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Accession 2188

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Inter-Society Color Council records
Dates: 1879-2000, bulk 1895-1985
Accession Number: 2188
Creator: Inter-Society Color Council.
Extent: 166.5 linear feet
Location: Item ID numbers correspond to box numbers. In most cases, only one item per box exists, but some boxes do contain more than one item.
Language of Material: English, French, German, Japanese
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: The Inter-Society Color Council was organized in 1931 to coordinate the activities of leading technical societies relating to the description, specification, and standardization of color and promote the practical application of this knowledge in science, art, and industry. Their records represent a wide array of individuals and organizations and their contributions to the development of standardized systems for identifying and evaluating color. This collection documents the advancement of color technology in the twentieth century and its practical applications for science, art, and industry.
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Administrative Information


Provenance

Donation of Cooper-Hewitt Museum (Accession 2188) and Dorothy Nickerson (Accession 2189)

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Historical Note

Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC)

The Inter-Society Color Council was founded on February 26, 1931 for the purpose of coordinating the activities of leading technical societies relating to the description, specification, and standardization of color and promoting the practical application of this knowledge in science, art, and industry. There are currently more than 30 national associations and technical societies participating in the ISCC, including the Illuminating Engineering Society, the Optical Society of America, and the Color Association of the United States. The delegations appointed by these member-bodies represent the fields of science and technology; manufacturers of colored materials; producers of color reproduction processes; and creators of color effects in graphic design.

The ISCC's Problems Committee is a standing committee charged with investigating problems related to color and publishing and disseminating its findings in nationally-recognized publications. These problems are assigned to various sub-committees and the work is directed by specialists with expertise in the relevant subject matter. A number of color problems have been investigated by the ISCC in collaboration with the National Bureau of Standards, including the designation of color names, historical color usage, and spectrophotometric measurement of colors for the Textile Color Card Association's Standard Color Reference.

In addition to sponsoring symposia at its own annual meetings, as well as the annual meetings of member organizations, the ISCC has sponsored a series of technical conferences, known as the Williamsburg Conferences, to explore a single subject considered to be of particular relevance to field of color science. Topics have included instrumental colorant formulation, optimum reproduction of color, and fluorescence and the colorimetry of fluorescent materials.

Another important activity of the ISCC is the publication of the bi-monthly newsletter which provides updates on the activities of the ISCC and its member-bodies and reviews current literature in the field of color science. The ISCC's annual report is also published in a special issue of the newsletter.

Textile Color Card Association (TCCA); Color Association of the United States (CAUS)

The most prominent trade association among ISCC member organizations is the Color Association of the United States, whose predecessor, the Textile Color Card Association predates the ISCC by sixteen years. The TCCA's pioneering efforts in presenting a uniform color standard for adoption by the various segments of the American textiles industry reflects the same principles underlying the formation of the ISCC.

Prior to the First World War, colors for American textiles were selected by the millinery industry based on German dyestuffs and fashion information from the latest Paris openings. Following the outbreak of hostilities in Europe, the milliners were no longer able to acquire the information and material necessary to complete their seasonal color forecasts. The Textile Color Card Association (TCCA) was organized on February 19, 1915 in response to the demand for a standardized set of staple colors to enable different segments of the textiles industry and allied trades to coordinate their product lines. The TCCA's first standard color card, comprised of 110 colors, was issued May 21, 1915. This universally recognized reference, now in its tenth edition, continues to set color trends in American textile markets.

In addition to the standard card, the seasonal color cards issued semi-annually by the TCCA provide a valuable color-forecasting service to American textiles manufacturers. The TCCA has also issued color cards in cooperation with various trades representing segmented markets within the larger textiles industry. Cards have been issued for hosiery, women's gloves, shoe leather, men's wear, and children's wear. Since the late 1920s, the TCCA has also worked closely with the federal government, particularly the armed forces, to produce standardized colors according to government specifications. The colors developed by the TCCA have been used in uniforms, ribbons, decorations, and flags. In 1952, the TCCA issued the first color card for upholstery and drapery fabrics. By the late 1960s, cards covering the entire home furnishings industry were being issued.

At the December 1, 1955 Board of Directors meeting, the name of the organization was officially changed to the Color Association of the United States (CAUS). This decision reflected the organization's changing focus in the post-war economy as the need for reliable color forecasts became apparent in other industries beyond the fashion trades. America's burgeoning consumer culture made color coordination an increasingly important component for industries such as home furnishings, floor coverings, paints, wallpaper, and household appliances. The annual interior colors forecast currently represents the largest bloc of CAUS membership.

The colors selected for inclusion in the TCCA's seasonal color forecasts and Standard Color Reference were chosen based on results from surveys of members representing the various trades within the textiles industry and the names assigned to these colors were merely descriptive terms. Alternatively, the Munsell system of color notation, which first came to prominence during the same period the TCCA was organized, represented a determined effort on the part of those working in the emerging field of colorimetry to provide a scientific basis for the identification and selection of colors that would replace vagueness and uncertainty with clarity and precision.

Munsell Color Company

Professor Albert H. Munsell (1858-1918) developed the first widely-accepted system of color notation to promote the accurate and convenient description of color. His principal aim in developing this system was to provide a resource for the teaching of color theory, particularly for children. In the years following the initial publication of A Color Notation in 1905 and the Atlas of the Munsell Color System in 1915, the Munsell system has gained international acceptance and has served as a model for other color order systems.

The method of color notation developed by Professor Albert H. Munsell is essentially an attempt to describe and analyze color scientifically, based on three attributes: hue, value, and chroma. The arrangement of these attributes into orderly scales of equal visual spacing, creates parameters by which color may be evaluated accurately under standard conditions of illumination.

In the Munsell system, chromatic colors are grouped by five principal hues of red, yellow, green, blue, and purple, with an additional five intermediate hues created by combining these principal hues. Thus, the hue notation demonstrates a color's relation to the five principal and intermediate hues and their finer subdivisions. A color's value notation describes the degree of lightness or darkness in relation to a neutral gray scale which extends from a theoretically pure black to a theoretically pure white. The chroma notation indicates a color's saturation, or the degree to which a particular hue departs from a neutral gray of the same value.

The Munsell Color Company was originally organized in Boston in 1918 to coordinate the publication of A. H. Munsell's books as well as the production of educational materials. In 1921, A. H. Munsell's son Alex (A. E. O. Munsell), took over the direction of the company and moved its operations to New York. Alex Munsell was more interested in scientific applications of his father's work then in the production of art supplies and devoted his energies to the development of a research laboratory. After several years, production of Munsell crayons was turned over to the Binney and Smith Company and distribution of paints, drawing papers, and related supplies was handled by Favor, Ruhl and Company.

In 1923, the company relocated to Baltimore. The company's proximity to Washington, D.C. facilitated investigative work in conjunction with the National Bureau of Standards, which had published a technical paper on the Munsell system in 1920. Research conducted under the general supervision of Irwin G. Priest, head of the colorimetry section at the Bureau of Standards, resulted in the completion of a major revision of Professor Munsell's atlas containing improved color scales based on spectrophotometric measurements, published in 1929 as the Munsell Book of Color. This achievement was accomplished two years before the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) adopted universal standards for colorimetry.

The Munsell Color Foundation was established in September 1942 in order to promote the advancement of color knowledge, particularly as it relates to the standardization and specification of color and color terminology, as well as its practical application to color problems in science, art, and industry. The foundation assumed responsibility for the direction of the Munsell Color Company and encouraged the company to undertake a number of cooperative projects with the ISCC, including the development of color blindness and color aptitude tests. The community of interest shared by the ISCC and the Munsell Color Foundation was further reaffirmed through the custom of having one the foundation's trustees nominated by the ISCC Board of Directors.

In a move designed to insure that the tradition of integrity of Munsell products would be maintained, the foundation sold the Munsell Color Company to the Kollmorgen Corporation in March 1970. The foundation continued to provide grants supporting color research until 1983, when its assets were transferred to the Rochester Institute of Technology in order to create the Munsell Color Science Laboratory.

British Colour Council

As the British counterpart to the ISCC, the Colour Council issued color standards and seasonal color cards, as well as color standards for military ribbons and royal coronations from 1930 to 1972.

Dorothy Nickerson

Dorothy Nickerson (1900-1985) worked in the research laboratory of the Munsell Color Company from 1921-1926, before joining the United States Department of Agriculture as a color technologist. In the course of her long and distinguished service with the USDA, Ms. Nickerson was responsible for establishing color standards for grading cotton as well as setting specifications for artificial daylight in color inspections of agricultural products. She was a founding member of the ISCC and served as secretary from 1935-1952 and as president from 1954-1955. She also served as trustee of the Munsell Color Foundation and is credited with more than 150 scientific and technical publications.

Among Dorothy Nickerson's many outstanding contributions to the field of color science was her participation in the development of the Munsell Renotation System, which provided a graphic representation of the spacing of Munsell colors according to CIE coordinates. Following her official retirement in 1964, she continued her active involvement with the Optical Society of America's Committee on Uniform Color Scales and the Subcommittee on Color Rendering of the Illuminating Engineering Society. In collaboration with Deane Judd, she completed studies for the National Bureau of Standards on the spacing of Munsell colors which produced the Munsell Re-renotations and a comparative analysis of the Munsell Color System and the Swedish Natural Color System.

Raymond K. Briden

Briden was a designer for several leading textile mills in the mid-twentieth century and instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Included in this series are weave patterns and specifications, fabric samples, correspondence, and assorted handbooks, trade catalogs, and color cards.

Hugo Knudsen

Knudsen was a pioneer in the field of photo-engraving and inventor of a process to photograph color images directly onto plates ready for printing by offset lithography. Included in this series are materials describing the Knudsen process, records relating to Knudsen's inventions and patents, contracts for the rights to use the process and manufacture and distribute products related to the Knudsen process.

