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The Sarnoff Collection at The College of New Jersey

October 2019

Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 6, 2019


In 1937, famed Italian composer Arturo Toscanini came out of retirement to conduct the newly formed NBC Symphony Orchestra at the behest of RCA’s chairman, David Sarnoff. This pop-up exhibit will showcase some artifacts from Toscanini’s time at NBC, and his friendship with David Sarnoff. It will be on view during normal open hours from October 23 to November 6.

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November 2019

Pop-Up Exhibit: 100 Years of RCA

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

After World War I, the U.S. government was concerned about British dominance of radio communication, especially in the United States, where the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America held a variety of patents on wireless technology. As a result, the Navy, with the support of Woodrow Wilson, lobbied for the transformation of American Marconi into the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), with the reorganization officially made on November 20, 1919. Over the next few decades, RCA would become a major…

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