Sending Well Wishes to Dr. David Baker Upon his Retirement as Director of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology

After more than twenty years heading what is now the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (CCHP), Dr. David Baker is retiring. During his tenure Baker expanded the Archives of the History of American Psychology considerably, growing these into a Center now housed in its own a purposively renovated building which additionally includes both the National Museum of Psychology and the Institute for Human Science and Culture.

On the eve of his retirement, an effort is underway to collect well wishes for Dr. Baker from any and all, wishes that can also include photographs from years past (see above). CCHP Assistant Director Cathy Faye provides full details about how to contribute a message:

As many of you know, Dr. David B. Baker, Margaret Clark Morgan Executive Director at the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, is retiring at the end of May. Dave has been Director since 1999, taking over from John Popplestone, who launched the Archives of the History of American Psychology in 1965. Since then, Dave has worked to expand the Archives into The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, home to the National Museum of Psychology and the Institute for Human Science and Culture. Dave’s advocacy, scholarship, and outreach over the last 20 years have resulted in a permanent home for the archival record of our field and have given it a public face with the Museum.

I know that many of you have worked with Dave over the years in various capacities and we hope you will help us let him know how much he is appreciated. We have set up a message board where you can leave a message to wish him well in his retirement. Photos can also be uploaded.

Please submit your message by May 29, 2020.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.

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