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  • Promotional image for RCA's COSMAC VIP home computer and video game system, 1977

  • Innovations that Changed the World: An Introduction to the David Sarnoff Collection, currently on view

  • Professor Mark Thompson and students in an Interactive Exhibit Design class in the Sarnoff Study Center

  • 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

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

Sarnoff Collection Closed for Thanksgiving Break!

Sarnoff Collection Closed for Thanksgiving Break!

The Sarnoff Collection will be closed for Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, 11/23 and Sunday 11/27. We hope you enjoy your holiday celebrations: here’s  David Sarnoff celebrating the adoption of the NTSC color standard! Philippe Halsman David Sarnoff c. 1954 Original photographic print 20 in. x 24 in. (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm) S.464.2 Continue Reading

Sarnoff Collection Presents New Exhibition on RCA’s Video Games

Sarnoff Collection Presents New Exhibition on RCA’s Video Games

From November 4, 2015 through May 20, 2016, TCNJ’s Sarnoff Collection will present a new exhibition Computer Fun for the Whole Family: Video Games and The Sarnoff Collection. In the late 1960s, RCA recognized the entertainment potential of computers and was among the first firms to produce electronic gaming systems aimed at the general public.… Continue Reading

Theremin Performance, April 8, 4 p.m.

Theremin Performance, April 8, 4 p.m.

The Sarnoff Collection is pleased to present a theremin concert by Mano Divina and the Divine Hand Ensemble on Wednesday, April 8, at 4:00 p.m. in Mayo Concert Hall in the Music Building. The event is free and open to the public. The theremin is one of the earliest and most extraordinary electronic music instruments.… Continue Reading

About the Sarnoff Collection

The Sarnoff Collection is named in honor of David Sarnoff, longtime chairman of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and internationally renowned pioneer in radio and television. The Collection comprises over 6,000 artifacts that document major developments in communication and electronics in the 20th century.

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