Inventory


Mental Health Association in Vigo County
Dates: 1960-1999
Accession Number: 920527A
Description: Fourteen file folders in a document case


Content and Scope of Collection

The Mental Health Association in Vigo County was founded in 1950 as the Vigo County Mental Hygiene Society and was affiliated with the Indiana Mental Hygiene Society. In 1952, the organization's name changed to the Vigo County Association for Mental Health, and then again, to the Mental Health Association in Vigo County in 1980. The Association was originally funded by the Community Chest of Terre Haute and is currently a United Way Agency.

An early objective of the organization was to establish the Vigo County Adult and Child Guidance Clinic, which opened in 1959 as an out-patient agency for individual's with emotional problems. Another important goal met by the Association was the establishment of the Katherine Hamilton Mental Health Center in 1971.

The Mental Health Association's activities have included "research, community mental health services, improvement in mental hospitals, and year-round public information programs to reduce fear and prejudice about mental illness." (1969 annual report) For more details regarding the Association's history and services, see the 1970 and 1974 annual reports.

This collection was generated from miscellaneous materials in the Community Affairs File and the Archives. It primarily contains a series of annual reports and newsletters by the Mental Health Association in Vigo County.

Document Case

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Annual reports

1962-1971

 

 

 

Folder 2

Annual reports

1972-1976

 

 

 

Folder 3

Annual reports

1977-1981

 

 

 

Folder 4

Annual reports

1982-1985;
1988-1989

 

 

 

Folder 5

Newsletters

1960-1972

 

 

 

Folder 6

Newsletters

1973-1974

 

 

 

Folder 7

Newsletters

1975-1976

 

 

 

Folder 8

Newsletters

1977-1978

 

 

 

Folder 9

Newsletters

1979-1982

 

 

 

Folder 10

Newsletters

1983-1984

 

 

 

Folder 11

Newsletters

1985

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous items

n.d.; 1969

Folder 12

Newsletters

1986-1987

 

 

 

Folder 13

Newsletters

1988-1989

 

 

 

Folder 14

Newsletters

1990-1994;
1996; 1999