Gordon Gliddon papers, 1941-1959 Rauner Manuscript MS-780

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Title:

Gordon Gliddon papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-780

Collection Dates:

1941-1959

Size of Collection:

.5 linear ft., 1 box

Abstract:

Gordon H. Gliddon (1894-1962), professor of physiological optics at the Dartmouth Eye Institute. The papers contain Gliddon's work at the Dartmouth Eye Institute, particularly with diseases of the eye and aniseikonia.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright on this material has not been evaluated. You are free to use this material in any way that is permitted by copyright that applies to your use.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Gordon H. Gliddon contain correspondence, bibliographies, lecture notes, lists and bulletins ("Anaseikonic Forum") related to the Dartmouth Eye Institute. Correspondents include Leo F. Madigan, Cecil W. Mann, Maurice Ferre and Rudolf Amann. The correspondence relates to the translations project for Tulane University and the Dipmeter Curve Comparator. Of note are the letters between Gliddon and Madigan, which discuss the fate of the Eye Institute clinical records.

Biography

Gordon Harkness Gliddon was born on December 9, 1894 in Rochester, NY. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a BA in physics in 1915 and an MA in 1918. From 1918 to 1923, Gliddon worked as a lens designer at the Eastman Kodak Company Hawk Eye Division. He received his PhD from Dartmouth Medical School 1926, while serving as professor of physical optics at he Rochester School of Optometry. In 1926, he joined the faculty of the Dartmouth Medical School first as a research fellow and then as assistant professor and later as associate professor in physiological optics. Because of the magnitude of the work he did with Adelbert Ames Jr. in the fields of physiological optics, binocular vision, binocular space perceptions and refraction the department of physiological optics was transformed into the Dartmouth Eye Institute (DEI) in 1935. Gliddon published several papers with Ames and other early members of the DEI, covering the newly discovered eye anomaly aniseikonia, its measurement and treatment. His lens design experience was key in the development of instruments to detect and correct the disorder. He also initiated for the DEI the collection and translation of hundred of foreign ophthalmological articles published from the turn of the century through 1946. In 1946, Gliddon assumed the position at business officer at Baker Library. He also continued instructional responsibilities in the Dartmouth College physics department. Gliddon retired from Dartmouth in 1962 and died later that year on March 14, 1962.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1941-1959

Box: 1

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "Aniseikonic Forum" by Robert E. Bannon, Bureau of Visual Science, American Optical Company, Southbridge, MA, 1950-09-1957-09
  • Folder: 2, Clippings: Announcements of the closing of the Dartmouth Eye Institute, with reprints, 1947
  • Folder: 3, Bibliographies and abstracts on non-acoustic labyrinth, otoliths, semicircular canals, effects of various types of simulation and related material (Tulane University translation project?), undated
  • Folder: 4, Bibliographies and abstracts on non-acoustic labyrinth, otoliths, semicircular canals, effects of various types of simulation and related material (Tulane University translation project?), undated
  • Folder: 5, Bibliography of non-audit labyrinth: Lists of translations assembled by Gliddon and Alice Weymouth for the Tulane University translations project, sponsored by Cecil W. Mann, project sponsor, with memos by Alice Weymouth, circa1947
  • Folder: 6, Bibliography of non-audit labyrinth: Lists of translations assembled by Gliddon and Alice Weymouth for the Tulane University translations project, sponsored by Cecil W. Mann, project sponsor, with memos by Alice Weymouth, circa 1947
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: Gordon H. Gliddon and Cecil W. Mann and Camillia Huebscher, re. translation project, 1947-08-27-1955-10-18
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence: Gordon H. Gliddon and Jonte Pryor, J.J. Niven re. translation project, 1954-12-31-1955-09-01
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: Gordon H. Gliddon and Joyce Walker re. translation project, 1956-04-13-1956-04-16
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: Gordon H. Gliddon and Leo F. Madigan, 1957-04-15-1957-05-08
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence: Gordon H. Gliddon and Maurice Ferre and Rudolf Amann re. Dipmeter Curve Comparator, 1957-05-03-1957-09-22
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence: Miscellaneous, 1955-07-1959-07
  • Folder: 13, "Directory of Aniseikonic Practitioners" published by the "Anaseikonic Forum", circa 1952
  • Folder: 14, Inventory of the Dartmouth Eye Institute and Hanover Institute file, undated
  • Folder: 15, Lecture notes and programs of Gordon H. Gliddon, 1941-1959
  • Folder: 16, List of translations done at Dartmouth College Baker Library, completed by Camilla Huebscher and Gordon H. Gliddon, 1948-1955
  • Folder: 17, Miscellaneous: Photograph of unidentified group, letter from Gliddon to A.L. Knaus, 1944-08-23-1954-10-25
  • Folder: 18, Physics 7-8 laboratory manual used by Gordon H. Gliddon as instructor in the physics department at Dartmouth College, circa 1947

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