The Center for the History of Psychology
(CHP) was established in 1965 at The University of Akron to promote
research in the history of psychology by collecting, cataloging, and
preserving the historical record of psychology. CHP currently contains
over 740 individual psychologists paper collects, 1000 instruments and
apparatus, 6000 films, 15,000 photographs, 50,000 books, and 6,000
tests and assessments.
The Library of Congress Online Catalog contains approximately 14 million records representing books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials. The Online Catalog also displays searching aids for users, such as cross-references and scope notes. The catalog records reside in a single integrated database; they are not separated according to type of material, language of material, date of cataloging, or processing/circulation status. The Online Catalog is available on the Internet at http://catalog.loc.gov/.
As an integrated database, the Online Catalog includes 3.2 million catalog records from an earlier database. These catalog records, primarily for books and serials cataloged between 1898 and 1980, are being edited to comply with current cataloging standards and to reflect contemporary language and usage. The legend "[from old catalog]" indicates that the headings may deviate from current Library of Congress cataloging policy. For a complete search of books and serials cataloged prior to 1980, researchers onsite at the Library should also use the Main Card Catalog.
[SHP Note] A quick search of the incomplete Online Catalog shows over 10,000 entries for the word Psychology and 677 entries for the term psychologists. In addition, many of the American Psychological Association records prior to 1960 are stored here.
Map the Archives of the History of Psychology
A collaborative project to map the world's psychological archives.
add a pin, click on the map and search for the name or address of the Archive you wish to
add. When you find the appropriate listing, click on it and "save to My
Maps." Then pick the right color pin and add the relevant information.
is useful if you provide information regarding whose papers are held.
Although, in doing this, please list only major contributors.
find a hotel near your chosen archive, click on "Search Nearby" and
search for the terms "hotel," "motel," "B & B," "lodging," and
"housing." The Google Translate service can provide the equivalent
terms in the local language.
This site both highlights important women in psychology's past and amplifies the diverse feminist voices of contemporary psychologists. Includes biographical information, pictures, archives links, and video interviews. Website also includes a video on the second wave of feminist psychologists in the U.S. titled "Changing Faces of Feminist Psychology"
The OAC is a website that provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary source collections (artwork, manuscripts, papers, historic photographs, and so on) maintained by more than 150 libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California — including collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses.