Oak Native American Gallery

Drums arranged in a museum exhibit

The Oak Native American Gallery is the exhibitive home of the Oak Native American Ethnographic Collection. The gallery will be permanently dedicated to exhibiting Native American artifacts. The exhibit promotes learning and will allow a wider audience to better understand Native American culture, and help dispel stereotypes and outdated symbolism. In collaboration with students and faculty of the anthropology, archeology, and other related departments on campus the IHSC will continue to grow new exhibitions.

The Oak Native American Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology. 


Lynn Rodeman Metzger Galleries

The Lynn Rodeman Metzger Galleries are rotating gallery spaces for showcasing IHSC collections and special exhibits. Galleries are located on the 4th floor of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology.


Intersections: Archives Inspiring Art

Opens November 10, 2020

Intersections showcases artwork created by area artists inspired by a photograph collection from the Archives of the History of American Psychology.

Decipher: Jared Faust BFA ExhibitionDecipher_Faust

Prints and paintings exploring lies and false realities through the storytelling of blended personal experiences and tales.

Cultural Carry-On: America's Literal BaggageBaggage1

Opens Spring 2021

Postponed exhibition developed by the Museums & Archives Studies Certificate students during Spring 2020.  Exhibit explores the IHSC’s Lee L. Forman Bag Collection.

Fall 2020 Hours

The CCHP will be closed to the public until further notice due to the current health crisis.  This temporary closure includes the Archives, National Museum of Psychology, and Institute galleries.

For updated information from The University of Akron, visit https://uakron.edu/return-to-campus/.

  • Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Library hours are limited. Appointment only.


  • $10 - Adults
  • $5 - College ID & Children (under 18)
  • $20 - Family
  • $5/person - Groups of 10+
  • $3/person - Museums for All program (click for details)
  • Free - University of Akron students, staff, & faculty (with valid ID)
  • Free - with a military ID


A wheelchair accessible ramp is located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. An interior elevator provides access to the IHSC galleries, located on the fourth floor. A wheelchair is also kept on-site and is available for loan to those visiting the museum, institute, and archives.

For more information, see our accessibility page.


Phone: 330-972-6065 ; Email: ihsc@uakron.edu


73 S. College Street, Akron, Ohio 44325-4302