Research & Collections News
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.