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Department of Psychology records

Identifier: UA-0005-0305

Scope and Content

The Department of Psychology records contain manuscripts written by Myron “Mike” Arons, James “Jim” Klee, and Albert Michael Weber. Papers and addresses given by Mike Arons and Jim Klee can be found at the University of West Georgia Department of Psychology website:

This collection includes West Georgia University publications from the Department including The Crucible, The Disorientation Handbook, Phenomenanda, and Searchings. All of these newsletters were published by graduate students in the Department of Psychology.

The general records contain surveys and self audits. Andrew Bland is the compiler of news articles from the Department from The West Georgian newspaper dating 1963-2003. Audiovisual materials, including video cassettes and reel-to-reel tapes are also included.


  • Majority of material found within Bulk, 1980-2007
  • 1971-2015


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users; no restrictions

User Restrictions

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws

Administrative History

While psychology of offered at West Georgia College, largely by Professor Alice Nix, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology wasnot established until September 1963. In 1967, Department of Psychology faculty member, Jim Thomas, began investigating a type of psychology education that resonated with students’ lives. At the suggestion of Abraham Maslow, Dr. Myron “Mike” Arons was chosen to head the Department in November 1968. Arons is credited with being the champion of the “humanistic” approach to psychology that is still being practiced today at the University of West Georgia.


2.31 Linear feet (7 boxes)




Manuscripts, publications, surveys, and audiovisual materials of the Department of Psychology.

Arrangement note

Organized in two series: 1. General Records; and 2. Audiovisual Materials.

Arranged alphabetically by file title.


Transferred to Special Collections from an unknown University of West Georgia source. Additions donated by Anne C. Richards in 2015.

Processed By

Processed by Amber Seale in 2014 and Candice Larson in 2015.

Department of Psychology records UA-0005-0305
Finding aid prepared by Written by Amber Seale, 2014, and Candice Larson, 2015.
© 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States