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The Archives of the History of American Psychology is a large collection of historical papers, instruments, films, photographs, and artifacts located at the University of Akronmarker, in Akron, Ohiomarker.

History

The Archives of the History of American Psychology was established in 1965 at the University of Akron. Since the beginning, its main focus has been the collection of manuscripts which includes papers from over 740 psychologists.

The Archives have been expanding continuously since then, with the establishment in 1976 of the Child Development Film Archives. In 1980, numerous gifts of books were added to the collection, and they include published literature dealing with the "substantive content of psychology as well as with its history and philosophy." The Archives of the History of American Psychology is a subject-matter archives.

The collection

The collection contains over 740 individual collections, 50 records from organizations, 1000 instruments and apparatuses, 6000 film records, 15,000 images, and 50,000 volumes including rare books, textbooks, professional and trade publications.

Contained in the collection are many famous artifacts of psychology. These include gowns from Philip Zimbardo's Stanford prison experiment and the shock box from Stanley Milgram's experiments on obedience.

See also



References

  1. "History and Mission" at AHAP Retrieved on July 13th, 2009.
  2. "The Collection" at AHAP Retrieved on March 4, 2009
  3. Zimbardo (Apparatus Collection) at AHAP Retrieved on March 4, 2009
  4. Shock Generator (Apparatus Collection) at AHAP Retrieved on March 4, 2009


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