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RCA Corporation collection of television and company history photographs and audiovisual materials

Accession 2464.78

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
askhagley@hagley.org

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Descriptive Summary

Title: RCA Corporation collection of television and company history photographs and audiovisual materials
Dates: 1953-2009
Accession Number: 2464.78
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Extent: 10.5 linear feet
Physical Description: 20 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 8 in. and smaller. 30 photographic prints : b&w ; 7 x 10 in. or larger. 6 reels : sd., col. ; 16mm. 3 sound discs : analog, 45 rpm. 1 sound disc (CD) : digital. 2 video discs (DVD). 5 sound tape reel. 14 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm. 2 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm. 34 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. 11 videocassette (Digital Betacam). 1 videocassette (D5) : 1/2 inch, sd., digital. 5 videocassette (U-Matic) : 3/4 inch. 2 videocassette (SVHS) : 1/2 inch. 4 reels : sd., b&w ; 16mm. 1 reel : sd., col. ; 35mm. 17 sound cassettes : analog.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: For over fifty years the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was one of the country's leading manufacturers and vendors of radios, phonographs, televisions, and a wide array of consumer and military electronics products. The Radio Corporation of America was incorporated in Delaware on October 17, 1919, and changed its name to RCA Corporation on May 9, 1969. This collection is primarily made up of moving images and sound recordings collected by the David Sarnoff Research Library relating to the RCA corporation dating from 1953 to 2009. There is a set of photographs related to the Nippon Television Network and two photograph albums, one of 30 Rockefeller Center and the other containing waveform and photo-radio equipment. This collection is organized into eight series: Broadcast programming, Communications, Events, History, Meetings, Popular recordings, Reference materials, and Nippon Television Network.
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Administrative Information


Existence and Location of Copies

View selected items online in the Hagley Digital Archives ].

Access to Collection

Collection is open for research.

Film material is housed in cold storage and must reacclimate prior to viewing (Film Cans 1-12). Please contact the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department at least 48 hours in advance of research visit.

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Historical Note

For over fifty years the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was one of the country's leading manufacturers and vendors of radios, phonographs, televisions, and a wide array of consumer and military electronics products. The Radio Corporation of America was incorporated in Delaware on October 17, 1919, and changed its name to RCA Corporation on May 9, 1969. Through subsidiaries, it operated the country’s first radiotelegraph, radiotelephone and radio facsimile systems, as well as its pioneer radio and television networks. The company will always be identified with David Sarnoff (1891-1971), who began working for a predecessor company as an office boy in 1906, became vice president in 1922, president in 1930, and served as chairman from 1947 to 1970. Sarnoff was one of the first to grasp the full potential of radio and television and imparted to the company its reputation for research and innovation.

Nippon Television Network (NTV) was established in 1952 and was the first corporation to be granted a television broadcasting license in Japan. It began to broadcast black and white content in 1953. Japan's first color television demonstration took place five years later in 1958. Over the next two years public demonstrations of color television were held in train stations, city parks, schools, and various other locations. Most demonstrations showed sporting events such as wrestling and boxing. However one of most popular broadcasts took place on April 10, 1959 when the wedding and royal parade of Japan's then Crown Prince, now Emperor, Akihito was televised. In September 1960 Nippon Television was officially granted license to produce color television programs. Today, the network remains one of Japan's largest nationwide television services.

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Scope and Content

This collection is primarily made up of moving images and sound recordings collected by the David Sarnoff Research Library relating to the RCA corporation dating from 1953 to 2009. There is a set of photographs related to the Nippon Television Network and two photograph albums, one of 30 Rockefeller Center and the other containing waveform and photo-radio equipment. This collection is organized into eight series: Broadcast programming, Communications, Events, History, Meetings, Popular recordings, Reference materials, and Nippon Television Network.

