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Celebrate Emile Berliner at AES Show

Audio History Library has plans for convention

The Audio History Library will explore the legacy of Emile Berliner during the upcoming AES Show in New York.

The library has invited Berliner’s grandson Oliver to help out. He’ll be in the library’s booth handing out RCA “His Master’s Voice” tchotchkes. He’ll also tell a few tales about his grandfather.

Joining Berliner will be the library’s Director, Louis Manno. The upshot of Berliner’s presence and indeed the library’s presence at the show is to draw attention to it and its programs. One of those goals, according to a release, is “to build an Internet-accessible digital library and center bringing under one roof all aspects of sound recording, storage, broadcasting and reproduction. Manno is also in the process of expanding the library’s collection of vintage gear, manufacturer’s literature, and other historic artifacts of all description.”

An Aug. 3 Remembrance of Emile Berliner” (July 2010)

Library of Congress Program Honors Emile Berliner” (May 2011)