RCA Computing Collection

About this collection

    This collection of materials related to the RCA Corporation's research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of computers and computer components, as well as computer games and other programs.
    Materials seen here are drawn from the following collections (click to view the finding aid for each): Frederick O. Barnum III collection of RCA Victor Company negatives (Acc. 1995.220), David Sarnoff Research Center records (Acc. 2464.09), RCA News and Information Department photographs (Acc. 2464.68), and RCA Solid State Division records (Acc. 2464.75).
    This collection also includes digital files extracted from cassette tapes found in the collection of RCA engineer Joe Weisbecker (1932-1990), a subseries of the David Sarnoff Research Center records. The video clips of gameplay were provided by Kevin Bunch working from binaries converted from tapes by Andy Modla and Marcel van Tongeren. For more information, see the emulator developed and maintained by Marcel van Tongeren.
    Image: RCA's Spectra 70 team, ca. 1965. Click here to view the item in the collection.

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