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Long, Alma Irene, 1883-1951



  • Existence: July 28, 1883 - September 25, 1951

Biographical Information

Alma Irene Long was born July 28, 1883 in Newport, Kentucky. Before beginning her formal education, Long taught home economics at a public high school in Cincinnati and the North Carolina College for Women. She also worked for the War Industries Board from 1917-1919 doing statistical and educational research. Long received her B.S. in 1923 from the Teacher's College at Columbia and went on to attain her MA there in 1930. She received her PhD in 1933 from Western Reserve University. While receiving her education, she also served as the head of Home Economics at Wittenberg College, Antioch College, Winthrop College, and the Putnam School. She joined the faculty at Purdue in 1938 as an Assistant Professor of Home Economics and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1943.

Long's research focused on the phsychological aspects of home economics education. She presented several papers to the Indiana Academy of Science and published a textbook: Home Health and Nursing. Long was an active member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, the Midwest Psychology Association, the Indiana Academy of Science, and was a Fellow of the Education Research Association. She passed away September 25, 1951 in Lafayette, Indiana.


April 20, 1938 Purdue Board of Trustees minutes.


Edington, Will E. "Alma Irene Long." Necrology, Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 1951.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Alma Long papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 28, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSF 228
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one folder which contains articles by Alma Long.
Dates: 1941 - 1949