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Scope and Content

The Inter-Society Color Council records represents a wide array of individuals and organizations and their contributions to the development of standardized systems for identifying and evaluating color. This collection documents the advancement of color technology in the twentieth century and its practical application for science, art, and industry.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Inter-Society Color Council
9 linear feet
A. Annual Meetings
Scope and Content
Contain Minutes of Board of Directors and Annual Meetings, announcements and programs of Annual Meetings, and budgets.
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1 Board of Directors - Announcements of Meetings, 1988-1994
1 Board of Directors - Minutes of the Meeting, 1986-1993
1 Minutes of Annual Meetings, 1931, 1932, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1952
1 Announcements of Annual Meetings, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995
1 Programs of Annual Meetings including meeting agendas and abstracts of papers presented, 1941, 1944, 1950, 1952, 1956, 1962, 1980, 1988-1992
1 Budgets including budgets for annual meetings and entire company, 1990-1992, 1994
B. Committee Files
Scope and Content
Include records of the Executive Committee, Standing Committees, Special Interest Groups, and Project Committees.
1. Executive Committee, 1932 (Item 1)
Scope and Content
Includes correspondence regarding formation and organization of the ISCC, member recruitment efforts, and progress of committee work, minutes of Executive Committee meeting of August 31, 1932 and the first bulletin reporting on the Council's activities
2. Standing Committees
1 Directory of Committee Members, undated
1 Awards Committee and Subcommittees - Committee guidelines and memo regarding award nomination, 1992
1 By-Laws Committee - Constitution and By-Laws, revisions and report from committee, 1976, 1988-1990, 1994, undated
1 Education Committee - Workshop flyers, April 24, 1994 April 23, 1995
1 Historical Committee - Reports, correspondence, inventory, 1996
1 Long Range Planning Committee - Memorandum, 1991 December 9
1 Measurement and Specification - First annual report, 1932 December 28
1 Membership Committee - Membership Directories, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2000
1 Membership Committee - Report of the ISCC Membership Secretary, 1992 June 19
1 Membership Committee - Individual Membership Applications, 1990 September
1 Membership Committee - Individual Membership Questionnaire, 1991
1 Membership Committee - Nominations for Honorary Membership, 1990, 1991, 1993
1 Publicity Committee - Report, 1994 January 4
1 "Who's Who In Color in Scientific, Technical, Educational and Industrial Fields", 1937-1938
3. Special Interest Groups
1 I: Measurement and Colorimetry (Fundamental and Applied Color Research) - Scope and Committee Members, 1990
1 III: Art Design and Psychology - List of available materials and memorandum, 1989 June 5, 1991 April 1
1 IV: Color Education - Scope and Curriculum, correspondence, and report, 1990
4. Color Problems
1 Poison Label - Digest of Recommendations and Correspondence regarding the proper color for the background of the poison warning label, submitted by Dr. E. Fullerton Cook, Chairman of the Committee of Revision of the Pharmacopoeia of the United States, 1932
1 Color Lighting Media - Correspondence regarding the proper terminology for glasses, gelatins, and other media for the production of colored light flux, submitted by Mr. A. L. Powell of the General Electric Company, 1932
1 Reports of Committee on Color Problems issued by the committee regarding the poison label and color lighting media problems and related correspondence, 1932
5. Project Committees
1 General, 1987, 1990
1 Problem 6: Survey of Color Terms
1 Problem 7: Survey of American Color Specifications, 1955
1 Problem 10: Color Aptitude Test, 1940, 1944, 1952, 1956
1 Problem 13: The Illuminant in Textile Color Matching
1 Problem 14: Colorimetry of Transparent Materials
1 Problem 18: Colorimetry of Fluorescent Materials
1 Problem 19: Study of Near-White Surfaces, 1958
1 Problem 20: Basic Elements of Color Education, 1956
1 Problem 23: Expression of Historical Color Usage, 1961
1 Problem 24: Catalog of Color Measuring Instruments, 1970
1 Problem 27: Indices of Metamerism, 1989
1 Problem 33: Human Response to Color, 1983-1984
1 Problem 37: Artists' Materials, 1978-1983
1 Problem 40: Color Education, 1986
1 Problem 45: Physiological Response to Color, 1991
1 Problem 48: Color Slide Collection for Color Education, 1990
1 Problem 49: Improved Colorimetry, 1992, 1994
C. Conferences and Symposia
Scope and Content
Contain papers presented at annual meetings, conferences, and symposia on color sponsored by the ISCC and various member bodies.
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1 Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 28, No. 10 - Papers presented at the Seventh Annual Meeting of the ISCC, 1938 October
1 "Symposium on Color Tolerance" - Presented at the eighth annual meeting of the ISCC, jointly sponsored by the American Psychological Association, 1939 February
1 "Symposium on Spectrophotometry in the Pulp and Paper Industries" - Presented at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the ISCC, held February 21, 1940 and jointly sponsored by the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
1 "Color Theories and the Inter-Society Color Council" Presented at the Spring Meeting of the ISCC and reprinted from the Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers, Vol. XXXV, October 1940
1 "Symposium on Color" jointly sponsored by the ISCC and Illuminating Engineering Society and presented at the 34th Annual Convention of the I.E.S. held on September 11, 1940
1 "Color Standards for Opaque Materials" presented at Symposium on Color, sponsored by the American Society for Testing Materials, 1941
1 "Symposium on Color Standards and Measurements, I-V" - Papers presented at the Forty-Third Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society, held March 31, 1941, and reprinted from the Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 20, No. 11, November 1941
1 "Inter-Society Color Council Symposium on Color in Art Education" - Papers presented at the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the ISCC, held February 26-27, 1942, and reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 32, No 12, December 1942
1 "Symposium on Color Blindness" - Papers presented at the Winter Meeting of the Optical Society of America, held March 5-6, 1943, and reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 33, No.6, June 1943
1 "Discussion Session on Small Color Differences" - Papers presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the ISCC, held in March 1944, and reprinted from the American Dyestuff Reporter, Vol 33, Nos. 11-14, May-July 1944
1 "Symposium on the Ostwald Color System" - Papers presented at the Winter Meeting of the Optical Society of America, held March 2-4, 1944, and reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 34, No. 7, July 1944
1 "The Artist and Scientific Method" - Prepared for the American Artists' Professional League to be presented at the ISCC meeting, held February 24, 1945
1 "The Use of Color in Literature: A Survey of Research", Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 90, No. 3, 1946 July 26
1 "Symposium on Color" - Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, held February 25, 1947, sponsored by the ISCC
1 "Symposium on Color" - Papers presented at the Forty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society, held April 24, 1947, and reprinted from the Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 27, Nos. 2 and 5, February and May 1948
1 "Symposium On Color" - Papers presented at the 63rd Semiannual Convention of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers, held May 20, 1948, and reprinted in the Journal of the SMPE, Vol. 52, February 1949
1 Color Technical Reference Guide No. 4 - Papers presented at the 1949 convention of the American Institute of Architects and color bibliography and reprinted from the Bulletin of the American Institute of Architects, July 1949-January 1950
1 "Color as Used in Architecture, Design and Decoration" - Report of afternoon session from 19th Annual Meeting of the ISCC, held March 8, 1950
1 "Symposium on Color Difference Specification" - Papers presented at a meeting of the American Society for Testing Materials, held March 5-6, 1952, and published by the ASTM in December 1952
1 "Principles Underlying the Color and Appearance of Coatings" - Paper presented at the Gordon Research Conference, held June 19, 1952, and reprinted from the Official Digest of the Federation of Paint and Varnish Production Clubs, January 1953
1 "Symposium on Color of Transparent and Translucent Products" - Presented at the Washington National Meeting of the American Society for Testing Materials, held February 3, 1954, and reprinted from the ASTM Bulletin, Nos. 201 and 202, October and December 1954
1 "How We See Color" - Paper presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the ISCC, held April 6, 1955
1 "The Timing of Colors in Merchandising" - Paper presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the ISCC, held April 6, 1955
1 "Color Measurement Forum" - Papers presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Paint and Varnish Production Clubs, held October 24, 1956, and reprinted in the Official Digest, December 1956
1 "A Statistical Analysis of Color Preference" - Paper presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the ISCC, held March 6, 1957
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2 "Color Problems in the Graphic Arts" - Symposium presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the ISCC, held April 5-6, 1956. Also includes another paper delivered at the symposium, "Color Correction in Photomechanical Reproduction", published separately, 1959
2 "Color Symposium" - Papers presented at the Illuminating Engineering Society National Technical Conference, held August 31, 1964, and reprinted from Illuminating Emgineering Vol. LX, No. 4, April 1965
2 "Methods of Computing Ink Amounts to Produce a Scale of Neutrals for Photomechanical Reproduction" - Paper presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, held May 23-25, 1966
2 Federation of Societies for Paint Technology - "Fundamentals and Problems of Color" - Panel Discussion from the 40th Annual Meeting, held October 15, 1962, and reprinted from Official Digest, Vol. 35, No. 458, March 1963
2 Federation of Societies for Paint Technology - "Analytical Aspects of Color" - Panel Discussion from the 43rd Annual Meeting, held October 30, 1965, and reprinted from the Journal of Paint Technology, Vol. 39, No. 509, June 1967
2 Federation of Societies for Paint Technology - "Color Differences and Tolerances" - Panel Discussion from the 45th Annual Meeting, held October 26, 1968, and reprinted from the Journal of Paint Technology, Vol. 42, No. 542, March 1970
2 Williamsburg Conferences - Instrumental Approaches to Colorant Formulation, "Color Problems in Gravure"- Reprinted in Color Engineering, July-August 1966, 1966 February 6-9
2 Williamsburg Conferences - Instrumental Approaches to Colorant Formulation, "Advances in Instrumentation for Colorant Formulation" - Reprinted from Color Engineering, September/October 1967, 1966 February 6-9
2 Williamsburg Conferences - Instrumental Approaches to Colorant Formulation, "Precision, Accuracy and Validity of Instrumental Color Measurement" - Reprinted from the Journal of Paint Technology, Vol. 38, No. 503, December 1966, 1966 February 6-9
2 Williamsburg Conferences - Proceedings of Conference on Optimum Reproduction of Color, 1971 January 31-1971 February 3
2 Williamsburg Conferences - Proceedings of Conference of Fluorescence and the Colorimetry of Fluorescent Materials - Reprinted in the Journal of Color and Appearance, Vol. 1, No. 5, April/May 1972 and Vol. 1, No. 6, September 1972, 1972 February 6-9
2 "Fifty Years of the Inter-Society Color Council: Formation and Early Years" - Presented at the 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the ISCC, held April 26-28, 1981 and reprinted from the Color Research & Application, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 1982
2 "Colorimetry of Self-Luminous Displays" - Jointly sponsored by the ISCC and the Society for Information Display, 1982 April 21
2 "The Colors of History: Identification, Re-creation, Preservation" - List of speakers and bibliography on historical colorants, 1986 February 9-12
2 Proceedings of Conference on Appearance, 1987 February 8-11
2 "Color Discrimination Psychophysics" - Proceedings and Technical Report, 1989 November 28-December 1
2 "Measurement of Metallic and Pearlescent Colors" - Paper presented at the AIC Interim Symposium on Instrumentation for Colour Measurement held in Berlin, 1990 September 4
2 "Colorfastness to Light" - Call for papers, 1991 February 24-26
2 "Comparison of Color Images Presented in Different Media" - Abstract, address list, schedules, 1992 February 23-26
2 "Colorimetry of Fluorescent Materials" - Abstracts, 1994
2 ISCC 64th Annual Meeting - Jointly sponsored by the ISCC and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, 1995 April 23-1995 April 25
D. Journal Articles and Reprints
Scope and Content
Contain articles on color from journals published by nationally recognized professional associations and technical societies.
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2 American Dyestuff Reporter - "Current Activities of the Inter-Society Color Council", 1950 February 20
2 American Dyestuff Reporter - "Uniformity of Grading of the American, British and German Light-Fastness Standards", 1950 April 3
2 American Dyestuff Reporter - "Perceptibility and Acceptability of Color-Changes in Fastness Tests and 'On-Tone' Fading", 1951 September 3
2 American Journal of Psychology - "Simultaneous Chromatic Contrast in Normal and Abnormal Color Vision", Vol. LXII, 1949 October
2 American Society for Testing Materials - "Metallography in Color", ASTM Bulletin No. 128, 1944 May
2 American Society for Testing Materials - "A Five-Attribute System of Describing Visual Appearance", ASTM Special Technical Publication No. 297, 1961 May
2 Annual Review of Psychology - "Vision", Vol. III - Literature Survey, 1952
2 Applied Optics (Published by the Optical Society of America.) - "Geodesic Chromaticity Diagram Based on Variances of Color Matching by 14 Normal Observers", Vol. 10, No. 1, 1971 January
2 Applied Optics (Published by the Optical Society of America.) - "Adjustment of the Munsell-Value and W*-Scales to Uniform Lightness Steps for Various Background Reflectances", Vol. 10, No. 1, 1971 January
2 Applied Optics (Published by the Optical Society of America.) - "Metameric White Samples for Testing the Relative UV Content of Light Sources and of Natural Daylight", Vol. 18, No. 7, 1979 April 1
2 Applied Optics (Published by the Optical Society of America.) - "Whiteness Formulas: A Selection", Vol. 18, No. 7, 1979 April 1
