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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

Read our mission and values


Donations for Campus Cupboard

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The Cummings Center is collecting donations for the Campus Cupboard, which provides students in need with access to the basic necessities of daily living. For every item donated, you will receive $1 off admission (up to $5) to the National Museum of Psychology and the Institute galleries!

Most needed items are: breakfast bars, canned vegetables, fruit cups, jello/pudding cups, microwaveable mac and cheese cups, and other grab-and-go items. (Pull-top cans are a bonus for students who do not have access to a can opener.)


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

The CCHP will be closed December 24 - January 1. Regular hours resume on Thursday, January 2.

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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