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Bertram Brown Papers 1884-1988 (bulk 1960-1980)
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SUBSERIES 2: PROGRAM AND POLICY RECORDS [subseries]:

This subseries contains records which document Dr. Brown's responsibilities for developing and implementing program and policies while he held important leadership positions at NIMH. The bulk of the records date from 1966-1975 and largely cover his duties as Associate Director for Mental Health Service Programs in 1966, Deputy Director from 1967-1970, and Director of NIMH from 1970 through 1978. The records include correspondence, internal memoranda, reports, legislative material, meeting minutes, notes, organizational charts, press releases, published articles and clippings. The folders are arranged alphabetically by program or policy topic, and thereafter chronologically within the folder.

Notable among Dr. Brown's records as NIMH Director are his monthly reports and director's memoranda, budget justifications, and 5-Year Forward Plans for NIMH covering 1977 through 1983. The forward plans focused on improving the country's mental health care system, preventing mental illness, cutting costs, overseeing several reorganizations of NIMH, and coordinating a Presidential transition in 1968. They also contain records pertaining to Dr. Brown=s participation in small staff focus groups that discussed upcoming planning challenges. This series also contains special reports and records Dr. Brown maintained on research grant requests. Topics covered in the special reports cover a wide-range of important mental health policy issues including aging, child mental health, crime and violence, mental health emergency services, community mental health centers, and mental health financing. Attached to this report is Addendum B which provides a list of reports arranged alphabetically by topics covered to aid in locating reports.

Other important policy issues and administrative topics covered in the records include the administration of NIMH's regional offices, First Lady Roslyn Carter's mental health initiatives, federal-state cooperation in delivering mental health services, and equal employment and affirmative action policies at NIMH. NIMH's development of policies to advance women into the field of psychoanalysis and recruit minorities for leadership at NIMH during Dr. Brown's tenure is a prominent issue covered by the NIMH personnel records. Another program initiative in which Dr. Brown played a significant leadership role at NIMH was the promotion of a more effective partnership between State and Federal governments through his work with the Federal-State Relations Committee, an intergovernmental organization established to advance local governmental control in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Records pertaining to Dr. Brown's termination in 1978 by Joseph Califano, the Secretary of Health Education and Welfare, are also included in this series.

163 1
Aide memoires, draft and official, 1970-1974; n.d
36 1
Airlie House Meeting, 1966
36 2
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, 1977-1980
36 3
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 1970
36 4
American Orthopsychiatric Association, 1977
 
Awards [subseries]:
36 5
Awards, 1977
36 6
Fleming Awards Ceremony, 1973
36 7
Honor Awards Ceremony, 1972
36 8
Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting, 1973
36 9
Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting-Building 36, 1975
 
Budget [subseries]:
36 10
1966-1969
36 11
Appropriations, 1946-1964
36 12
Appropriation Estimate, undated
36 13
Appropriation Estimate, ca. 1968
36 14
Congressional Justification for 1972 Budget, 1971
36 15
DSMHP Preliminary Budget, 1969
37 1
Justification of Appropriations Estimates for Committee on Appropriations FY 1975 Volume IV, c. 1974
37 2
Planning and Projections, 1969-1970
37 3
Preliminary Estimates, 1970-1971
37 4
Clinical Facilities Section Activities Summaries, 1965
 
Clippings [subseries]:
37 5-7
Clippings, 1966-1970
37 8
Grant to Montgomery County Medical Society from Health Fund Foundation, 1966
37 9
John Sherman, 1974
37 10
Termination, 1978
 
Community Mental Health Centers [subseries]:
37 11
General, 1962-1966
37 12
Grant Program, 1966
37 13
Los Angeles County, Briefing Material, 1977
37 14
Massachusetts Community Service Centers Construction Act, 1966
37 15
Muskie Subcommittee Intergovernment Relations, General, 1964
38 1
Muskie Subcommittee Intergovernment Relations, Mental Health Activities NIMH Responses
38 2
Muskie Subcommittee Intergovernment Relations, Narcotics NIMH Responses
38 3
Staffing, 1963
38 4
Staffing Bill House Rule 2985 Briefing Book for Secretary Black Book, undated
38 5
Community Organization and Services to Improve Family Living, 1968
38 6
Confidential Files, undated
38 7
Consultants to the Office of the Director, undated
38 8
Correspondence, 1962-1970
38 9
Council on Mental Health Background, 1969
 
