The David Sarnoff Library has closed the doors at its original location. The Sarnoff Collection is now open nearby at the College of New Jersey, and we encourage you to visit its wonderful exhibits.
The Hagley Library in Wilmington Delaware is cataloging nearly 3,000 linear feet of archival collections related to RCA and David Sarnoff, and we encourage you to track its progress, or visit and use the archives.
This website now serves as a virtual testament to the David Sarnoff Library and is maintained as a "labor of love" by Alex Magoun and Dave Sica.
The David Sarnoff Library documents David Sarnoff's life; the history of radio, television, electronics, and communications; and the history of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). Incorporated as the David Sarnoff Collection, Inc., an unendowed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Library is located in Princeton, New Jersey. It is devoted to the study and understanding of the innovative spirit personified in the greatest technological visionary of the 20th century and realized in the accomplishments of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) employees at laboratories, factories, and offices in New Jersey and around the world.
Built in 1967 by RCA, the David Sarnoff Library contains a museum, an archives, a library, and this website. Besides Mr. Sarnoff's papers and memorabilia, the Library's holdings include 25,000 photographs and thousands of notebooks, reports, publications, and artifacts related to the histories of RCA Laboratories and RCA. At this site you will find exhibits, timelines, galleries, links, and references documenting
With this material you can satisfy your curiosity, indulge your interests, gather information, or consider some of the themes and questions in the history and business of innovation:
We and our sponsors would like to know who uses this site, why, and what else you would like to see on it; please with your comments. Rest assured that any information you offer about yourself will not be distributed beyond the Library.
For more information regarding events at the David Sarnoff Library, please refer to the News section.
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