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  • Wireless Telegraph Key Operated by Sarnoff During the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

  • David Sarnoff, Albert Einstein, and others at the RCA Wireless Station in New Brunswick, 1921

  • The First Color Television Picture Tube (Shadow Mask CRT), c. 1949

  • David Sarnoff Announcing the Beginning of Television Broadcasting at the 1939 New York World’s Fair

  • Sarnoff consulting scholar and curator Dr. Benjamin Gross with Professor Anita Allyn and digital arts students

  • RCA’s black-and-white television assembly line in Camden, NJ

  • Exhibit designs for Innovations that Changed the World, opening October 2, 2013

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Second Sarnoff Innovation Lecture Explores the Early History of Microcircuitry

Second Sarnoff Innovation Lecture Explores the Early History of Microcircuitry

On Wednesday, November 12, David C. Brock, Senior Research Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, will speak about RCA and the Early History of Microcircuitry. His lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be at 5 p.m. in Roscoe West Hall. David C. Brock is a historian of science and technology, who specializes…

Op Ed in the Wall Street Journal Explains How Blue LEDs Were Developed at RCA

Op Ed in the Wall Street Journal Explains How Blue LEDs Were Developed at RCA

In a Wall Street Journal Op Ed piece on October 10, 2014, Sarnoff Collection curator Ben Gross explains how RCA scientists developed blue LEDs more than 40 years ago. The original RCA blue LED is on view in TCNJ’s exhibition Innovations That Changed the World. For the full story, click on the headline above.  …

Princess Elettra Marconi Visits TCNJ’s Sarnoff Collection

Princess Elettra Marconi Visits TCNJ’s Sarnoff Collection

Princess Elettra Marconi, daughter of Guglielmo Marconi—widely known as the “Father of Radio”—visited TCNJ’s Sarnoff Collection on June 15th. Princess Marconi’s trip to Ewing is part of a North American tour commemorating the 140th anniversary of her father’s birth.  The Princess was greeted by TCNJ President Barbara Gitenstein and members of the faculty and staff…

Cutting-Edge Interactive Exhibit Designs by TCNJ Students, February 7

Cutting-Edge Interactive Exhibit Designs by TCNJ Students, February 7

TCNJ’s Interactive Multimedia Department and the Sarnoff Collection are pleased to present the “Sarnoff Interactive Exhibit Expo” a showcase of student interactive design projects to be held on Friday, February 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event, which will be held in the Sarnoff Collection in Roscoe West Hall, is free and open to…

“Electronic Treasures of The Sarnoff Collection” Featured in IEEE Spectrum Magazine

“Electronic Treasures of The Sarnoff Collection” Featured in IEEE Spectrum Magazine

The IEEE Spectrum magazine and website features an 8-page article on TCNJ’s Sarnoff Collection and the new exhibition highlighting the rich history of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). As the article explains, “The history of the Radio Corporation of America is in many ways the history of 20th-century American innovation.” To see the online…

Sarnoff Collection Opens on October 2

Sarnoff Collection Opens on October 2

On October 2, TCNJ opened a major exhibition that explores the state’s pioneering contributions to the electronics industry.  Innovations That Changed the World traces the history of telecommunications from the invention of radio to the dawn of information age using objects drawn from TCNJ’s David Sarnoff Collection. This world-class assemblage of artifacts, named after the…

IEEE Foundation Awards Major Grant to Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ

IEEE Foundation Awards Major Grant to Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ

The College of New Jersey is pleased to announce that the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation has awarded a grant of $19,800 for the establishment of a new study center in connection with TCNJ’s Sarnoff Collection. The IEEE is the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology, and the IEEE…

Sarnoff Consultant Ben Gross on RCA and LCDs

Sarnoff Consultant Ben Gross on RCA and LCDs

IEEE Spectrum magazine article by Dr. Benjamin Gross, consulting scholar for the Sarnoff Collection, “How RCA Lost the LCD.” RCA owned the early patents but failed to commercialize the liquid crystal display. For the full article click here.  

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