Record Number : 43465 of 13452

Title : Radio Shack catalogs

Description :
This website contains a large free archive of the famous U.S. Radio Shack product catalogues, from 1939 until 2005. Some catalogues from the late 1940s and early 1950s are missing from the run. Catalogues have been scanned in colour and at a high resolution. Scans are available via a simple Flash interface, and do not have watermarks. There are also other brochures, many Radio Shack TV adverts as online streaming video, a short history of Radio Shack, and a discussion forum. This will be a useful resource for historians seeking to examine the ways in which new consumer and hobbyist technologies were promoted and sold in the U.S.A. over a long period, and to examine original documents showing the commercial emergence of early personal computers. It may also be a useful resource for those seeking to track the evolving representations of 'the nerd' in U.S. culture. The website is not authorised by the RadioShack Corporation and is intended for non-profit research uses only.


Uncontrolled Keywords : new technologies; consumer electronics; gadgets; nerds; hobbyists; history of personal technology; PCs

Controlled Keywords : Radio Shack; computers; advertising; brochures; history; technology

Language : eng;

Period : 20th Century (1946 - 1999);

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