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Don Schwartz collection on Jim Klee

Identifier: MS-0066

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains articles, book reviews, correspondence, essays, journals, and other publications written by or pertaining to Dr. Jim Klee.


  • 1947-1983


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

Dr. James B. “Jim” Klee was born on August 5, 1916 to Charles Hunter Klee and Anna M. Butt. He attended the University of Michigan where he received his B.A., his M.A., and his Ph.D. in psychology.

Klee joined Abraham Maslow at Brandeis University in the 1950s where he helped co-develop the first humanistic psychology program. While teaching at Brandeis, Klee taught as a Fulbright scholar at Allahabad University in India from 1963 to 1964. He left Brandeis in 1971 to join the faculty at West Georgia College where he helped Dr. Mike Arons co-found the humanistic psychology program.

Klee published various articles pertaining to humanistic psychology, existential psychology, learning theory, mysticism, and symbolism, as well as published one book entitled Points of Departure: Aspects of the Tao. He was honored by the Association for Humanistic Psychology in 1994 and made Professor Emeritus upon his retirement from West Georgia College in 1987.

Klee was married to Lucille Klee and had two daughters, Margaret and Kathren. He died on September 28, 1996.

Dr. Don Schwartz was a former graduate student of Jim Klee’s at West Georgia College. While completing his predoctural studies at the California Institute of Asian Studies, Schwartz was authorized by Klee to compile his works into a single volume and attempt to have these works published. Schwartz, however, was unable to find a publisher.


1.05 Linear feet (3 boxes)




Articles, manuscripts, and other papers written by Dr. Jim Klee, a psychology professor at West Georgia College, and collected by his former student Don Schwartz.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Dr. Don Schwartz on May 23, 2016.

Processing Information note

Processed by Candice Larson in 2016.

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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