The Broadcast programming series includes material created by broadcast companies either about David Sarnoff, the Labs or were used for research purposes. Of note are three films (and Digital Betacam transfers) produced by the NBC Special Film Unit. Several programs about the history of NBC are included and have accompanying shot lists for some of the program. Also included are two versions of “The Story of Television”, which celebrated National Television Week. The program shows David Sarnoff, credits him as pioneer of television and explains the history of the process of television. “Color TV with Jimmy Durante & Sarnoff” was a program that introduced color television to the public. Of note is, ”Combat TV”, a program created by RCA in collaboration with the Army Signal Corps. This film promoted the use of television within the military and features David Sarnoff. Audio recordings include an entire “Today” show from 1966 and two recordings of “Executive Wire”, a business news program in which in one instance Robert Sarnoff is mentioned and another discusses the ABC/International Telephone and Telegraph merger. This sub-series also contains a news story on the Flat Panel display and the first Stereo Audio/Video Transmission on the Tonight Show. Also included is a Digital Betacam videocassette of RCA Commercials. Playback is not available at Hagley therefore content is unknown at this time.

Communications series is made up of materials that were used to promote the work of the company or used internally for informational purposes are in the Communications sub-series. One audio recording entitled “Old Guards at Princeton”, is an address given by C.J. King, Jr. on the David Sarnoff and Library. Two “VideoLine” videos are examples of RCA’s in-house employee video magazine. Also included here are videos not produced by the company that may have been used by employees in their work.

The series Events contains a 16mm film “RCA Party for Jack Benny” in which Jack Benny is given award and Robert Sarnoff speaks and presents a portable television/radio/alarm clock to Mr. Benny. George Burns is in the audience and Benny plays violin with the band. Also included is a dub of the First Transatlantic Broadcast Reception at RCA and the RCA Videodisc Kickoff, a celebration of RCA's Videodisc product, which also has a Digital Betacam version.

The History series includes videos that explore the history of television and RCA. “The History of RCA” also includes a detailed shot list for a portion of the program. There are also two photograph albums, one containing photographs of 30 Rockefeller Center from various viewpoints and another of waveforms and various equipment.

The Meetings series is made up of 1 Digital Betacam videocassette, the “RCA 64th Annual Meeting of Shareholders.”

The Popular Recordings series contains audio recordings produced by professional recording companies. Of note are phonograph recordings of the music composed by Richard Rogers from the program “Victory at Sea” which was made at NBC while David Sarnoff was President of the company.

The recordings in the Reference Materials series were collected for research purposes, presumably for their similarity to other RCA products.

