The Resthaven Auxiliary records consist of correspondence, agendas for meetings, member lists, minutes, gift lists, benefit
activities, financial records, and guest books, 1956-1979, that document the activities of the Resthaven Auxiliary, a volunteer
organization important for its fundraising work for the Resthaven Psychiatric Hospital and Community Mental Health Center.
hospital. There also exists a small amount of material directly related to the hospital.
Resthaven Auxiliary was a volunteer organization supporting Resthaven Psychiatric Hospital and Mental Health Center, located
on College Street in downtown Los Angeles. Established in 1912 under the leadership of Mrs. Oliver Perry Clark, Resthaven
Psychiatric Hospital was the oldest such non-profit institution in the city of Los Angeles and a leader in the treatment of
mental health problems of women. (Not until 1961 did Resthaven begin to treat both men and women, children and adults.)
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