Forrest Lee Dimmick papers, 1911-1968

Collection Number: 2862

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Forrest Lee Dimmick papers, 1911-1968
Collection Number:
2862
Creator:
Forrest Lee Dimmick
Quantity:
7 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, reports, printed materials, publications, photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Professional papers include correspondence with Karl M. Dallenbach, Edwin G. Boring, and other participants from the Inter-Society Color Council.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Psychologist. Forrest Lee Dimmick, Cornell University Class of 1915, Ph.D. 1920, was a psychologist and a professor at the University of Michigan, 1921-1925. He taught at Hobart College from 1925-1947, and was head of the Vision Branch of the Naval Medical Research Laboratory, Groton, Connecticut, 1947-1963.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Professional papers include correspondence with Karl M. Dallenbach, Edwin G. Boring, and other participants from the Inter-Society Color Council concerning his research in vision, particularly color vision, night vision, visual acuity, and color aptitude testing; newsletters, color swatches, and testing materials concerning his work (1940+) with Carl Foss and other members of the Inter-Society Color Council on the development of the Color Aptitude Test (CAT), a project sponsored by the Federation of Societies for Paint Technology; correspondence, minutes and pamphlets, 1955-1967, concerning the work that Dimmick, Foss, and Deane B. Judd did as members of the Committee on Uniform Color Scales of the Optical Society of America and for the National Bureau of Standards; correspondence, notes, and reports, 1964-1967, concerning his retirement activities as a consultant for the Biological Science Communications Project; papers concerning Dimmick's color specifications research based on "Just Noticeable Differences of Hue;" papers concerning his biographical research on his former professor, Edward Bradford Titchener; letters from Titchener to Dimmick and Mrs. Dimmick; recorded interview with Harry P. Weld, a Titchener colleague, and genealogical tables of the Titchener family. Personal papers include family letters; photographs; and other material belonging to Dimmick or his wife, Claire Comstock Dimmick.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Dimmick, Forrest Lee
Boring, Edwin Garrigues, 1886-1968.
Dallenbach, Karl M., 1887-1971.
Dimmick, Claire Comstock.
Foss, Carl.
Judd, Deane Brewster, 1900-1972.
Titchener, Edward Bradford, 1867-1927.
Weld, Harry Porter, 1877-1958.
Inter-Society Color Council.
Federation of Societies for Paint Technology.
Biological Science Communications Projects.

Subjects:
Color vision.
Color Psychological aspects.
Education.
Psychology, Experimental.
Psychology Research.
Psychology Study and teaching.
Genealogies.
Photoprints.
Psychologists. lsch


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Forrest Lee Dimmick Papers, #2862. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Publications written and edited by Forrest Lee Dimmick
Series II. Publications by fellow researchers covering a wide area of subjects
Series III. CAT (Color Aptitude Test) and C.I.E. (Commission International Éclairage) research items
Series IV: Inter-Society Color Council
Series V: Optical Society of America (OSA)
Series VI: Personal Activities
Series VII: Correspondence
Series VIII: Personal memorabilia
Series IX: Mrs. Claire Comstock Dimmick, Ph.D. '20
Series X: Additional material

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Publications: These publications appear in chronological order, 1920-1966.
Box 1 Folder 1
Publications"An experimental study of visual movement and the phi-phenomenon."Am. J. Psychol. 1920, 31, 317-332.
1920-1927
Box 1 Folder 1
"A note on Henning's smell series." Am. J. Psychol. 1922, 33, 423-425.
Box 1 Folder 1
"An experimental study of auditory tied-images." Am. J. Psychol. 1923, 34, 85-89.
Box 1 Folder 1
...with Conklin, V. "An experimental study of fear."Am. J. Psychol. 1925, 36, 96-101.
Box 1 Folder 1
"The series of blacks, grays, and whites." Psycholog. R. 1925, 32, 334-336.
Box 1 Folder 1
...with Scahill, H.G. "Visual perception of movement."Am. J. Psychol. 1925, 36, 412-417.
Box 1 Folder 1
"The 'Visual Perception' of Movement vx. the 'Apprehension' of Movement from Visual Stimuli."Am. J. Psychol. 1926, 37, 461-463.
Box 1 Folder 1
"The investigation of the olfactory qualities."Psycholog. R. 1927, 34, 321-335.
