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Inventory of the Frank D. Lanterman Papers
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Series Description

LP414:1-86

Series 1 Bill Files 1955-1978

Physical Description: 86 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by Lanterman may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, letters of support or opposition, author's statements, newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information. Of particular interest are those bills relating to mental health, including SB677 from 1967 (Lanterman-Petris-Short Act), AB1454 from 1968 (Short-Doyle Act), AB225 from 1969 (Lanterman Mental Retardation Services Act), and AB846 from 1977 (Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act). Other topics of interest to Lanterman include transportation, alcoholism, perinatal health, special education, water rights, and conservatorship. Several legislative sessions in this series do not include every bill authored by Lanterman.
1955: AB1158-AB3301 (1ff) LP414:1
1965: AB22-AB3406, ACR21, HR179 (3ff) LP414:2-3, 5
1965: SB1279 (1ff) LP414:4
1966: AB52 (1ff) LP414:6
1967: AB288-AB2238, HR372-HR471 (5ff) LP414:7-10, 21
1967: SB67-SB677 (10ff) LP414:11-20
1968: AB101-AB1950, HR157 (6ff) LP414:22-26, 28
1968: SB555-SB832 (1ff) LP414:27
1969: AB70-AB2180, HR468 (6ff) LP414:29-33, 35
1969: SB62-SB778 (1ff) LP414:34
1970: AB79-AB4260 (4ff) LP414:36-39
1970: SB127-SB242 (1ff) LP414:40
1971: AB2646-AB2775 (2ff) LP414:41-42
1972: AB314-AB2127, ACR59 (2ff) LP414:43-44
1973-1974: AB47-AB4513, HR88 (4ff) LP414:45-47, 49
1973-1974: SB1084-1113 (1ff) LP414:48
1975-1976: AB174-AB4453, ACR196, HR53-HR106 (23ff) LP414:50-68, 71-74
1975-1976: SB489, SCR92 (2ff) LP414:69-70
1977-1978: AB187-AB3690, ACR6, HR70 (11ff) LP414:75-84, 86
1977-1978: SB173-SB2212 (1ff) LP414:85
LP414:87-146

Series 2 Mental Health Files 1954-1978

Physical Description: 60 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The files in this series contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, newspaper and newsletter clippings, notes, hearing transcripts, press releases, and other materials collected by Lanterman that relate to mental health in California. Topics of particular interest include facilities for the mentally disabled, studies and reports on the state of California's public mental health system, perinatal programs, funding of regional centers, various state mental hospitals, and statistics on mental health.
For a complete list of Mental Health Files, see Appendix B in Additional Series Information.

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LP414:147-165

Series 3 Subcommittee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Files 1953-1976

Physical Description: 19 file folders and 1 audiocassette tape

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

The files in this series were collected by Lanterman in the course of his duties as member of the Assembly Health Subcommittee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities during the 1975-1976 and 1977-1978 legislative sessions. They may contain meeting notes, correspondence, legislative research materials, newspaper clippings, and other documents used by the Subcommittee to prepare or vote on important legislation. Significant topics in this series include budgets, revisions to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, speeches, a survey on the state of California's mental health system, and legislative research for the AB3800-AB3809 package of 1976, dealing with reform of the state's regional centers. An audiocassette tape containing hearing transcripts has been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and a separation sheet has been placed in the subject file to alert the researcher to the existence of this tape.
Audio/videotapes have been removed to cold storage and separation sheets are included within the file folders to indicate this.
LP414:166-245

Series 4 Subject Files 1961-1984

Physical Description: 80 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files may include correspondence, reports, publications, press releases, meeting notes, newspaper clippings, and other materials relating to a wide variety of topics of interest to Lanterman. Of particular note are subjects relating to various California counties, water, transportation, reapportionment, constituent correspondence, air pollution, and music. Also of interest is a file on Disney that includes information on the possible use of music from the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for the1967 Republican Party campaign. A memorial report created in 1984 to honor the legislative accomplishments of Lanterman can also be found within this series.
For a complete list of subject headings, see Appendix B in Additional Series Information.

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