30 Sep '13, 8pm

Electronic Treasures of the David Sarnoff Collection

Electronic Treasures of the David Sarnoff Collection

David Sarnoff’s garrison cap, RCA employee ID badge, military decorations, appointment orders: Neither a scientist nor an inventor, RCA chairman David Sarnoff nevertheless oversaw the development of the technologies that came to define the information age. Under his leadership, RCA organized the first radio broadcasting network, perfected black-and-white and color television, and established a research center in Princeton, N.J., that made crucial contributions to digital computing, integrated circuitry, and flat-panel displays. Born in what is now Belarus in 1891, Sarnoff was a fervent patriot of his adopted country. Upon hearing of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he sent a telegram to the White House: “All our facilities are ready and at your instant service. We await your commands.” RCA scientists and engineers went on to make major advances in military radar and so...

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