The Nippon Television Network series consists of black and white photographs depicting the crowds that gathered to watch early color television demonstration broadcasts in Japan. All of the photographs show color television and color telemural projector demonstrations that took place in Tokyo during 1959. These demonstrations took place at train stations, parks, schools, temples, and stores. Although you cannot see what was on the screen the demonstrations predominantly broadcast wrestling and boxing matches but also the royal wedding and parade of Emperor Akihito.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Broadcast programming
Box
AVD1 Carson/Letterman GE/RCA Merger, undated; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. TRT 00:25:00 (2 copies).
Film
Can 6 Color TV with Jimmy Durante & Sarnoff, 1953 [Program introducing color television starring Jimmy Durante. [This film has been digitized (Video_RCA Color TV with Jimmy Durante 1953).]] ; 1 reel (700 ft.) : sd., b&w. TRT 00:28:17.
Box
AVD1 Color TV with Jimmy Durante & Sarnoff, 1953 [Master Dub. Program introducing color television starring Jimmy Durante. [This film has been digitized (Video_RCA Color TV with Jimmy Durante 1953).]] ; 1 videocassette (SVHS) : 1/2 inch. TRT 00:28:17 (2 copies).
Box
AVD1 Color TV with Jimmy Durante & Sarnoff, 1953 [Master Dub. Program introducing color television starring Jimmy Durante. [This film has been digitized (Video_RCA Color TV with Jimmy Durante 1953).]] ; 1 videocassette (U-Matic) : 3/4 inch. TRT 00:28:17 (2 copies).
Box
AVD1 Color TV with Jimmy Durante & Sarnoff (Film transfer), 1953 [Film Transfer. Program introducing color television starring Jimmy Durante. [This film has been digitized (Video_RCA Color TV with Jimmy Durante 1953).]] ; 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) : sd., b&w. TRT 00:28:17.
Box
AVD1 Combat TV, 2009 December 13 [Film promoting use of television within the military. 1080/23.98 PSF. Produced with collaboration of RCA & Army Signal Corps.] ; 1 videocassette (D5) : 1/2 inch, sd., digital. TRT 00:28:00.
Box
AVD1 Combat TV (Film transfer), undated [Film promoting use of television within the military. Downconvert from HD-D5 tape. Produced with collaboration of RCA & Army Signal Corps.] ; 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam). TRT 00:27:47.
Film
Box 12 Combat TV, 1954 August 11 [Film promoting use of television within the military. Produced with collaboration of RCA & Army Signal Corps. [This film has been digitized (Video_RCA Combat TV).]] ; 1 reel : sd., col. ; 35mm.
Box
AVD1 "David Sarnoff" 1891-1971 & "Vladimir Zworykin" Inventor, 1981 December 21 [Program 1 dub from L.B.C. QUAD, Program 2 dub from H.B.C. QUAD.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd. ; 1/2 inch.
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AVD1 Empire of the Air, 1992 January 29 [Lee deForest, E.H. Armstrong, David Sarnoff. 9-11 PM. Chan. 12. (Video_Empire of the Air).]] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch (2 copies).
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AVD1 Empire of the Air, 1992 January 30 [Lee deForest, E.H. Armstrong, David Sarnoff. 9-11 PM. Chan. 23.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch (2 copies).
Box
AVD3 Executive Wire, 1967 October 10 [Business news. Report of RCA President Robert Sarnoff making a speech about joblessness and predictions about technology providing jobs within 5 years.] ; 1 sound tape reel.
Box
AVD3 Executive Wire, 1967 May 11 [Business news. Report of ABC/International Telephone and telegraph merger and FCC findings.] ; 1 sound tape reel.
Box
AVD1 First Stereo Audio/Video Transmission, 1984 July 26 [NBC Tonight Show.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
Box
AVD1 Flat Panel TV Display, 1980 February [5 Modules Prototype, CH. 6 Action News on Videodisc.] ; 1 videocassette (U-Matic) : 3/4 inch.
Box
AVD1 Good Morning America, 1993 October 14 [WABC. Cynthia Gray, 7-9 am.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
Box
AVD1 How's That Work?, 2003 January 28 [Episode: #202. Network: HGTV.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
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AVD1 Innovations_William Shatner, undated [American Enterprise. A Series of Views of Americas Economic History. Shatner portrays an engineer at fictional version of Sarnoff Research Center.] ; 1 videocassette (U-Matic) : 3/4 inch.
Film
Can 7 Life History of David Sarnoff, undated; 1 reel (700 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
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AVD1 Life History of David Sarnoff, undated [David Sarnoff Research Center. NBC Obituary 1971.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
Box
AVD1 NBC Experience, 2000 February 9 [B&W Entertainment.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
Box Folder
AVD4 1 NBC Experience, 1999 October 15 [Shot list for 4:32 segment of program.] ; 1 item : Shot List.
Box
AVD1 NBC Story, First 50 Years, 2000 February 9 [Part 2 & 3.] ; 2 videocassettes (VHS) : 1/2 inch. This video has been digitized [ID: VID_246478_BAVD01_ID02 ; VID_246478_BAVD01_ID03 ].
Box Folder
AVD4 2, 3 NBC Story, First 50 Years, 1999 April 16 [Shot lists for Part II & Part III.] ; 2 items : Shot List.
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AVD1 "Networks/David Sarnoff," 1999 June 07 ["Television History". Media Waves. MEU Cable. 11:30-12:00 AM ET.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. TRT 00:07:09.
Film
