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Carmi Harari papers

Identifier: MS-0059

Scope and Contents note

Dr. Carmi Harari's correspondence, papers, programs, and newsletters.


  • 1954-2003


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws

Biographical/Historical note

The University of West Georgia is home to one of the earliest humanistic psychology academic programs, begun in 1968 by students and colleagues of Abraham Maslow. Faculty at UWG, including Myron "Mike" Arons, was instrumental in forming Division 32 of the American Psychological Association, the division of humanistic psychology. The Division journal, The Humanistic Psychologist, was edited and published at UWG for a number of years.

Dr. Carmi Harari (1920-2003) is considered the chief founder of Division 32 (Humanistic Psychology) of the American Psychological Association in 1971, and served as its first president for two years. Harari was born in Manhattan 4 December 1920 and served in the US Air Force during World War II. He studied at New York University and Columbia. He was a clinical psychologist for over 40 years and founded Psychologists for Social Responsibility. He was married to Dr. Zaraleya Harari and they had two daughters, Michelle and Karen. He died in New City, New Jersey, on 19 July 2003.

In 1999, Division 32 members voted to establish an archives at then-State University of West Georgia. After Harari's death in 2003, UWG and the University of California-Santa Barbara negotiated a split of his papers with materials pertaining to the Association of Humanistic Psychology going to UC-SB where an archives was well established for that organization, and the Division 32 materials coming to UWG.


25.2 Linear feet (64 boxes)




Dr. Carmi Harari was considered the chief founder of Division 32 (Humanistic Psychology) of the American Psychological Association in 1971. This archival collection consists of his correspondence, papers, programs, and newsletters.

Arrangement note

Arranged by record type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Received from the estate of Carmi Harari in 2003

Processing Information note

Processed by Suzanne Durham, 2008
Finding Aid to the Carmi Harari papers 1954-2003 MS-0059
Finding aid prepared by Written by Suzanne Durham, 2008
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Language of description note
Description is in English
Finding aid converted with funds from a UWG FY14 Presidential Assistance Grant.

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