UA partners with National Library of Medicine


Grant Morgan

UA’s Center for the History of Psychology has partnered with the National Library of Medicine.

By Grant Morgan, News Writer

The University of Akron’s Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (CCHP) has partnered with the National Library of Medicine to give easier access to historic archives.

CCHP will share 413 of their collections, which can be searched for and viewed at each of the thirty-five institutions that share archives with the Library of Medicine.

This is made possible by communal finding aids, systems that organize historic syndicates so researchers can efficiently find information.

Some of CCHP’s research findings will be shared with the 3,600 finding aids already possessed by the Library of Medicine.

UA’s Cummings Center is home to a museum of psychology and the Archives of the History of American Psychology. In 2002, CCHP became a member of the Smithsonian Institutions Affiliations.

The building is now open to everyone be they scholars, students or the public. Though the museum is self-guided, behind-the-scenes tours are available. Appointments are required for access to the archives.

In 2014, Nicholas A. and Dorothy M. Cummings donated $3.5 million to the Center for the History of Psychology. According to their website, this donation “secured the future growth and success of the center.” Following, it was renamed the “Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology.”

Both the museum and archives are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.