2 Color Engineering - "On the Etymology of Some English Color Terms", Vol. 4, No. 2, 1966 March-April
2 Color Research & Application - "Proposal for an Empirical Approach to Color Reproduction", Vol. 3, No. 4, 1978 Winter
2 Handbook of Experimental Psychology - "Basic Correlates of the Visual Stimulus", 1951
2 Hispania - "The Color-Tense Language Teaching System", Vol.XL VIII, No. 4, 1965 December
2 Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society - "Improved Color Rendition in High Pressure Mercury Vapor Lamps", 1977 January
2 Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society - "The Effects of Light Source Color on User Impression and Satisfaction", 1977 April
2 Journal of the Optical Society of America - "The Wave Lengths of Complimentary Hues", Vol. 20, No. 7, 1930 July
2 Language - "Navaho Color Categories", Vol. 36, No. 3, 1960 July-September
2 Medical Physics - "Color Vision", 1944
2 Optical Spectra - "Optical Aspects of Color", "Part V. Metamerism", 1968 March-April
2 Optical Spectra - "Optical Aspects of Color", "Part VI. Concepts of Color Measurement", 1968 May-June
2 Optical Spectra - "Optical Aspects of Color", "Part VII. Instrumentation Concepts Applied to the Color Measurement Problem", 1968 July-August
2 Optical Spectra - "Optical Aspects of Color", "Part VIII. Reflectance Spectrophotometry", 1968 September-October
2 Photographic Science and Engineering - "An Image Quality Criterion for the Identification of Human Faces", Vol. 19, No. 4, 1975 July-August
2 Physics Today - "Color Science and Color Photography", Vol. 20, No. 1, 1967 January
2 Scientific American - "Experiments in Color Vision", 1959 May
E. Newsletters
Scope and Content
Contains issues of the ISCC's bi-monthly newsletters. There is a complete run for the first 218 issues from 1933-1972, and other selected issues, mostly from 1990-2000.
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2 Volume 1, Nos. 1-30, 1933 October-1940 July
2 Volume 2, Nos. 31-49, 1940 September-1943 September
2 Volume 3, Nos. 50-70, 1943 November-1947 May
2 Volume 4, Nos. 71-100, 1947 July-1952 May
2 Volume 5, Nos. 101-121, 1952 July-1955 November
2 Volume 6, Nos. 122-144, 1956 January-1959 November
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3 Volume 7, Nos. 145-160, 1960 January-1962 August
3 Volume 8, Nos. 161-176, 1962 October-1965 June
3 Nos. 177-218, 1965 July-1972 June
3 No. 234, 1975 January-February
3 No. 236, 1975 May-June
3 No. 238, 1975 September-October
3 Nos. 326-385 (incomplete), 1990 July-August, 2000 May-June
F. Inter-Society Color Council/National Bureau of Standards Cooperative Projects
Scope and Content
Includes records of the ISCC Committee on Color Names, the Munsell Renotation Studies conducted by the Optical Society of America's Committee on Uniform Color Scales in cooperation with the National Bureau of Standards, a study comparing the Munsell Color System and the Swedish Natural Color System, and a compilation of Deane Judd's scientific and technical publications.
1. Color Names
3 ISCC Committee on Color Names - Correspondence, 1932 March-December
3 ISCC Committee on Color Names - Correspondence, 1948-1951
3 ISCC Committee on Color Names - Reports, 1949-1950
3 ISCC Committee on Color Names - Concordance of Color Names, 1953
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4 Publication - "Visual Interpretation of ISCC-NBS Method of Color Designation", undated
4 Publication - "Color Designations for Lights" - Reprinted from JOSA, Vol. 33, No. 11, 1943 November
4 Publication - ISCC-NBS Method of Designating Colors and a Dictionary of Color Names, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards Circular 553, 1955
4 Publication - "A Universal Color Language", Color Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1965 March-April
4 Publication - "Twenty-Two Colors of Maximum Contrast", Color Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 6, 1965 November-December
4 Publication - "Specification and Designation of Color", circa 1975
4 Publication - "A Color Rendition Chart", Journal of Applied Photographic Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 3, Summer 1976
4 Publication - Universal Language and Dictionary of Color Names, National Bureau of Standards Special Publication 440 which supercedes and combines The ISCC-NBS Method of Designating Colors and A Dictionary of Color Names [NBS Circular 553] and "A Universal Color Language", Color Engineering, March /April 1965, 1976 December
4 "Explanation of Color Charts and Descriptive Color Names", circa 1955
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5 ISCC-NBS Centroid Color Charts which contains color-name charts illustrated with centroid colors. Published as a supplement to NBS circular 553, 1965 May
2. Historical Color Usage
4 NBS Technical Note No. 152: "Coordinated Color Identifications for Industry," a paper describing the coordinated series of different levels of fineness of color identification developed by ISCC Subcommittee for Problem 23: Expression of Historical Color Usage, 1962
3. Textile Color Card Association Standard Color Cards
4 "Spectrophotometric and Colorimetric Determination of the Colors of the TCCA Standard Color Cards", Research Paper RP1700, Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards, Vol. 36 - Reprinted in the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 36, No. 3, March 1946
4. Optical Society of America
4-7 Munsell Renotation Studies - Report prepared by National Bureau of Standards in cooperation with OSA Committee on Uniform Color Scales which contains hue and chroma test data, summaries of revisions and correlations, diagrams of conversions of the Munsell Renotation System to Adams, Hunter, ICI, Cube Root, Farnsworth, and CIE-UCS color systems, and Munsell Renotation Color Book published by the Japan Color Research Institute, 1945-1975 [Report prepared by National Bureau of Standards in cooperation with OSA Committee on Uniform Color Scales. Contains hue and chroma test data, including summaries of revisions and correlations. Diagrams include conversions of the Munsell Renotation System to Adams, Hunter, ICI, Cube Root, Farnsworth, and CIE-UCS color systems. Includes Munsell Renotation Color Book, published by the Japan Color Research Institute. .]
5. Munsell Color Foundation
7-8 Munsell/Natural Colour System Project - Study comparing Swedish Natural Colour System with Munsell Color System in terms of how these systems describe the same color space and carried out by Deane Judd and Dorothy Nickerson as guest workers at the National Bureau of Standards and supported by a grant from the Munsell Color Foundation, 1969-1975
6. Collected Scientific and Technical Publications
9 Civilian Defense Protective Concealment prepared by the War Department and published by the United States Office of Civilian Defense, 1942 March
9 "Colour in Industry: Its Effect on Working Conditions" published by the Industrial Welfare Division, Department of Labour and National Service, Commonwealth of Australia, 1946 March
9 ISCC Bibliography On Color - Compilation of bibliographic references, arranged by subject which were collected by and inserted at the end of each edition of the ISCC Newsletter by I. H. Godlove from 1936-1954, 1957
9 Color: Its Measurement and Specification published by the National Research Council of Canada, Division of Applied Physics, 1958 May
9 Byraz Colour Coordinating published by Byraz Colour Bureau, 1959
9 "List of Colorimetry and Spectrophotometry Publications, 1906-1962", 1962 November
9 Applied Optics, Vol. 6, No. 1 - Special issue devoted to the history of optical research at the National Bureau of Standards, 1967 January
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10 Goethe On Color - Includes research notes, draft manuscripts, and correspondence regarding modern translation of Goethe's Theory of Colors., 1968-1970
ID
9 Colour Group (Great Britain) Bibliography - Reproduced for circulation of ISCC members, May 1971, 1970 July-December
9 Judd Bibliography - Bibliography of Deane B. Judd's publications compiled for the National Bureau of Standards by Dorothy Nickerson, 1972-1979
9 Contributions to Color Science, National Bureau of Standards Special Publication 545 - Collection of 57 papers written by Deane B. Judd, edited by David L. MacAdam, 1979 September
9 AIC Annotated Bibliography on Color Order Systems - Compiled by Fred W. Billmeyer, Jr. and the AIC Color Group on Color Order Systems for the International Colour Association, 1985
II. Textile Color Card Association/Color Association of the United States
97 linear feet
A. Corporate Records
Scope and Content
Includes several annual reports, correspondence regarding Board of Directors and Annual Meetings, By-Laws, and Certificate of Incorporation.
ID
9 Annual Meetings - Correspondence, 1923 March 1
9 Annual Meetings - Program, 1928 April 5
9 Annual Reports, 1945-1948
9 Board of Directors Meeting Correspondence, 1929
9 By-laws and Certificate of Incorporation, 1915
9 Membership including certificate of membership and brochure, undated
9 Letterhead, 1915-1923
9 Press Release - Announcement of name change from Textile Color Card Association to Color Association of the United States, 1955
9 Woolen Color Card Committee Correspondence, 1928
B. General Files
Scope and Content
Includes correspondence, research, press clippings, reprints, fabric swatches, and market information regarding a range of subjects.
ID
9 Academic Colors Research, 1960-1977
9 Academic and Regalia Colors for Academic Hoods, 1950-1977
9 Academic and Regalia Colors - University of California at Berkeley, 1933, 1953-1955
9 Academic and Regalia Colors - Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, 1976-1977
9 Advance Color Promotion for the Textile Color Card Association, 1953-1954
9 American Fabrics reprint, undated
9 American Indian Textiles, 1922
9 Automotive Engineers, Inc., Society of - Color Codes, undated
9 Azure Cobalt Blues, undated
9 Blue Ice (color), 1955-1956
9 Benedictine (color), 1951-1952
9 Bristol Blue (color), 1953
9 British Standards for Color Coding, 1962
9 Byrd (Admiral Richard) Blue (color), 1928
9 Byrrh (color), 1937
9 Canadian Customs, 1929
9 Capucine Shades from TCCA Color Cards, 1947
9 Carpet Card, 1st ed, 1952
9 Cavalcade of Color, 1940
9 Cezanne article, 1936
9 Chamber of Commerce, 1929
9 Chandler, Richard - receipt and order books, 1922, 1902-1905
9 Charcoal (color) Types, undated
9 Chemical & Engineering News reprint, August 15, 1966
ID
11 Chinese Colors, 1925-1945
11 Chivalry, the color of, 1944
11 Cognac - new color introduction, 1953
ID
11-12 College colors, 1966 March, undated
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11 Color in Apparel, 1918
11 Color and Appearance of Coatings, 1952
11 Color Articles, 1959-1970
11 Color Card Research, 10th ed, undated
11 Color Engineering reprints, 1967-1968
11 Color Harmony Chart, 1928
11 Color Information, 1954-1955
11 Color Measuring Instruments, 1971
11 Costumes - American, undated
11 Costumes - Ancient, undated
11 Costumes - Color in Costume, undated
11 Costumes - Museum of Costume Art, 1937
11 Cotillion Blue, 1951
11 Degas Article, 1937 March 12
11 Digest, Official, reprint, 1952
11 Dubonnet (color), undated
11 Dyeing, History of, undated
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13 French color samples, 1925-1926
13 Footwear Styles and Colors, 1922-1925
13 Furs, History of, 1921-1923
13 Gauguin, Paris Exhibition, 1949
13 Golden Era millinery brochure, 1956
13 Goya paintings, 1936
13 Gros Exhibition, 1936
13 Hunter Green, 1948
13 Illuminating Engineering reprint, 1965
13 Interior Decoration, undated
13 Ivory (color), 1953
13 Iranian Art, 1949, 1955
13 J C Penney - Modern Fibers and Fabrics, 1953
13 Jewel Tones, 1929, 1937
13 Jewelry, Tyrolean cut stones, undated
13 Joint Style Conference, 1933
13 Journal of Color and Appearance reprint, 1971
13 Journal of Paint Technology reprints, 1967, 1970-1971
13 Knitting, undated
13 Leathers, colored, undated
13 Member Services, 1922-1929
13 Museum of Costume Art, 1937
13 National Boot and Shoe Manufacturer's Association, Inc, 1928
13 National Bureau of Standards, 1969
13 National Electrical Manufacturer's Association, 1957, 1971-1977
13 National Silk Dyeing Company, 1928
13 New Device for Dyer Members, 1929
13 New York State Auto Plates, 1925
13 Old Glory (color), 1940
13 Organizations using Standard 9th Ed. as Standard, undated
13 Peruvian Inspiration, 1962
13 Promotional Brochures, 1935-1968
13 Purple (Episcopal), 1950
13 Radio Manufacturers Association Standards, Resistors Color Code, undated
13 Reds - Goya and Old Glory, 1943
13 Reds - Turkey, 1952
13 Research for Shoe and Leather Color Card, 1928
13 Rorke, Margaret Hayden, Writings and Speeches, 1924-1954
13 Round Table Conference on Color, 1931
13 Rubens Exhibition, 1936
13 Safety Colors, 1957-1971
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14 Silk, history of, undated
14 Silk, printed matter, 1922-1924
14 Social Research, Inc. - Marketing report entitled "Seeing Red: Women's Responses to a Set of Newspaper Advertisements", 1962
14 Spectrophotometric and Colorimetric Determination, 1946
14 Standard Reprints, undated
14 Standard Color Card colors, undated
14 Studio Record Book, 1968
14 Tapestries, undated
14 Tartans, undated
14 Textile Chemist and Colorist reprint, 1972
14 "Twist" clipping, 1961 October 13
14 U.S. Naval Training, 1963
14 Upholstery and Drapery Card, 1953
14 Vagabond (color), 1951
14 World Almanac, 1941
C. Special Color Promotions
Scope and Content
Contains correspondence, press releases, press clippings, brochures, fabric swatches, and color cards. These promotions include Flag Color Standards, the Jamestown Festival, celebrating the 350th Anniversary of the Jamestown Colony, as well as the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, and the Perkin Centennial, commemorating Sir William Henry Perkins discovery of aniline dyes.
ID
14 Aqualon Pastels - New York World's Fair, 1938, 1939
14 Bicentennial Colors (Anniversary of George Washington's Birth), 1932
14 Brussels Universal and International Exposition, 1958
14 Burnt Sugar - Hosiery, 1939
14 Century of Progress, Chicago Fair, 1933
14 Chin Chin Colors, 1934
14 Coralac Color, Millinery, 1955
14 Coronation Colors - George VI of Great Britain, 1937
14 First Lady Pink (Mamie Eisenhower's Inaugural Ball Gown), 1953
14 First Lady Yellow (Mamie Eisenhower's Inaugural Ball Gown), 1957
14 Flag Color Standards - Afghanistan, 1945 May-June
14 Flag Color Standards - Albania, 1957 January-June
14 Flag Color Standards - Andorra, 1957
14 Flag Color Standards - Argentina, 1943 February-August
14 Flag Color Standards - Australia, 1943 February-July
14 Flag Color Standards - Austria, 1947 August
14 Flag Color Standards - Barbados, undated
14 Flag Color Standards - Belgium, 1943 February
14 Flag Color Standards - Belarus, 1945, 1953
14 Flag Color Standards - Bolivia, 1943, 1950
14 Flag Color Standards - Brazil, 1943 February-August
14 Flag Color Standards - Bulgaria, 1949 December-1950 February
14 Flag Color Standards - Burma, 1948 December
