Consumer electronics history collection1920-2015
The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. This small collection consists of non-RCA material collected by the David Sarnoff Library, as well as clippings relating to the library's closure.
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The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. In addition to consumer electronics, RCA was a major player in the development of electronics for industrial and military applications. It was also prominent in radio and television broadcasting, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, NBC. Originally created in 1919 as a government sponsored radio monopoly, RCA operated until 1986, when it was acquired by GE and broken up.
Files are arranged alphabetically.
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.
Collection is open for research.
Language of Materials
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.
Finding Aid & Administrative Information
- Consumer electronics history collection
- Daniel Michelson
- Description rules:
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- The collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant.