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Charles M. Wine papers, 1953-2001

1953-2001
 Series
Accession: 2464-09-7.-V.

Dates

  • 1953-2001

Biographical Note

Charles M. Wine was born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx. He received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from City College of New York (Cum Laude) in 1959. That same year he joined the technical staff of RCA Laboratories. Forty-nine years and 60 patents later he retired from the Sarnoff Corporation as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. Wine was most noted for his work with RCA's VideoDisc product. He also was assigned to projects in the areas of computer peripherals, TV tuning systems, TV screen displays, TV remote controls; head mounted virtual reality displays; game software and hardware, and several other electronic inventions.

Scope and Content

Charles Wine's papers include information about patents awarded to Wine and other scientists whose patents were relevant to his; the Cole Patent, over which RCA unsuccessfully sued several companies for infringement; various resources RCA's scientists used during the invention process; projects sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); and Wine's Identity Controller Utility (ICU.)

Of particular value are the papers documenting the DSRC's unsuccessful attempt to develop a virtual reality video game console in the 1990s (see Subseries F.).

Eight of Wine's lab notebooks (1959-1988) can be found in Record group 26.

General Physical Description (AVD portion only)

(AVD portion only) 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in. 65 photographic prints : color ; 4 x 6 in and smaller. 232 photographic prints : color ; 3 x 5 in and smaller. 16 photographic negatives : color ; 35 mm. 1 reel (100 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16mm. 2 reels (700 ft.) : si., b&w & col. ; 16mm. 1 videocassette (U-Matic) : 3/4 inch.

Arrangement

The Wine papers are organized into eight subseries:

A. Patents

B. Cole patent

C. Identity controller utility (ICU) program

D. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency

E. Facts

F. Toaster

G. Audiovisual


Additional Information

Extent

From the Collection: 990 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

Records subject to 25-year time seal.

Arrangement

The Wine papers are organized into eight subseries:

A. Patents

B. Cole patent

C. Identity controller utility (ICU) program

D. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency

E. Facts

F. Toaster

G. Audiovisual

Processing Notes

Processed by David Burdash, 2013.

Related Names

Creator

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
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