, became the Mental Health, Quality Assurance and Technical Assistance Services Coordinator with the Office of AIDS Programs and Policy. In 1998, he moved to the Bureau of Standards, Practices and Conduct and in 2001 to the Child, Youth and Family Services Administration. As of 2013, Mershon was serving as Acting Deputy Director of the Children's System of Care at the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health.

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Scope and Contents

Meeting minutes and agendas, conference materials and notes, student papers and dissertations, correspondence, policy statements, audits, office forms, grant applications, employee reports, research articles and reports, directories, pamphlets, fliers, and clippings documenting Bryan Merson's work and studies in AIDS/HIV and mental health from 1983-2000. The records document his student work, conference presentations, and his work for the County of Los Angeles, including on the AIDS Regional Board of Los Angeles County's Mental Health Task Force from 1991-1994, at the Department of Mental Health from 1987-1996, and at the Department of Health Services' Office of AIDS Programs and Policy from 1996-1998.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
(c) 2013
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries 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.

Acquisition

Donated by Bryan Mershon, date unknown.

Processing Information

Formerly housed in boxes A043, A044, A045, A147, A148, and 103-012. Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

AIDS History Project Collection, Coll2007-015, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries, Los Angeles, California.

Separated Materials

Separated to the Non-LGBT magazine cover story collection

American Psychologist, "Special Issue: Psychology and AIDS," v.43, no.11, November 1988.

Los Angeles Lawyer, "AIDS, the Law and Society," v.11, no.6, September 1988.

Newsweek, "Epidemic," April 18, 1983.

Scientific American, "What Science Knows about AIDS," October 1988.

Separated to the ONE periodical collection

Asklepios, v.5, no.1 and 4, 1991.

Association of Gay Psychologists, v.6, no.3, September 1980.

Choruspondence, newsletter of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, Summer 1999.

CMG Newsink, California Men's Gathering newsletter, Spring 1997.

Connection (Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International, Inc.), v.21, no.4 and 5, 1997.

HRC Quarterly, Winter 1997, Fall 1999.

The News, v.3, no.14, September 30, 1988.

Progress Notes, newsletter of the Lesbian and Gay Pscyhotherapy Association, Spring 1999.

SPSMM Bulletin, The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51, The American Psychological Association, v.4, no.2, Spring 1999.

Separated to the ONE program and catalog collections

Bem, Sandra Libsitz. "Bem Sex-Role Inventory: Professional Manual." Consulting Psycholigists Press, Inc., 1981.

The Multi-Dimensional Male: Celebrating our Creative Potential. The 31st California Men's Gathering, August 29 - September 1, 1997.

Multi-Focus, Inc. catalogs, undated.

Routledge Lesbian & Gay Studies catalog, 1996-1997.

Sage Publications gender studies catalog.

Separated to the ONE comic book collection

Stop the S.T.D.'s Comix, "The Big Break-in." Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, 1989.

Separated to the ONE library

Schoenberg, Robert, and Richard S. Goldbert (ed.). Homosexuality and Social Work. New York: Haworth Press, 1984.

Separated to the ONE subject files collection

Mass mailings from LGBTQ organizations unrelated to his professional interests in mental health and AIDS/HIV.

Unsorted general-topic LGBTQ newspaper clippings.

Separated to the AIDS history project collection (periodicals)

AIDS Alert, newsletter of the Pacific Center's Program for AIDS Counseling and Therapy, v.1, no.1, 2, 3, and 4; v.2, no.2; v.3, no.3, 1989-1991.

AIDS Education and Prevention, HIV Counseling and Testing, v.9, supplement B, June 1997.

AIDS Link Newsletter, v.2, no.2, January 1994.

AIDS Network Update, January 1998.

AIDS/STD News Report, 95-20, October 19, 1995.

AIDS Weekly Plus, August 19, 1996.

AIDSline, v.3, no.1, spring 1991.

Being Alive, People with HIV/AIDS Coalition newsletter, January 1997.

Bulletin, Midwest Hispanic AIDS Coalition, no.18, Fall 1996.

Catalyst, v.2, no.3, November/December 1993.

CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention, v.4, no.3, Autumn 1993; special issue, July 1997.

Correct Care (National Commission on Correctional Health Care), v.10, no.3, summer 1996.

Footnotes, Foothill AIDS Project, February 1997.

The Gayzette, Second Imperial Crystal-Cattleya Court of All Hawaii, v.1-9, November 1984.

HIV Counselor Perspectives, v.1, no.1, 2; v.4, no.2; v.5, no.2; v.6, no.2; 1991-1997.