Director's Memoranda [subseries]:
38 10
July 1970
38 11
May 1972
38 12
June 1972
38 13
October 1972
38 14
September 1973
38 15
Overseas Notes, 1972
38 16
State of the States, 1973
38 17
District of Columbia Corrections Study, 1968
38 18
Federal-State Mental Health Committee, 1972-1973
 
Federal-State Relations Committee [subseries]:
38 19
General, 1966
38 20
Governor's Conference, 1967
 
First Lady's Initiatives [subseries]:
38 21
1976-1977, 1982
39 1
1977
39 2
Foreign Medical Graduates in the United States, 1973
39 3
Freedom of Information Act, 1974-1975
 
Health, Education, and Welfare Department [subseries]:
39 4
Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs Merlin K. Dual, 1971
 
Secretaries
39 5
Cohen, Wilbur, 1968-1969
 
Richardson, Elliot
39 6
Camp David Retreat, 1971
39 7
Community Mental Health Centers Grant Briefing, 1969-1970
39 8
Correspondence, 1969
39 9
Health Services and Mental Health Administration [Confidential Phone Conversation], 1970
39 10
Health Services and Mental Health Administration-Management Conference, 1970
39 11
Los Angeles Trip, 1971-1977
39 12
Management Conference Briefing Materials, 1970
39 13
Meeting with National Assn of Mental Health, 1971-1974
39 14
Policy Development and Implementation, 1971
39 15
Speeches, 1970-1972
40 1
Speeches, 1970-1972
40 2
Staff Meeting, 1973
40 3
Health Options Task Force, 1970
 
Health Services and Mental Health Administration (HSMHA [subseries]:
40 4
Appropriations Hearing, 1971
40 5
Management Conference, 1971
40 6
Meeting of Acting Administrator, Principle Staff, Council and Committee Members, 1968
40 7
Strategy Meetings, 1969
40 8
Weekly Notes, [undated]
40 9
Hospital Commission, 1968
40 10
Human Services Institute, 1973
40 11
Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation, 1973-1977
 
Legislation [subseries]:
40 12
Comprehensive Health Planning and Public Health Services Amendments of 1966, S. 3008
40 13
Initiatives, 1971
40 14
Proposals Pending, 1967, 1969
40 15
Public Health Services Proposals, 1966
41 1
Social Security Amendments of 1965
41 2
Lithium Project, 1971-1974
41 3
Macro Systems, Ruth Camacho Visit, 1974
41 4
Medical Committee for Human Rights Metropolitan Washington Chapter, 1968
163 2
Meeting notes, telephone conversation notes, 1971-1977
163 4
Meeting notes, general notes, [holographic], 1972, [n.d.]
41 5
Mental Health Career Development, 1973
41 6
Mental Health Career Development Committee Meeting, 1968-1970
41 7
Mental Health Consumer and Citizen Advocacy Meeting, 1975
41 8
Montgomery County Affairs, 1969-1970
41 9
Moore Case, 1976
41 10
Multi-Source Funding and Management, 1973
41 11
National Advisory Mental Health Council
41 12
National Research Council Assembly of Life Sciences Meeting, 1975
41 13
National Science Foundation
41 14
National Task Force on Religion and Mental Health in Community, 1969
41 15
Nuremburg Indictment, 1973
163 5
Official memoranda and announcements, 1969; 1971-1980; n.d.
41 16
Peaceniks, 1967
 
Personnel [subseries]:
41 17
General, 1965-1970
41 18
BHI Survey Training Session, 1965, 1976-77
42 1
Commissioner for the Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services-June Christmas, New York, NY, 1974
42 2
Confidentiality, 1965
42 3
Cronin, Stephen G., 1963-1967
 
