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Consumer electronics history collection

Accession 2464.79

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


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

Finding aid prepared by Daniel Michelson, 2016.,

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2017-04-07T09:16-0400

Finding aid prepared using best local practices and Describing Archives: A Content Standard

The collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant.

Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Consumer electronics history collection (Accession 2464.79), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Consumer electronics history collection
Dates: 1920-2015
Accession Number: 2464.79
Creator: David Sarnoff Library.
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
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Administrative Information


Provenance

In 2009, along with the rest of the archival collections of the David Sarnoff Library, the Consumer electronics history collection was donated to the Hagley Museum and Library.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Content

This small collection consists of non-RCA material collected by the David Sarnoff Library, as well as clippings relating to the library's closure and the establishment of the Sarnoff Collection at The College of New Jersey. Files include promotional and technical literature from RCA competitors and radio and television training courses.

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Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

Box Folder
M&A 1252 3 Competitors' promotional literature: Columbia Hungarian records, 1924 February
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M&A 1252 4 Competitors' promotional literature: Columbia Masterworks, 1940 August-1942 May
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M&A 1252 5 Competitors' promotional literature: Columbia records, 1924 April
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M&A 1252 6 Competitors' promotional literature: Columbia Slovak records, 1920 July
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M&A 1252 7 Competitors' promotional literature: general, 1927-1966, undated; Selected items digitized [ID: Television-Diamond1950].
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M&A 1162 2 Competitors' promotional literature: general, 1935-1936
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M&A 1252 8 Competitors' technical literature: general, 1925-1977, undated
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M&A 1252 9 Competitors' technical literature: Sony color TV service manuals, KV-1200U to KV-1220, early 1970s
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M&A 1252 10 Competitors' technical literature: Sony color TV service manuals, KV-1224 to KV-1920, early 1970s
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M&A 1252 11 Competitors' technical literature: Sony color TV service manuals, KV-5000 to KV-9000U, early 1970s
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M&A 1252 12 Competitors' technical literature: Sony CV-2600 Videocorder service manual, 1969
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M&A 1252 13 Competitors' technical literature: Sony service bulletins, 1968-1972
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M&A 1252 14 Ephemera, circa 1929-2015; Selected items digitized [ID: Jenkins_TV_stock-29].
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M&A 1252 15 Grigg, Ernest: F. L. Sprayberry "Practical Mechanics of Radio Service" correspondence course, 1935
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M&A 1252 16 Mikita, John W.: Trenton Technical School, television training course [donated by Linda M. Voorhees in 2002], 1948-1950
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M&A 1252 17 Newspaper and journal clippings on the Sarnoff Collection at The College of New Jersey [donated by Benjamin Gross, December 2015], 2012-2013
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M&A 1252 18 Newspaper clippings on the closure of the David Sarnoff Library [donated by Benjamin Gross, December 2015], 2009 June-October
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M&A 1268 4 Sarnoff Collection (The College of New Jersey) event posters [donated by Benjamin Gross, December 2015], 2013-2015
Zanoni, Lou: LCD watches, 1964-1981, undated; 1 PDF file [ID: VoltageVariableLCRetardationPlateDisclosure]; 11 TIF files [ID: Cadrille_1-side, Cadrille_2-sheet_1, Cadrille_2-sheet_2, Casiotron_4-5, Casiotron_X-1_2-3, Casiotron_X-1_back, Casiotron_X-1_front, LCD_battery_graph, LCD_battery_module_11-81, Right_On_LCD_watch, TN_field-effect_LCD_01-78].
Zanoni, Lou: LCD watches (Amex), undated; 13 TIF files [ID: Amex_*].
Zanoni, Lou: LCD watches (LEDs), undated; 8 TIF files [ID: LED_Collection_*].
Zanoni, Lou: LCD watches (Microma), 1975, undated; 17 TIF files [ID: Microma_*].
Zanoni, Lou: LCD watches (Optel), 1973-1975, undated; 12 TIF files [ID: Optel_*]; 2 BMP files [ID: Optel_HS-1a, Optel_PS-2].