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Mental Health Care in Indiana, 1977

A Guide to the Collection of Oral History Interviews at Indiana University Bloomington

Finding aid prepared by the staff of the Center for the Study of History and Memory with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and Access, 2000-2002

Overview of the Collection

Repository
Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory
Indiana University
400 North Sunrise Drive
Weatherly Hall North, Room 122
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812/855-2856
Fax: 812/855-0002
E-mail: ohrc@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~cshm

Creator
Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory

Title
Mental Health Care in Indiana, 1977

Project No.
ohrc079

Interviews
4 interviews. Audiotapes, transcripts, and collateral materials.

Physical Location
Interviews are housed in Weatherly Hall North, Room 122. Copies are also housed at the Indiana University Archives in Herman B Wells Library E460. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for the Study of History and Memory office.

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
This project describes the growth and changes in mental health care in Indiana throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The interviewees discuss treatment methods such as chemical or group therapy. They describe the issue of funding at the state and national levels. They discuss patients' rights and the court rulings on them. Community mental health centers are also discussed.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains four interviews conducted over one year. The interviews range from 1 hour 20 minutes and 2 hours 30 minutes. All interviews consist of audio tapes and typed transcripts, as well as collateral materials.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Oral history interviews conducted by the Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory from 1968 to the present, with particular focus on the history of twentieth-century America and the Midwest.
Usage Restrictions
The archive of the Center for the Study of History and Memory at Indiana University is open to the use of researchers. Copies of transcript pages are available only when such copies are permitted by the deed of gift signed by the interviewee. Scholars must honor any restrictions the interviewee placed on the use of the interview. Since some of our earlier (pre-computer) transcripts do not exist in final form, any editing marks in a transcript (deletions, additions, corrections) are to be quoted as marked. Tapes may not be copied for patrons unless the deed of gift permits it, and a transcript is unavailable for that interview. The same rules of use that apply to a transcript apply to the taped interview. Interviews may not be reproduced in full for any public use, but excerpted quotes may be used as long as researchers fully cite the data in their research, including accession number, interview date, interviewee's and interviewer's name, and page(s).
Preferred Citation
[interviewee first name last name] interview, by [interviewer first name last name], [interview date(s)], [call number], [project name], Center for the Study of History and Memory, Indiana University, Bloomington, [page number(s) or tape number and side if no transcript].
Interview List

Interviewee
Burton, Joan October 20, 1977 

Call Number
77-030

Physical Description

49 pages, 1 reel, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour 40 minutes; index; 64 newspaper articles about Stone Belt School; 1 newspaper article about budget cuts; 1 article about interviewee receiving award; flyer

Interviewer
Giroux, Vincent A.

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

Joan Burton, the director of Stone Belt Center for the Mentally Retarded, describes the growth and changes at the school. She explains the school's monetary partnership with the public school system and other resources for funding. Burton explains the types of programs and services the center offers to its students.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Association for Retarded Citizens
    • Headley School
    • Indiana State Department of Mental Health
    • Monroe County Community School Corporation
    • Stone Belt Center
    • United Way of America
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Center
    • Occupation Names
    • educator
    • Personal Names
    • Goen, John
    • Hammond, Ann
    • Hughes, Otto
    • Mauser, August
    • McCandless, Elinore
    • Reszka, Ralph
    • Stearns, Keith
    • Place Names
    • Monroe County, Indiana
    • Owen County, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • handicapped people
    • job coaching programs
    • mental health care placement
    • residential programs
    • respite care
    • special education

Interviewee
Meyer, Martin W. March 15, 1977 

Call Number
77-006

Physical Description

34 pages; 1 reel, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour 20 minutes; index; 2 book chapters; Indiana Department of Mental Health Annual Report, 1974; flyer for volunteers

Interviewer
Barrows, Robert G.

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

Martin Meyer, born May 16, 1919, discusses the changes in Indiana mental health facilities and legislation since 1953. He describes his role as the director of the Indiana Division of Planning and Evaluation. Meyer explains the process of the establishment of mental health centers and state hospitals in Indiana. He also describes the role of federal and state government in the growth of mental health facilities.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Darnell Hospital
    • Indiana Department of Mental Health
    • Indiana Division of Planning and Evaluation
    • Indiana Mental Health and Mental Retardation Planning Commission
    • Indiana Mental Health Center Administration
    • United States Veterans Administration in Special Services
    • Occupation Names
    • psychiatrist
    • psychologist
    • Personal Names
    • Craig, George N.
    • Place Names
    • Danville, Kentucky
    • New York, New York
    • Subjects
    • 1963 Community Mental Health Center Act
    • activity therapy
    • community mental health centers
    • mental illness
    • physical rehabilitation
    • single system of care
    • state hospitals

Interviewee
Moore, Donald March 31, 1977 

Call Number
77-009

Physical Description

58 pages; 2 reels, 1 7/8 ips, 2 hours 30 minutes; no index; reading list; Carter Hospital statistics, 1966-1976; 2 maps of intern placement; patient survey; article about the changes in psychiatry; post graduate training pamphlet; 1977 course catalog, 1972-1973 annual reports

Interviewer
Moore, Donald

Scope and Content Note

Donald Moore, born 1914, describes his role as a psychiatrist in Indiana. He discusses the accreditation of the state hospitals in Indiana. Moore also describes the difference between hospitals and community comprehensive centers. He describes federal and state government contributions to mental health care.

Access Status

Open

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana Department of Mental Health
    • Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital
    • Occupation Names
    • nurse
    • psychiatrist
    • physician
    • social worker
    • Personal Names
    • Ginzberg, Stewart
    • Place Names
    • Ypsilanti, Michigan
    • Subjects
    • 1972 Wyatt v. Stickney
    • comprehensive mental health centers
    • developmentally disabled children's services
    • federal funding
    • group therapy
    • hospital accreditation
    • Indiana state hospital system
    • industrial therapy
    • medication
    • mental health centers
    • mental illness
    • staffing issues

Interviewee
Spaulding, Robert W. March 16, 1977 

Call Number
77-007

Physical Description

36 pages; 1 reel, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour 20 minutes; no index; Indiana State plan for the construction of mental health centers, 1971-1972; Indiana state plan for the construction of mental health centers, 1974-1975

Interviewer
Barrows, Robert

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

Robert W. Spaulding, born 1924, discusses the growth and changes in mental health care in Indiana. He was the director of Community Services in the Division of Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities in the Indiana Department of Mental Health. Spaulding describes the role of comprehensive mental health care centers.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Division of Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities
    • Indiana Department of Mental Health
    • New Castle State Hospital
    • Subjects
    • 1972 Wyatt v. Stickney
    • comprehensive mental health centers
    • Developmental Disabilities Act
    • federal funding
    • mental health care changes
    • outpatient clinics
    • residential care alternatives
    • special education
    • state funding