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Carmi Harari papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0059

Scope and Contents

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

Dates

  • 1954 - 2003

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights unknown.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Carmi Harari (1920-2003) was born in Manhattan on December 4, 1920. After serving in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, he studied at New York University and Columbia and worked as a clinical psychologist for over 40 years. He was married to Dr. Zaraleya Harari and they had two daughters, Michelle and Karen. Now considered one of the founders in 1971 of Division 32, the division of Humanistic Psychology, of the American Psychological Association (APA), Harari served as the division's first president for two years in addition to holding a fellowship in eight other divisions of the APA. He also founded Psychologists for Social Responsibility and was an active member of many international psychology groups. Harari served as president of the New York State Psychological Association, the International Association of Applied Psychology, and the Rockland County Psychological Society. In 1999, Division 32 members passed a motion to establish a space for materials related to the APA's Division of Humanistic Psychology at the archives at the then State University of West Georgia. Harari died in New City, New Jersey, on July 19, 2003. After his death, the University of West Georgia and the University of California-Santa Barbara negotiated a division of his papers with materials pertaining to the Association of Humanistic Psychology going to the University of California-Santa Barbara, where an archives was well established for that organization, and Division 32 materials going to the University of West Georgia.

Extent

23.94 Linear feet (60 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Dr. Carmi Harari is 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

In 2021, in order to improve discovery and access to the Carmi Harari papers, the materials were reorganized and topical subjects brought forward through scope and contents notes. The major changes to the organization were renaming of folder titles and categorization of contents into multiple series. These series include Associations and Groups, Correspondence, International Conferences and Meetings, Newsletters, Personal Materials, and Subject Files.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In the spring of 1999, it was agreed upon by David Tambo, Head of University of California Santa Barbara Special Collections, and Myron Arons, Professor of Psychology at the then State University of West Georgia, via documented letters dated May 10, 1999, and May 30, 1999, that the University of California Santa Barbara and the State University of West Georgia would both benefit from holding materials pertaining to Division 32, the division of Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Shortly after Carmi Harari passed away in 2003, Myron Arons made arrangements with Harari's wife, Zaraleya, to obtain his paper files. These files were presumed to have been sorted in New York and shipped to the State University of West Georgia and then divided with UCSB where half of this collection still resides. The collection held by the UCSB was titled the Association of Humanistic Psychology records, 1966-2005 (http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/ft2m3n99kd/?query=Humanistic+psychology). The portion of the papers held by the University of West Georgia were titled the Carmi Harari papers.
Title
Guide to the Carmi Harari Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Melissa Najpaver
Date
2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

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