Box 1 Folder 2
Publications...with DeGowin, E.L. The tactual perception of simple geometrical forms." J. Gen. Psychol. 1928, 1, 114-122.
1928-1933
Box 1 Folder 2
"A reinterpretation of the color pyramid." Psycholog. R. 1929, 36, 83-90.
Box 1 Folder 2
...with Holt, C.R. "Gray and the color pyramid." Am. J. Psychol. 1929, 41, 284-290.
Box 1 Folder 2
...with Sanders, R.W. "Some conditions of the perception of visible movement."Am. J. Psychol. 1929, 41, 607-616.
Box 1 Folder 2
"Some new auditory apparatus." Am. J. Psychol. 1929, 41, 650-652
Box 1 Folder 2
...with Karl, J.C. "The effect of the exposure time upon the R.L. of visible motion."JEPs 1930, 13, 365-369.
Box 1 Folder 2
"An accurate differential color mixer." Am. J. Psychol. 1932, 44, 798-799.
Box 1 Folder 2
"A simple campimeter."Am. J. Psychol. 1933, 45, 148.
Box 1 Folder 3
Publications"The dependence of auditory experience upon wave amplitude."Am. J. Psychol. 1933, 45, 463-470.
1933-1941
Box 1 Folder 3
...with McMichael, George. "The psychophysical determination of the limits of pure gray." Am. J. Psychol. 1933, 45, 313-314.
Box 1 Folder 3
...with Gaylord, E. "The dependence of auditory localization with pitch." JEPs 1934, 17, 593-599.
Box 1 Folder 3
"Color nomenclature and specification." Psycholog. Bul.vol. 35, #8 October 1938.
Box 1 Folder 3
...with Hubbard, Margaret R. "The spectral location of psychologically unique yellow, green, and blue."Am. J. Psychol. 1939, 52, 242-254.
Box 1 Folder 3
...with Hubbard, Margaret R. "The spectral components of psychologically unique red." Am. J. Psychol. 1939, 52, 348-353.
Box 1 Folder 3
...with Ludlow, N. and Whiteman, A. "A study of 'Experimental Neurosis' in cats." J. Comp. Psychol. 1939, 28, 29-43.
Box 1 Folder 3
...with Olson, Ruth M. "The intensive difference limen in audition." JOSA 1941, 12, 517-525.
Box 1 Folder 4
Publications"Methodology in test preparation."JOSA 1943, 33, 308-315.
1944-1953
Box 1 Folder 4
"A color aptitude test developed for textiles."Textile World, 1944, 94, 84.
Box 1 Folder 4
"A test of color aptitude."Textile Colorist & Converter, 1945, 67, 114F, 154.
Box 1 Folder 4
"A color aptitude test, 1940 edition." J. Ap. Psychol. 1946, 30, 10-22.
Box 1 Folder 4
"Perception." Encyclopedia of Psychology, Edited by P. L. Harriman, Philos. Library, New York 1946.
Box 1 Folder 4
"Color."Foundations of Psychology.Boring, Langfeld, and Weld. Wiley 1948.
Box 1 Folder 4
...with Smith, Stanley W. "The facilitative effect of red light on dark adaptation."JOSA 1953, 43, 541.
Box 1 Folder 5
Publications...with Katz, Milton S. and Morris, Ailene. "Effets de durées variables d'adaptation au rouge sur une adaptation ultérieure a l'obscurité." Annales d'Optique Oculaire. t 3, No. 3, Mai 1954.
1954-1966
Box 1 Folder 5
Factors in the application of the Color Aptitude Test. Official Digest, Dec. 1954.
Box 1 Folder 5
...with Smith, Stanley W. and Morris, Ailene. "Effects of exposure ot various red lights upon subsequent dark adaptation measured by the method of constant stimuli."JOSA 1955, 45, 502-506.
Box 1 Folder 5
"Specifications and calibration of the 1953 edition of the ISCC Color Aptitude Test."JOSA 1956, 46, 389-393.
Box 1 Folder 5
A study of stability of discrimination in a visual matching test. Proc. of the XV International Congress of Psychology, 1957.
Box 1 Folder 5
...with Thomas, F. and Luria, S.M. "A study of binocular color mixture." MRLReport No. 361, Sept. 1961 (Vision Research,Vol. 1, 108-120, 1961. ).
Box 1 Folder 5
Color Specification Based on Just Noticeable Differences of Hue.Tagungsband Luzern 1965. (Abstract in German, French, and English, paper in English) Oxford, 1965.