Can 9 "Nightmare in Red," undated [NBC Special Film Unit.] ; 1 reel (1600 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16mm.
Box
AVD1 "Nightmare in Red" (Film transfer), 2009 September 14 [NBC Special Film Unit.] ; 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) : sd., b&w. TRT 00:54:08.
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AVD1 Opening the Wide, Wide Window to the World, undated [The Electronic Miracle-How it Happened.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. TRT 00:24:00. This video has been digitized [ID: VID_246478_BAVD01_ID01 ].
Box
AVD1 RCA TV Commercials (Film transfer), circa 1960 [Part of a DuArt film transfer.] ; 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam).
Box
AVD1 Running Out of Time, undated [Video created by CPB about time and the lack of it in society.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. TRT 00:56:00.
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AVD1 The History of Television with David Sarnoff, undated ["The Story of Television". Celebrating National Television Week. Shows David Sarnoff and credits him as pioneer of television. Explains the history of the process of television. Features historic NBC mobile remote units. Presented by RCA.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
Film
Can 10 "The Jazz Age," undated [NBC Special Film Unit.] ; 1 reel (1600 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16mm.
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AVD2 "The Jazz Age" (Film transfer), 2009 September 14 [NBC Special Film Unit.] ; 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) : sd., b&w. TRT 00:53:37.
Film
Can 8 The Story of Television, 1956 [Celebrating National Television Week. Shows David Sarnoff and credits him as pioneer of television. Explains the history of the process of television. Features historic NBC mobile remote units. Presented by RCA. Long Version. Dubbed to Beta SP.] ; 1 reel (700 ft.) : sd., b&w & col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 3 The Story of Television, 1956 [Celebrating National Television Week. Shows David Sarnoff and credits him as pioneer of television. Explains the history of the process of television. Features historic NBC mobile remote units. Presented by RCA. Short Version.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : sd., b&w & col. ; 16mm.
Box
AVD2 The Story of Television, 1995 March 27 [David Sarnoff Research Center.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd. ; 1/2 inch. TRT 00:26:19 (3 copies).
Box
AVD2 The Story of Television, 1995 March 27 [David Sarnoff Research Center. There is also a Betacam SP copy that is part of a collection of 3 transferred David Sarnoff films (Other films include "To A New World" & "The Story of Television") located in 2464.09 Box 11.] ; 1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sd. ; 3/4 inch. TRT 00:26:19.
Box
AVD2 The Story of Television, undated [Long Version. David Sarnoff Research Center. This copy is part of a collection of 3 transferred David Sarnoff films (Other films include "To A New World" & "The Story of Television") located in 2464.09 Box 11.] ; 1 videocassette (Betacam SP).
Box
AVD2 The Story of Television, undated [Long Version. David Sarnoff Research Center. Part of a collection of 3 transferred David Sarnoff films.] ; 1 videodisc (DVD).
Box
AVD2 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey, undated [Produced by Orion Home Video.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
Box
AVD2 This is NBC, 2000 February 9 [History of tv programming on the National Broadcasting Company.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
Box Folder
AVD4 4 This is NBC, 1999 October 14 [Shot list for 4:32 segment of program.] ; 1 item : Shot List.
Film
Can 11 "Three Two One Zero," undated [NBC Special Film Unit.] ; 1 reel (1600 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16mm.
Box
AVD2 "Three Two One Zero" (Film transfer), 2009 September 14 [NBC Special Film Unit.] ; 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) : sd., b&w. TRT 00:53:37.
Box
AVD3 "Today," 1966 April 20 [Whole program from 1966. Labeled "Sarnoff-Red X".] ; 1 sound tape reel.
Film
Can 1 Washington Update Opening & Closing, undated [A report from the director of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. Animated open/close with music and narration.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Box
AVD2 Wealth and Power: David Sarnoff, 2000 [The History Channel. Segment on David Sarnoff about an hour into tape.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
Box
AVD2 Wide World Program, 2000 February 9 [Kinescope footage of various events.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
II. Communications
Box
AVD2 Childsplay, undated [A group of kids set out to build their own HDTV station. The children and on screen host explain how HDTV works and why its a positive change for television viewers. Duplicate Master.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch (2 copies).
Box
AVD2 David Sarnoff, 1970-1980 [Includes Sarnoff's background and hosted by actor Robert Mitchum. On same tape with History of RCA TV presentation and Vladimir Zworykin documentary.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. TRT 00:05:59. This video has been digitized [ID: VID_246478_BAVD02_ID02_02 ].
Box
AVD2 GE First Edition, 1985 [A GE Video Magazine.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. This video has been digitized [ID: VID_246478_BAVD02_ID03 ].
Box
