About Us

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

CHP ExteriorThe CCHP includes a museum of psychology that highlights artifacts, documents, films, and photographs from the history of the human sciences. It is also home to the Archives of the History of American Psychology, comprised of a vast collection of artifacts, media, and documents, including the personal papers of many important psychologists.

The CCHP opens its doors to scholars, students of all ages, and visitors from across the globe who come to view and work with these one-of-a-kind collections.

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The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology became a member of the Smithsonian Institutions Affiliations Program in 2002.


The Smithsonian Affiliations Program links the collections, resources, educational programs, and activities of first-rate cultural and educational organizations across the United States.

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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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