Box 1 Folder 5
--, Vision Research,Vol. 5, pp. 679-694. (Abstract in English, French, German, and Russian at the end of paper).
Box 1 Folder 5
--, in Color Engineering,Chromatic Publ. Col, N.Y., N.Y. Vol. 4, #1, January-February 1966.
Box 1 Folder 5
Sistema di specifiche cromatiche a quattro colori principali basate sulle differenze di tono appena percepibili. Atti della fondazione Georgio Ronchi, Anno XXI, N.1, Feb. 1966, p. 11-26. (This paper relates to a lecture present at the International Color Meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, June 1965 ).
Publications he wrote and edited while being head of the Vision Branch of the U.S. Navy Submarine Base, 1947-1963.
Box 1 Folder 6
Publications"Standards for General Purpose Sun Glasses." D. Farnsworth. MRL #17 Sept. 10, 1948
1948-1964
Box 1 Folder 6
"Relative efficiency of goggles for dark adaptation." Z.J. Schoen & F.L. Dimmick. MRL #130 Apr. 9, 1948
Box 1 Folder 6
"Checkerboard visual acuity targets: an experimental validation." F.L.D. & L.M. Rudolph. MRL #141 Dec. 1948
Box 1 Folder 6
"The effect of low color temperature illumination and red illumination upon subsequent dark adaptation." R.T. Mitchell. MRL# 146 Aug. 5, 1949
Box 1 Folder 6
"Mapping the central scotomo of the dard adapted reine: comparison of a moving stimulus with a stationary presentation." L.S. McaMartin & F.L.D. MRL# 150 Nov. 1, 1949.
Box 1 Folder 6
"Visual acuity at scotopic levels of illumination." A. Morris & F.L.D. MRL# 162 Dec. 4, 1950
Box 1 Folder 6
"The relation of dark adaptation to duration of prior red adaptation." R.T. Mitchell, A. Morris & F.L.D. MRL# 166 Dec. 6, 1950
Box 1 Folder 6
"An ophthalmological study of visual acuity under dim illumination." C. Pratt & F.L.D. MRL# 173 Jun. 6, 1951
Box 1 Folder 6
"The parameters of scotopic sensitivity: (1) the effect of size." Jo Ann Smith & F.L.D. MRL# 174 Jun. 20, 1951
Box 1 Folder 6
"Visual acuity tasks in a submarine." F.L.D. & Dean Farnsworth. MRL# 178 Oct. 10, 1951
Box 1 Folder 6
"Factors in night vision sensitivity: the effect of brightness." S.G. deGroot, J.M. Dodge & Jo Ann Smith. MRL# 194 Mr. 18, 1952
Box 1 Folder 6
"The facilitative effect of red light on dark adaptation."JOSA43, 541, June 1953. S.W. Smith & F.L.D.
Box 1 Folder 6
"Factors in night vision sensitivity: III. The interrelation of size, brightness, and location." S.G. deGroot, J.M. Dodge & J.A. Smith. MRL# 234 Sept. 14, 1953.
Box 1 Folder 6
The effect of refractive error on acuity through binoculars." J.A.S. Kinney and C.H. Pratt. MRL# 245 Apr. 12, 1954.
Box 1 Folder 6
"Effect of various durations of red adaptation on the course of subsequent dark adaptation." M.S. Katz, A. Morris, & F.L.D. MRL# 246 Apr. 27, 1954.
Box 1 Folder 6
"Visual characteristics of the submarine population." I. Schwarz & N.E. Sandberg. MRL# 252 Jun. 21, 1954.
Box 1 Folder 6
"Pilot studies of a scotopic sensitivity test." G. Fooks, E.J. Sweeney, & F.L.D. MRL# 285 Jun. 14, 1957
Box 1 Folder 6
"The calculation of relative energy on metameric matches." R.E. Wienke. MRL# 57-7 Aug. 16, 1957
Box 1 Folder 6
"Vision acuity: The professional vs. the non-professional." I. Schwartz. MRL# 57-10 Dec. 10, 1957
Box 1 Folder 6
"Evaluation of omnitrainer (Visual training device)." I. Schwartz. MRL# 58-7 Apr. 15, 1958.
