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  • Separated Materials
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Biography

  • Title: Bryan Mershon papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.093
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5.15 linear feet. 4 archive boxes + 1 archive carton
    Date (inclusive): 1948-2000
    Abstract: Meeting minutes and agendas, conference materials and notes, student papers and dissertation, correspondence, policy statements, audits, office forms, grant applications, employee reports, research articles and reports, directories, pamphlets, fliers, and clippings documenting Bryan Merson's work and studies in AIDS/HIV and mental health from 1983-2000. The records primarily document his work for the AIDS Regional Board of Los Angeles County's Mental Health Task Force from 1991-1994, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health from 1987-1996, and Los Angeles County Department of Health Services' Office of AIDS Programs and Policy from 1996-1998.
    creator: Mershon, Bryan

    Separated Materials

    Separated to the Non-LGBT magazine cover story collection
    American Psychologist, "Special Issue: Psychology and AIDS," v.43, no.11, November 1988.
    Los Angeles Lawyer, "AIDS, the Law and Society," v.11, no.6, September 1988.
    Newsweek, "Epidemic," April 18, 1983.
    Scientific American, "What Science Knows about AIDS," October 1988.
    Separated to the ONE periodical collection
    Asklepios, v.5, no.1 and 4, 1991.
    Association of Gay Psychologists, v.6, no.3, September 1980.
    Choruspondence, newsletter of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, Summer 1999.
    CMG Newsink, California Men's Gathering newsletter, Spring 1997.
    Connection (Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International, Inc.), v.21, no.4 and 5, 1997.
    HRC Quarterly, Winter 1997, Fall 1999.
    The News, v.3, no.14, September 30, 1988.
    Progress Notes, newsletter of the Lesbian and Gay Pscyhotherapy Association, Spring 1999.
    SPSMM Bulletin, The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51, The American Psychological Association, v.4, no.2, Spring 1999.
    Separated to the ONE program and catalog collections
    Bem, Sandra Libsitz. "Bem Sex-Role Inventory: Professional Manual." Consulting Psycholigists Press, Inc., 1981.
    The Multi-Dimensional Male: Celebrating our Creative Potential. The 31st California Men's Gathering, August 29 - September 1, 1997.
    Multi-Focus, Inc. catalogs, undated.
    Routledge Lesbian & Gay Studies catalog, 1996-1997.
    Sage Publications gender studies catalog.
    Separated to the ONE comic book collection
    Stop the S.T.D.'s Comix, "The Big Break-in." Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, 1989.
    Separated to the ONE library
    Schoenberg, Robert, and Richard S. Goldbert (ed.). Homosexuality and Social Work. New York: Haworth Press, 1984.
    Separated to the ONE subject files collection
    Mass mailings from LGBTQ organizations unrelated to his professional interests in mental health and AIDS/HIV.
    Unsorted general-topic LGBTQ newspaper clippings.
    Separated to the AIDS history project collection (periodicals)
    AIDS Alert, newsletter of the Pacific Center's Program for AIDS Counseling and Therapy, v.1, no.1, 2, 3, and 4; v.2, no.2; v.3, no.3, 1989-1991.
    AIDS Education and Prevention, HIV Counseling and Testing, v.9, supplement B, June 1997.
    AIDS Link Newsletter, v.2, no.2, January 1994.
    AIDS Network Update, January 1998.
    AIDS/STD News Report, 95-20, October 19, 1995.
    AIDS Weekly Plus, August 19, 1996.
    AIDSline, v.3, no.1, spring 1991.
    Being Alive, People with HIV/AIDS Coalition newsletter, January 1997.
    Bulletin, Midwest Hispanic AIDS Coalition, no.18, Fall 1996.
    Catalyst, v.2, no.3, November/December 1993.
    CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention, v.4, no.3, Autumn 1993; special issue, July 1997.
    Correct Care (National Commission on Correctional Health Care), v.10, no.3, summer 1996.
    Footnotes, Foothill AIDS Project, February 1997.
    The Gayzette, Second Imperial Crystal-Cattleya Court of All Hawaii, v.1-9, November 1984.
    HIV Counselor Perspectives, v.1, no.1, 2; v.4, no.2; v.5, no.2; v.6, no.2; 1991-1997.
    HIV Education Case Studies, no.3, May 1991.
    HIV Hotline, v.1, no.2, 3, and 4, 1991-1992.
    IAS Newsletter (International AIDS Society), no.8, circa June 1993; no. 5, June 1996.
    LAMS Newsletter, March 1996, April 1997
    Medical Alert, v.2, no.6; v.3, no.3, 1994-1995.
    MIRA, Multicultural Inquiry and Research on AIDS quarterly newsletter, v.2, no.1 and 2; v.3, no.1 and 2, 1988-1989.
    NAHOF Connection, newsletter of the National Association on HIV over Fifty, v.2, no.1, Winter/Spring 1999.
    NIH Consensus Statement, National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, v.15, no.2, February 11-13, 1997.
    Pacific Center Journal, v.7, no.1, winter 1995.
    The Prevention Researcher, v.3, no.3, Fall 1996.
    Regional Trainer Update, HIV Office for Psychology Education, American Psychological Association, no.7, summer 1997.
    Searchlight (AIDS Research Alliance), summer/fall 1997.
    SPNS/Fax: An Electronic Report from the HRSA SPNS Program Cooperative Agreement Projects, v.2, no.19, 20; v.3, no.1, 1997-1998.
    Women Being Alive, summer 1994.
    Separated to the AIDS history project collection (CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse)
    Catalog of HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Materials, September 1995.
    Catalog of HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Materials, supplement, September 1995.
    Condoms, Safer Sex, and Risk Reduction: HIV Prevention Materials. Standard Search Series, September 1995.
    Custom Reference Search, circa 1994.
    HIV/AIDS and Hispanics: Educational Materials. Standard Search Series, January 1994.
    HIV/AIDS Educational Materials Targeting Hispanics. Standard Search Series. May 1995.
    List of HIV/AIDS Materials, October 1995, November 1996.
    User's Guide, undated.
    Separated to the ONE catalog collection (AIDS/HIV educational catalogs)
    Gay and Lesbian Studies, Haworth, 1996-1997.
    Hatherleigh Press catalog, undated.
    Health Educational Materials. Educational Programs Associates, fall issue 1994.
    Health Impressions. A division of WRS Group, Inc, 1997.
    Separated to the ONE report, program, and pamphlet collections (AIDS/HIV reports, booklets, and manuals)
    About our Children. Parents & Friends of Gays, Los Angeles, 1978.
    AIDS: Coporate America Responds. Allstate Forum on Public Issues, 1987.
    AIDS Investigators' Meeting, 15th annual, and AIDS Research in California Abstracts, 1st annual meeting. The Task Force on AIDS and The Universitywide AIDS Research Program. OMNI Hotel, Los Angeles, February 27, 1998.
    AIDS Education: A Business Guide. Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1987.
    AIDS Healthcare Foundation, 10th anniversary, 1996-1997 annual report.
    Case Management. Center for Women Policy Studies, August 1996.
    Facilitating AIDS Education in the Work Environment. The Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1987.
    Faltz, Barbara G., and Joanna Rinaldi. AIDS and Substance Abuse. A training manual for health care professionals, AIDS Health Project, 1987.
    Gays and the Law: A Guide for Laypeople. Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. (Pamphlet)
    Gosselin, Renee, and Susan Nice. Lesbian and Gay Issues in Early Recovery. Hazelden Foundation, 1987.
    HIV, AIDS and the Law in California: A Guide for People Affected by HIV or AIDS. AIDS Project Los Angeles, April 1, 1996.
    The Homosexual Alcoholic: AA's Message of Hope. Hazelden Foundation, 1980.
    Knowledge, Action, Health: A Woman's Guide to HIV Treatments. Women Alive, 1997.
    Lichtman, Susan. "Medical, Psychological, and Social Aspects of HIV Disease. Maine Psychological Association, Division of Independent Practice, winter retreat, March 15, 1996.
    National AIDS Update Conference, 10th annual. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco. March 24-28, 1998.
    Schwartz, Linda R. Alcoholism Among Lesbians/Gay Men: A Critical Problem in Critical Proportions. Do it Now Foundation, 1980.
    Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1996.
    Treatment Team Workshop Handbook Update, Burroughs Wellcome Co., 1991.
    Women and the CARE Act. Center for Women Policy Studies, August 1996.

