Guide to the Whitman County Mental Health Advisory Board (WCMHAB) Papers 1958-1985
Cage 599

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Whitman County Mental Health Advisory Board
Title
Whitman County Mental Health Advisory Board (WCMHAB) Papers
ID
Cage 599
Date [inclusive]
1958-1985
Extent
2.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
1 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Records and minutes of board meetings, correspondence, newsclippings, and miscellaneous records relative to mental health programs in Whitman County, Wash.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 599, Whitman County Mental Health Advisory Board (WCMHAB) Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Whitman County Mental Health Advisory Board, an organization made up chiefly of volunteers, was first organized about 1965. Its first Mental Health Clinic was established in the old Washington Hotel, on Pullman's Main Street. The staff included a volunteer part-time director and three "moon-lighting" psychologists. In 1966 the Whitman County Mental Health Center added a paid part-time director.

In 1969, Pauli Owens, a social worker, became director, a position she retained until she resigned in 1985 over budgetary problems. Owens' efforts led to a large increase in the number of programs the mental health center offered residents of Whitman County.

When the Washington Hotel was razed in 1971 to make room for construction of new facilities for the Pullman branch of Seafirst National Bank, the Whitman County Mental Health Center moved to North 141 Grand Avenue, on the ground floor of the Cordova Theater building. It remained there until 1978 and then moved to the Wesley Building at NE 340 Maple Street, which Whitman County had purchased from the Simpson United Methodist Church to house a number of county outreach programs. The services offered the Whitman County Mental Health Center include adult day treatment, child and family counseling, and twenty-four hour crisis services. It is financed mostly through state and federal funds, with Whitman county contributing only two to three percent of the annual budget. The center remains at the Maple Street facility.

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Scope and Contents note

Included are minutes of monthly meetings and director's reports, organization by-laws, questionnaires, and newspaper clippings

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Arrangement note

The Whitman County Mental Health Advisory Board Papers are arranged alphabetically by folder title. .

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1992

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Washington State University Libraries acquired records of the Whitman County Mental Health Advisory Board from the Board in October 1985 (MS 85-47).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Mental health services--Washington (State)--Whitman County
  • Whitman County Mental Health Advisory Board--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Medicine and health
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Board Meeting Attendance 

1 1

Board Meeting Minutes and Reports 

Box Folder

 1968 

1 2

 1969 

1 3

 1970 

1 4

 1971 

1 5

 1972 

1 6

 1973 

1 7

 1974 

1 8

 1975 

1 9

 1978 

1 10

 1979 

1 11

 1980 

1 12

 1981 

1 13

 1982 

1 14

 1983 

1 15

 1984 

1 16

 1985 

1 17

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Box Folder

Brochures--Various 

1 18

By-Laws, Policies, Resolutions 

1 19

Correspondence 

2 20

"Directory of Mental Health and Social Services in Whitman County," May 1964 

2 21

Newsletter 1961-1962 

2 22

Newspaper clippings, mounted 1971-1980 

2 23

Newspaper clippings, unmounted 1980s 

2 24

Organizational Charts 

2 25

Organizational Charts--Washington Department of Social and Health Services 

2 26

Photographs 

2 27

Progress Reports 

2 28

Questionnaires and evaluation tools 

2 29

Roster of Members 1977 

2 30

Staff Salary Schedules [1974] 

2 31

Telephone Number Lists--Whitman County 

2 32