David Sarnoff Library

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Selection of materials from the David Sarnoff Library including photographs, RCA Annual Reports, Broadcast News, and technical journals and newsletters produced by RCA. Additionally, the collection includes advertisements from RCA and the Victor Talking Machine Company. This digital collection is a very small sample of the entire David Sarnoff Library at Hagley. For more information, visit the David Sarnoff Library Project site.

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Colloquium: The Business of Broadcasting
#223. By R.E. Mulholland, NBC, New York, NY., Dropout and head switching noise throughout. Some video distortion about 00:00:36:00., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, David Sarnoff Research Center records (Accession 2464.09), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
NBC Story, First 50 Years Part 2
NBC special highlighting programming from the first fifty years of the National Broadcasting Company. Narrated by Orson Welles. Covering sports, dance, NBC News war coverage, "This is your life," MLB World Series, Children's shows, NBC News civil rights news coverage, 1930s radio, music performers, Milton Berle, college football and horse racing, programs starring African Americans, westerns, Charles Lindbergh, the Hindenburg, 1930s radio, NFL football, pantomime skits, game shows, opera and westerns. With hosts Gene Kelly, Johnny Carson, Joe Garagiola, Kukla, Fran & Ollia with Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, A segment including David Sarnoff at 00:40:05., Includes bars and tone. Program begins and ends abruptly. Dropout and head switching throughout. Includes commercials. Black segment around 00:36:04:00, most likely for local commercial insertion. Clipping occurs during some clips; 00:45:45:00 and 00:59:15:00., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, RCA Corporation collection of television and company history photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 2464.78), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
NBC Story, First 50 Years Part 3
NBC special highlighting programming from the first fifty years of the National Broadcasting Company. Narrated by Orson Welles. Covering Bob Hope, superstar singers, soap operas, production numbers, programs dubbed in other languages, Miss America Pageant, Police shows, NBC News, Broadway musicals and General David Sarnoff. With hosts Johnny Carson, Jerry Lewis, David Brinkley,, Dropout and head switching throughout. Program begins abruptly. Includes commercials. Black segment around 00:16:25:00, most likely for local commercial insertion., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, RCA Corporation collection of television and company history photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 2464.78), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807