14 Flag Color Standards - Cambodia, 1956 June-1957 March
14 Flag Color Standards - Cameroon, 1960 May-November
14 Flag Color Standards - Canada, 1943, 1957, 1965-1967
14 Flag Color Standards - Ceylon, 1949-1953
14 Flag Color Standards - Chile, 1943, 1950
14 Flag Color Standards - China, 1943 February-August
14 Flag Color Standards - Colombia, 1943 February-August
14 Flag Color Standards - Costa Rica, 1943 February-August
14 Flag Color Standards - Cuba, 1943 March-August
14 Flag Color Standards - Czechoslovakia, 1943 February-July
14 Flag Color Standards - Denmark, 1944 June
14 Flag Color Standards - Dominican Republic, 1943 February-August
14 Flag Color Standards - Ecuador, 1943 February-August
14 Flag Color Standards - El Salvador, 1943 February-August
14 Flag Color Standards - Estonia, 1956-1957
14 Flag Color Standards - Ethiopia, 1943, 1950
14 Flag Color Standards - Federal Republic of Germany, undated
14 Flag Color Standards - Federation of the West Indies, 1960-1961
14 Flag Color Standards - Finland, 1947 February-July
14 Flag Color Standards - France, 1943 March-1945 July
14 Flag Color Standards - Ghana, 1957 March-June
14 Flag Color Standards - Greece, 1943 February-June
14 Flag Color Standards - Guatemala, 1943 February-August
14 Flag Color Standards - Guinea, 1960 May-June
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15 Flag Color Standards - Haiti, 1943 March-August
15 Flag Color Standards - Honduras, 1943 March-August
15 Flag Color Standards - Hungary, 1947-1950
15 Flag Color Standards - Iceland, 1947 January
15 Flag Color Standards - India, 1943, 1947
15 Flag Color Standards - Indonesia, 1950 May
15 Flag Color Standards - Iran, 1943 September-October
15 Flag Color Standards - Iraq, 1943 February-August
15 Flag Color Standards - Ireland, 1945, 1949
15 Flag Color Standards - Israel, 1949 February-November
15 Flag Color Standards - Italy, 1947
15 Flag Color Standards - Japan, 1956 June-September
15 Flag Color Standards - Jordan, 1950 January
15 Flag Color Standards - Korea, 1949 December-1950 September
15 Flag Color Standards - Laos, 1956 June-1957 January
15 Flag Color Standards - Latvia, 1956 June-1957 January
15 Flag Color Standards - Lebanon, 1945 April-June
15 Flag Color Standards - Liberia, 1944 June
15 Flag Color Standards - Libya, 1955 October-1957 March
15 Flag Color Standards - Lithuania, 1957 June-July
15 Flag Color Standards - Luxembourg, 1943 March-August
15 Flag Color Standards - Malaya, 1957, 1960
15 Flag Color Standards - Mexico, 1943 February-July
15 Flag Color Standards - Monaco, 1947 October-December
15 Flag Color Standards - Morocco, 1957-1960
15 Flag Color Standards - Nepal, 1949 December-1950 June
15 Flag Color Standards - Netherlands, 1943, 1946
15 Flag Color Standards - New Zealand, 1943 February-August
15 Flag Color Standards - Nicaragua, 1943 February-August
15 Flag Color Standards - Nigeria, 1959 October-1960 December
15 Flag Color Standards - Norway, 1943 February-August
15 Flag Color Standards - Pakistan, 1947 August-October
15 Flag Color Standards - Panama, 1943 March-August
15 Flag Color Standards - Paraguay, 1943 March-August
15 Flag Color Standards - Peru, 1943 February-August
15 Flag Color Standards - Philippines, 1943 1960
15 Flag Color Standards - Poland, 1943, 1950
15 Flag Color Standards - Portugal, 1945 April-June
15 Flag Color Standards - Qatar, 1961 June-September
15 Flag Color Standards - Romania, 1947-1950
15 Flag Color Standards - San Marino, 1958-1959
15 Flag Color Standards - Saudi Arabia, 1945, 1950
15 Flag Color Standards - Sierra Leone, 1960-1961
15 Flag Color Standards - Somalia, 1960-1961
15 Flag Color Standards - Spain, 1945 April-May
15 Flag Color Standards - Sudan, 1956-1960
15 Flag Color Standards - Sweden, 1945 April-May
15 Flag Color Standards - Switzerland, 1945 April
15 Flag Color Standards - Syria, 1945 April-May
15 Flag Color Standards - Thailand, 1947 February-March
15 Flag Color Standards - Togo Laise, 1960-1961
15 Flag Color Standards - Tunisia, 1957 January-June
15 Flag Color Standards - Turkey, 1945 April
15 Flag Color Standards - Ukraine, 1945
15 Flag Color Standards - Union of South Africa, 1943 February-July
15 Flag Color Standards - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1943, 1954, 1957
15 Flag Color Standards - United Arab Republic (Egypt), 1945, 1960
15 Flag Color Standards - United Kingdom, 1943, 1950
15 Flag Color Standards - United States of America, 1923, 1928-1930, 1936-1940
15 Flag Color Standards - Uruguay, 1943 February-August
15 Flag Color Standards - Venezuela, 1943 August-December
15 Flag Color Standards - Vietnam, 1956 June-1957 July
15 Flag Color Standards - Yemen, 1947-1948
15 Flag Color Standards - Yugoslavia, 1943 February-August
15 Flag Color Standards - United Nations Flags - American Republics - correspondence, color brochures, pamphlets, 1956-1959, 1967-1968
15 Flag Color Standards - United Nations Flags - authentic colors of the flags compiled by the TCCA and arranged alphabetically by country including flag designs, swatches, official colors, and correspondence for member nations and non-U.N. countries, 1940s
15 Flag Color Standards - United Nations Flags - color brochure, 1958
15 Flag Color Standards - United Nations Flags - correspondence, 1941-1953, 1956-1961
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16 Flag Color Standards - United Nations Flags - Fabric and Paper Flags including card file of flags for United Nations member states in Item 14, undated
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17 Flag Color Standards - United Nations Flags - Flag of Four Freedoms - correspondence and pamphlet, 1943-1944
17 Flag Color Standards - United Nations Flags - official colors, undated
17 Flag Color Standards - United Nations Flags - press clippings, 1938, 1944-1955, 1960, undated
17 Flag Color Standards - United Nations Flags - posters, 1942-1950
17 Flag Color Standards - United Nations Flags - publications used to gather information on various countries and flags, 1938-1968
17 Flag Color Standards - United Nations Flags - Publications: U.N. Information, 1941-1951
17 Flag Color Standards - United Nations Flag - correspondence, press clippings, swatches, 1947-1950
17 Flag Color Standards - United Nations Flags - various swatches and notes, undated
17 Flag Color Standards - California, 1952-1957
17 Flag Color Standards - California: San Bernardino County, 1973
17 Flag Color Standards - Connecticut, 1954-1957
17 Flag Color Standards - Delaware, 1954 June-1955 February
17 Flag Color Standards - Illinois, 1970 December
17 Golden Jubilee Colors - New York City, 1948
17 Jamestown Festival - General correspondence, histories of Jamestown, maps, brochures, festival planning progress reports, calendar of events, 1956 April-1957 December, undated
17 Jamestown Festival - color brochure including mailings, requests, and acknowledgments of brochure, 1956 September-1957 September
17 Jamestown Festival - Pamphlets and articles regarding merchandise inspired by the Festival and the designated colors, 1957
17 Jamestown Festival - brochures, correspondence, press releases, and news clippings, 1956-1957 [Brochures, correspondence, press releases, and news clippings.]
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18 Jamestown Festival - General research, 1956-1957
18 Jamestown Festival - research for color brochure, 1956-1957
18 Lovebird, 1953
18 Morning Star Blue, 1957-1958
18 Palette Pink, 1954
18 Perkin Centennial - Correspondence, 1955 January-1956 November
18 Perkin Centennial - event schedules including exhibit plans and programs for various lectures, luncheons and award presentations throughout the week, 1956 September
18 Perkin Centennial - publicity including brochures, correspondence, press releases, and news clippings, 1955-1956 [Brochures, correspondence, press releases, and news clippings.]
18 Perkin Centennial - research including swatches, color samples, and final brochure, 1956
18 Port O'Call Colors (California and Florida), 1940-1941
18 Victory - Europe Day Colors, 1945
D. Paris Reports and Swatches
Scope and Content
Contains correspondence to the Textile Color Card Association regarding seasonal color selections for hosiery, millinery, glove and shoe leathers, and couture, as well as swatches. These swatches are fabric samples, mounted on paper and arranged by fiber type. Some sets are grouped by season, while others are grouped by color families. There are also sets of mixed fibers grouped by fashion house.
1. Reports and Swatches
Scope and Content
Includes correspondence to the TCCA regarding seasonal color selections for hosiery, millinery, glove and shoe leathers, and couture, as well as fabric samples
ID
19 A. Cardinet et Cie, 1925 July-1926 July
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20 A. Cardinet et Cie, 1926 August-1927 October
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21 TCCA Scrapbooks, 1928 April-1933 October ; 9 volumes
ID
18 Adolphe Schloss Fils et Cie, 1935 January-February, 1935 May-August
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22 Adolphe Schloss Fils et Cie - Includes swatches for the Duchess of Windsor's wedding ensemble, 1935 September-1937 May, 1938 April, 1939 January-December
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23 Adolphe Schloss Fils et Cie, 1940 January, 1944 October-1947 February 1947, 1947 August-1948 December, 1950 January-December, 1952 January-February
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24 Adolphe Schloss Fils et Cie, 1952 March-1953 February, 1953 July-1955 December, 1956 May
24 Bettina Bedwell, 1928-1930, 1936 January-December, 1939 January-December
2. Swatches
Scope and Contents note
Fabric samples of seasonal color selections, mounted on paper and arranged by fiber type. Some sets are grouped by season, while others are grouped by color families. There are also sets of mixed fibers grouped by fashion house.
ID
25 Seasonal - Spring 1962: Silk/Fancies
25 Seasonal - Fall 1962: Silk/Fancies
25 Seasonal - Spring 1963: Silk/Fancies
25 Seasonal - Fall 1963: Silk/Plain
25 Seasonal - Fall 1963: Silk/Fancies
25 Seasonal - Fall 1963: Wool/Fancies
25 Seasonal - Spring 1964: Silk/Plain
25 Seasonal - Spring 1964: Silk/Fancies
25 Seasonal - Spring 1964: Wool/Fancies
25 Seasonal - Fall 1964: Silk/Plain
25 Seasonal - Fall 1964: Silk/Fancies
25 Seasonal - Fall 1964: Wool/Fancies
25 Seasonal - Spring 1965: Silk/Plain
25 Seasonal - Spring 1965: Silk/Fancies
25 Seasonal - Spring 1965: Wool/Fancies
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26 Seasonal - Fall 1965: Silk/Fancies
26 Seasonal - Fall 1965: Wool/Fancies
26 Seasonal - Spring 1966: Silk/Plain
26 Seasonal - Spring 1966: Silk/Fancies
26 Seasonal - Spring 1966: Wool/Fancies
26 Seasonal - Fall 1966: Silk/Plain
26 Seasonal - Fall 1966: Silk/Fancies
26 Seasonal - Fall 1966: Wool/Fancies
26 Seasonal - Spring 1967: Silk/Plain
26 Seasonal - Spring 1967: Silk/Fancies
26 Seasonal - Fall 1967: Silk/Plain
26 Seasonal - Fall 1967: Silk/Fancies
26 Seasonal - Fall 1967: Wool/Fancies
26 Seasonal - Spring 1968: Silk/Fancies
26 Seasonal - Spring 1968: Wool/Fancies
26 Seasonal - Fall 1968: Silk/Fancies
26 Seasonal - Fall 1968: Wool/Fancies
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27 Seasonal - Spring/Fall 1969-1970: Silk/Plain
27 Seasonal - Spring/Fall 1969-1970: Silk/Fancies
27 Seasonal - Spring/Fall 1969-1970: Wool/Plain
27 Seasonal - Spring/Fall 1969-1970: Wool/Fancies
27 Seasonal - Spring/Fall 1971: Silk/Plain
27 Seasonal - Spring/Fall 1971: Silk/Fancies
27 Seasonal - Spring/Fall 1971: Wool/Plain
27 Seasonal - Spring/Fall 1971: Wool/Fancies
27 Color Families - Silk/Plain - Blues, 1957-1965
27 Color Families - Silk/Plain - Browns, 1950-1963
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28 Color Families - Silk/Plain - Grays, 1951-1962
28 Color Families - Silk/Plain - Greens, 1953-1963
28 Color Families - Silk/Plain - Oranges, 1949-1963
28 Color Families - Silk/Plain - Pinks, 1940-1977
28 Color Families - Silk/Plain - Purples, 1958-1968
28 Color Families - Silk/Plain - Yellows, 1950-1972
28 Color Families - Silk/Plain - Assorted Colors, 1960-1968
28 Color Families - Silk/Plain - Assorted Colors, 1972-1975
28 Color Families - Silk/Fancies - Assorted Colors, 1958-1961
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29 Color Families - Silk/Fancies - Assorted Colors, 1972-1975
29 Color Families - Wool/Plain - Blues, 1956-1969
29 Color Families - Wool/Plain - Browns, 1958-1968
29 Color Families - Wool/Plain - Grays, 1956-1966
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30 Color Families - Wool/Plain - Greens, 1958-1968
30 Color Families - Wool/Plain - Purples, 1948-1968
30 Color Families - Wool/Plain - Reds, 1957-1969
30 Color Families - Wool/Plain - Yellows, 1953-1969
30 Color Families - Wool/Plain - Assorted Colors, 1921-1937
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31 Color Families - Wool/Plain - Assorted Colors, 1962-1974
31 Color Families - Wool/Fancies - Assorted Colors, 1958-1963
31 Color Families - Wool/Fancies - Assorted Colors, 1972-1975
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32 Mixed Fibers - Grouped by fashion house - Spring 1926
32 Mixed Fibers - Grouped by fashion house - Fall 1954
32 Mixed Fibers - Grouped by fashion house - Spring 1955
32 Mixed Fibers - Grouped by fashion house - Summer/Fall 1955
32 Mixed Fibers - Grouped by fashion house - Spring 1956
32 Mixed Fibers - Grouped by fashion house - Fall 1956
32 Mixed Fibers - Grouped by fashion house - Spring 1957
32 Mixed Fibers - Grouped by fashion house - Spring 1958
32 Mixed Fibers - Grouped by fashion house - Fall 1976
32 Mixed Fibers - Grouped by fashion house - Spring 1977
32 Mixed Fibers - Grouped by fashion house - Fall 1977
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33 Loose Swatches - Seasonal, Silk/Fancies, Spring/Fall 1972-1974
33 Loose Swatches - Mixed Fibers, 1943-1976
33 Loose Swatches - Mixed Fibers, 1951-1976
33 Loose Swatches - Mixed Fibers, 1976-1977
E. Publicity Scrapbooks
Scope and Content
These scrapbooks include broadcast color reports and circular letters, a confidential reporting service provided to TCCA members, colorgrams, daily cables issued to members during the Paris opening seasons, as well as volumes of press bulletins, press releases, and press clippings.
1. Broadcast Color Reports
Some volumes contain colorgrams
Historical Note
Confidential reporting service provided to members, consisting of form letter issued by TCCA Managing Director Margaret Hayden Rorke, accompanied by advance samples of the new season's colors.
ID
34 1926 January-1929 February
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35 1929 November-1931 December
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36 1936 January-1938 February
36 1938 March-1939 February
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37 1939 February-1942 February
37 1942 March-1945 August
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38 1945 September-1948 June
38 1948 July-1945 February
2. Circular Letters
Scope and Content
Essentially the same format as the Broadcast color reports, using a different masthead.
ID
39 1948 August-1953 July
