Nov 03 2022
Talk: Dr. Harrower and Shining Molly, Witnesses and Lovers in Twentieth-Century Psychology

Talk: Dr. Harrower and Shining Molly, Witnesses and Lovers in Twentieth-Century Psychology

Presented by Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron at Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron

The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology presents a free talk from British author Jonathan Swinton describing the extraordinary papers of the clinical psychologist Dr. Molly Harrower (1906-1999). Her files and letters shed light on diverse topics, including the 20th century professionalization of clinical psychology and the strategies employed by women scientists to manage their lives and careers before the frameworks of 1970s feminism.

But beyond this historical narrative is deeply human one, offering a more compelling and multifaceted story than many novels, with poetry, sex, romance, betrayal, ambition, disappointment and fulfilment. Jonathan Swinton will introduce his forthcoming biography of Harrower for a non-specialist audience and discuss the challenging layers of evidence that Harrower left behind.

Jonathan is a mathematician and a writer, and his Alan Turing’s Manchester has recently been reissued by The History Press.

Admission Info
Dates & Times

2022/11/03 - 2022/11/03

Location Info

Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron

73 S. College Street, Akron, OH 44325

Parking Info

Free parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the building. This lot contains a dedicated accessible parking spot near the museum entrance.

Free parking is also available in Lot 30 at the corner of College and Market streets, which contains several accessible parking spaces.

Metered parking is available along South College Street. Pavement from Lot 30 and metered parking may be uneven, and people with limited mobility should exercise caution.

Accessibility Info

A wheelchair accessible ramp is located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. The museum is housed on the ground floor, and an interior elevator provides access to the Institute galleries, located on the fourth floor. A wheelchair is also kept on-site and is available for loan to those visiting the museum and archives.  Select displays may not be fully wheelchair accessible. Assistance is available to access the content of these displays.

Standard strollers are welcome.

The museum includes a variety of audio, visual, and hands-on exhibits. We are currently working to develop alternative forms of access for select exhibits. For more information, please contact us at ahap@uakron.edu.