AVD2 History of RCA TV, undated [Slide presentation on history of Television. On same tape with David Sarnoff and Vladimir Zworykin documentary.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. TRT 00:40:03. This video has been digitized [ID: VID_246478_BAVD02_ID02_01 ].
Box
AVD2 Integrity Selling Leadership Overview, undated [Sales training Video. Produced by Integrity Systems.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. TRT 00:12:07.
Box
AVD3 "Old Guard of Princeton," 1971 March 24 [Address given by C.J. King, Jr. on David Sarnoff and Library.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 3 3/4 ips.
Box
AVD2 Perspectives on the GE/RCA Merger, undated [Carpenter/Wright. Various RCA & GE officials discuss merger. April 29, 1986.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. TRT 00:34:30. This video has been digitized [ID: VID_246478_BAVD02_ID05 ].
Box
AVD2 RCA Victor_Your Surest Selling Job, 1949 [Film transfer. Promotional film on selling RCA Victor records and record players.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. This video has been digitized [ID: VID_246478_BAVD02_ID01 ].
Box
AVD2 RCA Videodisc Dealer Intro, 1981 February 25 ["The Year with our Name on It". Recorded at RCA Labs from SATCOM Transmission 2/25/81. Edgar Griffiths, Roy Pollack, Herbert Schlosser, Jack Sauter.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. TRT 00:53:00. This video has been digitized [ID: VID_246478_BAVD02_ID04 ].
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AVD2 RCA Videodisc Dealer Intro, 2009 December 13 [From VHS Master. Recorded at RCA Labs from SATCOM Transmission 2/25/81. Edgar Griffiths, Roy Pollack, Herbert Schlosser, Jack Sauter.] ; 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam). TRT 00:53:00.
Box
AVD2 VideoLine, 1985 Summer [Volume I Issue I.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
Box
AVD2 VideoLine, 1985 November [Volume I Issue II. See Description.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
Box Folder
AVD4 5 VideoLine, 1985 November [Volume I Issue II. See associated videocassette.] ; 1 item : description.
Box
AVD2 Vladimir Zworykin documentary, circa 1978 [Includes Zworykin's biography and Zworykin speaking to students. Includes interviews with Zworykin and his wife, Katherine; Leslie Flory; James Hillier; and Jan Rajchman. On same tape with History of RCA TV presentation and David Sarnoff.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. TRT 00:28:46. This video has been digitized [ID: VID_246478_BAVD02_ID02_03 ].
III. Events
Box
AVD1 First Transatlantic Broadcast Reception at RCA Riverhead from England & RCA TV Commercials, 2009 November 9 [Reception was 16mm Kine-1938 and Commercials from 1960s (same tape as RCA TV Commercials).] ; 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam). TRT 00:05:00.
Film
Can 2 RCA Party for Jack Benny, undated [Jack Benny given award at event, Robert Sarnoff speaks and presents portable television/radio/alarm clock to Mr. Benny. George Burns in audience. Benny plays violin with the band. Mag. stripe sound.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Box
AVD2 RCA Videodisc Kick Off, undated [New York Presentation Only. From Norman Hurst.] ; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch. TRT 00:56:00.
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AVD2 RCA Videodisc Kick Off, 2009 December 13 [From VHS Master. New York Presentation Only. From Norman Hurst.] ; 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam). TRT 00:56:00.
IV. History
Box
AVD5 30 Rockefeller Center, album, undated; 1 album : missing front cover ; 17 x 21 in. (closed) containing 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 10 x 13 in. and 1 photomechanical print : color ; 10 x 12 in.
Box
AVD2 "The First Hundred Years," undated [Technical Career Institutes, Inc.] ; 1 video disc (DVD).
Box
AVD2 History of Television, 2000 February 9; 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
Box Folder
AVD4 6 History of Television, 2000 February 10 [Shot list for 4:41 segment of program.] ; 1 item : Shot List.
Box
AVD6 Radio waveforms, album, 1927-1929; 254 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. This album has been disbound for preservation purposes.
V. Meetings
Box
AVD2 RCA 64th Annual Meeting of Shareholders, 2009 December 14 [Transfer from Original U-Matic. May 3, 1983.] ; 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam). TRT 00:48:00.
VI. Popular recordings
Box
AVDLP1 A Musical Story/Celeste Aida, undated [Mario Lanza, Tenor. RCA Victor Recording.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
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AVDLP1 Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra, undated [Barber of Seville, La Gazza Ladra, La Cenerentola, Il Signor Bruschino. RCA Victor Recording.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
Box
AVDLP1 Down in De Cane-Brake/The Song of the Prune, undated [Frank Crumit_Comedian with Orchestra.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm.
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AVDLP1 First Philadelphia Computer Music Festival, 1979 [RCA COSMAC VIP System used by a team from the DSRC including: Phillip Baltzer, Andrew Modia, Jef Winsor and Gooltzen van der Wal.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
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AVDLP1 Introducing Mario Lanza_A Musical Story/Celeste Aida, undated [Narrated by Johnny Victor. RCA Victor Recording.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
