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Arthur W. Combs papers

Identifier: MS-0086

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscript drafts, professional and research files, audio cassettes, videocassettes, and other materials created by, or collected by, Arthur W. Combs. The papers include digitized copies of audio-visual content that was converted in 2019. Particularly notable in the papers is Combs' correspondence with Carl Rogers discussing counseling, research ideas, opinions on drafts/published materials, and personal matters.


  • 1930 - 1999

Conditions Governing Access

This collection was redacted due to privacy concerns. Open to all users.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights held by the University of West Georgia.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Wright Combs, born in 1912, attended Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts in School Counseling, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology with Carl Rogers served as his teacher and mentor. An educator and school psychologist in Alliance, Ohio, Arthur also worked as a teaching assistant at Ohio State University. Additionally, Arthur taught at and held leadership positions in multiple universities including Syracuse University, the University of Florida in Gainesville, and the University of Northern Colorado. He won many awards for his work in psychology and educational reform. With many publications bearing his name, Arthur contributed to numerous topics in psychology and education.


5.46 Linear feet (13 boxes)




Papers of Arthur W. Combs, humanistic psychologist, author, educator, and advocate for educational reform.


This collection was divided into the followng series: correspondence, articles, professional materials, materials from others, audio, and audio visual reel.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Anne C. Richards, December 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Najpaver, 2020

Guide to the Arthur W. Combs Papers
Melissa Najpaver
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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