39 1953 July-1954 May
39 1956 January-1957 November
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40 1958 January-1961 September
3. Press Clippings
43 Blue volume, 1918-1920
43 Blue volume, 1915-1923
ID
44 Gray volume, 1917-1922
44 Press clippings, June 1939-December 1940
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45 Press clippings, 1946-1950; Unbound and foldered
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46 Press clippings, September 1961-September 1963; Unbound
46 Press clippings, October 1963-August 1965; Unbound
4. Colorgrams, 1939 February-1956 February (Item 40)
Scope and Content
Daily cables issued to members during the Paris opening seasons.
5. Press Bulletins
41 Press bulletins, 1927 March-1931 June
41 Press bulletins, 1942 February-1947 January
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42 Press bulletins, 1947 January - 1951 March
42 Press bulletins, 1951 March - 1954 June
6. Press Releases, 1954 June-1957 November (Item 43)
unbound
F. Color Cards
Scope and Content
Consists of seasonal and standard color cards issued by the Color Card Association of the United States, and its predecessor, the Textile Color Card Association. The standard cards provide a uniform standard for color selection, while the seasonal cards present standardized colors organized around a theme, forecasting each season's color development. These color cards are used extensively by textile manufacturers and allied industries, as well as by procuring agencies of the federal government, particularly the armed services. This series also contains an extensive collection of color cards issued by French textile manufacturers. In addition to the French color cards, there are cards from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, and the United States.
1. TCCA Standard Color Card of America
Historical Note
Created to provide manufacturers and distributors of textiles and wearing apparel, as well as dyers and dyestuff makers, with a uniform standard for selecting colors in order to streamline color consumption, thereby avoiding production of unsaleable merchandise and increasing the value of the goods produced.
ID
47 First Edition, 1915
47 Second Edition, 1916
47 Third Edition, 1916
47 Fourth Edition, 1919
47 Fifth Edition, 1920
47 Sixth Edition, 1922
47 Seventh Edition, 1925
47 Eighth Edition, 1928
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47-48 Ninth Edition, 1941
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49 Sample Book for Standard First Edition, 1915
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50 Research for the Standard Fourth Edition - Contains message from Frederick Bode, President of the Textile Color Card Association regarding the founding of the TCCA and the issuance of the First Standard Edition and blank stationary, 1918
50 Research for the Standard Eighth Edition - Correspondence with merchants and manufacturers regarding preparation of the Standard Eighth Edition. Also includes questionnaires mailed to TCCA members, 1927
50 Research for the Standard Eighth Edition - Scrapbook History: Mock-up version of the Standard Eighth Edition, 1928
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50-55 Research for the Standard Ninth Edition - Includes correspondence, memoranda, research reports, sample formats and proofs, color swatches for accepted and rejected dyes, questionnaires, membership lists, press clippings, and working copies of previous editions of the standard card; Also includes card file located in Box 55, 1941
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55 Color Masks - Designed for viewing colors in isolation or in combination and used in conjunction with color cards, 1934
55 Index - List of colors Standard Color Cards, First through Ninth Editions and inventory of studio record book, 1956, 1968
55 Indices to Color Names and Color Numbers of the Standard and Seasonal Color Cards of America, 1924, 1931, 1935
55 Addenda to Index, 1938-1942
2. United States Armed Services and Department of Defense Color Standards
55 Armed Services Colors Includes handbook published by the Defense Personnel Support Center and correspondence and research regarding government color standards, 1963-1968
55 Catalogue of Insignia and Decorations of the U. S. Armed Forces published by the National Geographic Society, 1944
55 Department of Defense Color Cards - Standard Shades for Buttons, 1966
55 Department of Defense Color Cards - Official Standard Shades for Sewing Threads, 1968
55 Department of Defense Color Cards - Official Standardized Shades for Heraldic Yarns for Embroidery and Ribbons, 1974
55 Government and Industrial Standards - Card file of colors matched to TCCA Standard 9th Edition, 1951
55 United States Army Color Cards - Official Colors for Arms and Services, 1942, 1943, 1953
55 United States Army Color Cards - Official Standardized Shades of Sewing Threads, 1942-1945, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1962
55 United States Army Color Cards - Standard Shades for Slide Fastener Tapes, 1945, 1952
55 Military Standard - Limits for Electrical Insulation Color, Includes related correspondence, 1951, 1963
55 Official Standard Color for United States Navy Grey, undated
3. TCCA Seasonal Color Cards
Historical Note
Standardized colors organized around a theme, forecasting each season's color development as seasonal supplements to the staple colors contained in the Standard Color Card of America; Spring and Fall cards were issued for silk/rayon and wool colors.
ID
56 Silk (Missing Fall 1925), Spring 1916-Spring 1930
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57 Silk, Fall 1930-Spring 1942
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58 Silk and Rayon, Fall 1942-Fall 1951
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59 Man-Made Fibers and Silk, Spring 1952-Fall/Winter 1979
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60 Woolen, Fall 1926-Fall 1938
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61 Woolen, Spring 1939-Fall 1948
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62 Woolen, Spring 1949-Fall 1951
62 Woolen and Worsted, Spring 1952-Fall 1953
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63 Woolen and Worsted, Spring/Summer 1954-Fall/Winter 1970
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64 Woolen and Worsted, Spring/Summer 1971-Fall/Winter 1979
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65 Women's Gloves, Fall 1935-Fall/Winter 1955
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66 Women's Gloves, Spring/Summer 1956-Spring/Summer 1971
66 Millinery, Fall 1947-Fall/Winter 1957
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67 Millinery, Spring/Summer 1958-Spring/Summer 1971
67 Accessories - The Accessories Color Card combines milinery and glove colors, Fall/Winter 1971-Spring/Summer 1979
67 Jewelry - Sponsored by the New England Manufacturing Jewelers' and Silversmiths' Association, Spring 1933
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68 Standard Hosiery Color Card of America - First Edition, 1925
68 Standard Hosiery Color Card of America - Second Edition, 1927
68 Seasonal Hosiery Color Card - Spring 1925-Fall 1938 (Missing Spring 1927)
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69 Seasonal Hosiery Color Card - Spring 1939-Fall 1953
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70 Seasonal Hosiery Color Card - Spring/Summer 1954-Spring/Summer 1958
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71 Seasonal Hosiery Color Card - Fall/Winter 1958-Fall/Winter 1970
ID
72 Seasonal Hosiery Color Card - Spring/Summer 1971-Fall/Winter 1978
72 Confidential Advanced Issue of the Hosiery Color Card of America - Spring 1936-Fall 1943
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73 Confidential Advanced Issue of the Hosiery Color Card of America - Spring 1944-Spring/Summer 1958
73 Misses' and Children's Sock, and Anklet Color Card - Fall/Winter 1963-Spring/Summer 1965
73 Misses' and Children's Sweater, Skirt, Sock, and Anklet Color Card - Fall/Winter 1965-Spring/Summer 1969
73 Women's and Girls' Sweater, Skirt, Sock, and Anklet Color Card - Fall/Winter 1969-Spring/Summer 1970
73 Misses' and Children's Sweater, Skirt, and Hosiery Color Card - Fall/Winter 1970
73 Women's and Girls' Knitwear, Sportswear, and Hosiery Color Card - Spring/Summer 1971-Fall/Winter 1972
73 Women's and Girls' Knitwear, Sportswear, and Sock Color Card - Spring/Summer 1973-Spring/Summer 1979
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74 Women's Shoe and Leather Color Card (Missing Spring and Fall 1928, Spring and Fall 1943-1945, Fall 1946, Spring 1947, Fall 1952 - Spring/Summer 1954), Fall 1926-Fall/Winter 1954
74 Guild Shoe Colors, Fall/Winter 1954
74 Men's Shoe and Leather Color Card, Fall 1937-Spring 1940
74 Men's and Women's Shoe and Leather Card, Fall 1941
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75 Men's Shoe and Leather Color Card (Missing Spring and Fall 1943-1945, Fall 1946, and Spring 1947), Spring 1929-Spring 1952
75 Men's Hats Color Card (missing Spring and Fall 1951), Fall 1940-Spring 1952
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76 Men's Wear Color Card, Fall 1959-Fall/Winter 1979
76 Men's and Young Men's Sock Color Card - Fall/Winter 1963-Fall/Winter 1972
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77 Men's and Young Men's Sock Color Card - Spring/Summer 1973-Fall/Winter 1979
77 Home Furnishings Color Card, 1970-1974
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78 Home Furnishings Color Card, 1974-1980
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79 Carpet and Rug Color Card First Edition, 1952
79 Upholstery and Drapery Fabric Color Card First Edition, 1952
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80 Advanced Forecasts - Man-Made Fibers & Silk, Spring/Summer 1961-Fall/Winter 1963
80 Advanced Forecasts - Woolens and Worsted, Spring/Summer 1961-Fall/Winter 1963
80 Advanced Forecasts - Millinery and Glove, Spring/Summer 1961
80 Advanced Forecasts - Sock and Anklet Order Form, 1963
80 Advanced Forecasts - Home Furnishings Report, 1960 June
ID
81 CAUS Forecast Colors, Men's, Women's, and Children's Forecasts - Fall/Winter 1986-1987
81 CAUS Forecast Colors, Men's, Women's, and Children's Forecasts - Spring/Summer 1987
81 CAUS Forecast Colors, Men's, Women's, and Children's Forecasts - Fall/Winter 1988-1989
81 CAUS Forecast Colors, Men's, Women's, and Children's Forecasts - Fall/Winter 1989-1990
81 CAUS Forecast Colors, Interior Forecasts - 1986-1987
81 CAUS Forecast Colors, Interior Forecasts - 1987-1988
81 CAUS Forecast Colors, Interior Forecasts - 1988-1989
4. American Color Cards
ID
82 Burlington Industries - Burlington Madison Yarn Company, "Ideas In Yarn, Colors and Fashion", Second Edition, 1972
82 Burlington Industries - Burlington Madison Yarn Company, "Color and Fashion Trends" First and Second Editions, 1973-1974
ID
83 Burlington Industries - Burlington Madison Yarn Company, "Kinetic Colorama", 1975
ID
84-85 Burlington Industries - Madison Throwing Company, Inc., "Ideas in Color": Portfolio of package-dyed polyester yarns with fabric swatches, fashion sketches, and suggested color combinations, 1969-1972 [Portfolio of package-dyed polyester yarns with fabric swatches, fashion sketches, and suggested color combinations.] ; 4 volumes
84-85 Burlington Industries - Madison Throwing Company, Inc., "Art Deco" Portfolio, 1970
84-85 Burlington Industries - Madison Throwing Company, Inc., "Madison Pinwheel Colors", 1970
84-85 Burlington Industries - Ruth Rogers Biographical Information: Resume, press release, and clippings, circa 1974
ID
86 Central/Shippee, Inc, 1974
86 Costume Color Council, Spring 1950
86 Deluxe Velvet Company, undated
86 Dundee Lake Dye Works, 1907
86 E.T. Barwick Mills, Inc, undated
86 Fairtex Non-Tarnishing Metallic Yarn, undated
86 Gilford Leather Co., Inc, undated
ID
87 Forstmann Woolens, Fall 1953, Spring 1955
87 Judkins & McCormick Co (Missing Winter 1903-1904 and Summer 1904), Winter 1902-1903, Winter 1907-1908
ID
86 Merrimac Sales Company, 1933
ID
87 National Silk Dyeing Company - Paterson, New Jersey - Standard Color Card, 1912
87 National Silk Dyeing Company - Paterson, New Jersey - Seasonal Color Cards, Fall 1910-Fall 1914 (missing Spring 1912)
ID
88 National Silk Dyeing Company - Paterson, New Jersey - Seasonal Color Cards, Spring 1915-Fall 1935 (missing Fall 1920, Fall 1921-Spring 1923, and Spring 1925)
88 Tanners' Council of America - Men's Shoe Leather, Spring 1956
88 Tanners' Council of America - Women's Shoe Leather, Spring 1956
88 Weidmann Silk Dyeing Company - Paterson, New Jersey, Spring 1920
ID
86 "Notebook of Historic Colors and Schemes", undated
86 "Some Paint Colors from four Eighteenth-Century Virginia Houses" - Color samples originally exhibited at Winterthur in October 1948 and reproduced by the Finishes Division of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, circa 1948
5. French Color Cards
ID
89 A. Clavel & F. Lindenmeyer, S.A - Standard Card, Second Edition, undated
89 A. Clavel & F. Lindenmeyer, S.A - Seasonal Cards (Missing Fall 1923, Spring/Fall 1924, Fall 1925, and Spring 1926), Fall 1922-Spring 1933
ID
90 Bilbille & Co - Silk, Winter 1952-1953-Summer 1959
ID
91 Bilbille & Co - Silk, Winter 1959-1960-Summer 1966
ID
92 Bilbille & Co - Silk, Winter 1966-1967-Summer 1974
ID
93 Bilbille & Co - Wool, Winter 1952-1953-Summer 1959
ID
94 Bilbille & Co - Wool, Winter 1959-1960-Summer 1966
ID
95 Bilbille & Co - Wool, Winter 1966-1967-Summer 1974
ID
96 Bilbille & Co - Reports on Couture Openings, 1951-1954
96 Bilbille & Co - Mutilated Color Cards, 1958-1974
96 Cartier Bresson, 1954
96 Chambre Syndicale des Agents Representants pour L'Exportation Editions D and H, undated
ID
97 Chambre Syndicale des Teinturiers - Spring 1902, Fall 1905-Fall 1906
ID
98 Chambre Syndicale des Teinturiers - Fall 1907, Fall 1908, Fall 1909-Fall 1910
ID
99 Chambre Syndicale des Teinturiers - Spring 1911-Spring 1913
ID
100 Chambre Syndicale des Teinturiers - Fall 1913-Spring 1916 (Missing Fall 1915)
ID
101 Chambre Syndicale des Teinturiers - Fall 1916-Spring 1920 (Missing Spring 1917)
ID
102 Chambre Syndicale des Teinturiers - Fall 1920-Fall 1923
ID
103 Chambre Syndicale des Teinturiers - Spring 1924-Fall 1927
ID
104 Chambre Syndicale des Teinturiers - Spring 1928-Fall 1931
ID
105 Chambre Syndicale des Teinturiers - Spring 1932-Fall 1935
ID
106 Chambre Syndicale des Teinturiers - Spring 1936-Fall 1939
ID
107 Chambre Syndicale des Tissus et Matieres Textiles de Saint-Etienne (Missing Spring 1909, Fall 1910, Spring 1915, and Spring 1916), Fall 1906-Spring 1917
107 Ets M. Vergne - Velour Color Cards, 1933
ID
108 Federation de la Soie (Soierie) - Seasonal Color Cards (missing fall 1918), Fall 1917-Fall 1932
ID
109 Federation de la Soie (Soierie) - Seasonal Color Cards (Missing Fall/Winter 1949-1950), Spring 1933-Spring 1940 Spring/Summer 1949-Fall/Winter 1953-1954
ID
110 Federation de la Soie (Soierie) - Seasonal Color Cards, Spring/Summer 1954-Spring/Summer 1962
ID
111 Federation de la Soie (Soierie) - Seasonal Color Cards, Spring/Summer 1962-Fall/Winter 1969-1970
ID