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AVDLP1 Louise-Depuis le jour, undated [Ever Since the Day. Alma Gluck. RCA Victrola recording.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
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AVDLP1 Merchant of Venice/As You Like It, undated [Harry E. Humphrey_Dramatic Recitation.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm.
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AVDLP1 Rienzi Overture_Part 2, undated [Wagner. Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra,. RCA Victor Recording.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
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AVD3 The Tape Recorder Market, undated [With L.J. Collins & R.E. Conley.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips. TRT 00:14:15.
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AVDLP1 They Didn't Believe Me/Che Gelida Manina, undated [Mario Lanza, Tenor. RCA Victor Recording.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
Box
AVDLP1 Victory at Sea-Design for War/The Pacific Boils Over, undated [Episode no. 1 & 2. Arranged for the NBC Symphony Orchestra by Richard Rogers.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
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AVDLP1 Victory at Sea-Magnetic North/The Conquest of Micronesia, undated [Episode no. 11 & 12. Arranged for the NBC Symphony Orchestra by Richard Rogers.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
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AVDLP1 Victory at Sea-Mediterranean Mosaic/Guadalcanal, undated [Episode no. 5 & 6. Arranged for the NBC Symphony Orchestra by Richard Rogers.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
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AVDLP1 Victory at Sea-Rings Around Rabaul/Mare Nostrum, undated [Episode no. 7 & 8. Arranged for the NBC Symphony Orchestra by Richard Rogers.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
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AVDLP1 Victory at Sea-Sea & Sand/Beneath the Southern Cross, undated [Episode no. 9 & 10. Arranged for the NBC Symphony Orchestra by Richard Rogers.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
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AVDLP1 Victory at Sea-Sealing the Breach/Midway is East, undated [Episode no. 3 & 4. Arranged for the NBC Symphony Orchestra by Richard Rogers.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
VII. Reference materials
Box
AVD3 2001 International CES Show, 2001 [Contains videos from CES Conference January 6-9, 2001.] ; 1 video disc (DVD).
Box
AVD3 Bolt Your Speakers to the Floor, 1995 [Sampler Tracks of Orchestras playing assorted symphonies recorded using Dolby Surround.] ; 1 sound disc (CD) : digital.
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AVDLP1 CD-4 Demodulator Adjustment Record, undated [Band 1-4. JVC.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 45 rpm.
Film
Can 4 Introduction to High Vacuum, undated [Produced by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and American Vacuum Society.] ; 1 reel (500 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 5 Principles and Techniques of Leak Detection, undated [Produced by the American Vacuum Society.] ; 1 reel (500 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
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AVDLP1 QS4-Channel Hit Deluxe, undated [Side 1-1. El Condor Pasa 2. Indian Reservation, Side 2-1.Spinning Wheel 2.The Chant of Morning Glory.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 45 rpm.
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AVD3 RCA TV Servicing, undated [These 19 audio cassettes are from the RCA Institutes and cover technical topics on television servicing. TAPE #1001, Basic Electronics - Introduction to Electricity and Electronics, Communications Systems. TAPE #1002, Basic Electronics, Schematic Symbols and Color Codes, Electron Theory and Current. TAPE #1003, Basic Electronics - Simple Circuits, Ohm's Law Batteries for Electronics. TAPE #1004-A, Basic Electronics - Resistance and Resistors. TAPE #1004-B, Basic Electronics - D-C Circuit. TAPE #1005, Voltage Dividers and Potentiometers, Magnetism. TAPE #1006, Generators and Transformers, D-C Meter Theory. TAPE #1007, Alternating Current Inductance. TAPE #1008, Capacitance, A-C Circuit. TAPE #1009, Electron Tube Diodes, Semiconductor Diodes. TAPE #1011, Basic Amplifier Circuits, Transistor Principles. TAPE #1017-A, D-C Power Supplies, Review. TAPE #1017-B, Electron Tubes. Television Servicing Part 1: No Raster Condition. RCA Computer Services: Session 7-9.] ; 17 sound cassettes : analog.
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AVD3 Recordings programmed by Roland Patterson & Scott Marshall, 1979-1980 [Electronic music programmed on computer. Note "Gift of Scott Marshall 4/16/08. Mstor old 6502 CPU Chip. Trained to go to Indy, 1980 headed off to work with custom audio board for home PC Project."] ; 1 sound tape reel.
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AVDLP1 Speech Coding, 1979 [Side 1-1. Waveform Coders 2. Vocoders, Side 2-1.Transmission Error Effects 2.Encryption and Silence Manipulation.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 45 rpm.
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AVDLP1 Synthesized Music, undated [Side 1-Obelin-Timmens, Side 2-Jota-Timmens. Using the RCA Electronic Music Synthesizer. For another copy see 2464.09 Herbert Belar Papers.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 45 rpm.