Box 1 Folder 6
"Measurement of the light adaptation of the rods." JOSA47, 391, May 1957. S.W. Smith & F.L.D. MRL# 296 May 8, 1958
Box 1 Folder 6
"How red is red?Am. J. Psychol.LXXI, 298, mar. 1958. F.L.D. & R.E. Wienke. MRL# 303 Oct. 18, 1958
Box 1 Folder 6
"Comparison of high acuity scores on Snellen and Ortho-rater tests." I. Schwartz & F.L.D. MRL# 304 Oct. 20, 1958
Box 1 Folder 6
"Report on a direct-current high-pressure Xenon arc." R.E. Wienke MRL# 58-8 Nov. 6, 1958
Box 1 Folder 6
"Standardizaton of a scotopic sensitivity test." E.J. Sweeney, J.A.S. Kinney & A.P. Ryan MRL# 308 Mar. 17, 1959
Box 1 Folder 6
"Survey of the lighting installation in the U.S.S. Tusk (SS-426)." I. Schwartz & S.M. Luria. MRL# 59-3 Jun. 2, 1959
Box 1 Folder 6
"Effect of the test stimulus on the measurement of dark adaptation." JOSA49, 667, July 1959. E.J. Sweeney. MRL# 318 Sep. 8, 1959
Box 1 Folder 6
"Nature of the limit of the color zone in perimetry." JOSA49, 764, Aug. 1959. P.A. Kelsey & I. Schwartz. MRL# 324 Oct. 20, 1959
Box 1 Folder 6
"Visual acuity under red vs. white illumination." S.M. Luria & I. Schwartz. MRL# 326 Jan. 1960
Box 1 Folder 6
"Recommendations for minimal red light levels on board submarines." F.L.D. MRL# 60-2 Jan. 14, 1960
Box 1 Folder 6
"Multiple checkerboard acuity tester. I. Schwartz & S.M. Luria. MRL# 60-3 Jan. 18, 1960
Box 1 Folder 6
"Underwater visual communication." F.L.D. & Jo Ann S. Kinney MRL# 60-5 Feb. 16, 1960
Box 1 Folder 6
"Absolute threshhold for extremely wide fields." JOSA48, 884, Dec. 1958. SlM. Luria. MRL# 331 Mar. 15, 1960
Box 1 Folder 6
"Red lighting survey aboard the USS Randolph (CVS-15)." F.L.D., S.M. Luria, & I. Schwartz. MRL# 60-6 Apr. 6, 1960
Box 1 Folder 6
"The interruption of dark adaptation." S.M. Luria & Jo Ann S. Kinney. MRL# 347 Feb. 1, 1961
Box 1 Folder 6
"Accommodation and scotopic acuity." JOSA51, 214, Feb. 1961. S.M. Luria MRL# 352 Apr. 20, 1961
Box 1 Folder 6
"Lighting survey of the U.S.S. Becuna (319). F.L.D., M. Siegel, & M. Connors. MRL# 61-4 May 8, 1961
Box 1 Folder 6
"A study of binocular color mixture." Vision Research,Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2 108-120, June 1961. T. Thomas, F.L.D. & S.M. Luria. MRL# 361 Sep. 20, 1961
Box 1 Folder 6
"Shape of the red and green color zone gradients." JOSA51, 874-877, Aug. 1961. Mary Connors & Patricia A. Kelsey MRL# 363 Oct. 5, 1961
Box 1 Folder 6
"Relative red-green sensitivity as a function of retinal position."JOSA52, 81-84, Jan. 1962. Marry Connors & Jo Ann S. Kinney MRL# 377 Feb. 28, 1962
Box 1 Folder 6
"Discrimination of color. I. Comparison of three psycholophysical methods. II. Sensitivity as a function of spectral wavelength, 510-630 m." JOSA52, 1067-1074, Sept. 1962. M.H. Siegel & F.L.D. MRL# 389 Oct. 30, 1962
Box 1 Folder 6
"Lighting Survey of U.S.S. Tringa (ASR-16)." J.A.S. Kinney & S.M. Luria MRL# 63-1 March 1963
Box 1 Folder 6
"Lighting Survey on (sic.) U.S.S. Irex (ss4820)." S.M. Luria. MRL# 62-2 March 1963
Box 1 Folder 6
"Lighting Survey of U.S.S. Angler (SS240)." J.A.S. Kinney & M.M. Conners. MRL# 63-5 Apr. 23, 1963
Box 1 Folder 6
"Factors affecting induced color." Vision Research.Vol. 2, pp. 503-525, Pergamon Press, 1962 J.A.S. Kinney MRL# 400 Apr. 25, 1963
Box 1 Folder 6
Lighting Survey of U.S.S. Sablefish (ss303)." J.A.S. Kinney & M.M. connors. MRL# 63-7 May 8, 1963
Box 1 Folder 6
"Night vision sensitivity during prolonged restriction from sunlight."J. Ap. Psychol. 1963 vol. 47, #1, pp. 65-67. J.A.S. Kinney. MRL# 401 May 21, 1963
