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