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.
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.
2.0 linear ft.
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.