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Finding Aid for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health records 0423
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Administrative history
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health records
    Collection number: 0423
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.0 linear ft. 5 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1992
    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.
    creator: Los Angeles County (Calif.). Dept. of Mental Health.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Los Angeles County (Calif.). Dept. of Mental Health. -- Archives
    Child mental health services--California--Los Angeles County--Archival resources
    Correspondence
    Memorandums
    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
    Reports