As AATCC’s Executive Vice President for more than 20 years, John Y. (Jack) Daniels was often found in the Technical Center library researching changes to a test method, corporate members from the 1960s, or foundational articles on reactive dyeing. In November 2022, that library will be named in his honor at a public ceremony.
The dedication will be a special feature of AATCC’s Fall research committee meeting week. The AATCC Library Dedication will take place on November 15, 2022 at the AATCC Technical Center, Research Triangle Park, NC/USA.
A few years after Daniels’ retirement, 15 past and current Presidents of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), came together to recommend recognizing his contribution to the Association by renaming the Technical Center library. They felt the library was a particularly fitting tribute. During Daniels’ tenure as Executive Vice-President, he has been a staunch supporter and advocate of the association and a student of the historical information and documents retained by AATCC.
In 2021, the library was reorganized to highlight some of the AATCC history. There are displays devoted to the stories behind the Olney Medal, the Color Index, the AATCC Technical Manual, and more. Visitors to the library can share in Daniels’ passion for history and the legacy of AATCC.