Finding Aid for the Marvin Karno, M.D. professional papers 1965-2001

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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

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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


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Master of Social Psychiatry degree program. 1965-1975.

Scope and Content Note

"A proposal for a program of graduate studies in Social and Community Psychiatry for the Masters of Social Psychiatry degree (M.S.P.) to be given by the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Social and Community Psychiatry, UCLA", 54 pp., submitted to Committee on Instruction of the Graduate Council by the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Feb. 1965; Final Progress Report, 1974-75; "Community psychiatry at UCLA: a decade of training" - 9-page typed narrative
Box 1, Folder 2

Master of Social Psychiatry degree program revival. 1986-1988.

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

a proposal to the UCLA Graduate Council to revive the M.S.P. degree program, dormant since 1975; correspondence; progress reports; notes
Box 1, Folder 3

Master of Social Psychiatry degree program revival. 1986-1988.

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

background materials on the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, the UCLA Graduate Council, and pertinent course offerings; miscellanea
Box 1, Folder 4

"Community mental health; reflections and explorations", by Marvin Karno and Donald A. Schwartz. Flushing, N.Y., SP Books, 1974. 1981.

Scope and Content Note

correspondence with publisher
Box 1, Folder 5

"The teaching of social and community psychiatry". 1978-1981.

Scope and Content Note

manuscript drafts, correspondence

Note

chapter in: "Teaching psychiatry and behavioral science", ed. by Joel Yager, N.Y., Grune & Stratton, 1982
Box 1, Folder 6

"The perception of mental illness in a Mexican-American community". 1967.

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

application for a research grant augmentation to the Director of Mental Hygiene, Sacramento by Robert B. Edgerton, Ph.D., principal investigator; multi-page field-interview form; extensive instruction book for coding interview data
Box 1, Folder 7

"The perception of mental illness in a Mexican-American community". undated.

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

list of persons who might aid the project, and notes describing a few interviews; meeting notices and short reports to the project's Advisory Group; notes for a book or report; reprint of a short descriptive journal article on the project by M. Karno and A. Morales; miscellaneous notes
Box 1, Folder 8

"Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) Los Angeles, Hispanic/Anglo study". probably 1979.

Physical Description: folder 1 of 3

Scope and Content Note

ca. 400-page grant application for a 3-year study (1980-1983), submitted in response to the NIMH Epidemiological Catchment Area Program

Note

Dr. Karno was listed as Co-Principal Investigator
Box 1, Folder 24

"Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) Los Angeles, Hispanic/Anglo study". probably 1979.

Physical Description: folder 2 of 3

Scope and Content Note

one computer tape, 7"
Box 1, Folder 25

"Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) Los Angeles, Hispanic/Anglo study". probably 1979.

Physical Description: folder 3 of 3

Scope and Content Note

one computer tape, 10"
Box 1, Folder 9

"Major mental disorders among Mexican Americans". 1980-1982.

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

application for five-year Research Scientist Development Award; award statements and documents for Year-1, Year-2
Box 1, Folder 10

"Major mental disorders among Mexican Americans". 1981-1983.

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

ledger statements for Yr.-1, -2
Box 1, Folder 11

Grant application: "Family Intervention for Mexican American Schizophrenics - revised" (FIFMAS). 1983.

Scope and Content Note

original application (missing p.1), revised and additional new pages; correspondence, including arrangements for site visit
Box 1, Folder 12

Grant application: "Family Intervention for Mexican American Schizophrenics (FIFMAS)". 1983.

Scope and Content Note

Summary Statement by NIMH reviewers for the above proposed five-year study: approved the proposal's importance and the research protocol's conceptual framework and basic design, but felt methodological details needed to be refined; Recommendation: funding of a two-year pilot study
Box 1, Folder 13

FIFMAS Study documents. 1985.

Scope and Content Note

general plans and protocols; case management (CM) training manuscript; behavioral family therapy (BFT) protocols, training materials, forms, in English and Spanish
Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence regarding the FIFMAS study. 1984-1987.

Box 1, Folder 15

Pilot study for "Family Intervention for Mexican American Schizophrenics (FIFMAS)". 1987.

Scope and Content Note

final report to the National Institute of Mental Health, who funded the two-year study

Note

Dr. Karno reports that the intended larger study was not funded
Box 1, Folder 16

"Family intervention for Hispanic-Americans Schizophrenics". 1985-1986.

Scope and Content Note

application to the UCLA Human Subject Protection Committee, with full grant description; four-year budget application to the California Department of Mental Health; curriculum vitae for Dr. Karno and major project personnel
Box 1, Folder 17

"Protocol for treatment strategies in schizophrenia study". 1983.

Scope and Content Note

33-page manuscript prepared by Nina R. Schooler and Samuel J. Keith, of the National Institute of Mental Health Cooperative Agreement Program

Note

contains a section on Family Management
Box 1, Folder 18

"Behavioral Family Therapy for Schizophrenics". 1984.

Scope and Content Note

"Response to Merit Review Board Inquiry regarding the project, Behavioral Family Therapy for Schizophrenics", from the Wadsworth Veterans Administration, Los Angeles, to the Director, Medical Research Service, V.A., Washington, D.C.

Note

the Wadsworth V.A. wanted to initiate a BFT program for veterans in which Dr. Karno would assist, with no salary requested for him
Box 1, Folder 19

Division of Social and Community Psychiatry. 1991-2000.

Scope and Content Note

proposal (developed by MK, and Drs. Edgerton and Wells) for a new Division within the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; correspondence and memoranda, mostly internal, re. the formation and function of the Division; two brochures (1997, 1999-2000), describing the history, objectives, structure, and faculty of the Division

Note

Dr. Karno was appointed Director and Associate Chair and served as such through 1996
Box 1, Folder 20

Scientology. 1991.

Scope and Content Note

three published clippings and articles
Box 1, Folder 21

Rodney King verdict riots in Los Angeles. 1992.

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

correspondence, memos, reports regarding the activities of UCLA personnel, especially mental health professionals, to help in the emergency
Box 1, Folder 22

Los Angeles Rodney King verdict riots. 1992.

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

miscellaneous notes, articles, news stories
Box 1, Folder 23

Psychiatric Disorders in America research fund. 1994-2001.

Scope and Content Note

letters and memoranda re. Dr. Karno's deposits

Note

the authors of "Research Disorders in America: the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study", N.Y., Free Press, 1991, established this fund to channel their royalties to psychiatric research; Dr. Karno sent his chapter royalties ["Obsessive compulsive disorder" by MK and Jaqueline M. Golding] to a various donors account he set up within the UCLA Department of Psychiatry