The History of InfoAge Science & History Museums

Research Assistance

Research Assistance

  • Host: InfoAge Science Center
  • Contact: admsupport@infoage.org
  • Location: Marconi Hotel 2nd Floor

There are many opportunities to conduct graduate-level research, corporate research, and journalism here at InfoAge. We have unique collections of historic publications, and we are fortunate to have a large volunteer staff including dozens of subject-matter experts!

Library

Library collections based at InfoAge include the National Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame Records; books about radio, radio history, radio repair, radio broadcasting, and radio personalities; books about television, television history, television repair, television broadcasting, and television personalities; books about wireless history, World War II, radar, military history, and the Camp Evans laboratory period; and books about the commercial telegraph and telephone communications, both wired and wireless. The collections also include magazines and journals such as RCA Review, RCA magazines, Wireless magazine, IRE/IEEE journals, Fortune Magazine, and radio magazines and journals. There are photographs of interesting developments in the wireless, radio, television, and amateur radio field. We have QSL cards from 1910-1950, radio-related catalogs and brochures, and commercial broadcasting equipment manuals from RCA, the military, Marconi Corp., and more. In addition, most of the museum organizations based at InfoAge have their own libraries of technical and historical material for their own fields.

Material to be viewed must be requested in advance and will require at least 4-weeks notice to schedule a visit and prepare requested material. The staff is volunteer-driven and regretfully, sometimes they are not immediately available.

Due to the limited staff, the library is opened only on Wednesday from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, depending on the volunteer’s schedule. So please do not expect someone to be in the library unless you email or call InfoAge (732-280-3000), in advance to verify. 

Xerox copies of manuals and drawings are available. The buyer pays for copies, shipping, packing & insurance in advance via postal money order only payable to InfoAge. For example, a 24×36 drawing will cost $20 plus shipping and insurance. The minimum cost for an equipment manual (up to 10-pages) is $20 plus shipping and insurance. For manuals larger than 10 pages the copy cost per page is 50 cents.

Subject-matter experts

To reach one of our subject-matter experts about the history of the Marconi era, Navy/RCA (World War I) period, King’s College, Camp Evans itself, and other campus-centric topics, please contact admsupport@infoage.org. To reach a subject-matter expert from one of our museum partner organizations, please contact the groups individually.

19 February 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
InfoAge Lounge – Main Building, 2201 Marconi Road
Wall, 07719 United States
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Sunday February 19th For a Wonderful Vacation, Go by Train! Railroads, Tourism, and Commuters at the Jersey Shore By Bill Elwell 2PM-3PM Hotel Lounge Nestled halfway between two of Americas […]

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$12
05 March 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
InfoAge Lounge – Main Building, 2201 Marconi Road
Wall, 07719 United States
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A Brief History of Model Railroading By Dave Albertson 2PM-3PM Hotel Lounge Tracing the roots of Model Railroading back to the 1890's. Manufacturers, Inventions and Pioneers of Model Railroading that […]

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$12
26 March 2023 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

NJ Makers Day @InfoAge Join us to participate in the annual statewide celebration of making! A dozen free hands-on activities in our main building and much more to see and do […]

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$12
26 March 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ISEC, 2300 Marconi Road
Wall Township, 07719 United States
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Sunday March 26th ISEC Lecture Series By Frank O'brien 2PM-3PM ISEC Center   About Frank O'Brien: Frank O'Brien is a volunteer historian for NASA as part of their history, education […]

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$12
14 April 2023 April 14 - April 17
InfoAge Science & History Museums, 2201 Marconi Road
Wall, NJ 07719
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Vintage Computer Festival East 2023 April 14th- 16th 2023 Latest info is on the VCF Event Page The theme for the 2023 Festival is Computers in Education

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$25
10 July 2023 July 10 - July 14
InfoAge Lounge – Main Building, 2201 Marconi Road
Wall, 07719 United States
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WEEK 1: WONDER Young innovators will: • Build their own mini skate park with rad ramps, bowls, jumps and rails • Become event planners, invent a Party Assistant and design […]

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$300
17 July 2023 July 17 - July 21
InfoAge Science & History Museums, 2201 Marconi Road
Wall, NJ 07719
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WEEK 2: FAST FORWARD Young innovators will: • Design dream homes, explore renewable energy sources and invent their own smart devices • Become robotic pet veterinarians as they take apart […]

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$300
24 July 2023 July 24 - July 28
ISEC, 2300 Marconi Road
Wall Township, 07719 United States
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A week of hands-on STEM and space activities at the historic InfoAge Science & History Museums Space Exploration Center July 24-28, 2023 9AM to 3PM Ages 11-14 $199 per child […]

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$199

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InfoAge Science & History Museums

2201 Marconi Road
Wall, NJ 07719

Tel: 732-280-3000

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