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Humanistic Psychology Archives: Manuscript Collections

Manuscript Collections

  • Anderson [Walter Truett] Collection, 1976-1986. Audio interviews for a book on the Esalen Institute and typescripts of this book and three others by the author/journalist/political scientist. (HPA Mss 2).
  • Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP) Records, 1966-1992. AHP was formed in 1962 by Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Charlotte Buhler, Rollo May, Virginia Satir and other founders of the personal growth movement. The collection contains institutional records relating to administration, publishing, regional associations, and conferences. (HPA Mss 1).
  • Brown [George I.] Papers, 1962-1990. Materials relating to Brown’s confluent education program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. (HPA Mss 3).
  • Bugental [James F. T.] Papers, 1980-1992. Includes material relating to Bugental’s work as a consultant, as well as examples of his lectures, teaching, writing. Eighteen boxes. (HPA Mss 4).
  • Burrow [Trigant] Collection, 1909-1950. Collection consists of reprints of articles by psychoanalyst Trigant Burrow (1875-1950). (HPA Mss 5).
  • Combs [Arthur W.] Papers, 1949-1979. Bibliography and annotated proofs/drafts from psychologist and educator Combs. (HPA Mss 6).
  • Daley [Dennis] Papers, 1988. Pre-publication copies (lightly annotated) of psychiatrist Daley’s book Surviving Addiction. (HPA Mss 7).
  • Esalen Institute Collection, 1968-1997. Articles, leaflets, newsletters, papers, and other ephemera created by the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. (HPA Mss 8).
  • Ferguson [Charles K.] Collection, 1952-1983. Collection consists of fifteen open-reel films and dozens of cassette recordings, on humanistic elements in management. (HPA Mss 9).
  • Gaines [Jack] and Perls [Fritz] Collection, 1968-1981.  Papers and recorded interviews associated with Gaines’ biography of Fritz Perls, the founder of Gestalt Therapy. Gaines is a former industrialist who went on to work with the Esalen Institute. (HPA Mss 10).
  • Gale [Raymond F.] Papers, 1968-1990. The Raymond F. Gale Papers include typescripts of published books and papers, notes, exercises, lectures, and other works by Gale, a professor of humanistic psychology at Ball State University from 1962-1983. Also included in the collection are the elements of a slide show (slides, script, recording) put together by Gale in 1974 entitled "The Common Strivings of People." (HPA Mss 11).
  • Harmin [Merrill] – Louis E. Raths Collection, 1966-1978. Letters and memorabilia of Louis E. Raths as collected by Dr. Merrill Harmin. (HPA Mss 14).
  • Hartley Film Collection, ca. 1970s-1980s. Collection consists of nineteen open-reel films on humanism, zen, yoga, etc. (HPA Mss 48).
  • Holland [Ann] Papers, 1964-1985. Handouts and notes from various humanistic psychology workshops attended or facilitated by Holland, 1964-1978, as well as announcements and descriptions of workshops, 1972-1985. (HPA Mss 16).
  • Jacobs [Dorri] Papers, 1971-1989. Writings, biographical and promotional materials, workshop materials, and audio cassette recordings from Jacobs, a humanistic educator whose work focused on movement and expression. (HPA Mss 17).
  • Keleman [Stanley] Papers, 1974-1990. Materials relating to Keleman, a prominent figure in the field of somatic therapy and director of the Center for Energetic Studies in Berkeley, where he teaches and maintains a private practice. (HPA Mss 19).
  • Koehne [John L. Jr.] Collection, 1966-1973. Ephemera from the late 1960s and early 1970s relating to the burgeoning alternative culture as it intercepted with the humanistic psychology movement, collected by Koehne, CIA agent turned “seeker.” (HPA Mss 20).
  • Langs [Robert] Papers, 1987. Manuscript and galley proofs for psychiatrist Langs’ book, A Primer of Psychotherapy. (HPA Mss 21).
  • Larson [Gene] Collection, ca. 1976-1986. Catalogs and ephemera relating to the Topanga Center in Los Angeles. One half-size box. (HPA Mss 22).
  • Leonard [George] Papers. Large collection of personal and professional papers from the author of numerous books on human possibility and social change. Includes writings and research from his tenure as senior editor at Look magazine from 1953 to 1970. (HPA Mss 50).
  • Maslow [Abraham] Papers, 1943-1968. A collection of reprints of Maslow’s articles. (HPA Mss 23).
  • May [Rollo] Papers, 1918-1995. Extensive manuscript and audiovisual collection from well-known humanistic psychotherapist and popular author Rollo May. (HPA Mss 46).
  • Melia Foundation Records. Extensive collection of audio and video recordings from the foundation’s Berkeley Program in integrative psychology, with lectures, workshops, seminars and other events focusing on spirituality and the human potential movement. Represented in the recordings – made between February 1983 and June 1987 – are individuals such as James Bugental, Jane Jacobs, Bruno Bettelheim, Jack Kornfield, and Herbert V. Guenther. (HPA Mss 49).