112 Federation de la Soie (Soierie) - Seasonal Color Cards (Missing Spring/Summer 1974 and Fall/Winter 1974-1975), Spring/Summer 1970-Fall/Winter 1978-1979
ID
113 Federation de la Soie (Soierie) - Survey Color Cards, Fall/Winter 1951-1952 Fall/Winter 1960-1961-Spring/Summer 1962
ID
114 Federation de la Soie (Soierie) - Survey Color Cards (missing spring/summer 1964), Fall/Winter 1962-1963-Spring/Summer 1965
ID
115 Federation de la Soie (Soierie) - Survey Color Cards, Fall/Winter 1965-1966-Fall/Winter 1967-1968
ID
116 Federation de la Soie (Soierie) - Survey Color Cards, Spring/Summer 1968-Spring/Summer 1970
ID
117 Federation de la Soie (Soierie) - Survey Color Cards, Fall/Winter 1970-1971-Fall/Winter 1972-1973
117 Heraud-Meyrel, Fall 1905
ID
118 J.B. Chambeyron Fils - Spring 1899, Fall 1900-Fall 1901
ID
119 J.B. Chambeyron Fils - Spring 1902, Spring 1903, Spring and Fall 1904
ID
120 J.B. Chambeyron Fils - Spring/Fall 1905
ID
121 J. Claude Freres & Cie - Silk: Classic Colors, undated
121 J. Claude Freres & Cie - Silk (missing winter 1907), Summer 1895, Summer 1905-Winter 1934
121 J. Claude Freres & Cie - Silk: Couture Colors, Summer 1939
ID
122 J. Claude Freres & Cie - Silk (missing winter 1936), Summer 1935-Winter 1938-1939
ID
123 J. Claude Freres & Cie - Silk and Rayon (Missing Winter 1960-1961 and Summer 1961), Winter 1953-1954-Spring/Summer 1975
ID
124 J. Claude Freres & Cie - Wool, Summer and Winter 1908-1913, Spring and Winter 1914, 1921-1934
ID
122 J. Claude Freres & Cie - Wool, 1935-1940
ID
123 J. Claude Freres & Cie - Wool: Silk and Rayon (missing winter 1960-1961), Winter 1953-1954-Spring/Summer 1975
ID
122 L. & E. S - Marcel Guillemin & Cie, undated
ID
125 L. & E. S - Renard, Villet et Bunanol, Fall 1891, Fall 1893
125 L. & E. S - Renard, Corron, Bonnet et Cie, Spring 1894
ID
126 L. & E. S - Renard, Corron, Bonnet et Cie, Spring 1895, Fall 1896, Spring 1897, Fall 1898, Fall 1899
ID
127 L. & E. S - Renard, Corron, Bonnet et Cie, Fall 1899-Spring 1901
ID
128 L. & E. S - Vulliod Ancel & Cie, Spring and Fall 1902
128 L. & E. S - E. Rolland et Cie, Spring 1904
128 L. & E. S - Corron & Bunand et Cie, Fall 1905
ID
129 L. & E. S - Societe des Nouveautes Textiles, Haute Couture New Collections, Spring and Summer 1936, Spring 1938,Spring and Fall 1939, Fall and Winter 1959, Spring 1961
129 L. & E. S - Societe des Nouveautes Textiles, Color Cards, Fall 1936, Fall 1937, Spring 1938
129 L. & E. S - Societe des Nouveautes Textiles, Silk Color Cards, Fall 1938-Spring 1940
129 L. & E. S - Societe des Nouveautes Textiles, Wool Color Cards, Fall 1938-Spring 1940
129 L. & E. S - Societe des Nouveautes Textiles, Silk/Wool Color Cards, Fall 1947, Fall 1950, Spring and Fall 1951-1962
ID
130 L. & E. S - Societe des Nouveautes Textiles, Silk/Wool Color Cards (missing spring 1966), Spring and Fall 1963-1968
130 L. & E. S - Societe des Nouveautes Textiles, Silk Color Cards, Spring and Fall 1970-1972, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 1973-1974
130 L. & E. S - Societe des Nouveautes Textiles, Wool Color Cards, Spring and Fall 1969-1972, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 1973-1974
ID
131 L. & E. S - Syndicat Des Fabricants Argoviens De Tresses Pour La Chapellerie, Hat Braid Color Cards, 1920-1921, 1922-1923, 1928-1929, 1930-1936
ID
132-134 L. & E. S - Teinturiers de St. Etienne, Fall 1906-Fall 1914 (missing Fall 1907 and Fall 1911)
ID
130 L. & E. S - Textile Argus, Silk, Winter 1938-Winter 1940
130 L. & E. S - Textile Argus, Wool, Winter 1938-Winter 1940
130 L. & E. S - Textile-Paris-Echos, Silk (missing Winter 1953-1954 and 1954-1955), Summer 1952-Summer 1955
130 L. & E. S - Textile-Paris-Echos, Wool (missing Winter 1952-1953, 1953-1954, and 1954-1955), Summer 1952-Winter 1955-1956
ID
135 L. & E. S - Textile-Paris-Echos, Wool Technical Reports, 1955 September 1, 1955 October 1; Includes swatches
135 L. & E. S - Gloves Technical Report, 1939 September 1; Includes black & white prints; swatches
ID
136 L. & E. S - Union de Syndicats (missing Winter 1891, Summer 1905, Summer 1906, Winter 1911), Summer 1891-Winter 1935
6. German and Swiss Color Cards
ID
137 Ad. Leimgruber & Cie, 1928-1930
137 Bartels, Dierichs & Co., G.m.b.H, Summer 1922
137 Fischer Freres, 1923
137 Georges Meyer & Co., S.A, 1921-1922
ID
138 Iso-Axis Card - Three-dimensional kaleidoscope, 1971
ID
137 Jacques Jsler & Co, 1920, 1926-1927, undated
ID
138 Jacques Jsler & Co, 1928-1929
138 Manufaktur Deutches Mode-Institut, 1942
138 Silor World Cable Color Card, undated
ID
139 Farbenkarte - Produced for the German Working Association and the Association of the German Fashion Industry, undated
7. Italian Color Cards
ID
140 Enta Nazionale Della Moda Torino - Official Color Card, 1947-1950
140 Enta Nazionale Della Moda Torino - Felt Color Cards, Spring/Summer 1948, Fall/Winter 1949-1950
140 Enta Nazionale Della Moda Torino - Rayon Color Cards, Spring/Summer 1948, Fall/Winter 1949-1950
140 Enta Nazionale Della Moda Torino - Silk Color Cards, Spring/Summer 1948, Fall/Winter 1949-1950
140 Enta Nazionale Della Moda Torino - Wool Color Cards, Spring/Summer 1947 and 1948, Fall/Winter 1949-1950
8. Japanese Color Cards
ID
141 Japanese Fashion Color Association, Imperial Festival Colors, Spring 1959
141 Japanese Fashion Color Association, Material Color Standard (Wooly), undated
ID
142 Japanese Fashion Color Association, Material Color Standard (Plastics/Urea Resin), undated
142 Japanese Fashion Color Association, Color for Interiors, 1960-1961
ID
143 Kanegafuchi Spinning Co., Ltd - Kanebo Silks Colour Card (First Edition), circa 1936
143 Kobe Export Yuzen Prints Mercantile Association - K.Y.K. Silk Colour Card (First Edition), 1936
143 Hyogo-Ken Fibre Dyeing Industrial Corporation - Banshu Colour Samples, 1959
143 Toban Dyeing Co., Ltd - Colour Sample No. 4, 1963
143 Yokohama Silk Exporters' Guild - Universal Colour Card of Japan for Silks & Rayons (3rd Ed.), 1936
ID
144 Miscellaneous Color Cards, undated
9. Scottish Color Cards
ID
145 Bernat Klein Personal Colour Guide, Nos. 1-2, 4-6, 1965
ID
146 W & J Knox Ltd., Shade Card for Art Needlework Threads, undated
146 Yarrowvale Fabrics, 1939
10. Anonymous Fashion Color Cards, 1925, 1939, 1947, undated (Item 146)
G. Home Furnishings Color Cards and Color Selection Systems
Scope and Content
Consists of home furnishings color cards and color selection systems for dyestuffs, printing inks, carpet, vinyl flooring, wall coverings, and bathroom tile.
ID
147 Ameritone Color Key Library, undated
ID
148 Ameritone Paint Finishes: color samples, undated
ID
149 Armstrong Cork Company Sample Portfolios - Brigantine Vinyl Corlon Commercial Sheet Flooring, 1969
149 Armstrong Cork Company Sample Portfolios - Palestra Vinyl Corlon Commercial Sheet Flooring, 1969
149 Armstrong Cork Company Sample Portfolios - Imperial Texture Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Flooring, 1969
149 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company - Designer's Color Guide, undated
ID
150 Duo-Color Guide, 1955
ID
151 Institute of Carpet Manufacturers of America, Inc. Home Furnishings Style Council - "Colorcade of America" Color Chips, 1948 March
151 J.C. Penney Company - Home Furnishings Colors, 1972
ID
148 J.P. Stevens & Co., Inc. - "Fashion Fabric Forecast", Spring and Fall 1971
ID
152 L.E. Carpenter & Company - Vicrtex Vinyl Wallcoverings: Architects, Designers, and Decorators Reference File, 1968 May
ID
153 Martin Senour Paints Correspondence File - American Institute of Decorators Accreditation Exam, 1970
153 Martin Senour Paints Correspondence File - Nu-Hue Color System
153 Martin Senour Paints Correspondence File - Victorian Colors, 1970
153 Martin Senour Paints Correspondence File - Williamsburg Colors, 1970
ID
153-155 Martin Senour Paints - Nu-Hue Color System, 1970
ID
156 Martin Senour Paints - Nu-Hue Color System, No. II, 1970
156 Mengs Pastell-Farben - Set of pastel pencils in a wooden case, produced by Muller & Henning, Dresden
ID
145 National Bureau of Standards - Enameled Iron Color Standards for Kitchen/Bathroom Tile, 1937
ID
151 O'Brien Corporation - Deluxe Decorator's and Architect's Color Album, 1956
151 Philip Ruxton, Inc. - Maratta's Chromatoscope for Ruxton's Margo Printing Inks, undated
151 Putnam Chemical Corporation - Palanthrene Dyestuffs and Cotton, undated
ID
157 Sears, Roebuck & Co. - Sears Coordinated Color System, undated
ID
151 Sears, Roebuck & Co. - Sears Home Fashions Color Directions, 1970
H. Card Catalog
Scope and Content
Included in this sub-series are indices of colors, companies, and trademark names. Card sets are arranged both alphabetically and chronologically.
ID
158 British Colour Council - Color Names & Captions, A-Z
158 General Index - Color Names and Captions, A-Z
158 Lists of Colors & Companies - Alphabetical File, A-Z and Chronological File, 1890-1979
158 Hosiery Firms - Color Names and Captions, A-Z
158 Government Standards
158 Leather Companies Names, A-Z
158 College Colors, A-Z
158 Special Requests - Leather Swatches and Bulletins
158 Trademark Names - United States Patent Office Gazette, A-Z
III. ISCC Member Organizations
102 linear feet
A. Optical Society of America
Scope and Content
Contains records of the Optical Society of America, including annual meeting programs, reports issued by the Committee on Colorimetry, and issues of the Society's official publication, the Journal of the Optical Society of America.
ID
159 Annual Meeting Programs - Also includes catalog for exhibit of historical instruments and photographs from 50th Anniversary Meeting, 1932, 1937-1964, 1966
159 Meeting Notices, 1966-1967
ID
160 Report of the Colorimetry Committee Reprinted from JOSA, Vol. VI, No. 6, August 1922, 1920-1921
160 Report of the Colorimetry Committee Bound volume containing chapters originally published as periodic installments in JOSA., 1943-1945
160 Bulletin of the National Research Council, Vol.5, Part 2, No. 27 Monograph on the present status of visual science, December 1922
160 Journal of the Optical Society of America - Vol. IV, No. 2, 1920 March
160 Journal of the Optical Society of America - Vol. 10, No. 2, 1925 February
160 Journal of the Optical Society of America - Vol. 17, No. 4 Supplement containing program of the 13th Annual Michelson Meeting and catalog of the Optical Exhibition at the National Bureau of Standards, 1928 October
160 Journal of the Optical Society of America - Vol. 19, No. 4 Supplement containing program of the 14th Annual Thomas Young Memorial Meeting at Cornell University, 1929 October
160 Journal of the Optical Society of America - Vol. 30, No. 12 Contains five papers on the Munsell Color System, 1940 December
160 Journal of the Optical Society of America - Vol. 33, No. 7 Contains four papers on the Munsell Color System, 1943 July
160 Journal of the Optical Society of America - Vol. 61, No. 9, 1971 September
160 "Fifty Year History of the Optical Society of America, 1916-1966" Reprinted from JOSA, Vol. 56, No. 3, March 1966
160 Journal Articles and Reprints, 1961-1970
B. House & Garden Color Program
Scope and Content
Consists of records of the House & Garden Color Program. These records include application materials, color reports and forecasts, color sets, color promotion packages, information on marketing trends, and conference reports and programs.
ID
161 License Agreement Application Materials, 1976
161 Economic Trends In Color - Color Report and Forecast (Nos. 1-31) Confidential quarterly report to color program licensees prepared by the Color Research Division at House & Garden magazine, 1959-1981
161 Mid-Year Color Reports and Forecasts Supplemental semi-annual reports, 1976-1978
ID
162 Color Sets - Color Packs, 1978-1981
162 Color Sets - Professional Size Color Palette, 1977-1981
ID
163-165 Color Sets - Yearly Colors: Annual Sets of Color Chips - Color Samples, 1957, 1973, 1975-1981
163-165 Color Sets - Yearly Colors: Annual Sets of Color Chips - Current Colors and Forecast Colors, 1964-1966
ID
161 Color Library Samples, 1976 July
161 Color Research and Application, Volume 3, Number 2, Summer 1978
161 Color Trends and the 1981 House & Garden Colors
161 House & Garden/Louis Harris Study - "How the Baby Boom Generation is Living Now", 1981
161 Sales Trends of House & Garden Colors, 1948-1974
161 Sales Trends of Home Products in House & Garden Colors, 1948-1980
ID
166 Color Promotion Packages - "Flower Colors Bloom in Spring", undated
166 Color Promotion Packages - Bright Lights, 1964
166 Color Promotion Packages - "Discover the Delights of Color", 1966
166 Color Promotion Packages - "Greens For All Seasons", 1967
ID
167 Color Promotion Packages - "Kaleidoscope of Color", 1967
167 Color Promotion Packages - "Today's Romantic Look", 1968
167 Color Promotion Packages - "Oranges: Sweet and Sour", 1969
167 Color Promotion Packages - "Lacquer Colors, Lacquer Look", 1970
ID
168 Color Promotion Packages - "Colorscope", 1970
168 Color Promotion Packages - "Back to Nature Colors", 1972
168 Color Promotion Packages - "Banner Colors", 1972
168 Color Promotion Packages - Color Center Handbook, 1973
168 Color Promotion Packages - "Color Country", 1973
168 Color Promotion Packages - "Down to Earth", 1973
ID
169 Color Promotion Packages - "Growing Greens", 1973
169 Color Promotion Packages - "Color Country", 1974
169 Color Promotion Packages - "Now Is The Time To Sleep Better/Live Better", 1975
169 Color Promotion Packages - "Romantic Roses", 1978
169 Color Promotion Packages - "Wood + Color", 1980-1981
ID
170 Color Seminar Kit, 1977
170 Marketing and Promotions - Article reprints and miscellaneous promotional material. Includes advertising tear sheets, brochures, posters, and point-of-sale materials, 1974-1981, undated
ID
171 Scrapbooks - Assorted Color Promotions, 1973-1977
171 Scrapbooks - Membership Materials, 1976-1977
ID
172 Scrapbooks - Pearls & Shells, 1978
172 Scrapbooks - Porcelain Blues, 1980
ID
161 Color and Design Conference Board - Report of First Annual Meeting, 1980 June 18
161 Color and Design Conference Board - Report of Second Annual Meeting, 1981 February 24
161 Programs - Second Annual "Color Is Big Business" Seminar Day, 1978 April 4
161 Programs - Third Annual "Color Is Big Business" Seminar Day, 1979 March 8
161 Programs - Fourth Annual Marketing Color and Design Conference - invitation, application materials for licensee membership, and excerpts from speeches delivered at the conference, 1980 May 19
161 News Conferences, 1976 April
IV. Munsell Color Company
23 linear feet
A. Munsell System of Color Notation
Scope and Content
Contains records relating to the Munsell System of Color Notation, including Professor Albert H. Munsell's color diary, various editions of the Munsell Book of Color, equipment and materials for demonstrating and reproducing standard colors, and educational materials for teaching the Munsell system.
ID
173 A.H. Munsell Color Diary - Volume A, 1879-1908
173 A.H. Munsell Color Diary - Volume B, 1908-1918
ID
174 Munsell Book of Color - Standard Edition, 1929
ID
173 Munsell Book of Color - Pocket Edition, 1929
173 Munsell Book of Color - Color Charts, 1976
173 Munsell Book of Color - Cabinet Edition Chart Samples, undated
ID
