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Association for Humanistic Psychology records
HPA Mss 1  
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Records of the Association for Humanistic Psychology
    Identifier/Call Number: HPA Mss 1
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 20 linear feet (48 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1966-2005
    Abstract: This collection is comprised of the records of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, an association for "those whose thought and work express a humanistic orientation." Materials in the collection are arranged by series.
    Physical Location: A portion of the collection is located at the Southern Regional Library (SRLF).

    Access Restrictions

    A portion of this collection is stored offsite. Advance notice is required for retrieval.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Records of the Association for Humanistic Psychology. HPA Mss 1. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by the Association of Humanistic Psychology, 1986-1992. Tom Greening files and audiovisuals added 2016.

    Administrative History

    The Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP) was founded in 1961, one year after publication of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology commenced. A membership drive was launched based on Abraham Maslow's informal mailing list, the Eupsychian Network. Founding members of the society include, among others, Charlotte Buhler, Sidney Jourard, Abraham Maslow, Rollo May, Clark Moustakas, Lewis Mumford, Carl Rogers. Annual meetings have been held since 1963. AHP "seeks to meet the needs of those whose thought and work express a humanistic orientation. As a worldwide network seeking to enhance and advance humanistic psychology, AHP promotes the development of humanistic theory, therapies and research through publications, educational materials and conferences."

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Materials in the collection are arranged by series, including Administration, Chapters, Committees and Networks, Conferences, Correspondence, Humanistic Psychology Institute, Membership, Projects and Planning, Publications, Regional Associations, Journal of Humanistic Psychology and Tom Greening files, and Audiovisual. See the individual series description for further information and subdivision.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Humanistic psychology
    Administrative records
    Membership lists
    Association for Humanistic Psychology -- Archives