Archival Repository

The archives tell the nuts and bolts stories of mental health organizations and programs. Here are the letters, proposals, reports, flyers and brochures that explain how the PARTNERS program, the Village, Project Return, NAMI, and MHSA were conceived, developed and grew.

PAS/California Alliance for the Mentally Ill (CAMI)

In 1973, Eve Oliphant invited a few other parents of children diagnosed with schizophrenia to her home in San Mateo County, California.  Within a year, this small meeting had become PAS, Parents of Adult Schizophrenics, a vocal and determined advocacy group led by Oliphant and Tony and Fran Hoffman.  Their goals were better services, more research, and an end to stigma and discrimination against the mentally ill.  By 1977, nine family groups had been organized in the area, and Don Richardson and Stella March in Los Angeles, as well as other family activists around California, joined a statewide meeting in Oakland.  The larger organization named itself CAFMD, California Association of Families of the Mentally Disabled.  In 1979, California leaders met with other concerned parents in Wisconsin and took the first steps toward forming the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.  CAFMD renamed itself CAMI in 1982.

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PDF icon 1966-75 Local Affiliates Founded and their Descriptions 465.98 KB
PDF icon 1974 Parent's Group Meeting Notes July 17106.97 KB
PDF icon 1974 Parents Group Meeting handwritten notes, August 2192.25 KB
PDF icon 1974 Parents Group Meeting handwritten notes, December 111023.65 KB
PDF icon 1974 Parents Group Meeting handwritten notes, July 17120.97 KB
PDF icon 1974 Parents Group Meeting handwritten notes, November 20112.22 KB
PDF icon 1974 Parents Group Meeting handwritten notes, October 1684.21 KB
PDF icon 1974 Parents Group Meeting handwritten notes, September 18 84.65 KB
PDF icon 1974 PAS Parents Group Meeting Agenda, November 20119.89 KB
PDF icon 1974 PAS Parents Group Meeting Agenda, October 16265.26 KB
PDF icon 1974 PAS Parents Group Meeting Agenda, September 1880.49 KB
PDF icon 1974 PAS Parents Group Meeting Goals, August 21103.13 KB
PDF icon 1974 PAS Parents Group Meeting Goals, July 17213.91 KB
PDF icon 1974 U.S. Department of Health bulletin on "Schizophrenia"80.11 KB
PDF icon 1974-84 History of AMI-San Mateo County780.42 KB
PDF icon 1975 PAS Meeting handwritten notes, August 6130.14 KB
PDF icon 1975 PAS Meeting handwritten notes, July 9131.29 KB
PDF icon 1975 PAS Meeting handwritten notes, June 16145.89 KB
PDF icon 1975 PAS Meeting handwritten notes, March 1261.83 KB
PDF icon 1975 PAS Meeting handwritten notes, September 10143.45 KB
PDF icon 1978 Suggestions for Forming an Organization for Families of the Mentally Disabled, Marie Hibler257.17 KB
PDF icon 1979 NAMI's Founding Members List108.32 KB
PDF icon 1979 Suggestions for Parent Advocacy Organizations, Anthony Huffman231.92 KB
PDF icon 1981 California Association, Families of Mentally Disabled Newsletter December827.85 KB
PDF icon 1981 California Association, Families of Mentally Disabled pamphlet, member organization lists, and By Laws666.99 KB
PDF icon 1981 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County June 281.67 KB
PDF icon 1981 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County March270.74 KB
PDF icon 1981 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County May307.04 KB
PDF icon 1981 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County November287.84 KB
PDF icon 1981 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County September292.33 KB
PDF icon 1982 CA Families of Mentally Disabled Position Paper122.46 KB
PDF icon 1982 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County December 294.19 KB
PDF icon 1982 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County February 315.57 KB
PDF icon 1982 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County January 297.91 KB
PDF icon 1982 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County July/August292.31 KB
PDF icon 1982 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County June274.8 KB
PDF icon 1982 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County March 269.13 KB
PDF icon 1982 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County May329.54 KB
PDF icon 1982 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County November 293.78 KB
PDF icon 1982 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County October 276.58 KB
PDF icon 1982 PAS Newsletter San Mateo County September 284.47 KB
PDF icon 1983 AMI Newsletter San Mateo County February294.86 KB
PDF icon 1983 AMI Newsletter San Mateo County January297.1 KB
PDF icon 1983 AMI Newsletter San Mateo County May320.45 KB
PDF icon 1983 AMI Newsletter San Mateo County November221.01 KB
PDF icon 1983 AMI Newsletter San Mateo County October236.26 KB
PDF icon 1983 CAMI Families Speak: Questionnaire Results 374.94 KB
PDF icon 1983 CAMI Newsletter California Families State-Ment February625.9 KB
PDF icon 1984 CAMI Legislative Alert919.59 KB
PDF icon 1984 Community Mental Health Services: Who is Served?206.41 KB
PDF icon 1984 Letter to NAMI Member, Mental Health Reports attached805.69 KB
PDF icon 1984 NAMI Legislative Issues Report1.25 MB
PDF icon 1984 Priority Population for CAMI Advocacy98.79 KB
PDF icon 2007 Brief History of NAMI 2 Jim Howe327.09 KB