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Finding aid for the Lila Berman papers 0418
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Lila Berman papers
    Collection number: 0418
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.0 linear ft. 4 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1956-1998
    Abstract: The Lila Berman papers consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, and notes, collected and created by Lila Berman, that document the establishment and provision of mental health services in the Los Angeles area, 1965-1998. The bulk of the collection covers the passage of various mental health insurance bills in the California Assembly and State Senate, and the activities of the California Council on Mental Health's Citizens Advisory Council, of which Berman was the first chair.
    creator: Berman, Lila

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Lila Berman papers, Collection no. 0418, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, 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 Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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.

    Biographical note

    Lila Berman played an active role in the provision of mental health services in the Los Angeles area and in citizen participation in the formation of mental health policy in California. She was instrumental in the creation of the California Council on Mental Health's Citizens Advisory Council in 1968 and served as its first chair; served as the president of the California Coalition for Mental Health; and served as Executive Director of the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Centers.

    Scope and Content

    The Lila Berman papers consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, and notes, collected and created by Lila Berman, that document the establishment and provision of mental health services in the Los Angeles area, 1965-1998. The bulk of the collection covers the passage of various mental health insurance bills in the California Assembly and State Senate, and the activities of the California Council on Mental Health's Citizens Advisory Council, of which Berman was the first chair.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Berman, Lila -- Archives
    California Alliance for the Mentally Ill. -- Archives
    California Association for Mental Health. -- Archives
    California Coalition for Mental Health. -- Archives
    California Conference of Local Mental Health Directors. -- Archives
    California Council of Community Mental Health Centers. -- Archives
    California Council on Mental Health. -- Archives
    California Network of Mental Health Clients. -- Archives
    California. Dept. of Mental Hygiene. -- Archives
    Los Angeles Council of Community Mental Health Centers. -- Archives
    San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic. -- Archives
    San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Centers. -- Archives
    Community mental health services--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Correspondence
    Health insurance--Law and legislation--California--Archival resources
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions--20th century--Archival resources
    Memorandums
    Newsletters
    Nonprofit organizations--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Notes
    Reports