  • Menkin [Eva L.] and Weininger [Ben] Collection, 1972-1978. Drafts of and correspondence relating to the writings of psychiatrist/psychoanalyst Ben Weininger, and marriage and family counselor Eva Menkin. (HPA Mss 24).
  • Minnick [Heidi] and Cannon [William] Collection. Collection consists of seventeen open reel audio recordings of humanistic psychologists during therapy sessions. (HPA Mss 25).
  • Moustakas [Clark] Papers, 1951-1985. Article reprints collected by Moustakas, humanistic psychotherapist. (HPA Mss 26).
  • Norton [David L.] Papers, 1960-1990. Correspondence, drafts, and notes from Norton’s writings on government, moral development. Eight boxes. (HPA Mss 27).
  • Oasis Center Collection, 1979-1988. Catalogs and ephemera from the Oasis Center for Human Potential in Chicago. One box. (HPA Mss 28).
  • Orent [Sander] Papers, 1988. Drafts and proofs of Orent’s Stress and the Heart. One box. (HPA Mss 29).
  • Psychosynthesis Collection, ca. 1969-1983. Newsletters and other ephemera pertaining to psychosynthesis. One box. (HPA Mss 30).
  • Reasoner [Robert] Self-Esteem Collection. Materials donated by Robert Reasoner, founder the National Council for Self-Esteem and president of the International Council for Self-Esteem, relating to the California Center for Self-Esteem, National Association for Self-Esteem, International Council for Self-Esteem, and his own work. Also includes materials from Betty Hatch, who was also involved in the National Council/Association for Self-Esteem and donated several boxes of their organizational records. (HPA Mss 52).
  • Robitscher [Jonas B.] Papers, 1966-1982. Collection contains some correspondence but consists largely of Robitscher’s writings, primarily on psychiatry and the law. Four boxes. (HPA Mss 31).
  • Rogers [Carl R.] Collection, 1902-1990. Select papers of Carl R. Rogers; records from his association with the Center for the Studies of the Person, a group he co-founded; and reprint articles from the Carl Rogers Memorial Library. Also, an extensive audio collection of Rogers’s and other CSP members’ lectures and seminars. (HPA Mss 32).
  • Satir [Virginia] Collection, 1916-1993. Extensive collection of personal and professional manuscript materials, organizational records, and audiovisual materials from the noted family therapist. (HPA Mss 45).
  • Selver [Charlotte] Papers, 1957-1995. Personal and professional correspondence, writings, and sound records of Charlotte Selver, student of Elsa Gindler in Europe, and the person who introduced sensory awareness to the U.S. Closely connected to the Esalen Institute and San Francisco Zen Center. Her work is continued by the Sensory Awareness Foundation. (HPA Mss 33).
  • Shapiro [Stewart B.] Papers, 1966-1987. Materials from a UCSB professor of confluent education, relating to the humanistic psychology movement. (HPA Mss 34).
  • Simon [Sidney] Papers, 1951-1989. Materials re the humanistic psychology movement. (HPA Mss 35).
  • Sonoma State College Conference Records. Collection, 1962-1963. Collection consists of eleven audio cassette recordings, primarily on existential psychology, from notable members in the field such as Rollo May, Carl Rogers, and Abraham Maslow. (HPA Mss 36).
  • Szasz [Thomas S.] Papers, 1977. Annotated typescripts of three books by Szasz: Psychiatric Slavery, Heresies, and The Myth of Psychotherapy. Ca. 1976-1989. 1 box. (HPA Mss 37).
  • Tannenbaum [Robert] Papers, 1942-1987. Files and videocassettes of a professor at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management, mainly pertaining to the Western Training Lab, Tannebaum’s work there with small group processes such as Sensitivity Training and T-Groups, and his career in organizational development. (HPA Mss 38).
  • Transpersonal Psychology Collection, ca. 1977-1981. Ephemera, newsletters, and publications. 1 box. (HPA Mss 39).
  • Vasconcellos [John] Papers, ca. 1946-2003. Personal papers, legislative and campaign files of a California state legislator noted for his work with humanistic psychology and self esteem. (HPA Mss 47).
  • Warmoth [Arthur] Papers, 1974. Drafts and notes for Humanistic Perspective, vol. II, a textbook edited by Warmoth. 1 box. (HPA Mss 40).
  • Watts [Alan] Papers. Recent additions to this collection include approximately ninety audio recordings of programs given by Alan Watts and recorded at the Esalen Institute and by Pacifica Radio, among other sources. (HPA Mss 41).
  • Webster [Mary Beth] Papers, 1986. Slide presentation called "Portraits of Peacemakers," including slides and transcript. 1 box. (HPA Mss 42).
  • Wolchik [Sharlene] and Paul Karoly Collection, 1986. Proof of Children of Divorce. 1 box. (HPA Mss 43).
  • Yeomans [Thomas] Papers. Personal and professional papers of Thomas Yeomans, Ph.D., founder and director of the Concord Institute, an educational institute founded in 1990 to provide post-graduate professional training in global/spiritual psychology and group leadership. Collection includes course planning materials in psychosynthesis, sound recordings pertaining to psychosynthesis and spiritual psychology, and video recordings of sessions and group leadership work development. (HPA Mss 51).