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Bertram Brown Papers 1884-1988 (bulk 1960-1980)
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Collection Scope and Content Note

Although the records cover the years 1884 through 1988, the bulk of the records were created from the years 1960 through 1980. The papers generally contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, congressional testimony, legislative material, press releases, news clippings, speeches, meeting materials and minutes, published articles, course papers, notes, photographic prints, audio and video recordings, and memorabilia. Significant topics of interest to researchers covered in the papers include federal mental health care policy, mental retardation, drug abuse and alcoholism prevention, community mental health centers, the causes of violence, criminal justice, child mental health, the effects of poverty and racism on mental health, and international mental health policy. Organizations of importance covered in the papers include the National Institute of Mental Health, The President's Panel on Mental Retardation, the President's Commission on Mental Health, and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Drug Abuse Prevention. The total volume of the papers is 65.75 linear feet.

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