Finding Aid for the Mental Retardation Research Center. Administrative Papers. 1971-1983.

Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff/Alva Moore Stevenson, 1996 Sep 03; finding aid revised by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 Jan; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie and Caroline Cubé, 2013 Jun.
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Title: Mental Retardation Research Center. Administrative Papers.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 585
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
Date: 1971-1983
Abstract: Record Series 585 contains administrative files on the establishment of the Mental Retardation Research Center, including proposals, research projections, annual reports, and floorplans.
Creator: Mental Retardation Research Center.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mental Retardation Research Center. Administrative Papers (University Archives Record Series 585). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

Historical Note

The Mental Retardation Program at UCLA and its sister programs throughout the country evolved from 95 action recommendations made by the 1961-62 President's Panel on Mental Retardation. The Panel believed that significant strides could be made in prevention and treatment of retardation if the nation as a whole confronted the problem head-on. Community awareness and citizen interest and involvement were seen as necessary steps to advance the issue of retardation from the sole concern of a small professional group into the concern of the populace as a whole. The Mental Retardation Research Center was established c. 1971 under the leadership of Professor George Tarjan, Departments of Psychiatry & Public Health. The aims of the Mental Retardation Research Center were the acquisition of new knowledge on mental retardation and related aspects of human development, and the training of personnel.

Scope and Content

Record Series 585 contains administrative files on the establishment of the Mental Retardation Research Center, including proposals, research projections, annual reports, and floorplans.
Abbreviations used in this record series include:

MRRC - Mental Retardation Research Center

BRI - Brain Research Institute
This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

Box 1

Memoranda. 1973-1974.

Scope and Contents note

Establishment of Mental Retardation Research Center.
Box 1

Proposal. 1973.

Scope and Contents note

For The Mental Retardation Research Center, UCLA. Duplicate copy of version dated April, 1973.
Box 1, Folder 1

Floorplans. 1968.

Scope and Contents note

Mental Retardation Research Unit. Dated August 15, 1968.
Box 1, Folder 1

Proposal. 1971 Jul 21.

Scope and Contents note

To Officially establish the present Mental Retardation Unit as a University Center for Mental Retardation. Version dated July 21, 1971.
Box 1, Folder 1

Proposal. 1971Jul 26.

Scope and Contents note

To Officially establish the present Mental Retardation Unit as a University Center for Mental Retardation. Draft version dated July 26, 1971.
Box 1, Folder 2

The Mental Retardation Research Center. 1978.

Scope and Contents note

(An Organized Research Unit of the University of California) A 5-Year Review of Operation 1974-1979. Under the aegis of the Center for the Health Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles. Submitted June 15, 1978.
Box 1, Folder 3

MRRC UCLA. 1982-1983.

Scope and Contents note

9th Annual Report. July 1, 1982 to June 30, 1983. Mental Retardation Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.
Box 1, Folder 3

MRRC UCLA. 1981-1982.

Scope and Contents note

8th Annual Report. Corrected Copy. Dated July 1, 1981 to June 30, 1982. Mental Retardation Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.
Box 1, Folder 3

MRRC UCLA. 1980-1981.

Scope and Contents note

7th Annual Report. July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981. Mental Retardation Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.
Box 1, Folder 3

MRRC UCLA. 1974-1975.

Scope and Contents note

1st Annual Report, dated July 1, 1974 to June 30, 1975. Mental Retardation Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.
Box 1, Folder 4

BRI Bulletin. n.d.

Scope and Contents note

#12.
Box 1, Folder 4

Projections of Research and Policy Developments for the MRRC. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 4

Proposal. 1973.

Scope and Contents note

For the Mental Retardation Research Center, UCLA. Version dated April 4, 1973.
Box 1, Folder 4

Proposal. 1971

Scope and Contents note

To officially establish the present Mental Retardation Unit as a University Center for Mental Retardation. Draft copy dated July 26, 1971.