Box 1 Folder 6
"Lighting Survey of U.S.S. Sea Robin (SS407)." M.M. Connors & K. Laxar. MRL# 63-9 Jun. 17, 1963
Box 1 Folder 6
"Lighting Survey of U.S.S. Sunbird (ASR-15)." M.M. Connors. MRL# 63-11 Aug. 26, 1963
Box 1 Folder 6
"Discrimination of Color. III. Effect of spectral bandwidth."JOSA,vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 874-877, 1963. M.H. Siegel. MRL# 410 Sept. 9, 1963
Box 1 Folder 6
"Lighting Survey of U.S.S. Hardhead (SS365)." M.M. Connors. MRL# 63-12 Nov. 1, 1963
Box 1 Folder 6
"Effect of body position on meridional variations in scotopic acuity."Am. J. Psychol.,vol. LXXVI, pp. 598-606, 1963. P.R. Kent. MRL# 64-2 May 6, 1964
Box 1 Folder 6
"A review of the rationale of the visual standards for submarine duty." P.R. Kent MRL# 428 May 19, 1964
Box 1 Folder 6
"Reaction time under three viewing conditions: binocular, dominant eye, and non-dominant eye." JEPS,vol. 67, #3, 1964. P.K. Minucci & M.M. Connors. MRL# 430 May 22, 1964
Box 1 Folder 6
"Effect of surround and stimulus luminance on the discrimination of hue." JOSA,vol. 54, #5, pp. 693-695, May 1964. M.M. Connors MRL# 435 Jul. 20, 1964
Box 1 Folder 6
"Discrimination of Color. IV. Sensitivity as a function of spectral vavelength."JOSA,vol. 54, #6, pp. 821-823, June 1964. M.H. Siegel. MRL# 436 Jul. 31, 1964
Book Reviews. Mostly published in the American Journal of Psychology.
1925-1961
Box 1 Folder 7
Book Reviews
Notes, Discussions, Lectures, 1 galley proof
Box 1 Folder 8
Notes and Discussions
Box 1 Folder 9
Galley Proof: A Color Aptitude Test
Box 1 Folder 10
Lectures given c. 1937-1938.Elementary Psychology.
Symposia and Congresses
Box 1 Folder 11
Symposia and congresses (proceedings et al. of same)
Box 1 Folder 11
A symposium on Color Tolerance. 8th Annual meeting of the Inter-Society Color Council. July 1939 Sponsored by The American Psychology Association. Reprinted from the American Journal of Psychology.Introduction to the meeting given by F.L. Dimmick.
Box 1 Folder 11
A symposium on Color Blindness. Arranged by the Inter-Society Color Council for the March 1943 meeting of the Optical Society of America. Includes article by F.L.D. on Methodology in Test-Preparation.
Box 1 Folder 11
Colour Vision Conference, Cambridge 1947. comments by F.L.D. Published in Documenta Ophthalmologica. Vol. III,
Box 1 Folder 11
Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Psychology, Montreal, June 1954.
Box 1 Folder 11
Color Symposium held at the IES national Technical Conference in Miami Beach, Florida, August 31, 1964. Three invited papers.
Box 1 Folder 11
A Paper by John W. Ward given at the International Colour Meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, June 1965. Color Instrumentation for Industry.
Box 1 Folder 11
A paper given at the Western Coatings Symposium, February 1966. Color Instruments take the visual Color Aptitude Test.This includes an attached letter to Dimmick relating to this paper.
Box 1 Folder 11
Attributes of Colour perception.Reports from international scientific discussions held in Stockholm, June 6-8, 1966. Contains a photo of Dimmick on p. 30.
Box 1 Folder 11
Recent Developments in Vision Research.National Academy of Sciences. Publication 1272, Washington, D.C., 1966.
Box 1 Folder 11
Renshaw Vision Conference, May 17-18, 1967. Institute for Research Vision, The Ohio State University. (Dimmick attended). This title contains only the program and list of attendees.
