Established in 1965 at The University of Akron, the Center for the History of Psychology (CHP) actively acquires, preserves and provides access to primary sources and rare materials that support the teaching and research of the complete historical record of psychology. Our mission is to stimulate, inform, and educate researchers, visitors, and the public about the science and practice of psychology, and to encourage research in the history of psychology. Central to this mission is the preservation of personal papers, artifacts, and media that tell the story of psychology in America. As the largest repository of its kind in the world and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the AHAP provides the public with increased awareness and education of the diverse and changing roles psychology has played in contributing to advances in science and practice. Collections consist of personal manuscript collections, artifacts, photographs, monographs, psychological tests, and audiovisual materials. We are located on the lower level of the Polsky Building in downtown Akron, Ohio.
Includes more than 500 postcards from around Ohio. Dr. Campbell, a retired psychologist, became fascinated by the content of the postcards, material used to create them and what they might say about us.