Research & Collections News
March 1, 2012
The Forum of the Twelve Caesars: An Interior Design Masterpiece by William Pahlmann – 1957-1975
In 1956, renowned interior designer William Pahlmann (1900-1987) was approached by Jerome Brody of Restaurant Associates, Incorporated to help create a new upscale restaurant to be located at 57 West 48th Street in New York City’s Rockefeller Center.
May 7, 2011
From "Home Sweet Home" to "Karn Evil 9" : Hagley Documents the Origins of the Synthesizer
Hagley has recently opened the files of RCA engineer Herbert Belar (1901-1997), part of the former David Sarnoff Library, to researchers. Relatively unknown today, Belar and his superior, Harry F. Olson (1901-1982), developed the first music synthesizers in the 1950s.