The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Toledo Chapter, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Records, 1980s-2002

MSS-178

Size: 3.25 linear feet

Provenance: Gift of the Toledo Chapter, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, via Marci Dvorak, executive director.

Access: open

Collection Summary: The collection contains administrative and financial records, photographs, and material about the organization's education programs. 

Subjects: Disability History, Social Welfare

Related Collections: This collection is part of the Regional Disability History Archive Project.

Processing Note:

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Deborah Marinski, September 2003; last updated: July 2014

 

Historical Sketch

            The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is “a grassroots, family oriented, support, education, and advocacy organization” whose primary goal is “to improve the lives of children, adolescents, and adults who have mental illness and to support their families.”  The organization is a national program based in Washington, D.C.  NAMI of Greater Toledo is just one branch of over 2500 members nationwide.
            NAMI of Toledo began in 1982 as BOOST, Building on Our Strengths Together, when several family members of mentally ill individuals united together and created support groups.  These individuals were able to solicit funds from various groups and individuals via membership dues, donations, agency contracts, the Lucas County Mental Health Board, and the United Way of Greater Toledo.  In 1992 BOOST separated into two different groups: the Alliance for the Mentally Ill (AMI) and the Consumer’s Union.  Consumer is a term used to describe people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness.  These individuals wanted a larger role in their own affairs.  In 2002 the organization changed its name to NAMI.
            Locally, NAMI has been responsible for instituting several programs to help the mentally ill.  These include a “24 hour access policy that insists on mental health centers being accessible, in having psychosocial rehabilitation programs established, and in forming an agency that is devoted to housing for people with mental illness,” as well as creating the Adult and Youth Task forces and the Crisis Intervention Team to the Toledo Police Department.  NAMI also supports events and educational programs including a candlelight vigil, the Hand-to-Hand education program, establishing teacher curriculum statewide, and working with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  NAMI brings support and education to families and friends of the mentally ill as well as to the community.

Scope and Content Note

            The Toledo Chapter, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill records consist of three linear feet and are arranged alphabetically then chronologically into four separate series: administrative records, financial records, education programs, and photographs.  These records stem from the organization’s founding in 1982 until 2002 and give a description of the group’s overall goals, methods, functions, and organization.  The records include board member minutes, board manuals, summary financial data, education class curricula, and photographs of individuals and events.
            The first series is the administrative records, which includes allocations reports, articles of incorporation, regulations, board meetings, board manuals, and system overviews.  The administrative records are important for the everyday functions of the organization.
            Series two comprises the financial records.  This series includes summary financial data such as yearly audit statements and budgets.
            Series three is the educational programs material including Hand-to-Hand and Family-to-Family curricula materials.  A detailed list of the programs class schedule and materials are included.
            The last series includes photographs of individuals, some identified and other not identified, and unidentified and identified events. 

Series List

S1

Administrative Records
1980s-2002, 2 linear ft.
Arranged alphabetically then chronologically.
This series describes the daily functions of the organization and includes board manuals, board meetings, board minutes, board member profiles, the articles of incorporation, reorganization information, and a system overview.

 

 

S2

Financial Records
1980s-2002, 1 linear ft.
Arranged alphabetically then chronologically.
The financial records summarize the financial aspects of the organization.

 

 

S3

Education Programs
1998-2001, .5 linear ft.
Arranged alphabetically then chronologically.
This series includes materials that the organization used to teach families about mental illness through the Hand-to-Hand and Family-to-Family programs.

 

 

S4

Photographs
1990s-2000, .5 linear ft.
Arranged alphabetically.
The photographs consist of unidentified events and individuals and pictures of events at the Toledo Zoo, graduation, and Tipper Gore.

 

Folder List

Box

Folder

Arrangement

 

 

 

 

 

S1.  Administrative Records

 

 

 

