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Center for the History of Psychology

The Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, located at The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, is a unique institution that cares for, provides access to, and interprets the historical record of psychology and related human sciences. Read more.

The Center houses a museum of psychology as well as the Archives of the History of American Psychology and provides a variety of educational programs for the public.

Interested in our collections? Search and view them online.

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History Continues

The Center recently ran its first ever, all-or-nothing, Kickstarter campaign. More than 400  students, scholars, and community members showed their support for the creation of the National Museum of Psychology.

Although we did not reach our goal, the project continues. We want to honor our backers, as well as newcomers, by allowing our donors the opportunity to earn giving incentives for their charitable contributions. To see all of donor rewards, checkout the campaign to #KickstartHistory

Thank you to all who support the creation of the National Museum of Psychology. We invite you to join us as together we create history.

Kickstarter CCHP Staff

CCHP under Construction

The CCHP is expanding to the 2nd floor! The museum is temporarily closed to all visitors and tours. Research appointments are temporarily closed. Please contact the reference department at with questions. Check back for announcements about construction progress and reopening information.

The parking lot adjacent to the building is closed during construction. Designated visitor parking is available in Lot 30 (250 E. Market St. - at the corner of Market and College streets). Additional metered parking is available across on S. College St.

Students Create Exhibit

Students in the Museums & Archives Certificate Program created an exhibition at Special Collections at the Akron-Summit County Public Library for their final project.  This exhibit is open to the public from May 7 through August 21 during regular library hours. More details.