    Processing Information

    Formerly housed in boxes A043, A044, A045, A147, A148, and 103-012. Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

    Scope and Contents

    Meeting minutes and agendas, conference materials and notes, student papers and dissertations, correspondence, policy statements, audits, office forms, grant applications, employee reports, research articles and reports, directories, pamphlets, fliers, and clippings documenting Bryan Merson's work and studies in AIDS/HIV and mental health from 1983-2000. The records document his student work, conference presentations, and his work for the County of Los Angeles, including on the AIDS Regional Board of Los Angeles County's Mental Health Task Force from 1991-1994, at the Department of Mental Health from 1987-1996, and at the Department of Health Services' Office of AIDS Programs and Policy from 1996-1998.

    Related Archival Materials note

    AIDS History Project Collection, Coll2007-015, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries, Los Angeles, California.

    Acquisition

    Donated by Bryan Mershon, date unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Brian Mershon Papers, Coll2013-093, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Biography

    Bryan Mershon received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Fuller Theological Seminary in 1986. He joined Los Angeles County's Department of Mental Health in 1987 and by 1992 was the Acting Program Head for Program Planning and Development in the Adult Services Bureau. In the early-to-mid-1990s, Mershon chaired the Pacific Center for HIV/AIDS Counseling and Psychotherapy Services Advisory Committee. By 1996, he had earned certification as an American Psychological Association HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) trainer, and later that year, became the Mental Health, Quality Assurance and Technical Assistance Services Coordinator with the Office of AIDS Programs and Policy. In 1998, he moved to the Bureau of Standards, Practices and Conduct and in 2001 to the Child, Youth and Family Services Administration. As of 2013, Mershon was serving as Acting Deputy Director of the Children's System of Care at the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Los Angeles County (Calif.). Department of Health Services. AIDS Program Office.
    Los Angeles County (Calif.). Department of Mental Health.
    AIDS (Disease)--California--Los Angeles County
    AIDS (Disease)--Patients, Services for--California--Los Angeles County
    AIDS (Disease)--Patients--Mental health