The Mayday Fund is dedicated to alleviating the
incidence, degree and consequence of human physical pain. The Fund was
established in 1992 to further Shirley Steinman Katzenbach's commitment to
social and medical causes, specifically the treatment of human physical pain.
The name Mayday commemorates the date of Mrs. Katzenbach's birth and is the
international signal for help, taken from the French "m'aidez" (help me). The
Trustees of the Mayday Fund recognize that while excellent research on the
treatment of pain has been completed, the existing knowledge is not being
effectively applied. The Mayday Fund is committed to closing this gap. The Fund
provides financial support in the form of grants and fellowships to
organizations and individuals. The collection includes training curriculum,
materials and manuals created for use in workshops designed to enhance and
increase the skills of family members and health care professionals in the
management of pain. Also included are progress notes and final reports on pain
management programs funded by Mayday grants as well as various newsletters
produced by other pain management resources.
Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Biomedical
Library. 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 if the Biomedical Library does not hold the copyright.