175 Munsell Book of Color, 1950; Leather carrying case.
ID
173 Munsell Book of Color in Dyed Textile Samples - Atlas of wool samples prepared at General Aniline and Film Corporation [see JOSA Vol. 41, 623-625], circa 1950-1951
173 Catalogs, Brochures, and Price Lists, circa 1922-1968
173 Color Standards - Appendix to Questionnaire of the Committee on Color Terminology, 1924
ID
176 Color Standards - Color Blind Test Series - color samples
ID
177 Color Standards - Color Tolerance Sets, 1961, 1967, 1973
177 Color Standards - Consumer Color Charts, 1964, 1967
ID
178 Color Standards - Fabric Samples - Felt
178 Color Standards - Fabric Samples - Fluorescent
178 Color Standards - Fabric Samples - Metameric
ID
179 Color Standards - Munsell All Color Box, undated
ID
174 Color Standards - Munsell Color Atlas - Color Charts, 1907-1915
ID
181-182 Color Standards - Munsell Color Atlas - Color Samples, undated
181-182 Color Standards - Munsell Color Atlas - Color Standards, 1913, undated
181-182 Color Standards - Munsell Color Atlas - Special Pocket Edition, 1923
ID
183 Color Standards - Munsell Color Tree - Unassembled plexiglass cylinder and base and stainless steel fixtures, undated
ID
184 Color Standards - Munsell Color Solid Leaves - Color charts mounted on plexiglass; designed to be assembled with Color Tree, undated
ID
185 Color Standards - Munsell Crayons, undated; 5 boxes
ID
180 Color Standards - Munsell Chart Photometer, 1947, 1966
ID
185 Color Standards - Munsell Tempera Paints, undated; Box of 15 tubes
185 Color Standards - Neutral Value Scale [neutral grey fabric allows insertion of a sample of color for an approximate determination of the value measurement]
ID
180 Color Standards - Nickerson Color Fan, distributed by the American Horticultural Council [see also "The Munsell Color Fan" from the 1956 Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual American Horticultural Congress in Series V, Subseries B.1], 1957, 1966
ID
176 Color Standards - Plant Tissue Color Charts, 1952
ID
185 Color Standards - Sears & Roebuck Maxima Chart, undated
ID
173 Color Standards - Soil Color Charts, 1949-1951
173 Color Standards - Sudan Grass Seed Color Chart, undated
ID
181 Color Standards - Miscellaneous Sample Chips [Special Chromas; Cotton Ranges; Ridgway Originals; Experimental Chroma Scales; Hue Charts; Book of Color; F-M Test; Neutral Series; Wool Chart; Quality and the Palatability of Meat, undated
ID
180 Color Standards - Miscellaneous Art Paper Color Samples, undated
ID
186 Educational Materials - A Color Notation - textbook originally published with the first Munsell color chart in 1913, 1916, 1919, 1926, 1946, 1947, 1954, 1961
ID
187 Educational Materials - Demonstration Materials for Teaching Color, undated
187 Educational Materials - Student Sets - constant hue charts, sample color chips, and instructional manuals for using the Munsell color system, 1929, 1941, 1967
187 Educational Materials - "Munsell Laboratory School of Color" brochure, 1926
B. Comparative Color Order Systems
Scope and Content
Includes a variety of materials representing a number of leading systems as well as studies comparing these systems to the Munsell system.
ID
177 Adams Chromatic Value Data, undated
ID
186 Baumann Color Guide, undated
ID
188 Color Harmony Manual, 3rd Edition, Container Corporation of America, 1948
ID
189 Color Harmony Manual, 3rd Edition, 1948; Leather carrying case
ID
190 Color Harmony Manual, 4th Edition, 1958; Leather carrying case
ID
174 Color Harmony Data Sets - Comparison of data from Ostwald, CIE, and Munsell systems, 1948-1951
ID
173 Color Vision Testing Plates - American Optical Company Pseudo-Isochromatic Plates, undated
173 Color Vision Testing Plates - KIFA (Sweden) Tabulae Pseudo-Isochromaticae, undated
ID
177 Conversion of Color Names to Munsell System, 1949
177 "DIN" 6164 Color System, 1956-1962
177 DuPont Classified Color Selector, 1956
177 Earhart Color Plan, 1941
ID
176 IPI Color Finder - Color selection aid produced by the Printing Ink Division of the Interchemical Corporation, 1962
ID
191 ISCC Color Aptitude Test - Produced by the Paint and Varnish Club of America, 1953
ID
174 ISCC Color Aptitude Test, 1st Edition, Set No. 5, undated
ID
177 ISCC-NBS Color Names, undated
ID
192-193 Japanese Color Systems - Japan Color Research Institute Hi-Con Color Stick, Makeup for color motion pictures and color television, undated
192-193 Japanese Color Systems - Japan Color Research Institute Japanese Industrial Standard, 1958
192-193 Japanese Color Systems - Standard Colours of the Nippon Colour Research Institute: Comparison between the Nippon Colour System and the Munsell Color System, including trichromatic analysis, 1949 October
192-193 Japanese Color Systems - Unidentified Colour Standards, 1951 1955 1964 undated
192-193 Japanese Color Systems - Sample Color Chips, 1957-1961 undated
192-193 Japanese Color Systems - Color Measurement Instruments, undated
ID
194 Maxwell Discs produced for the first edition of the Color Harmony Manual, 1943
ID
195 Monsanto Color Sampler, undated; Set of 90 plastic chips
ID
177 Munsell Chart Photometer Papers, 1966
177 Munsell Samples Plotted in the W-C Plane of UVW Space, circa 1971
ID
196 Ostwald Color System - Farbnormen Atlas, undated; 4 boxes of color samples
ID
197 Ostwald Color System - Farbenordnung Hickethier: Descriptive text and color charts, 1952
ID
198 Ostwald Color System - Foss-Jacobson Ostwald Color Chips: Produced for the first edition of the Color Harmony Manual (See "Symposium on the Ostwald Color System", Journal of the Optical Society of America, July 1944), 1943
ID
197 Ostwald Color System - Higgins Color Digest and Ostwald Solid: Description of how hues are selected based upon Ostwald standards for the manufacture of drawing inks and kit for assembling Ostwald color solid model, 1952
197 Ostwald Color System - Ostwald Notation, undated
197 Pigment Limit Colors Continuing Study - DuPont Samples, Limits for Color Fan, Munsell Glossy Book and Limit Color Cascade, 1949-1975
ID
199-204 Plochere Color System, 1940, 1945, 1948, 1965; One volume and 5 boxed sets of color samples
ID
197 Ridgway Color Sheets, circa 1912
197 Ridgway Color Standards, undated
197 Universal Color Measuring Book, 2nd Edition, 1929
197 Miscellaneous Color Designs, undated
C. Color Vision Materials and Colorimetric Equipment
Scope and Content
Contains color vision materials and colorimetric equipment for measuring and testing color and color vision.
ID
205 AATCC Chart for Measuring Transference of Color - American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, circa 1945
205 Atlas Binary Slide Rule, undated
205 Color Difference Meter - U.S. Department of Agriculture, undated
205 Color Difference Tiles - U.S. Department of Agriculture, undated
205 Farnsworth Dichotomous Test For Color Vision - Contains 20 caps, approximately 1" in diameter, with colored centers, undated
205 Franz Schmidt & Haensch Optical Instrument, undated
205 Kodak Cine Model B Camera, undated
205 Keuffel & Esser Co - Lettering kit containing templates, scriber, and tracing pens, undated
ID
206 Munsell Calibrated Disc Spinning Equipment, undated
206 Munsell Psychological Color Solid Models (See paper presented by Dorothy Nickerson and Sidney Newhall at the Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America and reprinted in JOSA, Vol. 33, No. 7, July 1943), circa 1943
ID
207 Unidentified Wooden Fixtures, undated
D. Publications and Reports
Scope and Content
Consists of publications and reports on the measurement and standardization of color using the Munsell system and other leading systems, including several papers and addresses by Professor Munsell.
ID
197 Papers and Addresses of Professor Albert H. Munsell - "Color and an Eye to Discern It", undated
197 Papers and Addresses of Professor Albert H. Munsell - "A New Classification of Color", 1905
197 Papers and Addresses of Professor Albert H. Munsell - "A New Color System", 1907
197 Papers and Addresses of Professor Albert H. Munsell - "On the Relation of the Intensity of Chromatic Stimulus (Physical Saturation) to Chromatic Sensation", 1909
197 Papers and Addresses of Professor Albert H. Munsell - "A Pigment Color System and Notation", 1912
197 "An Examination of the Munsell Color System", 1920
197 "A Practical Description of the Munsell Color System", 1921
197 The Logical and Mathematical Study of Chromatics - First volume of Wilhelm Ostwald's of five volume study of chromatics, 1921
197 The Harmony of the Colors, 1923
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185 Color News - Published bi-monthly by the Munsell Research Laboratory, 1924-1926
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197 "An Elementary Course in Color: Based Upon the Munsell System", 1926
197 "Color Standardization" - Reprinted from Paint, Oil and Chemical Review, circa 1927
197 "The Munsell Color System: Price List of Publications, Equipment, Materials", circa 1927-1930
197 "Vision: (Value, Chroma, and Hue)" - Off printed from The Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 2, 1927 February
197 "Practical Matching and Recording of Colors" - Reprinted from The Melliand, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1929 May
197 "A Method for Determining the Color of Agricultural Products", 1929
197 "Color and the Munsell Color System", circa 1930
197 "Neutral Value Scales. I. Munsell Neutral Value Scale" - Reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America", Vol. 23, No. 11, 1933 November
197 "Neutral Value Scales. II. A Comparison of Results and Equations Describing Value Scales" - Reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 23, No. 12, 1933 December
197 "Colorimetry with Reflection Standards: A Quasi-Psychological Method: Interconversion of Physical and Psychological Color Specifications", 1934 October
197 "Disk Colorimetry; Including a Comparison of Methods for Computing Tristimulus Values for Certain Disks" - Reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 25, No. 8, 1935 August
197 "How Can Results of Fading Tests be Expressed" - Reprinted from the A.S.T.M. Standards on Textile Materials, 1936
197 "The Specifications of Color Tolerances" - From Textile Research, Vol. VI, No. 12, 1936 October
197 "The Colorists of Washington and Baltimore" - Notice for "Munsell Meeting" of the Colorists with brief history of the Munsell System, 1940
197 "Hue Sensibility to Dominant Wave-Length Change and the Relation Between Saturation and Colorimetric Purity" - Reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 30, No. 4, 1940 April
197 Journal of the Optical Society of America vol. 30, no. 12, 1940 December
197 "Munsell Manual of Color", 1941
197 "Color Standardization by Coordinated Munsell-Spectrophotometric Systems", 1941 July 1
197 "Charter and By-Laws of the Munsell Color Foundation", 1942
197 "Specification and Description of Color", 1942 June 17
197 "Attributive Limens in Selected Regions of the Munsell Color Solid" - Reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 32, No. 8, 1942 August
197 Journal of the Optical Society of America vol. 33, No. 7, 1943 July
197 "Color: It is the Response of Vision to Wave Lengths of Light" - Article from Life magazine, 1944 July 3
197 "The Munsell Color System" - Reprinted from Illuminating Engineering, Vol. XLI, No. 7, 1946 July [Reprinted from Illuminating Engineering, Vol. XLI, No. 7.]
197 "Color Measurement and Its Application to the Grading of Agricultural Products" - Reissued January 1958, 1946 March
197 "A Simple Method for Judging Reflectance" - Reprinted from Illuminating Engineering, Vol. XLIV, No. 3, 1949 March
197 "Color-Order Systems" - Reprinted from the Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers, Vol. 52, 1949
197 "System in Color Preferences" - Reprinted from the Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers, Vol. 52, 1949
197 "Munsell Value Scales for Judging Reflectance" - Reprinted from Illuminating Engineering, Vol. XLIV, No. 2, 1949 February
197 "Trichromatic Specifications of the Munsell 100 Hues at 5/5 for Illuminant A", 1949 January 18
197 "Statement of Policy for the Munsell Color Company: A Directive from the Trustees of the Munsell Color Foundation", circa 1950
197 "Munsell-Ostwald Color Systems", circa 1950
197 "Fundamental Approach to Color in Design"- Reprinted from Electrical Manufacturing, 1950 October-1950 November
197 "Soil Color and Special Munsell Soil Color Charts" - Reprinted from Soil Science, Vol. 71, No. 1, 1951 January
197 "What the Color Defective Person Sees: A Simple Demonstration of the Colors Which are Confused by Persons with Defective Color Vision", 1951
197 "American Standard Methods of Measuring and Specifying Color", 1951 April 13
197 "Three-Dimensional Color Models Constructed on the CIE and Munsell Systems", Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 43, No.2, 1953 February
197 "Colorimetric Specifications of Munsell Repaints" - Reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 43, No. 3, 1953 March
197 "A Regular Rhombohedral Lattice Sampling of Munsell Renotation Space" - Reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 44, No. 9, 1954 September
197 "Über eine Transformation des Normvalenzsystems in ein empfindungsgemäss gleichabständiges System auf der Grundlage des Munsell-Systems" - Reprinted from Die Farbe., 1955
197 "Colours for Building and Decorative Paints", 1955
197 "The Munsell Color Fan: Modern Color Science is the Background for a New and Useful Color Chart for Horticulture" - Reprinted from the 1956 Proceedings fo the Eleventh Annual American Horticultural Congress and Annual Meeting American Horticultural Council, 1956
197 "Empirical Relationships with the Munsell Value Scale" - Reprinted from the Proceedings of the I.R.E., Vol. 43, No. 9, 1955 September
197 Publications Which Contain Descriptions, Technical Citations, or Applications of the Munsell Color System, 1956
197 "The Farnsworth-Munsell 100-Hue Test for the Examination of Color Discrimination" - revised in 1957, 1949
197 "Horticultural Color Chart Names with Munsell Key" - Reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 47, No. 7, 1957 July
197 "Spectrophotometric Data for a Collection of Munsell Samples", 1957 October
197 "Tentative Method for Specifying Color by the Munsell System" - Reprinted from Copyrighted Book of ASTM Standards, Part 8, 1958
197 "Color Tolerance Set", 1961
197 "Color and the Use of Color by the Illuminating Engineer" - Report prepared by the Color Committee of the Illuminating Engineering Society, 1961 November
197 "Color Systems Defined" - From ISCC Newsletter, No. 156, 1961 November-December
197 "Japanese Prefaces to JCRI Munsell Renotation Color Book" - translations, 1963
197 "Tentative Specification for Dumet Wire for Glass-to-Metal Seal Applications" - Reprinted from Copyrighted 1963 Supplement to Book of ASTM Standards, Part 2, 1963
197 "International Standards for Color Nomenclature" - From Proceedings of the XVII International Horticultural Congress Volume II, 1967, 1967
197 "One Set of Munsell Re-renotations" - Report issued by the National Bureau of Standards, 1967 December 26
