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Center for the History of Psychology

In Association with the Smithsonian Institution


About the Center

Logo Image: Doctors Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at the University of Akron

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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Reopening Information

The National Museum of Psychology and Institute galleries have reopened to the public with limited hours through July 6th (Tues 11am-4pm, Thurs 11am-8pm). Through July 6th, all visitors will receive free admission to the museum and galleries.
Click here to plan your visit and learn more about our health and safety precautions.

Cultural Carry-On: America's Literal Baggage

Drawing from the over 12,000 bags of the Lee L. Forman Collection of Bags, Cultural Carry-On: America’s Literal Baggage showcases human experience and culture in the 20th and 21st centuries—from travel to politics to trash—through the canvas of bags.
The student-designed exhibit opens Friday, July 16th in the Institute for Human Science and Culture’s Metzger Galleries, with an opening reception from 4:00-6:00pm. Click here to RSVP and get your timed tickets for the event.

Location, hours and contact

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

Museum and Institute Spring Hours: Tuesday: 11am-4pm, Thursday 11am-8pm

For more information on our health and safety precautions, click here.

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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