HIV Education Case Studies, no.3, May 1991.

HIV Hotline, v.1, no.2, 3, and 4, 1991-1992.

IAS Newsletter (International AIDS Society), no.8, circa June 1993; no. 5, June 1996.

LAMS Newsletter, March 1996, April 1997

Medical Alert, v.2, no.6; v.3, no.3, 1994-1995.

MIRA, Multicultural Inquiry and Research on AIDS quarterly newsletter, v.2, no.1 and 2; v.3, no.1 and 2, 1988-1989.

NAHOF Connection, newsletter of the National Association on HIV over Fifty, v.2, no.1, Winter/Spring 1999.

NIH Consensus Statement, National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, v.15, no.2, February 11-13, 1997.

Pacific Center Journal, v.7, no.1, winter 1995.

The Prevention Researcher, v.3, no.3, Fall 1996.

Regional Trainer Update, HIV Office for Psychology Education, American Psychological Association, no.7, summer 1997.

Searchlight (AIDS Research Alliance), summer/fall 1997.

SPNS/Fax: An Electronic Report from the HRSA SPNS Program Cooperative Agreement Projects, v.2, no.19, 20; v.3, no.1, 1997-1998.

Women Being Alive, summer 1994.

Separated to the AIDS history project collection (CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse)

Catalog of HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Materials, September 1995.

Catalog of HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Materials, supplement, September 1995.

Condoms, Safer Sex, and Risk Reduction: HIV Prevention Materials. Standard Search Series, September 1995.

Custom Reference Search, circa 1994.

HIV/AIDS and Hispanics: Educational Materials. Standard Search Series, January 1994.

HIV/AIDS Educational Materials Targeting Hispanics. Standard Search Series. May 1995.

List of HIV/AIDS Materials, October 1995, November 1996.

User's Guide, undated.

Separated to the ONE catalog collection (AIDS/HIV educational catalogs)

Gay and Lesbian Studies, Haworth, 1996-1997.

Hatherleigh Press catalog, undated.

Health Educational Materials. Educational Programs Associates, fall issue 1994.

Health Impressions. A division of WRS Group, Inc, 1997.

Separated to the ONE report, program, and pamphlet collections (AIDS/HIV reports, booklets, and manuals)

About our Children. Parents & Friends of Gays, Los Angeles, 1978.

AIDS: Coporate America Responds. Allstate Forum on Public Issues, 1987.

AIDS Investigators' Meeting, 15th annual, and AIDS Research in California Abstracts, 1st annual meeting. The Task Force on AIDS and The Universitywide AIDS Research Program. OMNI Hotel, Los Angeles, February 27, 1998.

AIDS Education: A Business Guide. Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1987.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, 10th anniversary, 1996-1997 annual report.

Case Management. Center for Women Policy Studies, August 1996.

Facilitating AIDS Education in the Work Environment. The Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1987.

Faltz, Barbara G., and Joanna Rinaldi. AIDS and Substance Abuse. A training manual for health care professionals, AIDS Health Project, 1987.

Gays and the Law: A Guide for Laypeople. Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. (Pamphlet)

Gosselin, Renee, and Susan Nice. Lesbian and Gay Issues in Early Recovery. Hazelden Foundation, 1987.

HIV, AIDS and the Law in California: A Guide for People Affected by HIV or AIDS. AIDS Project Los Angeles, April 1, 1996.

The Homosexual Alcoholic: AA's Message of Hope. Hazelden Foundation, 1980.

Knowledge, Action, Health: A Woman's Guide to HIV Treatments. Women Alive, 1997.

Lichtman, Susan. "Medical, Psychological, and Social Aspects of HIV Disease. Maine Psychological Association, Division of Independent Practice, winter retreat, March 15, 1996.

National AIDS Update Conference, 10th annual. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco. March 24-28, 1998.

Schwartz, Linda R. Alcoholism Among Lesbians/Gay Men: A Critical Problem in Critical Proportions. Do it Now Foundation, 1980.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1996.

Treatment Team Workshop Handbook Update, Burroughs Wellcome Co., 1991.

Women and the CARE Act. Center for Women Policy Studies, August 1996.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Los Angeles County (Calif.). Department of Health Services. AIDS Program Office.
  • Los Angeles County (Calif.). Department of Mental Health.

