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Center for the History of Psychology

In Association with the Smithsonian Institution


About the Center

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

The Center houses the Archives of the History of American Psychology, the National Museum of Psychology and the Institute for Human Science and Culture

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March aMUSEment: "Killing Us Softly" film & discussion

Thursday, March 12, 6pm filmfilm

Celebrate Women's History Month at the National Museum of Psychology with an historic film, "Killing us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women" (1979). It will be shown on original 16mm film in Gallery C of the National Museum of Psychology.

Film begins at 6pm with discussion to follow. The film is FREE. Regular rates apply to tour the Museum and Institute galleries. The University of Akron students, faculty, and staff receive free admission with a valid ZipCard.

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Location, hours and contact

73 South College Street, Akron, OH, 44325-4302

Museum and Institute Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-4 pm; Thursday 11 am-8 pm

Archives: By appointment

Museum Phone: 330-972-5457

Main Phone: 330-972-7285


Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the building. Visitors can also park in Lot 30 at the corner of College and Market streets. Metered parking is available along South College Street.




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