The College of New Jersey is pleased to announce the launch of the Sarnoff Collection website at http://tcnj.edu/sarnoff, including an on-line database that provides broad access to images and information about this internationally important technology and history collection.
Named in honor of David Sarnoff, long-time chairman of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), founder of the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), and renowned pioneer in radio and television, the Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ comprises over 6,000 artifacts that document major developments in communications and electronics in the 20th century.
The Sarnoff website includes a searchable database complete with catalogue records and images of more than 800 artifacts. Visitors to the site are able to search by object type, manufacturer, date, materials, and key words, and can view high-resolution digital photographs alongside each entry. Every record in the database includes a comment box, and website visitors are encouraged to comment upon the collection and to share their knowledge about these complex technological artifacts.
The cataloguing of the Sarnoff College is a major project that has been undertaken by TCNJ’s staff and students with the guidance of consulting scholar Dr. Benjamin Gross. The College will continue to augment the online database with information and images of additional artifacts as well as new research on the collection.
The mission of the Sarnoff Collection is to utilize these extraordinary artifacts to inform and inspire students of all ages and the public at large about innovations that have transformed the world and that continue to impact contemporary technology and communications.
For more information about the Sarnoff Collection, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-771-2633.
Director of the TCNJ Art Gallery and Sarnoff Collection
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
AIMM Building, Room 319
Ewing, New Jersey 08628
Phone: 609-771-2633 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://tcnj.edu/sarnoff
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