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June Etta Downey (1875-1932)

Subject: Downey, June E (June Etta) 1875-1932

       University of Wyoming Dept. of Psychology


Type: Black-and-White Prints


Topic: Women scientists

     Women psychologists



Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA-SIA2008-1400]


Summary: Wyoming native June Etta Downey (1875-1932) was a professor of philosophy and psychology at the University of Wyoming, 1915-1932. She became close friends with chemist E.E. Slosson and his wife, May Preston Slosson, when Slosson taught at the university. After Slosson became director of Science Service, Downey contributed short news items to the organization's newsletter and wrote a syndicated column "Test Yourself," which referenced her research on handwriting and motor responses as reflections of personality. Author of many psychology texts and a volume of poetry (The Heavenly Dykes), Downey was one of the first two women admitted in 1928 to membership in the Society of Experimental Psychologists, twenty-four years after the society was founded.


Cite as: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives


Persistent URL:Link to data base record


Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives


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Taken on January 25, 2011