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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Includes: Electron optics; Microscopy; Nonlinear optics.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred Hermann Sommer papers

Accession: 2500

Alfred Hermann Sommer (1909-2003) was a physical chemist who specialized in photoemission research and development. After fleeing from the German Nazi regime and working in London, he immigrated with his family to the United States in 1953. He took a job with the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) at its David Sarnoff Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey, where he worked until 1974. The collection consists of several of Sommer's articles, publications, and patents.

Dates: 1947-1993

Douglas Dixon papers, 1981-2003

Accession: 2464-09Identifier: 2464-09-15.
Scope and Content:

The Douglas Dixon papers are composed of records generated by Dixon during his tenure as a project manager at the Sarnoff Corporation (1993-2003). They encompass notes and presentations related to projects Dixon oversaw – such as VideoBrush, Just Noticeable Difference (JND), and GreatHomeVideo (GHV) – all of which allowed home consumers to manipulate photos or videos for improved quality or performance. This series also includes background and research materials, such as scientific articles on optics, and press clippings of competitors’ products. Of special note in Series I is a DVD containing video excerpts of the projects Dixon oversaw, including a virtual reality video game called "Palenque."

One of Dixon's lab notebooks (1984) can be found in Record group 26.

Dates: 1981-2003

Edward G. Ramberg papers, 1935-1980

Accession: 2464-09Identifier: 2464-09-10.-I.
Scope and Content:

The Edward Ramberg papers consist mainly of Ramberg's technical writings, both internal and external, on electron optics, electron microscopy, television, and other topics. It also includes many of his translations of German publications on related subjects.

147 of Ramberg's lab notebooks (1935-1972) can be found in Record group 26.

Dates: 1935-1980

Frederick O. Barnum III collection of RCA Victor Company negatives

Accession: 1995-220

For over fifty years the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was one of the country's leading manufacturers and vendors of radios, phonographs, televisions, and a wide array of consumer and military electronics products. The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and the Victor Talking Machine Company merged in 1929 becoming the RCA Victor Company in 1930. This merger allowed RCA to consolidate the research, engineering, manufacturing and sales of RCA products. This collection consists of negatives, a majority of which feature sound and television equipment manufactured by RCA. These images include phonographs, radios, radio-phonograph combinations, records, speakers, amplifiers, microphones, facsimile machines, televisions, equipment involved in the transmission and reception of television and radio waves, radio equipment created for use by government agencies and motion picture equipment.

Dates: circa 1930-1977

Michael J. Lurie papers, 1968-2000

Accession: 2464-09Identifier: 2464-09-21.
Scope and Content:

The Michael J. Lurie papers are composed of presentation materials, notes, articles, photographs, slides, and correspondence related to Lurie’s work on projects related to optics, including optical readers for VideoDisc, cameras, and advanced monitor displays.

Nine of Lurie's lab notebooks (1969-1987) can be found in Record group 26.

Dates: 1968-2000

Ron Roach papers, 1970-2001

Accession: 2464-09Identifier: 2464-09-4.-IV.
Scope and Content:

The Ron Roach papers consist of patent applications and disclosures, and notes, presentations, photographs, slides, and subject files pertaining to projects overseen by Roach.

Eleven of Roach's lab notebooks (1967-1991) can be found in Record group 26.

Dates: 1970-2001