Box 1 Folder 11
Report on the 16th Session of the International Commission on Illumination, June 19-28, 1967. Published by U.S. Department of Commerce. Dimmick was advisor.
Box 1 Folder 11
List of contributors to various meetings, membership lists.
Unpublished Papers.
Box 1 Folder 12
Several versions of a paper delivered at the Eastern Psychology Association at Bryn Mawr, 1939 (applies Bridgeman's theory to psychology, i.e. Bridgeman, Philosophy of Physics.)
Box 1 Folder 13
Galley proofs to The Investigation of the Olfactory Qualities.
Box 1 Folder 14
Two versions of Color Discrimination and the Testing of Color Aptitude.Paper given 1953 at Oxford. 27 pp.
Box 1 Folder 15
Factors in the application of the Color Aptitude Test.10 pp. with graphs and annotations. later on published in "Official Digest," December 1954, Federation of Paint and Varnish Club Production. 20 pp.
Box 1 Folder 16
Test results, parts of the paper, An Equal Hue System of Color Specifications.
Box 1 Folder 17 & 18
Color Specifications based on Just Noticeable Differences of Hue.Several typewritten copies, some with notes, some with annotations, graphs and test results attached.
Box 1 Folder 19
Typewritten copy of 'Visual Perception' of Movement,with revision notes by Titchener.
Box 1 Folder 20
Paper (typewritten and handwritten manuscript) given after 1963. No title. Subject: metamer (i.e. the same color is produced by two stimuli); another folder re metamer is in the collection.
Box 1 Folder 21
A typewritten talk with no date. Probably early. "As a psychologist..." 4 pp.
Publications in chronological order, 1930-1968.
Box 2 Folder 1
In chronological order (1930-1968)
Publications he reviewed for the Biological Sciences Communications Project.
Box 2 Folder 2
Papers reviewed for same.
Box 2 Folder 3
Technical reports from the Department of the Navy.
Monographs
Box 2 Folder 4
Holmes, Oliver Wendell.The Stereoscope and Stereoscopic Photographs.Underwood & Underwood, New York, 1903
Box 2 Folder 5
Examiner's Guide for Psychological Examining in the Army.G.P.O. Washington, 1918. (Confidential publication).
Box 2 Folder 6
The Psycholoogical Laboratory of Cornell University.Oliver B. Wood, Worcester, 1900.
Box 2 Folder 7
Butterfield, General Daniel. Address delivered on Founder's Day, January 11, 1898, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Box 2 Folder 8
Le Grand, Yves. Vision Lumière et éclairage.Paris, Editions de la Revue Optique. 1958.
Box 2 Folder 9
The Age of Reason, Color Systems, Color Standards: The American Coloristby Faber Birren.
Box 2 Folder 10
Three manuals on color prepared by Martin Marietta Company.
Box 2 Folder 11
Solving the Color Problem,published by Procelain Enamel & Manufacturing Co.
Box 2 Folder 11
The Color Tree,published by Interchem.
Box 2 Folder 11
Come Catch a Rainbow,published by Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company.
Box 2 Folder 11
Color and the Use of Color,published by the Illuminating Engineering Society.
Box 2 Folder 11
Appendix to the Questionnaire,published by the Committee on Color Terminology.
Box 2
Jacobson, Egbert. The Color Harmony Manual and How to Use It.CCA, Chicago, 1948. 13 vols. Boxed.
Box 2
Munsell Book of Color. Defining, Explaining and Illustrating the Fundamental Characteristics of Color. A Revision and Extension of 'The Atlas of the Munsell Color System'by A. H. Munsell Color Co., Baltimore, 1929. Abridged edition. Boxed
Box 2
Nagel, W. Tafeln zur Untersuchung des Farbenunterscheidungs Vermoegens.Bergmann Verlag, Wiesbaden, 1917.
Box 2
American Optical Company. Pseudo-Isochromatic Plates for Testing Color Perception. Beck Engraving Co., Philadelphia, 1917.
Box 2
Same as #15-revised edition.
Box 2 Folder 17
Descriptive Color Names Dictionary.Published by Container Corporation of America. 1950.
In 1940 the Inter-Society Color Council began the development of its color aptitude test. At the request of professional and industrial groups, the ISCC established a subcommittee, problem 10, to develop a test that would measure an operator's capability to make valid and reliable judgemnts of the likeness and difference of color samples. Dimmick was the co-chairman of this committee and results about the findings of the subcommittee have appeared in various numbers of the newsletter.
