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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Minnesota Valley Mental Health Center, Inc. and Minnesota Valley Special Services Board. Minutes, 1965 - 1977.
MSU Archives Collection 1240



Minnesota Valley Mental Health Center, Inc. and Minnesota Valley Special Services Board. Minutes, 1965 - 1977. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1240. 1 hollinger, .43 square feet.

Abstract:

This collection consists of the records of the Minnesota Valley Health Center, Inc. and the Minnesota Valley Special Services Board. The collection contains the meeting minutes and financial reports for these two organizations. Also included are two newspaper clippings related to the incorporation of the Mental Health Center and Special Services into the Human Services Board in 1977.

Historical Note:

The first meeting of the Minnesota Valley Mental Health Center Board of Directors took place in July 1965. The goal of the mental health centers throughout Minnesota (Minnesota Valley Center would be the twenty-second) was to provide services to discharged patients from the state hospitals, and to provide, for many patients, a more economical and efficient method of treatment than the state hospitals.

The Minnesota Valley Mental Health Center was incorporated in 1966. The organization was designed to represent Blue Earth and LeSueur Counties. In 1977, the corporation dissolved to merge with the Blue Earth County Human Services Commission.

In August 1967, the Minnesota Valley Special Services Board was established as a subsidiary of the Mental Health Center Board, with the purpose of offering psychological services to schools and/or other organizations. The same directors served on both boards. In August 1972, meetings of the two organizations merged.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of four volumes of meeting minutes and financial reports from the Minnesota Valley Mental Health Center and one volume of meeting minutes and financial reports from the Minnesota Valley Special Services Board. These items are in bound volumes and arranged chronologically. Also included in this collection are two newspaper articles pertaining to the incorporation of the Mental Health Center and Special Services into the Human Services Board in 1977.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Minnesota Valley Mental Health Center, Inc. and Minnesota Valley Special Services Board. Minutes, 1965 - 1977. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1240, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Mr. William Seidl donated this collection in September 1977.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in January 1978. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell November 2000.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Minnesota Valley Mental Health Center, Inc. or the Minnesota Valley Special Services Board available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Minnesota Valley Mental Health Center, Inc.
Minnesota Valley Special Services Board.
Blue Earth County (Minn.)-Mental Health.
Le Sueur County (Minn.)-Mental Health.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1240

Box

Minnesota Valley Mental Health Center Board Minutes, Volume 1, July 1965 – February 1971

1

Minnesota Valley Mental Health Center Board Minutes, Volume 2, March 1971 – February 1974

1

Minnesota Valley Mental Health Center Board Minutes, Volume 3, March 1974 – January 1976

1

Minnesota Valley Mental Health Center Board Minutes, Volume 4, February 1976 – May 1977

1

Minnesota Valley Special Services Meeting Minutes, September 1967 – July 1973

1

Newspaper Clippings, June 1977 and August 1977

1