David Sarnoff papers (Accession 2464.55), 1871-1983Creation: 1871-1983
- Creation: 1871-1983
Scope and Contents
David Sarnoff (1891-1971) was the iconic leader of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) for most of the company's history. For many years the only Jewish executive in the communications field, Sarnoff was highly influential in the development of radio and television. The focus of the David Sarnoff papers is the original David Sarnoff Collection assembled by Sarnoff to celebrate his career. However, the papers also include the extensive photographic, publicity, and administrative files created by his staff at RCA and a substantial audiovisual component.
This collection contains material from the Manuscripts and Archives Department (M&A) and the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department (AVD). Box prefixes indicate which department holds an individual file or item.
From the Collection: 1500 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Some records are subject to a 25-year time seal.
All film based materials require advanced notice for access. Please contact the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department at least 48 hours in advance of research visit.
- From the Collection: David Sarnoff Library (Organization)