Now Open: The Sarnoff Collection Reopens!

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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

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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Vinyl Videos Opening Reception and Zoom/In-Person Informal Discussion

On Sunday April 24, to mark the opening of the exhibit, the Sarnoff welcomes campus and community friends to a public reception (1pm) followed by a live/Zoom conversation (2-3:30pm) among Videodisc project leaders and scholars and historians of science, technology. and innovation.

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