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Color charts

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Diagrams of colors assembled to illustrate a scheme of color nomenclature or classification, to demonstrate a color theory, or to show the colors available in a manufacturer's line of goods.

Use for color cards, chips, samples, and the like; for descriptive materials related to color, color measurement, and color theory USE color charts. For fabric swatches USE textile fabrics--sample books.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

B. Schwanda & Sons records

 Collection
Accession: 2393
Abstract:

B. Schwanda & Sons was a manufacturer and wholesaler of pearl buttons with factories in Long Island City, New York, Staffordville, Connecticut, and Denton, Maryland, and offices and showrooms in Manhattan. The small fragment of surviving records contains information on dyeing and bleaching the mother-of-pearl for buttons, purchasing and sales to discount stores, inter-office memos, inventories, sample cards of buttons, and limited information about the factories and piece-work rates.

Dates: 1935-1962; Majority of material found within 1957-1962

Charles H. DeMirjian collection of DuPont Consumer Products Division photographs and ephemera

 Collection
Accession: 1995-273
Abstract:

Charles H. DeMirjian (1925-) was a packaging design manager with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. He collected pictures, advertisements, and publications showing DuPont consumer products, as well as some of the products and packages themselves. The collection consists of brochures, advertisements, photographs, and ephemera showing DuPont Company consumer products from 1913 to 1984.

Dates: 1913-1984

Color Association of the United States records

 Collection
Accession: 1983
Abstract:

The Color Association of the United States (CAUS) was organized on February 19, 1915 as the Textile Color Card Association (TCCA) for the purpose of standardizing colors for the textile trade. Their records include minutes; reports; staff and membership files; publications; advertisements; cloth samples; seasonal bulletins; and color cards. Color standardization services for the government and various industries are documented as well.

Dates: 1915-1983

Henry Hemmendinger papers

 Collection
Accession: 2325
Abstract:

Henry Hemmendinger was one of the preeminent color scientists of his day. Hemmendinger's papers represent the span of his career and includes contributions from a variety of individuals and organizations working the field of color science.

Dates: 1931-2000, bulk 1960-1985

Inter-Society Color Council records

 Collection
Accession: 2188
Abstract:

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 to problems related to color in science, art, and industry.

Dates: 1879-2000; Majority of material found within 1895-1985