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Finding Aid for the Marvin Karno, M.D. professional papers 1965-2001
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marvin Karno, M.D., professional papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1965-2001
    Collection number: 444
    Creator: Karno, Marvin 1933-
    Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: Dr. Marvin Karno, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, had an illustrious career as clinician, researcher, teacher, and administrator. This small collection focuses mainly on his research in community centered psychiatry, especially with Los Angeles Hispanic Americans, and on his administrative endeavors on behalf of the Division of Social and Community Psychiatry. Most of the documents date from the late 1970s and early 1980s.
    Physical location: Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF)
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Spanish

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All materials are stored off site and require advance notice for use. Please contact History and Special Collections for the Sciences, UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, 310.825.6940, to arrange for use.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Marvin Karno, M.D. professional papers (Collection 444). Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    The materials were transferred from the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences to History & Special Collections for the Sciences, UCLA Library Special Collections, 2001.

    Biography

    Dr. Marvin Karno (1933- ) was born and educated in Los Angeles. His UCLA B.A., plus one year of postgraduate study, focused on Anthropology. Then he switched to the UCLA School of Medicine, with the eventual goal of combining social science and medicine to gain understanding of human behavior. He received his M.D. in 1959, continued his Internship and Residency at UCLA, and added a Fellowship and an M.S. in Social and Community Psychiatry from the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. His first funded research developed out of a class project for a seminar taught by Prof. Robert B. Edgerton: "The Perception of Mental Illness in a Mexican-American Community" (1964-1966).
    From 1966 to 1970 Dr. Karno served in the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, rising to Chief Deputy Director. After an interval as Director of Residency Education at the University of California, San Diego, he returned to UCLA as Director of the Training Program in Social and Community Psychiatry in 1974. Dr. Karno remained at UCLA until his retirement, combining teaching, research, and administration and filling a variety of positions including Director, Adult Psychiatry Program, and Associate Director, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute Hospital and Clinics. From 1981 to 1986 he held an NIMH Research Scientist Development Award. He was Board certified in 1970, and throughout his entire career maintained a clinical practice in parallel with his other duties.

    Scope and Content

    The collection covers two main themes: 1. Research grants in community-centered psychiatry focused on the psychiatric needs and behaviors of Hispanic-American populations, especially the Los Angeles "Hispanic/Anglo" site of the NIMH Environmental Catchment Area (ECA) study. 2. Academic matters pertaining to the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, especially the Division of Social and Community Psychiatry. Most of the documents date from the late 1970s and early 1980s. There is also interesting material on the endeavors of the UCLA campus, and specifically the Department of Psychiatry, to meet community needs arising from the riots following the Rodney King-related jury verdict in 1992. The collection includes two digital computer tapes.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences.
    Karno, Marvin, 1933- , Archives
    Catchment Area (Health) -- California
    Community Mental Health Services -- utilization
    Community Psychiatry
    Hispanic Americans -- psychology
    Mental Health
    Psychiatric Status Rating Scales