Equal Employment Opportunities
42 4
General, 1971
42 5-7
Affirmative Action Plan, 1969-1975
42 8
Civil Action, 1976
42 9
Female Recruitment, 1971
42 10
Implementation Conference, 1970-71
42 11
Meeting, 1972
 
Executive Staff
42 12
Close Circuit Television Statement, 1976
43 1
Foreign Programs, 1956-1962
43 2
Kaufman, Harold L. (M.D.), 1965-1969
42 3
Ochberg, Frank M. (M.D.), 1966-1969
43 4
Office of Equal Health Opportunity, 1966
43 5
Potential Members of National Center for Health Services Research Advisory Council, 1968
43 6
Public Health Services and Surgeon General Study, 1977
43 7
Security Representative, 1967-68
 
Staff College
43 8
People, Priorities, Policies, and Programs, 1975
43 9
Personal Recommendations, 1973
43 10
Torrey, E. F., 1967-1970
 
Planning [subseries]:
43 11
Administrative Objectives, 1972
43 12
Alerting Unit Proposal and Background, 1966
43 13
Biometrics, 1961
44 1
Departmental Objectives, 1976
44 2
Design, 1966-68
44 3
Evaluation Plan Report, 1969
44 4
Five Year Plan (Advance Planning Materials) FY 1973-1977
44 5
Five Year Projections (Program and Financial Plan) FY 1971-1975
44 6
Forward Plan for FY 1977-1981
44 7
Forward Plan for FY 1978-1982
44 8
Forward Plan for FY 1979-1983
44 9
Forward Plan for FY 1979
44 10
Health Care Program Comments, 1964
44 11
Health, Education, and Welfare Reorganization, 1977-1978
44 12
Health, Education, and Welfare Reorganization-Radical Simplification and Power to the People, 1972
45 1-2
Historical Background Bearing on the Need for a Bureau of Mental Health, 1963-64
45 3
Human Resources, 1971
45 4
Long Range, 1962
45 5
Objectives, 1971-72
45 6
Office of Program Analysis, 1965
45 7
Operations Planning Branch, 1971
45 8-9
Organization Charts, 1969-1977
45 10
Panel on Goals and Objectives, 1968
45 11
Presidential Transition, 1968
45 12
Primary Prevention Program, 1975
 
Reorganization
46 1
General, 1968
46 2
General, 1973-74
46 3
Assignment of Professional Staff, 1965-66
46 4
Crisis, 1967-68
46 5
Public Health Services, General, 1966-67
46 6
Public Health Services, Implementation, 1967
46 7
Reorganization, Region III Office, 1967
 
Small Staff
46 8
General, 1965-67
47 1
General, 1968-69
47 2
Director's Opening Statements, 1968
47 3
Health Planning, 1969
47 4-7
Meetings, 1965-1966
47 8
Memos, 1969
47 9
Personnel Crisis, 1966-67
47 10
Retreat, 1969
47 11
Space Allocation, 1966
47 12
Population Crisis Committee Conference, 1966-69
47 13
President's Commission on Income Maintenance Programs, 1968
48 1
Press Conference with Dr. Brown, 1970
48 2
Public Advisory Committees, 1970
48 3
RAG Minutes, 1976
 
Regional Offices [subseries]:
48 4
General, 1967-68
48 5
Arizona, 1973-76
48 6
Maine, 1972-76
48 7
Missouri, 1967
48 8
Regional Health Director's Meeting, 1971
48 9
South Dakota, 1973
48 10
Staff Meeting, 1969-1972, 1976
48 11
[Staff Meeting Preparation], 1971
48 12
Texas, 1971
 