1

1

Allocations Report, 1998

1

2

Articles of Incorporation and Code Regulations, 1992

1

3

Board Half-Year Report, July-December 2001

1

4

Board Manual, Board Responsibilities, 2000-2002

1

5

Board Manual, Finances, 2002

1

6

Board Manual, History and By-laws

1

7

Board Manual, Media

1

8

Board Manual, Mission Statement and Index

1

9

Board Manual, Services

1

10

Board Manual, Staff

1

11

Board Meeting, 1989

1

12

Board Meeting, 1990

1

13

Board Meeting, 1991

1

14

Board Meeting, January 1996

1

15

Board Meeting, March 1996

1

16

Board Meeting, April 1996

1

17

Board Meeting, May 1996

1

18

Board Meeting, June 1996

1

19

Board Meeting, July 1996

1

20

Board Meeting, August 1996

1

21

Board Meeting, September 1996

1

22

Board Meeting, October 1996

1

23

Board Meeting, November 1996

1

24

Board Meeting, December 1996

1

25

Board Meeting, January 1997

1

26

Board Meeting, February 1997

1

27

Board Meeting, March 1997

1

28

Board Meeting, April 1997

1

29

Board Meeting, May 1997

1

30

Board Meeting, June 1997

1

31

Board Meeting, July 1997

1

32

Board Meeting, August 1997

1

33

Board Meeting, September 1997

1

34

Board Meeting, October 1997

1

35

Board Meeting, November 1997

1

36

Board Meeting, December 1997

1

37

Board Meeting, January 1998

1

38

Board Meeting, February 1998

1

39

Board Meeting, March 1998

1

40

Board Meeting, March 1998

1

41

Board Meeting, April 1998

1

42

Board Meeting, July 1998

1

43

Board Meeting, August 1998

1

44

Board Meeting, September 1998

1

45

Board Meeting, October 1998

1

46

Board Meeting, November 1998

1

47

Board Meeting, December 1998

1

48

Board Meeting, January 1999

1

49

Board Meeting, January 1999

1

50

Board Meeting, February 1999

1

51

Board Meeting, March 1999

1

52

Board Meeting, April 1999

1

53

Board Meeting, May 1999

1

54

Board Meeting, June 1999

1

55

Board Meeting, July 1999

1

56

Board Meeting, August 1999

1

57

Board Meeting, September 1999

1

58

Board Meeting, October 1999

1

59

Board Meeting, November 1999

1

60

Board Meeting, December 1999

 

 

 

2

1

Board Meeting, February 2000

2

2

Board Meeting, March 2000

2

3

Board Meeting, April 2000

2

4

Board Meeting, May 2000

2

5

Board Meeting, June 2000

2

6

Board Meeting, July 2000

2

7

Board Meeting, August 2000

2

8

Board Meeting, September 2000

2

9

Board Meeting, October 2000

2

10

Board Meeting, November 2000

2

11

Board Meeting, December 2000

2

12

Board Meeting, January 2001

2

13

Board Meeting, February 2001

2

14

Board Meeting, March 2001

2

15

Board Meeting, April 2001

2

16

Board Meeting, May 2001

2

17

Board Meeting, June 2001

2

18

Board Meeting, July 2001

2

19

Board Meeting, August 2001

2

20

Board Meeting, September 2001

2

21

Board Meeting, October 2001

2

22

Board Meeting, November 2001

2

23

Board Meeting, December 2001

2

24

Board Meeting, January 2002

2

25

Board Meeting, February 2002

2

26

Board Meeting, March 2002

2

27

Board Meeting, April 2002

2

28

Board Meeting, May 2002

2

29

Board Meeting, June 2002

2

30

Board Meeting, July 2002

2

31

Board Meeting, August 2002

2

32

Board Meeting, September 2002

2

33

Board Meeting, October 2002

2

34

Board Meeting, November 2002

2

35

Board Meeting, December 2002

2

36

Board Meeting Minutes, February-October 1991

2

37

Board Meeting Minutes, November 1992

2

38

Board Meeting Minutes, January-December 1993

2

39

Board Meeting Minutes, February-December 1994

2

40

Board Meeting Minutes, January-December 1995

2

41

Board Meeting Minutes, January-December 1996

2

42

Board Meeting Minutes, January-December 1997

2

43

Board Meeting Minutes, January-December 1998

2

44

Board Meeting Minutes, January-November 1999

2

45

Board Meeting Minutes, January-November 2000

2

46

Board Meeting Minutes, January-November 2001

2

47

Board Meeting Minutes, January-November 2002

2

48

Board Meeting Minutes, January-November 2003

4

1

Board Meeting Minutes, January-May 2004

2

49

Board Member Information

2

50

Board of Trustees

2

51

Provider Relations, 1999

2

52

Request for Proposals, November 1998

2

53

Reorganization, November 1991

2

54

System Overview

 

 

 

 

 

S2. Financial Records

 

 

 

