Jamie Newhall and Jon Endres
Sr Multi-Media Producer
Jamie Newhall, Instructional Services, and Jon Endres, who works part-time in Psychology Archives, received the 2017 Society of Ohio Archivists Merit Award at the SOA Annual Meeting on Friday, May 19 for their work on the wire recorder project. According to the website, the Award is given to individuals or organizations that have by excellence in deeds, actions, or initiatives improved the state of archives in Ohio over the past year. For more info: http://www.ohioarchivists.org/merit_award/
They were also presenters at TEDxAkron 2017 on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at the recently refurbished Goodyear Theater. According to the TEDxAkron website, TEDx expands TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, beyond its annual conference by seeding smaller, independent events throughout the nation, called TEDx. TEDxAkron emulates the spirit and ideals of the TED Conference. For more info: http://www.tedxakron.com/
Well Done, Jamie & Jon!
Amy Freels, University of Akron Press
Amy Freels completed her undergraduate certificate in Museums & Archives in December. This is a new certificate through the Institute for Human Science and Culture (IHSC) at the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology.
University Press, Editorial & Design Coordinator
Amy Freels, who is working on her certificate in Museums and Archives, gave a poster presentation at the Society of Ohio Archivists in May 2016. She presented on the unique collaboration between the University of Akron Press and the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (CCHP). The main focus was about publishing primary sources in book form. The poster presented a timeline of the publication process, from the selection of the primary source manuscript(s) to marketing and sales of the finished book.
Way to go, Amy!
The exhibit “Black Psychologists and the American Dream” showcasing materials from the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, is now located on the first and second floors of Bierce library. The exhibit features a speech written by Martin Luther King, Jr. only seven months before he was killed, personal and professional materials of the first Black woman psychologist in America, a seminal book in the struggle for African American psychologists to be recognized within the profession, and film stills from the 1963 program, “The Negro and the American Promise”.
These original materials from archival collections at the Cummings Center put the African American experience in context with psychology. The exhibit reveals the struggles of Black psychologists within the profession of psychology, as well as the history of civil rights in American psychology.
This exhibit complements the “The African American Dream: Historical Perspectives in Today’s Society” Rethinking Race event sponsored by the Cummings Center.
The exhibit will be open through the month of March.
Kenneth B. Clark
Martin Luther King, Jr.