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The Archives of the History of American Psychology

Established in 1965, the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) is the world’s largest repository of manuscripts, books, media, and artifacts relevant to the history of psychology and related human sciences. AHAP now joins the National Museum of Psychology, founded in 2010, and the Institute for Human Science and Culture, founded in 2018, as part of the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology.

The AHAP collections document the history of psychology in all of its forms, tracing it from the laboratory rooms of the late nineteenth century to hospitals, schools, and businesses throughout the twentieth century and into the new millennium.

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Plan your visit!

Researchers should read our Policies page before arriving.

Reading Room Hours (by appointment only)

  • Monday though Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Please note that the Cummings Center closes for all major holidays.

Visit the Museum and Institute pages for information on our public museum and galleries.


Researchers must schedule an appointment by telephone or email. Appointments must be made two weeks in advance.

Archives Phone: 330-972-7284



Cummings Center for the History of Psychology
73 S. College Street, Akron, Ohio 44325-4302


Paid parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the building. This lot contains a dedicated accessible parking spot near the museum entrance. Parking can be paid via QR code or text message. Additional paid parking is available in Lot 30 on the corner of College and Market Streets, and 2 hour metered parking is available along College Street.

For rates and meter fees, visit our accessibility page.


The Cummings Center has a wheelchair accessible ramp, located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. An interior elevator provides access to the Archives, located on the second floor. A wheelchair is also kept on-site and is available for loan to those visiting the Archives, Museum, and Institute.

For more information, see our accessibility page.


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