3

1

Approval Grant, 1993

3

2

Audit of Financial Statements, 1991-1992

3

3

Audit of Financial Statements, 1994

3

4

Audit of Financial Statements, 1995

3

5

Audit of Financial Statements, 1996

3

6

Audit of Financial Statements, 1997

3

7

Audit of Financial Statements, 1998

3

8

Audit of Financial Statements, 1999

3

9

Audit of Financial Statements, 2000

3

10

Audit of Financial Statements, 2001

3

11

Audit of Financial Statements, 2002

4

2

Audit of Financial Statements, 2003

4

3

Audit of Financial Statements, 2004

4

8

Audit of Financial Statements, 2005 & 2006

3

12

Budget, 1987

3

13

Budget, 1988-89

3

14

Budget, 1990

3

15

Budget, 1991

3

16

Budget, 1992

3

17

Budget, 1993

3

18

Rules for independent contractors, 1990

3

19

Service contract, 1992

3

20

Tax Exemption Form 990, 1992-1993

3

21

Tax Exemption Form 990, 1993-1994

3

22

Tax Exemption Form 990, 1994-1995

3

23

Tax Exemption Form 990, 1995-1996

3

24

Tax Exemption Form 990, 1997-1998

3

25

Tax Exemption Form 990, 1998-1999

3

26

Tax Exemption Form 990, 1999-2000

3

27

Tax Exemption Form 990, 2000-2001

3

28

Tax Exemption Form 990, 2001-2002

4

4

Tax Exemption Form 990, 2002-2003

3

29

United Health Services, Audited Financial Statements, 1989-1991

 

 

 

 

 

S3. Education Programs

 

 

 

3

30

Family-to-Family, Bibliography, 1998

3

31

Family-to-Family, Class 1, 1998

3

32

Family-to-Family, Class 2, 1998

3

33

Family-to-Family, Class 3, 1998

3

34

Family-to-Family, Class 4, 1998

3

35

Family-to-Family, Class 5, 1998

3

36

Family-to-Family, Class 6, 1998

3

37

Family-to-Family, Class 7, 1998

3

38

Family-to-Family, Class 8, 1998

3

39

Family-to-Family, Class 9, 1998

3

40

Family-to-Family, Class 10, 1998

3

41

Family-to-Family, Class 11, 1998

3

42

Family-to-Family, Class 12, 1998

3

43

Family-to-Family, Class forms, 1998

3

44

Family-to-Family, Introduction, 1998

3

45

Family-to-Family, Nuts and Bolts, 1998

3

46

Family-to-Family, Outreach, 1998

3

47

Family-to-Family, Technical, 1998

4

5

Footprints and Stepping Stones--Adult Fall Forum, 1999

3

48

Hand-to-Hand Family Education Course, Class 1, 1998

3

49

Hand-to-Hand Family Education Course, Class 2, 1998

3

50

Hand-to-Hand Family Education Course, Class 3, 1998

3

51

Hand-to-Hand Family Education Course, Class 4, 1998

3

52

Hand-to-Hand Family Education Course, Class 5, 1998

3

53

Hand-to-Hand Family Education Course, Class 6, 1998

3

54

Hand-to-Hand Family Education Course, Class 7, 1998

3

55

Hand-to-Hand Family Education Course, Class 8, 1998

3

56

Hand-to-Hand Family Education Course, Information, 1998

3

57

Hand-to-Hand Family Education Course, Outline, 1998

3

58

Hand-to-Hand, Appendices, 3rd ed. Revised, 2001

3

59

Hand-to-Hand, Class 1, 3rd ed. Revised, 2001

3

60

Hand-to-Hand, Class 2, 3rd ed. Revised, 2001

3

61

Hand-to-Hand, Class 3, 3rd ed. Revised, 2001

3

62

Hand-to-Hand, Class 4, 3rd ed. Revised, 2001

3

63

Hand-to-Hand, Class 5, 3rd ed. Revised, 2001

3

64

Hand-to-Hand, Class 6, 3rd ed. Revised, 2001

3

65

Hand-to-Hand, Class 7, 3rd ed. Revised, 2001

3

66

Hand-to-Hand, Class 8, 3rd ed. Revised, 2001

3

67

Hand-to-Hand, Class 9, 3rd ed. Revised, 2001

3

68

Hand-to-Hand, Introduction, 3rd ed. Revised, 2001

4

6

Mental Illness and Substance Abuse--Pathway to Recovery, November 2004

4

7

Roadmap to Recovery, Revisited, November 2002

 

 

 

 

 

S4. Photographs

 

 

 

3

69

Photographs, Day at the Toledo Zoo, 2000

3

70

Photographs, Events Unidentified

3

71

Photographs, Family Graduation, Fall 2001

3

72

Photographs, Individuals Unidentified

3

73

Photographs, Tipper Gore, 2000