Professional tools
Color plates, slides, negatives which were used for research for CAT
Box 3
26 - 2" colored glass plates (some damaged). In black case.
Box 3
Black and white slides and negatives
Box 3
2 color negatives.
Box 3
6 color guides.
Box 3
color swatch book
Box 3
color swatch book. (NU Color scale is in card file 6)
Box 3
D & H Color rule
Box 3
Various color swatches used to demonstrate color standards
Box 3
12" x 12" board demonstrating the gray color scale.
Box 3
Vinyl color samples demonstrating color hues
Box 3 Folder 13
Lakowski, R. and McDermot, A. A Bibliography on Colour.Square Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh, 1966.
Box 3 Folder 14
Flyers for various psychological and physiological testing apparati.
Box 4
Bibliography on cards. (alphabetical)
Box 5
Bibliography file on cards. (subject)
Box 6
NU Color scale (color swatches).
Test Charts and results.
Box 7 Folder 1
Several versions of the paper Color Specifications Based on Just Noticeable Differences of Hue.
Box 7
Computer Print-Out Sheet.
Box 7 Folder 3
Charts.
Box 7
Test results obtained November 1934. (Color Measurement lab. M.I.T.)
Box 7 Folder 6
Test results, July-August 1964.
Box 7 Folder 7
Test results, n.d.
Box 7
Test results on color, 1961-1962.
Box 7
Test results with notes, 1963.
Box 7 Folder 10
Test results, Original Title Munsell Specifications--working copies.
Box 7 Folder 11
Test results, Tetrahedral Sampling Munsell Value 1/
Box 7 Folder 12
Test results, notes, papers. Folder original labelled: Dimensions of Color.
Box 7 Folder 13
Test results, with gray color swatches (originally labelled: Reflectance Curves for Gray Series).
Box 7 Folder 14
One program, correspondence, paper in this folder labelled: "Metamers."
Box 7 Folder 15
Test results, scales. Comparison of Munsell, C.I.E. and Equal Color Scale
Box 7 Folder 16
C.I.E. Blanks.
Box 7 Folder 17
The folder concerns only the Color Aptitude Test (CAT). (Provenance conserved. Content of folders transferred as is.) Scores of Individuals.
Box 7 Folder 18
Color Aptitude Test. Analysis of Data.
Box 7 Folder 19
Color Aptitude Test. Repeating Testing.
Box 7 Folder 20
Color Aptitude Test. Charts and Calculations.
Box 7 Folder 21
Color Aptitude Test. Variations in Sensitivity to Color. Research Notes.
Box 7 Folder 22
Several versions of Specifications and Calibration of the 1953 Edition of the ISCC Color Aptitude Test.
Box 7 Folder 23
Color Aptitude Test. Committee Items. Production of: Report on:
Box 7 Folder 24
Quellette, L.A.Age Differences in Color Discrimination.MA Dissertation, Fordham U. 1955.
Box 7 Folder 25
Williams, D. H. An Investigation of Possible Methods for Predicting Success in Color Discrimination for the Paint Industry.MA Dissertation, Western Reserve U. 1949.
Awards
Box 7
Award for his research at the Naval Medical research Laboratory (1947-1963).
Box 7
Armin J. Bruening Award for his research in the field of applied color psychology.
Newsletters
Box 8
Inter-Society Color Council Newsletters. October 16, 1933, #1-November1944, #56.
Box 9
Inter-Society Color Council Newsletters. January 1945, #57-September 1954, #114.
Box 10
Inter-Society Color Council Newsletters. November 1954, #115-May-June 1967, #188.
Various material relating to ISCC, including a bibliography and color chart.
Box 11 Folder 1
Goodlove, I. H., Bibliography on Color.ISCC, 1957
Box 11 Folder 2
Reports prepared for the ISCC by various memers of the Committee.
Box 11 Folder 3
Color Aptitude Test 1953 edition and 1964 edition.
Box 11 Folder 4
Announcements for meetings, notes, discussions, symposia.
Box 11 Folder 5
ISCC constitution and by-laws. Membership list and list of member societies.
Box 11 Folder 6
ISCC-NBS Color-Name Charts Illustrated with Centroid colors.
Box 11 Folder 7
Reports and reprints on CAT.
Reports on Uniform Color Scales.
Box 12 Folder 1
Reports on Uniform Color Scale, 1955-1967.
