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Charles B. Dieterich papers, 1976-1984

Accession: 2464-09-13.-I.


  • 1976-1984

Biographical Note

Charles B. Dieterich was born in 1956. He completed a cooperative master’s degree at M.I.T. in 1978. His master’s thesis, “Characterization of an experimental Videodisc for digital information storage,” earned him a position as Member of the Technical Staff at the David Sarnoff Research Center (DSRC) in Princeton, New Jersey shortly after graduation. In addition to improving storage capacity in VideoDiscs, Dieterich also worked on improving their sound and in developing control systems for playback and other user functions. He worked at DSRC until he was laid off during widespread company reduction measures in 2005.

Scope and Content

The Charles B. Dieterich papers are composed of internal office correspondence, reports, schematics, notes, articles, and news clippings from Dieterich’s work on the improvement of digital storage, control systems, and sound for the VideoDisc project from 1978 to 1984.

Four of Dieterich's lab notebooks (1975-1987) can be found in Record group 26.


Folders are arranged chronologically.

Additional Information


From the Collection: 990 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

Records subject to 25-year time seal.


Folders are arranged chronologically.

Processing Notes

Processed by Rachael A. Beyer, September 2014.

Related Names


Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA