Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology


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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News about the Center

Students in the Museums & Archives Certificate Program are installing 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. Join us for the exhibit opening on Saturday, May 7 from 3-5 p.m. More details.


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 Street - at the corner of Market and College streets). Additional metered parking is available across from the CCHP on S. College Street.

Ludy T. Benjamin Jr. Lecture, May 16

Speaker: Scott O. Lilienfeld, Ph.D., Emory University

Title: How the Rest of the World Sees Us: The Mixed Perception of Psychological Science in the Public Eye

Location: Quaker Square Grand Ballroom

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