Subject(s)

  • AIDS (Disease)--California--Los Angeles County
  • AIDS (Disease)--Patients, Services for--California--Los Angeles County
  • AIDS (Disease)--Patients--Mental health

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  County of Los Angeles records 1948-1998 

Scope and Contents

Meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, policy statements, audits, office forms, grant applications, employee reports, research articles and reports, directories, pamphlets, fliers, and clippings pertaining to Bryan Mershon's work for the County of Los Angeles from 1987-1998. The records document his work on the AIDS Regional Board of Los Angeles County's Mental Health Task Force from 1991-1994, at the Department of Mental Health from 1987-1996, and at the Department of Health Services' Office of AIDS Programs and Policy from 1996-1998.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three sections:

1. Department of Health Services' Office of AIDS Programs and Policy records

2. Department of Mental Health records

3. Mental Health Task Force records

 Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS Programs and Policy records 1987-1998 

Box Folder

 Administrative records 1994-1998 

2 10-14

 Audit and administrative records 1996-1998 

2 15-16

 Commission on HIV Health Services 1995-1997 

4 5

 Laurie Hernandez and Elma Reber files 1997-1998 

2 17

 Information routed to staff 1997-1998 

2 18

 Los Angeles County HIV prevention plan for 1996-1998 

2 19

 Medical information: articles, reports, and notes 1996-1998 

2 20-22

 Monthly reports 1997-1998 

2 23

 Prevention case management 1996-1997 

4 6

 Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act application 1997 

2 24

 Site visit and administrative records 1996-1998 

2 25-26

 Subject files, AIDS/HIV 1987-1998 

5 1-2

 Theresa Wisda files 1995-1998 

2 28-30

 Department of Mental Health records 1948-1996 

Box Folder

 Administrative records circa 1988-1993 

1 7

 Berta Campos-Anicetti files 1994 

1 8

 HIV/AIDS infection rate surveillance 1994-1996 

1 9

 HIV Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services, request for proposal 1991 

4 2

 HIV mental health resources 1989-1991 

1 10

 HIV mental health service in Los Angeles County, overview 1992 

1 11

 HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) training 1994-1995 

4 3-4

 Los Angeles County Adolescent HIV Consortium 1995 

1 12

 Policies and analyses regarding HIV/AIDS services 1989-1993 

1 13

 Program HOPE: graphs and overview 1990-1992 

1 14

 Technical assistance 1995-1996 

2 27

 Reference files 1948-1996 

Box Folder

 AIDS/HIV articles and reports 1985-1991 

1 15-18

 AIDS/HIV subject files 1987-1992 

1 19

 Antibody testing 1989-1994 

1 20

 Business and AIDS 1986-1995 

1 21

 Dementia 1988-1990 

1 22

 Domestic Violence 1992 

1 23

 Ethnic minorities 1988-1990 

1 24

 General LGBT articles and reports 1948-1996 

1 25

 Health service professions educational material 1988-1990 

1 26

 Legal and civil rights 1988-1989 

1 27

 Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) on neuropsychology 1989 

1 28

 Mental health articles, papers, and reports 1986-1995 

1 29-30

 Neuropsychological papers and articles 1990-1992 

2 1

 Psychoneural immunology 1987-1989 

2 2

 Prison 1989-1996 

2 3

 Resources 1995-1996 

2 4

 Safe sex 1990-1995 

2 5

 Social security disability 1990 

2 6

 Statistics regarding HIV/AIDS 1987-1994 

2 7-8

 Substance abuse 1987-1993 

2 9

 Mental Health Task Force records 1991-1996 

Box Folder

 AIDS Regional Board of Los Angeles County, Mental Health Task Force 1991-1994 

1 1-5

 Los Angeles County HIV Mental Health Task Force meeting minutes 1996 

1 6

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Series 2:  Conference, student, and other records 1961-2000 

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Conference materials and notes, student papers and dissertations, research papers on general psychology, meeting minutes, correspondence, fliers, pamphlets, and other materials of Bryan Mershon's activities outside of his work for the County of Los Angeles. Includes two audiocassette recordings of Mershon's persentation at the California Psychological Association in 2000.

Box Folder

 California Psychological Association presentations by Dr. Tucker and Dr. Mershon 1999-2000   [4 audiocassettes]

4 1

 California Psychological Association, Public Interest Division VII 1991-1996 

4 23-24

 Conference materials and presentation records 1984-2000 

3 1-29

 Fuller Theological Seminary student and dissertation files 1961-1987 

4 7-22

 Gamma Mu and the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association 1997-1999 

5 3

 Incoming mail 1989-1999 

5 4

 Pacific Center for HIV/AIDS Counseling and Psychotherapy 1988-1995 

5 6-7

 Subject files, general 1986-1999 

5 5

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