Papers of Seibert Quimby Duntley (1911-1999), a researcher in the field of visibility and optics and long-time director of
the SIO Visibility Laboratory. The collection includes professional correspondence, teaching and lecture notes, a small selection
of research projects, and documentation relating to professional organizations in which Duntley was an active member.
Seibert Quimby Duntley, known as Quimby to colleagues and family, was born on October 2, 1911 in Bushnell, Illinois. He received
his SB in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1933. During his undergraduate years, Duntley was a
member of the Coast Artillery R.O.T.C. unit at MIT and received a reserve commission of second lieutenant. Duntley earned
his MS degree from the California Institute of Technology in 1935 and his Sc.D. in physics from MIT in 1939. Duntley was a
teaching fellow at MIT in the Department of Physics from 1937-1939, and was promoted to the faculty as an Instructor in Physics
in 1939. His primary academic interest was in the optics of turbid media. During this time he also met Mabel Austin, his wife
of 62 years and the sister of his lifelong professional colleague Roswell Austin.
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