Reports [subseries]:
48 13
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Lincoln Hospital Mental Health Services, 1968
48 14
Alternative Approaches for the Support of Community Based Comprehensive Health Services, 1969
48 15
The Child of the 60's Mental Health Social Policy Considerations Draft, 1960
48 16
Director's Report, 1974
48 17
Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1968-1971
49 1-3
Ecological Concepts and Mental Health Programs, n.d.
49 4
Environmental Design, 1969
49 5
Family Life, 1972
49 6
Health Syndicate, n.d.
49 7
Mental Health Disaster Assistance-Section on the Teton Dam Disaster, 1976
49 8-9
Mental Health of Urban America, 1968
49 10
Mental Health Services for Detroit, 1964
50 1
Mental Health Strategy Papers, 1971
50 2
Nader Report on Community Mental Health Centers, 1972
50 3
National Advisory Councils, 1970-71
50 4
New York State Mental Retardation Program, 1972
50 5
Organization and Governance Issue at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1978
50 6
Perkins Report on the Commissioned Corps, 1971
50 7
Programs of the Health Services and Mental Health Administration (HSMHA), 1970
50 8
Right to Treatment, n.d.
50 9
Sexism and Mental Health, 1974
 
Special Reports
51 1-5
General, 1973-74
51 2
Hospital Improvement Program, 1968
51 7
National Institute of Mental Health and Behavioral Science, 1967
51 8
Review of Literature on Civil Rights and Mass Violence, 1967
51 9
Sexual Education Protest: Another Dissident Roar or an Organized Attack?, 1969
51 10
Volume I (folder 1 of 3), 1973
52 1-2
Volume I (folders 2-3 of 3), 1973
52 3-4
Volume II, 1973
52 5
Task Force Reports Critiques, 1974
52 6
To Pull Mental Health Services Into the Mainstream of of Health Services (without Drowning), 1973-78
52 7
Topics for Director's Presentation to Mental Health Authorities, 1973
 
Travel
163 3
Geneva, Switzerland, 1974
163 3
India, [n.d.]
163 3
Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Yugoslavia, 1973
52 8
Los Angeles, CA, 1971
52 9
Puerto Rico, 1981
52 10
Richmond, VA, 1970-73
52 11
Rubenstein, Robert to India, 1971-75
52 12
Torrey, E.F. to Hawaii, Australia, New Guinea, India and Pakistan, 1973
52 13
Willowbrook, NY, 1972
58 1-2
The Use of Human Subjects for Research by Harvey A. Stevens of Mental Health and Francis A. Enos, n.d.
53 3
Weekly Report of the Acting Director of the Division of Mental Health Service Program, 1975
 
Research Grants [subseries]:
53 4
Background, 1970
53 5
Charts, 1964-65
 
Community Mental Health Centers
53 6
Junior Village, Lowell, James, 1970
53 7
Montana, 1975
53 8
Palm Beach County, Brown's Visits, 1971-73
53 9
Community Mental Health Centers, San Francisco, CA, 1975
53 10
Cooper, Dr. Theodore, 1973-74
53 11
Discussion, 1976
53 12
Hospital Improvement Grant Program, 1963
54 1
Mental Health and Work Organization Summary Report of Cornell Occupational Mental Health Conference, 1969
54 2
Mental Health Planning Grants, 1964
54 3
Mental Health Project Grants, 1965
54 4
Miscellaneous, 1966
54 5
Planning Grants, 1962-1971
54 6
Planning Grants, 1963
54 7
Project Proposals, n.d.
54 8
Program Review Proposals, 1966
54 9
Rand-Deputy Director, 1963-68
54 10
Rand-Qualifications on Health Research, 1968
54 11
Rape Prevention Control Advisory Commission, 1976
54 12
Research Program Survey, 1961
55 1
Special Grants Committee Planning, 1963
55 2
Statistics, 1975
55 3
Toilet Training of Exceptional and Normal Children, 1970
55 4
Working Conference on Community Support Systems for Adults with Seriously Disabling Emotional Problems, 1976
55 5
Schedules, 1970-71
55 6
Social Science Training Review Committee, 1973
55 7
State of Union Message Suggestions of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Staff, 1969
55 8
Student Mental Health Work-Study Internships, 1967
55 9
Surgeon General's Meetings, 1966
 
Termination from Directorship of NIMH [subseries]:
55 10
Califano Press Conference, 1977-78
55 11
Clippings, 1977-79
55 12
Correspondence, 1978
55 13
[General], 1977-78
55 14
Testimonial Dinner, 1978
55 15
Vietnam Refugees, 1975