Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, Akron

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Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, a research center located at The University of Akron, in Akron, Ohio, cares for, provides access to, and interprets the historical record of psychology and related human sciences. It is home to the Archives of the History of American Psychology, with a vast collection of artifacts, media, and documents, including the personal papers of many important psychologists. The Cummings Center includes a Museum of Psychology that highlights artifacts, documents, films, and photographs from the history of the human sciences. It also houses the Institute for Human Science and Culture, which promotes education and research in history, preservation, documentation, and interpretation of the human experience

A Smithsonian Affiliate, entry to the Museum of Psychology is free. The museum is open to the public 6 days a week.

Appointments are required for archival research and behind-the-scenes tours. Call or email at least 2 weeks in advance.

All materials posted to this page are protected under Title 17 of the United States Code. For access and application for use contact CHP at ahap@uakron.edu.
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  • Not too little, not too large! Just right! We visited on a cold and cloudy day and left with a warm and sunny feeling. This museum is extremely interesting and very well done. It features some great....  more
    Not too little, not too large! Just right! We visited on a cold and cloudy day and left with a warm and sunny feeling. This museum is extremely interesting and very well done. It features some great....  more »
  • I came here on a Wednesday and paid $10 for admission. I parked directly next to the building and spent about two hours here. I believe I was the only person there at that time. This was a... 
    I came here on a Wednesday and paid $10 for admission. I parked directly next to the building and spent about two hours here. I believe I was the only person there at that time. This was a...  more »
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  • A great example of how to best utilize a small space to tell an engaging story. This center does and excellent job of laying out the history of psychology in a digestible way for audiences of different age ranges. Family friendly. You could spend hours here depending on your level of interest.
  • Nice museum. Interesting interactive displays. Lots of interesting information. The Native American display on the 4th floor was very nice!

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