Carmi Harari papers
Scope and Contents
Dr. Carmi Harari's correspondence, papers, programs, and newsletters.
- 1954 - 2003
- Harari, Carmi, 1920-2003 (Person)
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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 Nyack, New York, 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.
23.94 Linear feet (60 boxes)
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.
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.
- Guide to the Carmi Harari Papers
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