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VideoDisc Systems Research Laboratory records, 1924-1995

1924-1995
 Series
Accession: 2464-09-13.

Dates

  • 1924-1995

Historical Note

The VideoDisc Systems Research Laboratory was formed under Robert D. Lohman in 1979 to spearhead research related to the RCA VideoDisc. A competitor to VHS, VideoDisc was developed at the David Sarnoff Research Center in the 1970s and released in 1981.

Jon K. Clemens was appointed director in 1981 and was followed by John A. van Raalte in 1983. The VideoDisc Systems Research Laboratory was dissolved following RCA’s abandonment of the VideoDisc in 1984.

Scope and Content

The VideoDisc Systems Research Laboratory records include reports, correspondence, notes, and schematics relating to the development of the RCA VideoDisc system. In addition, the John H. Reisner, Jr. papers document his work in electron microscopy at RCA Camden.

Arrangement

VideoDisc Systems Research Laboratory records are arranged in three series:

I. Charles B. Dieterich papers

II. David L. Jose papers

III. John H. Reisner, Jr. papers


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

VideoDisc Systems Research Laboratory records are arranged in three series:

I. Charles B. Dieterich papers

II. David L. Jose papers

III. John H. Reisner, Jr. papers

Related Names

Creator

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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