Box 12 Folder 2
Reports on Uniform Color Scale, 1954-1962.
Box 12 Folder 3
Reports on Uniform Color Scale, 1964-1966.
Box 12 Folder 4
Correspondence relating to the above folder 1-3, 1947-1964.
Box 12 Folder 5
Paper by Deane B. Judd with annotations and correspondence relating to same.
U.S. Department of Commerce. National Bureau of Standards--Uniform Color Scale. 1954-1962.
Box 12 Folder 6
National Academy of Sciences--National Research Council. NRC Committee on Vision. (1965)
Box 12 Folder 7
Application and Notes for NSF Grant, 1967.
Research and correspondence for writing a biography of Edward Bradford Titchener.
Box 12 Folder 8
Genealogical Research
Box 12 Folder 9
Correspondence with three Titchener children, 1967.
Box 12 Folder 10
Correspondence with Edwin G. Boring, several articles and typewritten notes.
Box 12 Folder 11
Handwritten notes by Dimmick, clippings, copies of letters to Titchener.
Box 12 Folder 12
Correspondence with the department of Oral History, Cornell, H. P. Weld and C. A. larson. A transcript and working copies of a tape (January 1967) with Weld. Original tape 2862/tr.257
Box 12 Folder 13
Copies of 2 letters by Titchener and student and class lists with Titchener's name, all from Leipsig. (10 pp.)
Professional meetings, 1966-1968, in Dresden, Germany. (Includes correspondence and photos)
Box 12 Folder 14
Correspondence, 1966-1968. Photos, postcards, calling cards.
Box 12 Folder 15
Annotated copies of 'Application of the Psychometic System of Color Specification to the Munsell Book of Color and to the Problems of Metamerism.' One German copy.
Professional meetings in Sweden, 1966. (Includes correspondence.)
Box 12 Folder 16
Correspondence, 1965-1967. (Includes calling cards and photos.)
Box 12 Folder 17
Meeting in Stockholm, 1966.
Box 12 Folder 18
Correspondence, 1929-1954.
Box 12 Folder 19
Corresondence, 1964-1965.
Box 12 Folder 20
Correspondence, Jan.-Dec. 1966.
Box 12 Folder 21
Corresondence, Feb.-Dec. 1967.
Box 12 Folder 22
Dimmick's Valedictory at Waterloo High School, June 22, 1911.
Box 12 Folder 23
Paper on telepathy and newspaper clipping, August 4, 1921.
Box 12 Folder 24
Items concerning his retirement.
Box 12 Folder 25
Two letters concerning his family research.
Box 12 Folder 26
Diplomas and certificates of merit.
Photos.
Box 13
1 photo - First Co. of Psychologists, 1918. Company F Recruit Section, Hopital Battalion 14, Camp Greenleaf, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Dimmick identified.
Box 13
1 pohoto - W. Wundt etching by Felix Pfeifer, 1905.
Box 13
1 photo - 'Experimentalists! Meetnig Harvard (?) probably 1922-23. Many people are identified, i.e. Weld, Boring, Dimmick, Pratt, et al.
Box 13
Cornell Chapter Phi Delta Kappa, 1914-1915. Several people are identified: Dimmick, Boring
Box 13
Photo of Conference for Visual Research Specialists. Dimmick and others are identified.
Box 13
1 group photo of possibly a psychologists' meeting, c. 1920.
Box 13
5 unidentified photos, probably all taken at the U.S. Naval Medical Research Laboratory
Box 13
3 photos which were probably taken when he received the award for his work in color research. Besides Dimmick, nobody can be identified.
Box 12 Folder 27
1 letter by Titchener, Jan. 21, 1921, written to Claire Comstock.
Box 12 Folder 27
2 book reviews published in the American Journal of Psychology.
Box 12 Folder 27
1 article (reprint) Comstock, Claire & Kittredge, Helen. An Experimental Study of children as Observers, Am. J. Psychol. April 1922, pp. 161-177.
Box 12 Folder 28
The Book of the Class Nineteen Hundred and Twelve.Smith College, 1912. Also two unidentified photos.
Box 12 Folder 29
1 copy "Commencement Week Smith College, June 1-18, 1912."
tr.257
Recording of a conversation with Weld in Florida
January 1967
Mapcase W-10
1944 Cornell Ph.D Diploma and U.S. Naval Medical Research Laboratory Sub Base commendation.