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Finding Aid for the Mental Retardation Research Center. Administrative Papers. 1971-1983.
University Archives Record Series 585  
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Record Series 585 contains administrative files on the establishment of the Mental Retardation Research Center, including proposals, research projections, annual reports, and floorplans.
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.
0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
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