In the library catalog search the SUBJECT Field with the term Sample Books.
Subject "Dyes and dyeing -- Sample Books."
Subject "Paper -- sample books"
Subject "Stains and Staining -- sample books"
Half-Silk Dyeing with Colours, Bayer & Co. German.
This is a list to illustrate the variety of dye-able materials. Search the catalog for the full holdings.
Fashionable Shades on Acetate-Rayon. Calco Chemical Company, Inc. United States.
Sample books or cards are both in the library (cataloged as a book) and in the archives (within a collection). The distinction at the Othmer Library and the Science History Institute is usually to do with how we obtained the sample books. If these published materials are obtained by the library, they are cataloged individually. If the materials are donated to the archives as a part of a "collection," they remain so and are cataloged at the collection level.
Dye sample books are to be used only in the Library's Reading Room because of their fragility and rarity.
Acid, Mordant & Basic Colours. Society of Chemical Industry in Basle.