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Popplestone, John A. and Marion White McPherson Honorary Fund
Drs. John A. Popplestone and Marion White McPherson are individuals who are extremely important to the field of psychology and the preservation of the history of psychology. The John A. Popplestone and Marion White McPherson Honorary Fund will pay tribute to two accomplished professionals and their commitment to their profession and to its history, while providing support for the Archives of the History of American Psychology.
The Archives of the History of American Psychology was established in 1965 at The University of Akron to promote research in the history of psychology by collecting, cataloguing, and preserving the historical record of psychology. It is a subject-matter archive. The driving force behind this world-renowned collection has been Dr. John A. Popplestone and his wife, Dr. Marion White McPherson.
For 34 years Drs. Popplestone and McPherson served as the professional staff and administrators of the Archives of the History of American Psychology while teaching psychology at The University of Akron. Both were Fellows of the American Psychology Association’s Division of the History of Psychology and served terms as president of the division. They also were co-authors of Dictionary Concepts in General Psychology, published by Greenwood Press, and An Illustrated History of American Psychology, Second Edition, published by The University of Akron Press.
Funds generated by the endowment are to be used to support the ongoing activities of the Archives of the History of American Psychology as determined by the director.