June Etta Downey (1875-1932)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1400]

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

Form/Genre: Black-and-White Prints

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

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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 organizationŒs 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.

Subject

  • Downey, June E (June Etta) 1875-1932
  • University of Wyoming Department of Psychology

Cite as

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

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

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Topic

  • Psychology
  • Women scientists
  • Women psychologists

Form/Genre

Black-and-White Prints

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1400]