Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hagley Begins Posting Digital Materials from the David Sarnoff Library

Victor Talking Machine Company ad from Good Housekeeping, 1905
The Hagley Library acquired the collections of the David Sarnoff Library after its closure in 2009. Staff have been processing portions of the nearly 3,000 linear feet related to the career of David Sarnoff and the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). This important collection traces the development of significant twentieth-century technologies like radio, television, and computer.
     In addition to the paper records, a collection of digital records was also transferred to Hagley. The digital content comprises photographs, documents, and publications digitized by the Sarnoff Library staff over the last decade. Hagley’s Digital Collections Department has begun the process of making selections of this material available online. This small portion of all the Sarnoff collections offers researchers a preview of what is to come.
   The following selections are currently online in Hagley’s Digital Archives:
Staff will continue to add new materials in the coming years as time allows.