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AVDLP1 The Sounds and Music of the RCA Electronic Music Synthesizer, 1955 [Cover explains the science behind the creation of the electronic synthesizer.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm.
VIII. Nippon Television Network, 1959
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AVD4 7 Matsutaro Shoriki business card, 1959; 1 business card
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AVD4 8 Demonstration at Tokyo Central Station, 1959 April 10; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD4 9 Color television demonstration at Shinbashi Station, Tokyo, 1959 April 10; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 6.5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 10 in.
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AVD4 10 Demonstration of color telemural projector, 1959 April 10; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD4 11 Color demonstration in Tokyo, 1959 April 12; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7.5 x 8 in.
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AVD4 12 Color demonstration in Hibiya Park, 1959 April 13; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD4 13 Color television demonstration downtown Tokyo, 1959 April 15; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD4 14 Color television demonstration in Tokyo, professional wrestling, 1959 April 17; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : 5 x 8 in.
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AVD4 15 Professional wrestling fans, Tokyo, 1959 April 17; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : 7.5 x 8 in.
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AVD4 16 Color television demonstration at Shinagawa Station, 1959 April 17; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 9 in. 1 photographic print : 6.5 x 7 in.
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AVD4 17 Color television demonstration, Kamata station, 1959 April 17; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 8 in.
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AVD4 18 Professional wrestling fans watch color television, 1959 April ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 9 in. 1 photographic print : 6.5 x 7 in.
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AVD4 19 Color television demonstration at Ueno Park, 1959 April 18; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 9 in. 1 photographic print : 6 x 7 in.
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AVD4 20 Color television demonstration at Jujo-Ginza, Tokyo, 1959 April 21; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 7 x 9 in.
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AVD4 21 Color television demonstration at Asakusa Temple, 1959 April 25; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD4 22 Color televison demonstration at Kichijoji Girls College, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD4 23 Color telemural demonstration at Kichijoji Girls College, 1959 April 27; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 6.5 x 9.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 6.5 in.
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AVD4 24 Color demonstration at Seibu Shinjuku Terminal, 1959 May 1; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 8 in.
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AVD4 25 Color demonstration at Shinjuku Nishiguchi Plaza, 1959 May 1; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 9.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 8 in.
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AVD4 26 Color demonstration at Akasaka Hall, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 9.5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 8 in.
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AVD4 27 Television demonstration at Minami Senju, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD4 28 Color television demonstration at Omiya, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD4 29 Color demonstration at Kamata Terminal Station, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD4 30 Color demonstration at Ueno Park, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 8 in.
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AVD4 31 Color demonstration at Seibu Shinjuku Terminal, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 8.5 in.
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AVD4 32 Color demonstration near Iidabashi Shrine, 1959 ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 7.5 x 8.5 in.
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AVD4 33 Baseball fans enjoy a game, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD4 34 Color demonstration at Omori Benten Shrine, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD4 35 Watching baseball game in color, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 in.
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AVD4 36 Color demonstration at Nakano Park, 1959 ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 7 x 10 in.
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AVD4 37 Color demonstration at Nishi Toyama Park, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD4 38 Color cast in Tokyo, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD4 39 Color television at Kamata Station, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 8 in.
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AVD4 40 Color demonstration at Nishi-Toyama Park, 1959 ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 7 in.