197 "Color Measurement by the Disk Spinning Method", 1968 January
197 "History of the Munsell Color System" - Reprinted from Color Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 5, 1969 September-October
197 Limit Color Cascade Fan early proofs, circa 1970s
197 Textile Chemist and Colorist Vol. 3, No. 1 (Cover only), 1971 January
197 ISCC Newsletter - Note on GATF Research Progress Report No. 96 entitled "Foss Color Order System", 1973 March-April
197 "Step Size in the Munsell Color Order System" - Ph.D. Thesis by Robert T. Marcus, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1973 December
V. Dorothy Nickerson Papers
112 linear feet
A. Alphabetical Correspondence (Item 208-210)
B. Publications and Reports
Scope and Content
Contains publications and reports, including Ms. Nickerson's collected scientific and technical publications, reports issued by the Department of Agriculture and the National Bureau of Standards, publications relating to the Munsell Color Company, the ISCC, the Optical Society of America, published proceedings of international color conferences, dictionaries, and theses and dissertations.
1. Collected Scientific and Technical Papers, 1928-1982 (Item 210)
Scope and Content
Also includes a brief biographical sketch and numerous bibliographies.
2. U.S. Department of Agriculture
210 "Standardization of Color Names: The ISCC-NBS Method", 1940
210 "Color Measurement and its Application to the Grading of Agricultural Products: A Handbook on the Method Of Disk Colorimetry", 1946 March
210 "I.C.I. Data on Munsell Color Chips", 1946 March
210 Universal Cotton Standards Conference, 1959 May 25-27
210 Cotton Division Reports - Compilation of reports issued by the Standardization Section's Color Laboratory, 1948-1964
210 "The Growth of Cotton Fiber Science in the United States", 1961
3. U.S. Department of Commerce
211 "Technologic Papers of the Bureau of Standards, No. 167: An Examination of the Munsell Color System", U.S. Department of Commerce, 1920
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211-212 The ISCC-NBS Method of Designating Colors and a Dictionary of Color Names, NBS Circular 553 - Includes tentative draft of Supplement, ISCC-NBS Color-Name Charts Illustrated with Centroid Colors; A set of ISCC/NBS centroid color samples is located in Item 209, 1955, 1960
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212 Munsell Re-renotations, NBS Report of Test No. 19693 - Set of color samples only (for copy of report see Collected Scientific and Technical Publications of Dorothy Nickerson), 1967 December 26
4. Munsell Color Company
211 Munsell Book of Color (Abridged Edition) - Special limited edition with inscription, "Presented to Dorothy Nickerson with the compliments of A. E. O. Munsell, July 1929", 1929
211 Munsell Book of Color (Abridged Edition - Revised Text), 1942
211 Munsell Conversion Worksheets, 1942 April
211 Munsell Soil Color Charts - For trial use of soil scientists, geologists, and archeologists which includes a copy of paper "Soil Colors and Special Munsell Soil Color Charts", written by Robert L. Pendleton and Dorothy Nickerson, reprinted from Soil Science, Vol. 71, No. 1, January 1951, 1946
211 Nickerson Color Fan, 1957
211 History of the Munsell Color System, Company, and Foundation - Address to Clemson Color Measurement and Computer Seminar Banquest, 1968 July 24
211 History of the Munsell Color System, Company, and Foundation - Address to Inter-Society Color Council Meeting, Washington, D.C, 1969 April 15
211 History of the Munsell Color System, Company, and Foundation - Color Engineering, 1969 September-October
211 History of the Munsell Color System, Company, and Foundation - Color Research and Application, Vol. 1, 1976
211 "Limit Color Cascade" color finder, 1972
211 "A Trichromatic Cubic Color Space Dissection" color charts, 1972
5. Inter-Society Color Council
211 Notes on Annual Meetings of the Inter-Society Color Council - Dorothy Nickerson's handwritten notes, 1931-1940
211 Color: A Guide to Basic Facts and Concepts - Report of ISCC Subcommittee for Problem 20 on Basic Elements of Color Education, 1963
211 History of the ISCC - Draft manuscripts and final version of paper presented at 50th anniversary meeting and reprinted in Color Research and Application, 1981-1982
6. Optical Society of America
211 "Report of the Colorimetry Committee of the Optical Society of America, 1920-21" - Reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America and Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. VI, No 6, 1922 August
211 "Preliminary Report of the O.S.A. Subcommittee on the Spacing of the Munsell Colors", Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 30, No. 12 (photocopy), 1940 December
211 "A Symposium on the Ostwald Color System" - Presented at the March 1944 meeting of the Optical Society of America and reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol.34, No.7, 1944 July
211 Review of Color of Foods, Written by Dorothy Nickerson for the Journal of the Optical Society of America, 1963
211 "The Role of Spectral Energy of Source and Background Color in Pleasantness of Object Colors", Applied Optics, Vol. 9, No. 7,, 1970 July
211 "Choosing Pleasant Color Combinations", Lighting Design & Application,, 1971 August
7. Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color, 1943, 1974, undated (Item 211)
8. Edwin Land's Work in Color Reproduction
211 American Scientist, Vol. 52, No. 2 - Contains article by Edwin H. Land entitled "The Retinex", 1964 June
211 "Appraisal of Land's Work on Two-Primary Color Projections" - Reprinted from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 50, No. 3, March 1960, 1959
211 "Land! Land!" - Pre-publication copy of article published in Psychology Bulletin, 1960
9. International Colour Meetings
211 Atti Ufficiali 3rd Congresso Nazionale del Colore - Padova, 1959
211 "Practical Applications of Colour", Düsseldorf - Proceedings, Section 1: Colour Metrics, 1961
211 "Practical Applications of Colour", Düsseldorf - Proceedings, Section 2: Physiology, Psychology, Aesthetics, 1961
211 "Practical Applications of Colour", Düsseldorf - Proceedings, Section 3: Colour Rendering, 1961
211 "Practical Applications of Colour", Düsseldorf - Abstracts of the Lectures, 1961
211 "Scientific and Practical Aspects of Colour", Lucerne - Abstracts of the Lectures, 1965
211 "The Calibration of a Recording Spectrophotometer", Proceedings of Colour Group Symposium on Colour Measurement in Industry, 1967 April
211 "Tolerances in the Design of Tristimulus Colorimeters for Use in Colorant Formulation", Proceedings of Colour Group Symposium on Colour Measurement in Industry, 1967 April
10. Murakami Color Research Laboratory, 1961 undated
211 "Color Space", MICC Report Nos. 27, 30, 33, 34
211 Souvenir Color Samples - Gift of Shizuo Murakami at the Düsseldorf meeting
11. Dictionaries
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212-213 The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language - Includes correspondence, reviews, brochure, order forms, card file of color names; Dorothy Nickerson served as color consultant during preparation of this volume, 1969
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213-214 Webster's Third New International Dictionary (Unabridged Edition) - Includes copies of color plates accompanying definition of color and press clippings of reviews; Dorothy Nickerson served as color consultant during preparation of this volume, 1961
12. Theses and Dissertations
213 Bartleson, Christian James, "Factors Affecting Color Appearance and Measurement by Psychphysical Methods", 1977 January
213 Bencuya, Anna, Data sets based on Swedish Natural Color System converted to Munsell Renotations, 1985 January
213 Berns, Roy S., "Specification of Color Constancy with Respect to the Munsell Book of Color, - Includes drafts of a paper co-authored by Roy Berns and Fred Billmeyer entitled "Development of the 1929 Munsell Book of Color: A Historical Review", 1981 November-1984 December
13. Miscellaneous Publications, 1930-1983 (Item 213-214)
C. Munsell Color Foundation, Inc
Scope and Content
Contains records of the Munsell Color Foundation, Inc., including minutes of Board of Directors meetings, financial statements, and related correspondence. Also included in this sub-series are records relating to the foundation's tax exempt status, its purchase by the Kollmorgen Corporation, and Grant Committee files regarding funding for research projects.
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215-216 Board of Trustees Meetings - Documentation from annual and special meetings includes notices, agendas, minutes, reports from officers and committee chairs, annual financial statements, and related correspondence, 1942-1984
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216 Charter and By-Laws, 1975-1976
216 History of the Munsell Color Foundation, 1974-1976
216 History of the Munsell Color System - Includes correspondence, papers, articles and journal reprints, course outlines, and notes from meeting to establish Munsell Color Foundation, 1941-1961
216 Income and Expenses, 1935-1967
216 Tax Exempt Status - Correspondence, tax returns, and stipulation filed in federal district court regarding the foundation's efforts to secure tax exempt status, 1971-1973
216 Kollmorgen Corporation - Purchase Agreement, 1968-1970
216 Kollmorgen Corporation - Macbeth Color and Photometry Division - Press releases, promotional literature, and Munsell Color catalogs, 1974-1979
216 Profit Sharing Agreement and Trust, 1961-1977
216 Grants Committee - Includes correspondence of Committee Chairs Richard S. Hunter and C. James Bartleson, grant proposals, and progress reports, 1970-1979
216 Fogg Art Museum - Correspondence, memorandum, and issue of Harvard magazine regarding exhibition called "Color in Art, a Tribute to Arthur Pope" (The Munsell Foundation provided funding to support the cost of color plates in the exhibit catalog), 1973-1974
216 Rochester Institute of Technology - Catalogs and newsletters describing curriculum and facilities, particularly the College of Graphic Arts and Photography (when the Munsell Color Foundation was dissolved in 1983, its assets were transferred to RIT to establish the Munsell Color Science Laboratory), 1979-1984
D. Illuminating Engineering Society
Scope and Content
Consists of records of the Illuminating Engineering Society's Subcommittee on Color Rendering, created in order to establish a standard for measuring and specifying the color rendition properties of light sources.The I.E.S. Committee on Light Sources created the subcommittee in order to establish a standard for measuring and specifying the color rendition properties of light sources, particularly fluorescent lamps. The subcommittee's work paralleled the efforts of the International Commission on Illumination's (CIE) Committee on Color Rendering (E-1.3.2) which used a spectral band method to form the basis for creating a color rendering index.
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217-218 Subcommittee on Color Rendering - Includes correspondence, progress reports, minutes of meetings, data sets, and color samples, 1952-1967
E. Optical Society of America
Scope and Content
Consists of records of the Optical Society of America's Committee on Uniform Color Scales, including draft manuscripts and published versions of papers detailing a color appearance system developed by the committee.
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218-219 Uniform Color Scales - Draft manuscripts and published versions of papers detailing color appearance system developed by the Committee on Uniform Color Scales; also includes conversion tables, data sets, diagrams, and Nickerson's correspondence with colleagues regarding proofreading of manuscripts and preparation of charts and tables, 1972-1980; A three-dimensional model is located in Item 209
F. Miscellany
Scope and Content
Contains miscellaneous items included in the material donated by Ms. Nickerson to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design.
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214 American Double-Dutch League & Fire Island Pines Volunteer Fire Dept mounted logo designs, undated
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220 Bradley Prints (Set No. 5) - Set of silk-screened prints given to Dorothy Nickerson by Morton Bradley in which the prints are divided into two sub-sets, A and B, containing 28 and 24 prints respectively, 1949 January
220 Catalogs and Conference Programs, undated
220 Metameric Pairs fabric samples, undated
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221 National Society of Interior Decorators - Scrapbook from "New Directions" Conference held in Dallas, 1972
VI. Raymond K. Briden Papers
3 linear feet
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222 Dan River Mills, Designing Department - Contains charts of weave patterns and specifications, fabric samples, memos covering trends in fabric style, patterns, and color, and miscellaneous notes, 1948-1953
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222 J.W. Valentine Co., Inc., Designing Department - Contains weave patterns and specifications, fabric samples, and miscellaneous notes, 1946-1952
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222 Fabric Weaving Specification Notebooks according to various textile mills, 1929-1956, undated
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222-225 Textile Swatches - Fabric samples mounted on paper with identification number; Also contains loose and unidentified samples, undated
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224 Correspondence - Erlanger Mills, Inc, 1946 November-1947 September
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224 Correspondence - Lorraine Manufacturing Company, 1927, 1931, 1938
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224 Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1945, 1949, 1951, 1955
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224 Mill Record Book - No mill identified but with notes calculating costs based on different factors, circa 1916
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224 Yarn Calculations - Notes detailing formulas to find length, count and/or weight of cotton yarn, undated
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224 North Carolina State College, Textile School - David Satterfield's workbook of Sophomore Fabric Structure and Cloth Analysis, 1947
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224 Rhode Island School of Design, Textile Department - Student work material by Ray Lacombe, 1936-1939
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224 Publications - Handbooks, trade catalogs, pamphlets, and article reprints regarding the textile industry, machinery, fiber properties, and fabric dyeing and weaving techniques, 1930-1970, undated
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224 Posselt's Textile Journal - Clippings, 1907-1909
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224 Color Cards - J.P. Stevens & Co., Inc
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224 Color C