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.

Cummings Center Exterior at DuskThe CCHP includes a museum of psychology that highlights artifacts, documents, films, and photographs from the history of the human sciences. It is 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 also includes the Institute for Human Science and Culture (IHSC), a multidisciplinary institute that promotes education and research in the history, preservation, documentation, and interpretation of the human experience. The mission of the IHSC is to explore what it means to be human. The IHSC promotes document- and object-based, experiential education in arts, humanities, and science.

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.

The CCHP is a founding member of The University of Akron Arts & Culture Council, dedicated to collaborating, promoting, and supporting The University of Akron's cultural programs, activities, units, and events within the community.

Did you know?

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